A larger than life-sized OSCAR® statue on the stage of the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills. Photo by Margie Anne Clark

Two hundred seventy-six FEATURE FILMS IN CONTENTION FOR 94TH ACADEMY AWARDS.

Los Angeles, Calif. — Two hundred seventy-six feature films are eligible for the 2021 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

To be eligible for consideration under rules provisions implemented for the 94th Academy Awards year only, feature films may open in a commercial motion picture theater in at least one of six U.S. metropolitan areas: Los Angeles County; the City of New York; the Bay Area; Chicago, Illinois; Miami, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia, between March 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, and complete a minimum qualifying run of seven consecutive days in the same venue. 

Drive-in theaters open nightly are included as qualifying commercial venues in the above cities.  Films intended for theatrical release but initially made available through commercial streaming, VOD service or other broadcast may qualify if the film is made available on the secure Academy Screening Room member site within 60 days of the streaming/VOD release or broadcast.  Feature films must have a running time of more than 40 minutes.

The “Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 94th Academy Awards” is available at http://www.oscars.org/oscars/rules-eligibility.  The Reminder List also includes the performers eligible for consideration in the Acting categories.

To be eligible for Best Picture consideration, films must have submitted a confidential Academy Representation and Inclusion Standards entry as part of the submission requirements.  Meeting inclusion thresholds will not be required for eligibility in the Best Picture category until the 96th Oscars®.

Nominations voting begins on Thursday, January 27, 2022, and concludes on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

Nominations for the 94th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

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