Oscar Watch: 248 Films Eligible for Best Picture

by Anne Thompson
December 20, 2010 7:11 AM
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Thompson on Hollywood
The Academy has gone through all the submissions for best picture this year and counts two hundred forty-eight feature films that are eligible.

To be eligible for 83rd Academy Awards® consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days.

Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.

Feature films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category.

The Academy will announce the 83rd Academy Awards nominations live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 5:30 a.m. PT. The big show is Sunday February 27.

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  • ari candido fernandes | December 21, 2010 3:41 AMReply


    ari candido

  • Brian | December 20, 2010 7:38 AMReply

    248 films?! Quick, let's increase the number of nominees for Best Picture!

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