It appears as if journalists can’t get enough of Brad Bird. The LA Times’ Rachel Abramowitz chat’s to the Ratatouille director in this article.
On the topic of animation being included into the Best Picture category at the Oscar’s Bird says,
"I can’t answer that," he says with a chuckle. "That’s like asking me if I like my own kid. Ask me in year when I was not nominated and I’ll tell you."