Academy Unveils Massive List of 282 Films Eligible for Oscars

The alphabetical list ranges from "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" to "Zero Dark Thirty"

Last Updated: December 14, 2012 @ 10:29 AM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has winnowed down the list of feature films that are eligible for Oscars consideration to a massive list of 282 titles, which it released Friday.

The number of qualifying films is the largest in the last five years. Last year, 265 films qualified; in 2010, 248 did so.

The films are listed alphabetically and range from the box-office disappointment "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" to the critically adored "Zero Dark Thirty."

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There's also a healthy smattering of middle-of-the-alphabetters such as "Magic Mike," "Katy Perry: Part of Me" and "Lincoln."

To be eligible for an award, feature films must open in a commercial theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, Dec. 31, 2013. Their theatrical run has to be for a minimum of seven consecutive days.

Under the Academy's rules, to be deemed a feature, a film has to have a running time of more than 40 minutes. It also must be exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or, as is increasingly the case, in certain digital formats.

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 10, 2013.


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