For budding comics, the beauty of YouTube is that they can create videos from the comfort of their own bedrooms.
With 18 pics submitted, there's a chance of five noms -- and thanks to a new rule, even if fewer than 16 qualify, four can advance. Either way, it's a bigger field than last year's three-way race.
Spotlight on bigscreen newbies who might attract Oscar attention.
The name's Smiley, George Smiley -- and he's the opposite of 007 in nearly every way.
Even as Oscar enthusiasts turn their attention to the best picture category this year, wondering how many contenders nomination day will bring, a similarly suspense is building in the toon race.