How does a movie qualify for the Oscars?

Philippines
June 10, 2010 11:34am CST
Hi! this has always been a question brewing in my head. i've been an Oscar Awards follower. And honestly the movies that are nominated are not the conventional type of movies that hit the blockbuster. My question, as stated in the title, how can a movie qualify for an Oscar nomination? are there certain requirements for a film to be nominated? any ideas and facts are entertained. i would really love to know the answer.
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4 responses
11 Jun 10
From what I remember the Producers put forward their movies as long as they meet a certain criteria that of being a certain length and released in California between certain dates. Then there is a first round of voting by members of the Academy, which consists of actors, directors, cinematographers and so on to create a short list of nominations which are made public. Once that is done then their is the second round of voting to choose a winner. The thing is because those who are invited to become Academy members work in the industry what they look for from a movie can be vastly different to what the public look for, which is generally just entertainment value. As such the nominations and winners can often be different to what the mass public think they should be.
@olisaur (1932)
• United States
10 Jun 10
I'm pretty sure that the qualification process involves members of the academy nominating films, and then taking a vote for the final number of ilms to make a catagory. Then, of course, they vote again for the winner of each.
@unique16 (1531)
• United States
10 Jun 10
Hello goddeddjes, I am not sure but I will take a guess: one part of it is how many tickets sells in that year. Other things go into as well I think on plot and characters, setting. Again this is a quess. Thanks and have a great day Sincerely eileen
@yogeshdhusa (2212)
• India
10 Jun 10
i also have this question in my mind . I think the critics , who watch the movie and feel that the movie is worth nominating. also when it make good business. may be these things decide, this is my thinking even i would like to know the facts.