Wednesday, December 21, 2011

265 Feature Motion Pictures Eligible for Best Picture Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 265 feature motion pictures are eligible for the 2012 Academy Awards in the Best Feature Motion Picture of 2011 category. All winners will be announced in February at the 84th Academy Awards Gala.

To be eligible for 84th Academy Awards consideration, feature motion pictures 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 motion pictures 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 link to the “Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 84th Academy Awards” has been placed on the right sidebar and will remain there until the 2012 winners list is posted, and you may also click the title of this post to access it.

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

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