16 Animated Films Move Forward in the Oscar Race

Inside Out Fear, Joy, Disgust
Fear, Joy, and Disgust in ‘Inside Out’ (Photo © 2015 Disney•Pixar)

One of the films on this list will be the 2016 Oscar winner in the Animated Feature Film category, with 16 animated films are eligible for consideration by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Some of the animated movies on the list haven’t yet had their theatrical releases but will by the end of the year in order to comply with the Academy’s rules. Because there are 16 animated films eligible this year, the Best Animated Feature Film category can consist of a maximum of five nominees.

Animated films are also eligible to be nominated in the Best Picture category.

Eligible 2015 Animated Feature Films:

“The Boy and the Beast”
“Boy and the World”
“The Good Dinosaur”
“Hotel Transylvania 2”
“Inside Out”
“Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet”
“The Laws of the Universe – Part 0”
“Moomins on the Riviera”
“The Peanuts Movie”
“Regular Show: The Movie”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”
“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water”
“When Marnie Was There”

Chris Rock has been tapped to host the 88th Academy Awards set for February 28, 2016. Nominees will be announced on January 14, 2016.