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86th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement
6 Academy Award Categories That No Longer Exist

On March 24, 2002, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Shrek the first-ever Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Though animated films have existed longer than the Academy Awards, the voting body only saw it fit to begin recognizing them a little over a decade ago. 

With the 87th Annual Academy Awards nearly upon us, most people are focused on the major categories like Best Actor/Actress and Best Picture, while technical awards like Best Production Design are an afterthought. But no matter how prestigious the category, every Oscar winner still has a statue, even the winners of these six Academy Award categories that no longer exist.