The Academy names 282 films eligible for the Best Picture Oscar. Guidelines for eligibility include a commericial motion picture release in Los Angeles by midnight of December 31, and a minimum seven-day theatrical run. Per Academy rules, a motion picture must also have a runtime of more than 40 minutes, and be exhibited in 35mm, 70mm or a qualifying digital format.
The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 10. In the meantime, check out the extensive "Reminder List of Eligible Productions" here, a handful of which you will continue to hear about on Oscar Talk, our Predictions Chart and beyond for at least another two months.