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Academy Sets November 1 Deadline for Animated Feature Entries

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood October 22, 2012 at 7:18PM

The deadline is looming for animated feature entries for the Academy Awards. For an animated feature to qualify for the 85th Academy Awards, filmmakers must submit their entries with supporting materials by 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, November 1.
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The deadline is looming for animated feature entries for the Academy Awards. For an animated feature to qualify for the 85th Academy Awards, filmmakers must submit their entries with supporting materials by 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, November 1.

We'll know the final five nominations (assuming there are at least 16 eligible submissions) for the 85th Academy Awards when they are announced on Thursday, January 10, 2013.

Bill Desowitz goes over the animation contenders here; I get into them here.

The live Oscar telecast on ABC is on February 24th.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.