The Academy’s 90th Oscars: Latest Round Of Contenders for Best Picture, Music, Foreign Language Film, VFX — Michelle Hannett reports

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oscar logoAs Hollywood, the studios and the film industry close for the upcoming holiday week, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has unveiled the films eligible for consideration in various categories for the 90th Oscars. including updates long and short lists in the Best Picture, Best Foreign Film, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Visual Effects and Best Hair and Makeup Categories. A total of 341 feature films are eligible for the 2017 Academy Awards. Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. Continue reading…


To be eligible for 90th 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.

All Academy members are sent the official “Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 90th Academy Awards” for consideration before nomination ballots are due.


Here is a breakdown from the Academy on the Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Visual Effects categories:


There are 141 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2017 in contention for nominations in the Original Score category. See eligibility regulations, the list of eligible scores and a sample clip on AWARDS INTELLIGENCER.


There are 70 original songs eligible for this year’s Oscar. See eligibility regulations, the list of eligible scores and a sample clip on AWARDS INTELLIGENCER


Ten films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards. See eligibility regulations, selection procedures, the short list of eligible films and a sample clip on AWARDS INTELLIGENCER


Nine foreign language features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category. Ninety-two films had originally been considered in the category. See eligibility regulations, elimination process, the short list and a sample clip on AWARDS INTELLIGENCER.

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Michelle Hannett

Michelle Hannett (formerly McCue) contributes to and edits