Academy Awards Rules And Eligibility

The Academy Award is informally known as Oscar, which is an honor by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to accredit the excellence of film industry including directors, actors, and writers.
On May 16 1929, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood the first Academy Awards ceremony was held to honor the persons of the theatrical industry to recognize their talents.

  1. Academy Awards will be given every year to honor outstanding achievements for stagily and theatrically released feature-length Motion pictures and to tribute other achievements as rendered for in these rules and approved by the Board of Governors.
  2. Awards shall be confabulated at an annual Award Ceremony.
  3. All of the eligible Motion pictures, unless otherwise noted should pass some of these qualities.
  4. Length of the feature film should be more than 40 min.
  5. A film which is publicly demonstrated by means of 35mm or 75mm.
  6. For paid entry in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County.
  7. A film should qualify for running at least a week continuously.
  8. During Los Angeles County qualifying run it should be advertised and exploited in a manners which is considered customary and normal to the industry.
  9. Awards of worthy in the form of gold statuette trophy of the Academy (Oscar) shall be confabulated every year for the following accomplishments.
  • Acting
  • Animated feature film
  • Art direction
  • Cinematography
  • Costume design
  • Directing
  • Documentary
  • Film editing
  • Foreign language film
  • Makeup
  • Music
  • Best picture
  • Best picture
  • Sound editing
  • Sound mixing
  • Visual effects
  • Writing
  1. Have to specify within the Deadline Awards year.
  2. The films of any version which receive first public demonstration or distribution in any form other as a theatrical motion picture release will not be entitled for Academy Awards in any category. However if the film is ten minutes or 10 percent then the film is considered as non theatrical version.
  3. Eligibility of the film depends on the receipt by the Academy of the following information on Official Screen Credits forms received from the Academy, which is to be signed by film’s producer or distributor, which should contain
  4. Complete, full and reliable credits.
  5. Needs the name of the theatre where the movie played and
  6. Los Angeles county qualifying dates
  7. For all Awards the eligibility will be determined by credits as they come along on the screen as certified to the Academy by the producing companies, but final conclusion in any event will be made by the Academy.
  8. In the case of any challenge pertaining credits, the Academy has the right to declare any accomplishments ineligible or reject all rights to credits. List credits as being in disputation and withhold any Award until the disputation id resolved.
  9. Motion pictures from all the countries will be qualified for the Annual Academy Awards as long as they meet the requirements of the other relevant rules, and have subtitles in English if releases in foreign language.
  10. The film has to demonstrate in the previous year from midnight, at the beginning of January 1 to end of December 31, in Los Angeles, California.