“Rocks in my Pockets” in competition in a second category for the Academy Awards

More amazing news from the official Academy Awards Website http://www.oscars.org/news/20-animated-features-submitted-2014-oscar-race

“Rocks in my Pockets” (the Animation movie directed by Signe Baumane and scored by Your Truly) is running for 3 nominations: Best Foreign Movie (Latvia), Best Soundtrack and now Best Animated Feature Film.

The other contenders are BIG NAMES in the Animation industry ( WB, Disney, Dreamworks), we strongly hope to see in nomination some Traditional Animation movies too .

“Rocks in my Pockets” could be a great choice!


Twenty features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards.

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:
“Big Hero 6”
“The Book of Life”
“The Boxtrolls”
“Giovanni’s Island”
“Henry & Me”
“The Hero of Color City”
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
“Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart”
“Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return”
“The Lego Movie”
“Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants”
“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”
“Penguins of Madagascar”
“The Pirate Fairy”
“Planes: Fire & Rescue”
“Rio 2”
“Rocks in My Pockets”
“Song of the Sea”
“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.

Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

20 Animated Features Submitted for 2014 Oscar Race - Oscars