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By Stephanie Ciccarelli

March 2, 2006

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Best Animated Feature Film Nominees


We're less than a week away from the Oscars now...

In conjunction with this great spectacle, we thought that we would ask you which animated film you think will take home the Best Animated Feature Film category and why.

The nominees are:

Wallace and Gromit - Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Film Synopsis
Cheese-loving inventor Wallace and his practical dog Gromit have opened a successful business ridding local gardens of marauding rabbits. The appearance of an enormous, garden-devouring beast, however, threatens Lady Tottingham's annual Giant Vegetable contest and provides the duo with their greatest challenge.

Featuring the voice talents of:
Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham-Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Kay, Nicholas Smith, Robert Horvath, Liz Smith and more.

Academy Awards History

This is the fifth Academy Award nomination for Nick Park. He was previously nominated for:

* A CLOSE SHAVE (1995) -- Winner, Short Film (Animated)
* THE WRONG TROUSERS (1993) -- Winner, Short Film (Animated)
* CREATURE COMFORTS (1990) -- Winner, Short Film (Animated)
* A GRAND DAY OUT (1990) -- Nominee, Short Film (Animated)

This is the first Academy Award nomination for Steve Box.

Howl's Moving Castle

Film Synopsis
When the quiet Sophie is rescued from a group of soldiers by a mysterious wizard named Howl, she arouses the jealousy of the Witch of the Waste, who transforms her into an old woman. Unrecognizable in her enchanted state, Sophie leaves her village and seeks out Howl in his magical moving castle.

Featuring the voice talents of:
Christian Bale, Sofie Gråbøl, Billy Crystal, Lauren Bacall, Jean Simmons, and more.

Academy Awards History

This is the 2nd Academy Award nomination for Hayao Miyazaki. He was previously nominated for:

* SPIRITED AWAY (2002) -- Winner, Animated Feature Film

Corpse Bride

Film Synopsis

Timid, sensitive Victor Van Dort is delighted to find himself on the brink of marriage to the lovely Victoria Everglot. While rehearsing his wedding vows in the cemetery, however, he learns to his horror that he has accidentally married one of its dead inhabitants, an adoring corpse named Emily.

Featuring the voice talents of:
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham-Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Richard E. Grant, Paul Whitehouse, Joanna Lumley, Albert Finney, Enn Reitel, Danny Elfman and more.

Academy Awards History

* These are the first Academy Award nominations for Tim Burton and Mike Johnson.

View the complete list nominees for the 78th Annual Academy Awards here. Don't forget that there is also a Best Short Animated Film category - check it out too! The official Oscar website is a fabulous source for information and fun activities.


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    My predictions are: For Best Picture: PERFUME, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Dreamgirls, Little Children. For Directing: PERFUME, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Dreamgirls, The Departed. For Best Actress, my favourite is Helen Mirren / THE QUEEN. For Best Actor, my favorite is Forest Whitaker / THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, but i have to say that i really loved Ken Watanabe in Letters from Iwo Jima. For Supporting Actor, after all these years, i would like to see Eddie Murphy / DREAMGIRLS, and for Best Supporting actress Rinko Kikuchi / BABEL. Just one question. Why isn't anyone talking about "Perfume"? We will see ... (Oscars 2007)

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