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The Academy Changes Oscar Eligibility

“The board of governors approved a temporary hold on the requirement that a film needs a seven-day theatrical run in a commercial theater in Los Angeles County or New York City to qualify. Films will be allowed to be released digitally without playing in theaters. To be considered, the streamed film must have already had a planned theatrical release. The film must also be available on the Academy Screening Room member-only streaming site within 60 days of the film’s streaming or VOD release. Once movie theaters are allowed to re-open, the seven-day window will once again be required for eligibility. Pics that have already streamed will not have to then be released in theaters.”
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