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Oscar Watch: 'Short list' of 19 animated films released

Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 4:41 PM Central

by John Couture

According to a press release from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, there are a total of 19 films that have made the "short list" for consideration for Best Animated Feature. Last year, 21 films competed for nominations while 18 films were submitted for consideration in 2011.

Since the number of films considered is greater than 15, there will be five nominations for Best Animated Feature. Had the number of films submitted fallen below 16, then only three films would have gotten nominations.

All of the following films will be considered for nominations for Best Animated Feature and they can be considered for other Oscar categories, including Best Picture, if they meet the requirements set forth in those categories. The 19 films officially to be considered are: