Oscars Announce Eligible Animated Features Including ‘Soul’ and ‘Onward’

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the eligible feature films in the Animated Feature, Documentary Feature and International Feature categories for the 93rd Academy Awards®.

Eligibility lists by category can be viewed at Oscars.org/93rdFeatureEligibility. Full rules for the 93rd Academy Awards can be found at Oscars.org/rules.

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Twenty-seven feature films are eligible in the animated feature category for the 93rd Academy Awards. Some of the films have not yet had their required qualifying release and must meet this requirement and comply with all other category qualifying rules to advance in the voting process.

To determine the five nominees, members of the Animated Shorts and Feature Films Directorate are automatically eligible to vote in the category. Academy members outside of the animated shorts and features branch are welcome to register to participate and must meet a minimum viewing requirement to be eligible to vote in the category. Films submitted in the Animated Feature category also qualify for Oscars in other categories, including Best Picture.

Click here to see the full list of eligible films to consider for Animated Feature.

“Accidental Luxuriance of Translucent Aqueous Rebus”

“Bombay Rose” “Calamity”

“The Croods: A New Era”

“Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train”

“Builders of Dreams”

“Earwig and the Witch”

“Kill him and leave this town”

“Lupin III: The First”

“Mosly”

“My Favorite War”

“Our Ili Zagovor Ne Takikh”

“No. 7 Cherry Lane”

“On-Gaku: our sound”

“Forward” “Above the Moon”

“Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs”

“Ride your wave” “Scoob!”

“A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon”

“Soul”

“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run”

“Terra Willy”

“Troll World Tour”

“A Blink of an Eye”

“The Willoughbys”

“Wolves Walkers

FULL DOCUMENTARY

Two hundred and thirty-eight feature films are eligible for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 93rd Academy Awards. Some of the films have not yet had their required qualifying release and must meet this requirement and comply with all other category qualifying rules to advance in the voting process.

Feature-length documentaries that have won a qualifying award or been screened at qualifying film festivals or submitted in the International Feature Film category as their country’s official selection are also eligible for the category. Films submitted in the Documentary Feature category may also qualify for Oscars in other categories, including Best Picture. Members of the Documentary Department vote to determine the shortlist and nominees. A shortlist of 15 films will be announced on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

Click here to see the full list of films eligible for a feature documentary.

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

Ninety-three countries submitted eligible films in the International Feature Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards. An international feature film is defined as a feature film (over 40 minutes) produced outside of the United States with a predominantly (over 50%) non-English dialogue track. Lesotho, Sudan and Suriname are first-time participants.

Earlier this year, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted to expand the shortlist from 10 to 15 films. Academy members from all branches are invited to participate in the preliminary round of voting and must meet a minimum viewing requirement in order to vote in the category. The shortlist of 15 films will be announced on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

Click here to see the full list of eligible films to be considered for International Feature Film.

All dates and rules for the 93rd Academy Awards are subject to change based on national guidelines, state-mandated government orders, and best practices determined by the Academy.

Nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards will be announced on Monday, March 15, 2021.

The 93rd Annual Academy Awards® will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021 and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries and territories around the world.

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