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Academy Lists 282 Feature Films Eligible for Best Picture Oscar, From 'Battleship' to 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Thompson on Hollywood By Beth Hanna and Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 14, 2012 at 2:01PM

The Academy names 282 films eligible for the Best Picture Oscar. Guidelines for eligibility include a commericial motion picture release in Los Angeles by midnight of December 31, and a minimum seven-day theatrical run. Per Academy rules, a motion picture must also have a runtime of more than 40 minutes...
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Brooklyn Decker in 'Battleship' Looks Skeptical
Brooklyn Decker in 'Battleship' Looks Skeptical

The Academy names 282 films eligible for the Best Picture Oscar. Guidelines for eligibility include a commericial motion picture release in Los Angeles by midnight of December 31, and a minimum seven-day theatrical run. Per Academy rules, a motion picture must also have a runtime of more than 40 minutes, and be exhibited in 35mm, 70mm or a qualifying digital format.

The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 10. In the meantime, check out the extensive "Reminder List of Eligible Productions" here, a handful of which you will continue to hear about on Oscar Talk, our Predictions Chart and beyond for at least another two months.

If someone wants to champion the likes of less-talked-about-but-still-eligible films -- "Battleship" or "One for the Money" to name a few -- you best get busy.

This article is related to: Awards, Academy Awards, Awards, Oscars


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.