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87th Oscars

Wednesday, December 2, is the deadline to submit Official Screen Credits (OSC) forms to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 88th Academy Awards® consideration. 

For a feature film to be eligible, the film’s distributor or producer must complete the OSC form at, sign the hard copy, then mail or deliver it along with the film’s legal billing to the Academy’s 8949 Wilshire Boulevard headquarters.  Alternatively, the signed form and billing may be scanned and e-mailed to  The deadline for submission by either method is 5 p.m. PT on December 2.  If a feature film is released in Los Angeles County in 2015 and the completed OSC form and billing are not delivered by the deadline, the film will not be eligible for Academy Awards consideration in any year.

While the credits submission deadline is December 2, feature films have until midnight, December 31, to open in a qualifying commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days to be eligible for 2015 Oscars®.

Complete 88th Academy Awards rules can be found at For additional information about feature film submission and eligibility, contact the Academy at or 310-247-3000, ext. 2299.

Entries in the animated feature, documentary, foreign language and short film categories are subject to special rules and qualifying criteria.  The entry deadlines in these categories have already passed.

The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  The Oscar® presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.


Natalie Kojen