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64th Annual Golden Globes Adds Best Animated Feature Film Category

Next year's Golden Globes will offer a new category (January 30, 2006)

Next year's Golden Globes will offer a new category when the awards are announced in January, 2007.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association voted last month to establish "Best Animated Feature Film" commencing with "The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards" in 2007, it was announced today by Philip Berk, President.

Eligible films must be "feature-length (70 minutes or longer) with no more than 25% live action. If less than eight animated films qualify, the award will not be given, in which case the films would be eligible for Best Picture. Otherwise they would not be eligible for the Best Picture category. The category will be limited to three nominations per year."

"The members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have recognized several animated feature films in the Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) category in recent years, including 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Aladdin,' 'The Lion King,' 'Toy Story,' 'Toy Story 2,' 'Chicken Run' and 'Shrek,'" said Berk in making the announcement. "Animated features have become an important component of the studio lineup so there was an overwhelming consensus that this new category be created."

The new category of "Best Animated Feature Film" brings the total number of Golden Globe Awards categories to 25 in addition to the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

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