There are 341 movies which are eligible to be nominated in the slot of Best Picture Oscar race. To get to the next stage, a film must conduct the commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31. To qualify this, the film should begin a minimum run of a week, or 7 days.
There is an explanation why there are a lot of movies that will compete in this niche this time. The main term to be qualified is that the movie should have at least 40 minutes duration. Well, that is the pretty obvious rule to work with. All the films which participate the run will need to be qualified in digital format.
The films should receive only theatrical motion picture release. Any other first public exhibition or distribution will not bring an eligible qualification for the Academy Awards. The nomination will be announced earlier in 2018 years. January 23 will be the moment of the nominations for 90th Academy Awards. The ceremony is set to happen on March 4 at Dolby Theater. For those who want to catch up with the ceremony, you can tune in ABC later.
Amongst the great movies listed in the Best Picture, there are leading contenders that you could consider to look. There are several titles which deserve the places like Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Call Me By Your Name. Joining these films are the great war movie “Dunkirk” and three-time contender “The Shape of Water”. The winner of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts or AACTRA will be decide by around 150 Australian filmmakers.
It is important to know that half of these filmmakers will fill the position as voter for Academy Awards and BAFTAs. The members of the voters will also invite the members of the Screen Actors Guild and the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
The Oscars nominations, however, are still dynamic. It is still too early to decide which one will come out as the winner. The change will happen until it is fixed in January 23. Although AACTA is pretty objective about supporting international films an performers, they also concern about the home grown talent. Many people agree that they can see completely different list between AACTA and Oscar. But still, AACTA results are still relevant to the Oscar race. We can’t neglect the fact that AACTA results will also influence on where the Oscar race will go. Previous Oscar proves this as a fact. La La Land comes out as the inner, beating its competitor Hacksaw Ridge, which is homegrown.
The other relevant example is Mad Max: Fury Road, which won Best Film and Direction at the International Awards after standing in the top of the domestic slot. The film successfully attained 10 AACTA Awards, an incredible number for Action movie. The international awards was purposely designed to give Australian filmmakers and artists time to appeal before the Oscars. Like BAFTA which happens weeks before the Oscar Nominations, the AACTA results can directly influence the Oscars results lather.
Thorough this strict competition, you can expect the results in just 4 months. The Oscar for Best Picture will go to one of the 341 movies. They are all eligible to receive the prestigious achievement. It is indeed interesting to procure the name of the film which deserves to have the place in Oscar. As expected, we already have certain titles which all the enthusiasts think deserve the good spot such as Call Me by Your Name, Get Out, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, The Shape of Water, Dunkirk, The Florida Project, Blade Runner 2049 and Wonder Woman.
However, these frontrunners are not the most prevalent to be the winner. There are some films which deserve more such as The Emoji Movie, Baywatch, The Mummy, The Dark Tower, and Daddy’s Home 2.
The number is slightly increasing compared to the previous year. The Academy strictly mentioned that to be eligible as the nomine, the films must have opened in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by December 31 for a minimum 7 consecutive days. So, which ones will be staying for that long. It will be revealed in no time.