The Academy's Master List: Few Contenders, Lots of Pretenders

265 films qualified for Oscar consideration in 2011 — but let's be honest, most of them don't really have a chance

The first film on the list of 265 films that have qualified for the 2011 Academy Awards, the Taylor Lautner action flick "Abduction" (below), has virtually no chance of getting an Oscar nomination.

Taylor LautnerThe last movie on the list, "Zookeeper," is in pretty much the same boat.

And in between those bookends, you'll find far more pretenders than contenders, by a margin of two-or-three-to-one.

The 265 eligible films sit in between the 248 that qualified last year, and the 274 in the running two years ago.

For the record, here's the Academy's list of everything in the running. An expanded list, with the full cast of each eligible film, is available on the Academy website.

ABDUCTION
THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
AFRICAN CATS
ALBERT NOBBS
ALOIS NEBEL
ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED
AMIGO
ANONYMOUS
ANOTHER EARTH
ANOTHER HAPPY DAY
ANSWERS TO NOTHING
APOLLO 18
ARRUGAS (WRINKLES)
THE ART OF GETTING BY
ARTHUR
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
THE ARTIST
@URFRENZ
ATLAS SHRUGGED PART 1
ATTACK THE BLOCK

BACK DOOR CHANNELS: THE PRICE OF PEACE
BAD TEACHER
BATTLE: LOS ANGELES
BEASTLY
BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
BEAUTIFUL BOY
THE BEAVER
BEGINNERS
A BETTER LIFE
THE BIG BANG
BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
THE BIG YEAR
BLACKTHORN
BLOODWORTH
THE BOY MIR – TEN YEARS IN AFGHANISTAN
BRIDESMAIDS
BRIGHTON ROCK
BUCKY LARSON BORN TO BE A STAR

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER
CARANCHO
CARNAGE
CARS 2
A CAT IN PARIS
CEDAR RAPIDS
CERTIFIED COPY
THE CHANGE-UP
CHICO & RITA
CIRCUMSTANCE
COLOMBIANA
CONAN THE BARBARIAN
THE CONQUEST
THE CONSPIRATOR
CONTAGION
CORIOLANUS
COURAGEOUS
COWBOYS & ALIENS
CRACKS
CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.

DAM999
A DANGEROUS METHOD
THE DARKEST HOUR
DAYDREAM NATION
THE DEBT
THE DESCENDANTS
THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES
THE DILEMMA
DIRTY GIRL
DOLPHIN TALE
DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK
DREAM HOUSE
DRIVE
DRIVE ANGRY

THE EAGLE
ELEKTRA LUXX
EVERYTHING MUST GO
EXPORTING RAYMOND
EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE

FAST FIVE
50/50
FINAL DESTINATION 5
FINDING KIND
THE FIRST GRADER
THE FLOWERS OF WAR
FLY AWAY
FOOTLOOSE
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS
FRIGHT NIGHT
THE FUTURE

GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
GLEE THE 3D CONCERT MOVIE
GNOMEO & JULIET
A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY
THE GRACE CARD
THE GREATEST MIRACLE
THE GREEN HORNET
GREEN LANTERN
THE GUARD

HALL PASS
THE HANGOVER PART II
HANNA
HAPPY FEET TWO
HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2
HELL AND BACK AGAIN
THE HELP
HIGHER GROUND
HITLER'S GRAVE
HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL
HOP
HORRIBLE BOSSES
HUGO

I AM NUMBER FOUR
I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT
I MELT WITH YOU
THE IDES OF MARCH
IMMORTALS
IN DARKNESS
IN SEARCH OF GOD
IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY
IN TIME
INSIDIOUS
THE IRON LADY

J. EDGAR
JACK AND JILL
JANE EYRE
JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN
JOSE AND PILAR
JUDY MOODY AND THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER
JUMPING THE BROOM
JUST GO WITH IT
JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER

KILL THE IRISHMAN
KUNG FU PANDA 2

THE LADY
LARRY CROWNE
THE LAST RIDE
LE HAVRE
LIFE, ABOVE ALL
LIKE CRAZY
LIMITLESS
THE LINCOLN LAWYER

MACHINE GUN PREACHER
MARGARET
MARGIN CALL
MARS NEEDS MOMS
MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE
THE MECHANIC
MEEK'S CUTOFF
MEET MONICA VELOUR
MELANCHOLIA
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
THE MILL & THE CROSS
MIRAL
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL
MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS
MONEYBALL
MONTE CARLO
MOZART'S SISTER
THE MUPPETS
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
MYSTERIES OF LISBON
THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER

THE NAMES OF LOVE
NEW YEAR'S EVE
NO STRINGS ATTACHED
NORMAN

OF GODS AND MEN
OLIVE
ONE DAY
OUR IDIOT BROTHER

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3
PARIAH
PASSIONE
PAUL
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES
POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD
POTICHE
PRIEST
THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER
PROJECT NIM
PROM
PUNCTURE
PUSS IN BOOTS

RAMPART
RANGO
REAL STEEL
REBIRTH
RED RIDING HOOD
RED STATE
RESTLESS
RIO
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
THE RITE
THE ROOMMATE
THE RUM DIARY

SALVATION BOULEVARD
SANCTUM
SARAH'S KEY
SCREAM 4
SEASON OF THE WITCH
SENNA
A SEPARATION
SHAME
SHARK NIGHT 3D
SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS
THE SITTER
THE SKIN I LIVE IN
THE SMELL OF SUCCESS
THE SMURFS
SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN
SOMETHING BORROWED
A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN
SOUL SURFER
SOURCE CODE
SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D
STRAW DOGS
SUBMARINE
SUCKER PUNCH
SUPER
SUPER 8

TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT
TAKE SHELTER
TERRI
THE THING
30 MINUTES OR LESS
THOR
3
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
TOWER HEIST
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
THE TREE OF LIFE
TRUST
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1
TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S BIG HAPPY FAMILY
TYRANNOSAUR

UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVESUNDEFEATED
UNKNOWN

A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS
VIVA RIVA!

W.E.
WAR HORSE
WARRIOR
WATER FOR ELEPHANTS
THE WAY
WE BOUGHT A ZOO
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
WEEKEND
WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER?
THE WHISTLEBLOWER
WHITE IRISH DRINKERS
WIN WIN
WINNIE THE POOH
!WOMEN ART REVOLUTION
THE WOMEN ON THE 6TH FLOOR

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