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Only Three Nominees Will Fight for Best Animated Film Prize at 2011 Oscars

November 16, 2010 (3:48 am) GMT
The Academy have announced that only 15 films have been accepted for consideration for the Best Animated Feature prize and they include 'Toy Story 3', 'Shrek Forever After' and 'Megamind'.
Only Three Nominees Will Fight for Best Animated Film Prize at 2011 Oscars

The race to win an Oscar for Best Animated Film will be less competitive this year. On Monday, November 15, the Academy announced that they have only accepted 15 films for consideration for the Best Animated Feature prize, which means there will be only three nominees in the category. Had there been one more film accepted, the category would have increased to five slots.

This year's top grossers "" and "" are among the consideration, joined by fellow hits "" and "" as well as newly-released "". Other animations in the running are "", "", "Idiots and Angels", "", "" and "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue".

Meanwhile, the final four of the academy's 15 accepted films still need to start a one-week run at a Los Angeles theater by December 31 to qualify for this upcoming annual awards event. They include "", "", "The Dreams of Jinsha" and "Summer Wars".

The nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be released on January 25, 2011 and the ceremony will be held on February 27, 2011.

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