I just saw this news from some article in animenewsnetwork..
The academy of motion picture arts and sciences has announced that a record film have been submitted for possible "oscar nominations" in "The Best Animated Featured Category" of the 82nd Academy award. Manga are among the submitted films:
- Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakque
- Astro boy
- Battle for Terra
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
- Disney's A Christmas Carol
- The Dolphin-Story of a dreamer
- Fantastic Mr.Fox
- Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs
- Mary and Max
- The Missing Linx
- Monster VS. Aliens
- Planet 51
- The Princess and The Frog
- The Secret of Kells
- Tinker Bell and The Lost Treasure
- A Town Called Panic
The academy will announce it's official slate of nominees on februari 2.
So i guess, Hayao Miyazaki would be the winner such as Spirited Away did, and for now is Ponyo.