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'Brave' Oscar: Best Animated Film At 2013 Academy Awards

This film image released by Disney/Pixar shows the character Merida, voiced by Kelly Macdonald, in a scene from "Brave." The
This film image released by Disney/Pixar shows the character Merida, voiced by Kelly Macdonald, in a scene from "Brave." The film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best animated film on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 13. (AP Photo/Disney/Pixar)

"Brave": Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature at the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Director Mark Andrews accepted the Oscar statue.

"Brave" is the seventh Pixar film to win Best Animated Feature in the 12 years that the category has existed at the Oscars. Co-directed by Andrews and Brenda Chapman, the film was a worldwide smash, grossing over $535 million. "Brave" was an important feature for the animation studio as it was the first Pixar film to feature a female protagonist.

"Brave" was one of three Disney films nominated in the Best Animated Feature category, alongside "Frankenweenie" and "Wreck-It Ralph." It won Best Animated Feature awards at the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs.

Last year, "Rango" won Best Animated Feature at the Oscars.

For more on the Oscars' 2013 ceremony, including a full list of Academy Awards winners, check out the live blog below.

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