The 265 Oscar-elligible Films of 2011

The official list of films eligible for the 2011 Academy Awards has been released. To be eligible for 84th Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm... Read More

Who’s running this Academy?

Below is an article describing the technicality on which the brilliant score to Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight was disqualified from eligibility of Academy Award nominations/wins.  This brings up some very important questions.  Why, if the score is actually the best of the year, can’t five people win?  This seems like an injustice for some of the most talented people in the business.  It’s not just this music issue either, people... Read More