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7am stumper 2-28-14

The Academy Awards are Sunday. When you look at past nominees for best picture, you won't find many sci-fi films, comedies and animated films. There is a category now for best animated feature film, but animated movies, like the Disney and Pixar movies, have had a rough time cracking the category of best picture.

How many times have animated films been nominated for the best picture Academy Award?
1. one
2. two
3. three

The answer is: 3. three

The first Oscars were awarded in 1929, but an animated film wasn't nominated for a best picture Academy Award until 1991. That was Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" in 1991. The other two best picture nominees that were animated films were "Up" in 2009 and "Toy Story 3" in 2010.  There is now a category for animated feature film. That award first was won by "Shrek" for the 2001 film year.

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