For the first time in 32 years, over 300 motion pictures will contended for the Academy Award® for the Best Picture of 2005. This year, 311 feature films will compete.
Nomination ballots and the Reminder List of Eligible Releases – the list of 2005 motion pictures eligible for Oscar consideration – are being mailed today to voting members of the Academy.
Entries in the Foreign Language, Animated Feature, Documentary and Short Film categories are subject to special rules and are viewed and selected by voting panels of Academy members. The entry deadlines in all of these categories have already passed.
Nominations for the 78th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, 31 January, at 5:30 a.m. PST, in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.