LOS ANGELES – Wednesday, December 2, is the deadline to submit Official Screen Credits (OSC) forms to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 88th Academy Awards (www.oscars.org) consideration. For a feature film to be eligible, the film’s distributor or producer must complete the OSC form at http://submissions.oscars.org, sign the hard copy, then mail or deliver it along with the film’s legal billing to the Academy’s 8949 Wilshire Boulevard headquarters.
Alternatively, the signed form and billing may be scanned and e-mailed to email@example.com. The deadline for submission by either method is 5pm PT on December 2nd. If a feature film is released in Los Angeles County in 2015 and the completed OSC form and billing are not delivered by the deadline, the film will not be eligible for Academy Awards consideration in any year.
While the credits submission deadline is December 2nd, feature films have until midnight, December 31st, to open in a qualifying commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days to be eligible for 2015 Oscars.
Entries in the animated feature, documentary, foreign language and short film categories are subject to special rules and qualifying criteria. The entry deadlines in these categories have already passed.
The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14th, 2016, at 5:30am PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.