Ten Films to Compete for Animated Feature Oscar

Ten films will compete in the Best Animated Feature Film category in the 2005 Academy Awards competition.

The 10 films have been accepted as eligible to compete by the executive committee of the short films and feature animation branch of the Academy, which has recommended to the Academy’s Board of Governors that the category be activated and the Award be given for this year. The board has approved that recommendation.

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Key Dates Announced for 78th Academy Awards

Today, the Motion Picture Academy announced the timeline for the 78th Annual Academy Awards, to be held on Sunday, March 5, 2006, beginning at 5 PM Pacific Time/8 PM Eastern.

The traditional red carpet arrivals pre-show that precedes the Oscar telecast will start at 4:30 PM Pacific/7:30 PM Easten on Oscar Sunday 2006, and the telecast will again originate from the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network.

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Handicapping the Oscars: 2005 edition

Can the outcome of the Oscars be predicted by looking at a statistical breakdown of certain factors relating to the major categories? How important is it to have the most nominations? Are films released before September really ignored? Can one win an Oscar, even though they appear in the lowest-grossing film nominated in that category? We’ve looked at the ten major categories over the past 26 ceremonies (for the film years 1978 to 2003), plus the recently added Best Animated Feature category, and found some surprising mathematical data which may give some pause about who might win next Sunday night.

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