In one of the final formalities left in the qualifying year for the 84th annual Academy Awards, the academy announced today that 265 feature films appear on the org’s reminder list, which voters use in completing their Oscar nomination ballots.
It’s by no means scintillating reading, but it’s a good way for the academy to make sure voters know which films have qualified for the race and to help voters jog their memories when filling out the ballot.
To be eligible for consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, Dec. 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days.
Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.
Feature films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category.
The “Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 84th Academy Awards” is available online.