336 Films Qualify for Oscars in 2016

The number is an increase over last year’s total of 305, and marks the largest number of contenders in recent years

A total of 336 films have qualified for the 2016 Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Wednesday.

Alphabetically, the films range from “The Abolitionists” to “Zootopia,” which just edged “Zoolander 2” for the final spot on the list.

Competitively, they range from Oscars favorites “La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” to the less lauded likes of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” and “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.”

Last year, 305 features qualified for the Oscars. In recent years, the previous high was 323 qualifying films in 2014, while 289 were eligible in 2013, 282 in 2012, 265 in 2011 and 248 in 2010.

To qualify, a film must open a seven-day commercial run in Los Angeles County between January 1 and December 31, 2016. Films must have a running time of more than 40 minutes, and cannot have been available on TV or on a streaming service prior to their theatrical debut. (Same-day streaming and theatrical releases are acceptable.)

The eligibility requirements mean that the list of Academy-qualifying films is smaller than the actual number of films that received theatrical releases in 2016. According to Box Office Mojo, 709 films have been released theatrically so far in 2016.

The number of Oscars contenders set records in a number of categories this year, including Best Foreign Language Film (85), Best Animated Feature (27), Best Animated Short (69) and Best Original Song (91).

Realistically, about 40 of the eligible features will end up with Oscar nominations, with another 20  or so in serious contention.

Nominations will be announced on January 24, with the 89th Academy Awards taking place on February 26.

The reminder list of productions that have qualified for the Oscars, which includes all the cast members eligible in the acting categories, is available on the Rules and Eligibility page of the Academy website.

The list of eligible films:

