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Encyclopedia > Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

The Academy Awards are the oldest awards given to achievements in film; the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature was given the first time for the 2001 film year. It was introduced because the previous year, the people at the Academy Awards were disappointed that the hugely successful Chicken Run had not been nominated for Best Picture in 2000, so the Best Animated Feature category was introduced the following year. The creators of Chicken Run later went on to win Best Animated Feature in 2005 for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... A chicken run is also an enclosed yard for keeping poultry. ... The 73rd Academy Awards ceremony was the last to take place at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. ... The 78th Academy Awards, honoring the best in film for 2005, were held on March 5, 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ...

The award is only given if there are at least eight animated feature films (with a theatrical release in Los Angeles). If there are 16 or more films submitted for the category, the winner will be voted from a shortlist of five films, otherwise there will only be three films on the shortlist. Animation the technique of filming a sequence of drawings or positions of models to create an illusion of movement. ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ...

People in the animation industry and fans expressed hope that the prestige from this award and the resulting boost to the box office would encourage the increased production of animated features. Some members and fans however criticize the award, saying it is only intended to prevent animated films from having a chance of winning Best Picture. Such critics often point out that the award was introduced when the hugely successful Shrek came to theaters, suggesting that it might have won Best Picture otherwise. Animation the technique of filming a sequence of drawings or positions of models to create an illusion of movement. ... Shrek is a computer-animated film adaptation of William Steigs 1990 fairy tale picture book of the same name. ...

List of winners and nominees

Academy Awards
Academy Award of Merit : Current Awards
Best Picture | Best Leading Actor | Best Leading Actress | Best Supporting Actor | Best Supporting Actress
Best Animated Feature | Best Art Direction | Best Cinematography | Best Costume Design | Best Director
Best Documentary Feature | Best Documentary Short Subject | Best Film Editing | Best Foreign Language Film | Best Makeup
Best Original Score | Best Original Song | Best Animated Short Film | Best Live Action Short Film | Best Sound Mixing
Best Sound Editing | Best Visual Effects | Best Adapted Screenplay | Best Original Screenplay
Academy Award of Merit : Retired awards
Best Assistant Director | Best Dance Direction | Best Engineering Effects | Best Short Film - Color
Best Short Film - Live Action - 2 Reels | Best Short Film - Novelty | Best Original Story
Best Title Writing | Best Unique and Artistic Quality of Production
Special Awards : Current Awards
Academy Honorary Award | Academy Special Achievement Award | Academy Award, Scientific or Technical
The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award | The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award | Gordon E. Sawyer Award
Special Awards : Retired Awards
Academy Juvenile Award

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Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature to be Given for 2001 (425 words)
Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature to be Given for 2001
The Best Animated Feature category was created in September, 2000, by the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which voted last night to present it for the first time in March, 2002.
Nine films were declared eligible to compete by the executive committee of the Short Films and Feature Animation branch of the Academy, which recommended to the board of governors that the Award be given for this year.
Academy Award (957 words)
The Awards are granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a professional honorary organization which as of 2003 had a voting membership of 5816, with actors, with a membership of 1311, making up the largest voting block.
Academy Awards are nicknamed "Oscars", which is also the nickname of the statuette (the name is said to have been born when Academy librarian Margaret Herrick saw the statuette on a table and said: "It looks just like my uncle Oscar!").
The awards night itself is an elaborate extravaganza, with the invited guests walking up the red carpet in the creations of the most prominent fashion designers (who usually loan them to the stars to gain publicity).
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