Oscars Bosses Announce New Rule Changes
Oscars bosses have approved new rule changes which will enable five films to compete for the Best Visual Effects Academy Award, instead of three. The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have decided that 1996 rules which limited the category to three nominees are outdated.
In another tweak, the eligibility for Best Animated Feature Film nominees has been reduced from 70 minutes to 40 minutes. As a result, a film that runs less than an hour can now qualify for Academy Awards consideration. Next year's Oscars, which will include the new rules, will take place in Hollywood on February 27.
Oscars further announced that other modifications of the 83rd Academy Awards rules include normal date changes and minor "housekeeping" changes. Rules are reviewed annually by individual branch and category committees. The Awards Rules Committee then reviews all proposed changes before presenting its recommendations to the Academy's Board of Governors for approval.
More Avatar News
- Watch Music Video for Justin Bieber and DJ Khaled's New Collab 'I'm the One'
- Khloe Kardashian Hits Back at Hater Over Cuddly Pic With Scott Disick
- Angelina Jolie Throws Divorce Party
- 'Rob & Chyna' Filming Halted Because of Kris Jenner
- Harry Styles Announces First Solo World Tour
- Nick Cannon Is Still Close to Ex Mariah Carey but Says They're Not Sleeping Together
- Janet Jackson Is Swaying at Bruno Mars' Concert After Split
- Disney Star Michael Mantenuto Found Dead at 35 of Gunshot Wound