2008 Animated Feature Entries Due November 3 for Oscars®

81st Academy AwardsThe deadline to submit accompanying film prints is Friday, November 14

Beverly Hills,CA(RushPRnews)10/31/08— To qualify in the Animated Feature Film category for the 81st Academy Awards®, filmmakers must submit entry forms and supporting materials to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5 p.m. PT on Monday, November 3.

The deadline to submit accompanying film prints is Friday, November 14. Complete 81st Academy Awards rules are available at http://www.oscars.org/81academyawards. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Wil Goldenberg via phone at (310) 247-3000, ext. 190, by fax at (310) 247-2600, or by e-mail at wgoldenberg@oscars.org.

The 81st Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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