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Oscar Voting Starts Monday; Academy Says 282 Films Eligible for Best Picture, But Really There are Like 21

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UPDATE: Voting for Oscar nominations begins Monday at 8am Pacific, 11am Eastern. See below for the press release.

The Motion Picture Academy sent out a list today of 282 films they say are eligible for Best Picture. They include “Here Comes the Boom” and “Paranormal Activity 4.” But seriously there are like 20  films or so on any real list. Here they are:

Argo

Silver Linings Playbook

Lincoln

Les Miserables

Django Unchained

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Zero Dark Thirty

The Master

Skyfall

The Sessions

Moonrise Kingdom

The Dark Knight Rises

Promised Land

Quartet

Cloud Atlas

The Intouchables

Amour

Rust and Bone

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Promised Land

Life of Pi

 

OSCAR® NOMINATIONS VOTING OPENS MONDAY
TO 5,856 ACADEMY VOTERS

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Nominations voting for the 85th Academy Awards® will open at 8 a.m. PT, Monday, December 17, for the 5,856 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Members will have until 5 p.m. PT, Thursday, January 3, 2013, to vote electronically or mail in a paper ballot. Any paper ballots received after the deadline will not be counted.

Nominations and final Awards ballots will be tabulated and verified by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to ensure that all aspects of the balloting process are accurate and secure.

This will be the first year the Academy is providing its membership the opportunity to vote electronically. Several voting resources will be available to members, including assisted voting stations in Los Angeles, New York and London, and a 24-hour support call center during voting periods.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

 

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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