Two hundred and forty eight pics are in the running to nab Oscar gold in the best picture category, come March 24.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will reveal the official list of contenders Tuesday.
To be eligible, pics must have a running length of more than 40 minutes and have been displayed on 35mm film, 70 mm film or a qualifying digital format in a commercial theater in Los Angeles between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2001. In addition, the films must have run for at least seven consecutive days.
Nominations will be announced Feb. 12.