248 feature films eligible for 2002 Oscar® consideration

Jan 06, 2002 by Ian Evans

248 feature-length films made the final cut to be eligible to win Best Picture during March’s Academy Awards®.

Nomination ballots and a complete list of the 248 eligible films will be mailed on Tuesday, January 8, to the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences residing in California.

How does a film qualify? According to Academy rules, to qualify for consideration a feature-length motion picture must have a running length of more than 40 minutes and have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format. The films must open in a commercial theater, for paid admission, in Los Angeles County between January 1, 2001, and midnight December 31, 2001, and run for seven consecutive days. Films submitted in the Documentary, Foreign Language, Animated Feature and Short Films categories have different eligibility requirements and are viewed and selected by special voting panels of Academy members.

Nominations for the 74th Academy Award nominations will be announced at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Tuesday, February 12, at 5:30 a.m. PST. Stick with Digital Hit for all your Oscar coverage.