Five nominees will vie for the best animated feature Golden Globe this season after members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) voted to expand the category.

The nominees for the 67th annual awards will be announced in Hollywood on December 15 ahead of the prize-giving ceremony on January 17, 2010.

Under amended HFPA rules, in order to qualify as an animated feature eligible films must be 70 minutes or longer and contain no more than 25% live-action.

If less than eight animated films qualify the award will not be given, in which case the films would be eligible for best picture. If less than 12 animated films qualifythe category will be limited to three nominations per year.