‘Inside Out’ is 9th animated film nominated at Oscars for screenplay (Photo Gallery)

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Inside Out” has big reason to celebrate this year. Besides earning an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature (where it’s Gold Derby’s frontrunner to win), “Inside Out” is also the ninth animated film in Academy Awards history to receive a nomination for its screenplay. It’s now the eighth Disney/Pixar film to earn that distinction, with the other being DreamWorks’ “Shrek.” To see all nine, scroll through our gallery by clicking here or the photo above.

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Of the eight animated films to be nominated for either Best Original or Adapted Screenplay, none have prevailed.

Will “Inside Out” scribes Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley and Ronnie del Carmen be the first?

As of this writing, “Spotlight” (2/11 odds) is the frontrunner to win the top prize based on our combined predictions, followed by “Inside Out” (11/1 odds) in second place.

Ex Machina” comes in third place with 40/1 odds, while “Straight Outta Compton” and “Bridge of Spies” are tied in last place at 50/1 odds apiece. See more up-to-date Oscar odds and rankings right here.

Of our 20 Oscar Experts drawn from major media outlets, two are predicting “Inside Out” to win Best Original Screenplay: Tim Gray (Variety) and Keith Simanton (IMDB). The other 18 Oscarologists are backing wins for frontrunner “Spotlght.”

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Photo Credit: Disney/Pixar

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