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321 FEATURE FILMS IN CONTENTION FOR 96TH ACADEMY AWARDS®

265 FEATURE FILMS IN CONTENTION FOR BEST PICTURE CATEGORY

LOS ANGELES, CA – Three hundred twenty-one feature films are eligible for the 2023 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.  There are 265 feature films eligible for consideration in the Best Picture category, which has additional eligibility requirements beyond those for general entry.

To be eligible for consideration in the general entry categories, under rules implemented for the 96th Academy Awards year, feature films must 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 January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023, and complete a minimum qualifying run of seven consecutive days in the same venue.  Feature films must have a running time of more than 40 minutes.

The “Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 96th Academy Awards” in the general entry categories is available at https://www.oscars.org/oscars/rules-eligibility.  The Reminder List also includes the performers eligible for consideration in the Acting categories.

To be eligible for consideration in the Best Picture category for the 96th Academy Awards, films must be eligible for general entry and have submitted a confidential Academy Representation and Inclusion Standards (RAISE) entry form.  They must have met two of the four standards required in addition to the theatrical eligibility requirement.  A film’s distributor or producer had the option to opt out of Best Picture consideration.  A list of productions eligible in the Best Picture category is available at https://www.oscars.org/oscars/rules-eligibility.

Nominations voting begins on Thursday, January 11, 2024, and concludes on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

Nominations for the 96th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

The 96th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

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ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,500 of the most accomplished film industry artists and leaders. The Academy recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the arts and sciences of moviemaking through renowned awards for cinematic achievement, including the Oscars®. With the world’s largest film museum and collection, the Academy preserves our cinematic history and presents honest and powerful programs about cinema’s past, present, and future. Across all initiatives, the Academy connects global audiences – its members, the film industry, and film fans – through their shared passion for making and watching films.

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