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Since There is a Best Animated Feature Oscar...

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...I think there should also be an Oscar for Best Vocal Performance in an Animated Feature. There has been a plethora of good/great performances that have not been acknowledged this way because they were in animated films. In recent years alone, we have had:
Eartha Kitt in The Emperor's New Groove
Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy in Shrek
Billy Crystal, John Goodman in Monsters, Inc.
Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary in Ice Age
Brian Murray in Treasure Planet
Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres in Finding Nemo
Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench, Randy Quaid in Home on the Range
Antonio Banderas and Jennifer Saunders in Shrek 2
Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Brad Bird in The Incredibles
Martin Scorcese in Shark Tale
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter in Corpse Bride
Ralph Fiennes in Wallace and Gromit (didn't like that film, but I enjoyed Fiennes)
Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy in Cars
Sir Ian McKellen and Jean Reno in Flushed Away
Patton Oswalt and Peter O'Toole in Ratatouille
Julie Kavner in The Simpsons Movie (I know she plays Marge on the show as well, but the movie script gave her more to do than usual)

Of course, the category could simply be Best Vocal Performance so people like Andy Serkis in Lord of the Rings and Liam Neeson in The Chronicles of Narnia could be included, but this is just a basic idea. Anyone agree or disagree?
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Updated On: 11/17/07 at 03:45 PM
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I agree... they really should be recognized for their work here. So many of these roles are memorable because of the voices.
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Maybe I'm crazy, but didn't they do this award one year?
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Robin Williams as the Genie in Aladdin.

Come to think of it... Robin Williams would probably pick up quite a few.
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animated noms lost all credibility when POLAR EXPRESS wasn't nominated at all.
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Robin Williams was given a special Golden Globe for his Genie in ALADDIN. As I remember there was some controversy about it at the time, that it was kind of a last minute addition to the show and not a real award at all.
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I remember reading an older Entertainment Weekly article about alot of the controversy surrounding Aladdin's release. I was to little to remember hearing anything about that, but maybe others on the boards may know why it was so controversial.
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