An interesting article on brings up the topic of a possible Best Picture Oscar nomination for one – or even several – of the animated films that were released within the past year. The story brings up several good points as to why this might be a possibility, gesturing towards elements such as the huge critical success of Up and The Fantastic Mr. Fox, as well as the low number of more traditional Best Picture fare normally released around this time of year. The article also briefly mentions a few science-fiction films, including Star Trek, District 9, and The Road, and evaluates their chances of a nomination as well.