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In reality the American Anime Awards, by allowing the entry of Anime series that had their Region 1 release years ago, was badly flawed by design. There initial nomination list had OVA titles mixed up in their TV series catagory, and short series mixed in their long series category, (which only showed that the organizers didn't know what they were doing!) Just by the advancement of CGI workstation technology, newer series will always have better frame rates and color palette. Older series should have had their own 'classic' genre catagories to compete in. By allowing older series to compete against recently introduced series only dilutes publicity and attention from them that would promote sales and enhance the income of the American distributors.