It was already announced that a record 145 documentaries are competing for an Oscar this year. We now know the record 27 animated films competing this year. The Best Animated Feature category is unique in that at least 16 films have to qualify to get up to 5 nominations. If we take a look at the top 22 money makers of the year, 6 of them are animated features. Finding Dory is the highest grossing movie of the year so far and likely to stay that way. Box office gross only plays a small part in winning an Oscar, but Finding Dory’s $486 million is hard to ignore. 

Here is the full list of submissions:

The Angry Birds Movie
April and the Extraordinary World
Finding Dory
Ice Age: Collision Course
Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV
Kubo and the Two Strings
Kung Fu Panda 3
The Little Prince
Long Way North
Miss Hokusai
Monkey King: Hero Is Back
Mustafa & the Magician
My Life as a Zucchini
Phantom Boy
The Red Turtle
Sausage Party
The Secret Life of Pets
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