badgeoscarnomWilliam Nix Joins the 93rd Oscars Animated Feature Film Nominating Committee

William Nix has joined the 93rd Oscars Animated Feature Film Nominating Committee to vote on the Best Animated Feature Film of 2020. In accordance with the Academy’s Special Rules for the Animated Feature film Award, “An animated film is defined as a motion picture in which movement and characters’ performances are created using a frame-by-frame technique, and usually falls into one of the two general fields of animation: narrative or abstract. Some of the techniques of animating films include but are not limited to hand-drawn animation, computer animation, stop-motion, clay animation, pixilation, cutout animation, pin screen, camera multiple pass imagery, kaleidoscopic effects created frame-by-frame, and drawing on the film frame itself. Motion capture and real-time puppetry are not by themselves animation techniques. An animated short film has a running time of40 minutes or less. An animated feature film has a running time of more than 40 minutes. In an animated film, animation must figure in no less than 75 percent of the picture’s running time. In addition, a narrative animated film must have a significant number of the major characters animated. If the picture is created in a cinematic style that could be mistaken for live action, the filmmaker(s) must also submit information supporting how and why the picture is substantially a work of animation rather than live action.”

The Oscar Winner(s) will be announced during the Annual Awards Show on April 25, 2021: