Thursday is Academy’s documentary deadline

Oscar submissions must be in by 5 p.m.

Today is the deadline for filmmakers to submit documentary features to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration in the 84th Academy Awards.

The submissions must be in by 5 p.m. and docus must complete seven-day commercial runs in Los Angeles County and Manhattan between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31.

For docs completing their qualifying runs by Aug. 15, all paperwork must be completed and received by the Academy no later than 30 days after the end of the qualifying runs. For films completing their qualifying runs after Aug. 15 all paperwork, including legal contracts, must be completed and received by the Academy by today’s deadline.

Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 24 and the Oscars will be held Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theater.

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