THE ABOLITIONISTS
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS THE MOVIE
THE ACCOUNTANT
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
ALLIED
ALMOST CHRISTMAS
ALWAYS SHINE
AMERICAN HONEY
AMERICAN PASTORAL
AMERICAN WRESTLER: THE WIZARD
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE
ANTHROPOID
APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD
ARMENIA, MY LOVE
ARRIVAL
ASSASSIN’S CREED
AUDRIE & DAISY
AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY
AUTUMN LIGHTS
THE BFG
BAD MOMS
BAD SANTA 2
BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT
BARRY
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
BEAUTIFUL PAIN
BEFORE THE FLOOD
BEING 17
BELIEVE
BEN-HUR
A BIGGER SPLASH
BILAL
BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK
THE BIRTH OF A NATION
BLEED FOR THIS
BORN TO BE BLUE
THE BOSS
THE BOY
BRIDGET JONES’S BABY
THE BRONZE
BROTHER NATURE
THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY
CAFE SOCIETY
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE
CERTAIN WOMEN
THE CHARNEL HOUSE
CHEVALIER
CHIEF ZABU
THE CHOICE
CHRISTINE
CITIZEN SOLDIER
CITY OF GOLD
CLOSET MONSTER
COLLATERAL BEAUTY
THE COMEDIAN
COMPLETE UNKNOWN
CONFESSIONS OF A WOMANIZER
THE CONJURING 2
CREATIVE CONTROL
CRIMINAL
CROSSCURRENT
CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: SWORD OF DESTINY
DANCER
DARK HORSE
DEADPOOL
DEEPWATER HORIZON
DEMOLITION
DENIAL
DESIERTO
DOCTOR STRANGE
DOG EAT DOG
DON’T BREATHE
DON’T THINK TWICE
DREAMLAND
THE DRESSMAKER
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
EAT THAT QUESTION – FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS
ECHO PARK
EDDIE THE EAGLE
THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN
EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO
ELLE
ELVIS & NIXON
EQUITY
EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!
EVERYTHING IS COPY – NORA EPHRON: SCRIPTED & UNSCRIPTED
EYE IN THE SKY
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
FENCES
THE 5TH WAVE
FINDING DORY
THE FINEST HOURS
FIRE AT SEA
THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY
THE FITS
FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
FLOYD NORMAN: AN ANIMATED LIFE
THE FOREST
THE FOUNDER
FREE STATE OF JONES
FROM AFAR
FRONT COVER
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARING
GENIUS
GHOSTBUSTERS
GIMME DANGER
GIRL ASLEEP
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
GLEASON
GOLD
GREATER
GREEN ROOM
HACKSAW RIDGE
HAIL, CAESAR!
THE HANDMAIDEN
HANDS OF STONE
HARDCORE HENRY
HELL OR HIGH WATER
HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS
HIDDEN FIGURES
HIGH-RISE
HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE
THE HOLLARS
A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING
HOW TO BE SINGLE
HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN’T CHANGE
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE
THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
I, DANIEL BLAKE
I SAW THE LIGHT
ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE
IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE
INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE
INDIGNATION
INFERNO
THE INVITATION
IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET?…
ITHACA
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK
JACKIE
JASON BOURNE
JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY
JULIETA
THE JUNGLE BOOK
KEANU
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES
KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW?
KICKS
THE KIND WORDS
KINGSGLAIVE FINAL FANTASY XV
KNIGHT OF CUPS
KRISHA
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
KUNG FU PANDA 3
LA LA LAND
LAND OF MINE
LANDFILL HARMONIC
LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT
L’ATTESA
THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL
THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
THE LENNON REPORT
LIFE, ANIMATED
LIFE ON THE LINE
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS
LIGHTS OUT
LION
LITTLE MEN
THE LITTLE PRINCE
LIVE BY NIGHT
THE LOBSTER
LONDON HAS FALLEN
LONDON ROAD
LONG WAY NORTH
LOUDER THAN BOMBS
LOVE & FRIENDSHIP
THE LOVE WITCH
LOVING
MS DHONI – AN UNTOLD STORY
MA MA
MAGGIE’S PLAN
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
A MAN CALLED OVE
MAN DOWN
THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
MASCOTS
MAX ROSE
ME BEFORE YOU
THE MEASURE OF A MAN
THE MEDDLER
MEN & CHICKEN
MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI
MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES
MILES AHEAD
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN
MISS HOKUSAI
MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
MISS SHARON JONES!
MISS SLOANE
MR. CHURCH
MOANA
MONEY MONSTER
MONKEY KING: HERO IS BACK
THE MONKEY KING 2
A MONSTER CALLS
MOONLIGHT
MORGAN
MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS
MUNE
THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2
MY GOLDEN DAYS
MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING
THE NEON DEMON
NERUDA
NEVER SURRENDER
THE NICE GUYS
NINA
NO LETTING GO
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
NOW YOU SEE ME 2
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA
OFF THE RAILS
OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE
100 YEARS: ONE WOMAN’S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE
ORDINARY WORLD
OTHER PEOPLE
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR
THE OTTOMAN LIEUTENANT
OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL
OUR KIND OF TRAITOR
OUR LAST TANGO
OUR LITTLE SISTER
OUTLAWS AND ANGELS
PASSENGERS
PATERSON
PATRIOTS DAY
PEE-WEE’S BIG HOLIDAY
PELE: BIRTH OF A LEGEND
PETE’S DRAGON
PHANTOM BOY
THE PHENOM
PO
POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING
PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW
PRICELESS
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES
THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR
QUEEN MIMI
QUEEN OF KATWE
RACE
THE RED PILL
THE RED TURTLE
THE REMAKE
REPARATION
RIDE ALONG 2
RISEN
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
RULES DON’T APPLY
THE SALESMAN
SARBJIT
SAUSAGE PARTY
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS
SHADOW WORLD
THE SHALLOWS
THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE
SILENCE
SILICON COWBOYS
SILVER SKIES
SING
SING STREET
SNOWDEN
SNOWTIME!
SOLD
SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU
SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR
SPA NIGHT
STAR TREK BEYOND
STORKS
SUICIDE SQUAD
SULLY
SUMMERTIME
SUNSET SONG
SWISS ARMY MAN
SWORN VIRGIN
A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS
TALLULAH
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS
10 CLOVERFIELD LANE
10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE
THEY WILL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST – MALIAN MUSIC IN EXILE
THINGS TO COME
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI
13TH
37
TONI ERDMANN
TOO LATE
TOUCHED WITH FIRE
TOWER
TROLLS
20TH CENTURY WOMEN
25 APRIL
TWO WEEKS TO GO
THE UNCONDEMNED
VALLEY OF LOVE
VEERAM-MACBETH
VIGILANTE DIARIES
WAR DOGS
WARCRAFT
WE ARE X
WEINER
WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT
WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT
WHITE GIRL
WHY HIM?
WIENER-DOG
THE WITCH
WITHIN
WOLVES AT THE DOOR
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
THE YOUNG MESSIAH
YOUR NAME.
ZERO DAYS
ZOOLANDER 2
ZOOTOPIA