265 Films Eligible For 2011 Academy Awards
December 20, 2011

265 Films Eligible For 2011 Academy Awards

To be eligible for 84th 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 84th Academy Awards” is available at: www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/rules/reminderlist.html

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012.