Annies point way to 3D trend for Oscar contenders

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Nominations for the top animated feature films in 2009 were announced on December 1 by the International Animated Film Society and 3D is the focus.

Just two out of the five films - Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Secret of Kells are the only films not available in 3D.

At the top of the Annie Awards, Coraline took 10 nominations, including best feature and best directing.

Best Animated Feature nominees
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells
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These five are also among the 20 feature films submitted for consideration in the nomination process for the Academy Awards Animated Feature Film category. This automatically raises the award to five nominated films (16 films are required to increase the nomination number from three to five).

Animated shorts, home entertainment, television, and commercials also received Annie nominations.

The Annie winners will be announced on February 6 in Los Angeles.

http://www.annieawards.org/

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