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Golden Globes category for best animated feature expands to five nominees

November 17, 2009 | 11:57 am

2009-golden-globes-logo2When the nominees for the 67th Golden Globe Awards are announced Dec. 15, there will be five films in contention for the best animated feature category. The announcement came today after members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. voted last week to expand the number of nominations for this year's awards. 

The rule now states that eligible films must be feature length (70 minutes or more) with no more than 25% live action. If less than eight animated films qualify, the award will not be given, though the films would qualify for best picture. If less than 12 films qualify, the category is limited to three nominations per year.

The news of the expanded nominations for the Golden Globes comes on the heels of word from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that 20 features have been submitted for consideration in the animated feature film category for the 82nd Oscars. The number of submitted films virtually assures that five films will be in contention for that award.

The Golden Globes will broadcast live on Jan. 17 on NBC.

-- Paul Gaita

Photo: Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.

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