Golden Globes Expand Animated Category To Five

By thelostboy | iW NOW November 17, 2009 at 6:07AM

Golden Globes Expand Animated Category To Five
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A week after the Academy's twenty film-wide official submission list allowed for the best animated feature Oscar category to have five contenders, the Golden Globes have decided to amend their rules so they can do the same. There will now be five contenders for the Best Animated Feature category when the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations are announced on December 15th.

Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association voted last week to expand this year's number of nominations for Best Animated Feature to five. The amended rule now reads:" Eligible films must be feature-length (70 minutes or longer) with no more than 25% live action. If less than eight animated films qualify, the award will not be given, in which case the films would be eligible for Best Picture. If less than twelve animated films qualify, the category will be limited to three nominations per year."

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will be broadcast live coast to coast Sunday, January 17 on NBC (5 to 8 pm PT, 8 to 11 pm ET) from The Beverly Hilton.