OSCARS: 282 Films Eligible For Best Picture

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Two hundred eighty-two feature films are eligible for the 2012 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

To be eligible for 85th 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 “Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 85th Academy Awards” is available at

http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/rules/reminderlist.html.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

  1. By 2030, Hollywood films and the present theater distribution network will account for less than 50% of “movie revenue”. Direct-to-web streaming will strike like a viper and hit like a hammer. As someone who appreciates well made movies AND convenience, I look forward to the change that is to come.

  2. I’m about quality. I want the movie going experience. I want blurays and hi-def content. Web streaming and downloading is crap quality. No thanks.

  3. there are maybe 10 movies that legitimately deserve a nomination… it was a great year in film…

    oh, and there is good streaming tech for true HD content out now… just Hollywood is dragging their feet… so people have to suffer with freakin netflix and amazon supposed 720p which is more like 480… netflix is really bad….

    but soon… Microsoft will enable silverlight streaming 1080 on Xbox or Apple will actually make a TV device that sells…. then watch out Hollywood, cause the old disty system will be toast

  4. With change in technology theater experience will also have technical changes people will never depart their interest from theaters.

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