Rule Three: The Awards Year and Deadlines

  1. The required Los Angeles County qualifying run (described in Rule Two Paragraph 2) must begin between January 1, 2013, and midnight of December 31, 2013.
  2. A motion picture first theatrically exhibited inside the U.S. prior to the Los Angeles County qualifying run shall be eligible for submission provided the prior exhibition takes place in a commercial motion picture theater after January 1, 2012, and that no other form of public exhibition occurs through the completion of its Los Angeles County qualifying run (previews and festivals excluded).
  3. A picture first theatrically exhibited outside the U.S. prior to the Los Angeles County qualifying run shall be eligible for submission provided the prior exhibition takes place in a commercial motion picture theater after January 1, 2012. After the start of its initial theatrical engagement, a picture may be exhibited on television and other nontheatrical media, provided those exhibitions occur outside the U.S.  No film that is shown inside the U.S. in any nontheatrical medium prior to its Los Angeles County qualifying run shall be eligible for Academy Awards.
  4. Each picture may have only one Los Angeles County qualifying run.  The earliest theatrical exhibition that meets such definition shall be designated the picture’s qualifying run.
  5. Official Screen Credits forms may be returned to the Academy prior to the Los Angeles County qualifying run, but not later than 60 days after such opening.  However, all Official Screen Credits forms must be returned to the Academy by Monday, December 2, 2013.
  6. An achievement submitted for Academy Awards consideration may not be withdrawn after Friday, December 27, 2013.
  7. Exceptions to the above eligibility periods and submission deadlines appear in the Special Rules for the Animated Feature Film award (see Rule Seven), the Documentary awards (see Rule Eleven), the Foreign Language Film award (see Rule Thirteen), and the Short Film awards (see Rule Nineteen).
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