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From 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' to 'Zero Dark Thirty': Here Are the 282 Films Eligible for the Best Picture Oscar

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | Indiewire December 14, 2012 at 2:03PM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced the 282 films that have met all eligibility requirements for this year's Best Picture Oscar.
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"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced the 282 films that have met all eligibility requirements for this year's Best Picture Oscar.

The list includes several films -- broad comedies, animal documentaries, the works of Tyler Perry -- that have little chance of making it to the stage next February.

According to the academy:  "To be eligible for 85th Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 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 list of eligible films is below:

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
ACT OF VALOR
ADVENTURES IN ZAMBEZIA
AFTER THE WIZARD
ALEX CROSS
ALREADY FAMOUS
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
AMERICAN REUNION
AMOUR
ANNA KARENINA
ANY DAY NOW
THE APPARITION
ARBITRAGE
ARGO
ATLAS SHRUGGED PART II
BACHELORETTE
BARBARA
BARRYMORE
BATTLESHIP
THE BAY
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
BEING FLYNN
BERNIE
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
BIG MIRACLE
BLUE COLLAR BOYS
BLUE LIKE JAZZ
BONSAI
BOOKER'S PLACE: A MISSISSIPPI STORY
THE BOURNE LEGACY
BRANDED
BRAVE
BROOKLYN BROTHERS BEAT THE BEST
BROOKLYN CASTLE
BULLY
BUTTER
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
CALIFORNIA SOLO
THE CAMPAIGN
CARMEN G
CASA DE MI PADRE
CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER
CHASING ICE
CHASING MAVERICKS
CHERNOBYL DIARIES
CHICKEN WITH PLUMS
CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES
CHIMPANZEE
CHRONICLE
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL WORLDS AWAY
CLOUD ATLAS
THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY
COLOR OF SKY
COMPLIANCE
CONTRABAND
CRAZY EYES
CROOKED ARROWS
CROSSROAD
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
DARK SHADOWS
DARLING COMPANION
DEADFALL
DEATH BY CHINA
THE DEEP BLUE SEA
DELHI SAFARI
DETACHMENT
THE DETAILS
THE DEVIL INSIDE
DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID DOG DAYS
THE DICTATOR
DJANGO UNCHAINED
DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX
DOWNTOWN EXPRESS
DREDD 3D
END OF WATCH
ETHEL
THE EXPENDABLES 2
THE EYE OF THE STORM
FAME HIGH
FAREWELL, MY QUEEN
THE FIRST TIME
THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT
FLIGHT
FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL...
FOR GREATER GLORY: THE TRUE STORY OF CRISTIADA
FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY
FRANCINE
FRANKENWEENIE
FRIENDS WITH KIDS
FROM UP ON POPPY HILL
FUN SIZE
THE GATEKEEPERS
GHOST RIDER SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE
GINGER & ROSA
THE GIRL
GIRL IN PROGRESS
GONE
THE GOOD DOCTOR
THE GREY
THE GUILT TRIP
HALLOWEEN PARTY
HAYWIRE
HERE
HERE COMES THE BOOM
HEY KRISHNA
HIDDEN MOON
HIT & RUN
HITCHCOCK
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
HOLY MOTORS
HOME MINISTER
HOPE SPRINGS
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA
HOU DE JARASA USHIR
HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET
THE HUNGER GAMES
HYDE PARK ON HUDSON
HYSTERIA
ICE AGE CONTINENTAL DRIFT
THE IMPOSSIBLE
THE IMPOSTER
IN THE FAMILY
THE INTOUCHABLES
JACK REACHER
JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME
JOHN CARTER
JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND
JOYFUL NOISE
JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY
KATY PERRY: PART OF ME
KEEP THE LIGHTS ON
KILLER JOE
KILLING THEM SOFTLY
LAST CALL AT THE OASIS
A LATE QUARTET
LAWLESS
LAY THE FAVORITE
LEAST AMONG SAINTS
LES MISERABLES
A LIAR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY: THE UNTRUE STORY OF MONTY PYTHON'S GRAHAM CHAPMAN
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN
LITTLE BIRDS
LOLA VERSUS
THE LONELIEST PLANET
LOOPER
LOSING CONTROL
THE LUCKY ONE
LUV
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED
MAGIC MIKE
THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE
MAN ON A LEDGE
THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS
MANILA SKIES
MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS
THE MASTER
MEN IN BLACK 3
MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
MIGHTY FINE
MIRROR MIRROR
MOONRISE KINGDOM
THE MYSTICAL LAWS
NEIL YOUNG JOURNEYS
NOBODY WALKS
NORTH SEA TEXAS
NOT FADE AWAY
THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN
ON THE ROAD
ONE FOR THE MONEY
THE ORANGES
OSLO, AUGUST 31ST
THE PAINTING
THE PAPERBOY
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4
PARANORMAN
THE PARDON
PARENTAL GUIDANCE
PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE
PEOPLE LIKE US
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
PIRANHA 3DD
THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS
PITCH PERFECT
THE POSSESSION
PREMIUM RUSH
PROJECT X
PROMETHEUS
PROMISED LAND
QUARTET
THE RABBI'S CAT
THE RAID: REDEMPTION
THE RAVEN
RED TAILS
RE:GENERATION
RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION
RETURN
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
ROBOT & FRANK
ROCK OF AGES
A ROYAL AFFAIR
RUBY SPARKS
RUST AND BONE
SAFE
SAFE HOUSE
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED
SAINT DRACULA
SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
SAMSARA
SAVAGES
SAVING GRACE B. JONES
SCROOGE & MARLEY
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN
SECRET OF THE WINGS
SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
THE SESSIONS
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS
17 GIRLS
SIDE BY SIDE
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
SINISTER
SISTER
SKYFALL
SLEEPWALK WITH ME
SMASHED
THE SNITCH CARTEL
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP
SPARKLE
STAND UP GUYS
STARLET
STEP UP REVOLUTION
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
TAKE THIS WALTZ
TAKEN 2
TED
10 YEARS
THAT'S MY BOY
THIN ICE
THINK LIKE A MAN
30 BEATS
THIS IS 40
THIS MEANS WAR
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
A THOUSAND WORDS
360
THE THREE STOOGES
TO ROME WITH LOVE
TONIGHT YOU'RE MINE
TOTAL RECALL
TRASHED
TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE
THE TROUBLE WITH THE TRUTH
21 JUMP STREET
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2
2 DAYS IN NEW YORK
TYLER PERRY'S GOOD DEEDS
TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION
UNDERWORLD AWAKENING
UNFORGIVABLE
UNION SQUARE
UNTIL THEY ARE HOME
VIRGINIA
THE VOW
WAITING FOR LIGHTNING
WALTER & TANDOORI'S XMAS
WANDERLUST
WAR OF THE BUTTONS
WAR OF THE WORLDS THE TRUE STORY
THE WATCH
WEST OF MEMPHIS
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING
WHERE DO WE GO NOW?
WON'T BACK DOWN
THE WORDS
WRATH OF THE TITANS
WRECK-IT RALPH
YOUR SISTER'S SISTER
ZARAFA
ZERO DARK THIRTY

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