The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that the Best Animated Feature category will expand to include five feature films. The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will be broadcast live from The Beverly Hilton on Sunday, January 17th on NBC.
The full press release follows after the jump.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM CATEGORY EXPANDS TO FIVE CONTENDERS FOR “THE 67th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS”
HOLLYWOOD, CA, November 17, 2009 — There will be five contenders for the Best Animated Feature category when the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations are announced at 5 am (PT) on Tuesday morning, December 15, it was announced today by Philip Berk, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association voted last week to expand this year’s number of nominations for Best Animated Feature to five.
The amended rule now reads: 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. If less than twelve animated films qualify, the category will be limited to three nominations per year.
“The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards,” hosted by Ricky Gervais, will be broadcast live coast to coast Sunday, January 17 on NBC (5 to 8 pm PT, 8 to 11 pm ET) from The Beverly Hilton.
“The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards” will be seen in more than 160 countries worldwide and is one of the few awards ceremonies that span both television and motion picture achievements. The special will be produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Philip Berk is President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Orly Adelson, president of dick clark productions, and Barry Adelman will executive produce the special. Chris Donovan is the director and dick clark productions’ Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production.