The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences wants its official screen credit forms — and it wants them now.
The org annually implores studios and production companies to be punctual in submitting these forms for Oscar consideration. And while the Dec. 1 deadline remains the same, the Acad’s other deadlines are earlier — hence the earlier-than-usual plea.
AMPAS relies on the forms to prepare the lists of films that qualify and lists of contributors whose achievements will be credited for nomination and award purposes.
Forms must officially be submitted to the Acad no later than 60 days after the opening of the qualifying Los Angeles release, or Dec. 1, whichever comes first.
But the official reminder list of eligible releases must be proofed, printed and ready to mail along with the nominations ballots on Jan. 2 because of next year’s earlier Oscarcast date of Feb. 29. That’s more than a week earlier than last year.
“We’ll have very little time to make last-minute changes to the list this year,” said credits coordinator Torene Svitil. “And if a film isn’t in the list, it isn’t eligible for Academy Awards consideration.”