WALL-E was amazing and it would have been nice to see it recognized, but now that they have the Animated category you will likely NEVER see an animated feature make it for BP.
There's a good case to be made that it was a mistake to nominate Wall*E only for Best Animated Feature and not Best Picture. It got a better critical reception than any of the movies nominated for the most prestigious award. As of today, Rottentomatoes.com says that Wall*E has a 96 percent positive rating based on an aggregation of movie critic reviews. That's higher than the Tomatometer registers for any of the five Best Picture nominees:
The Reader -- 60 percent
Milk -- 92 percent
Slumdog Millionaire -- 95 percent
Frost/Nixon -- 91 percent
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button -- 72 percent
The Dark Knight--another movie the geeks are mad got snubbed--comes in at 94 percent. Better than four out of five ain't bad.