248 Films Eligible For 2010 Best Picture

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have announced that 248 feature films are eligible for best picture at the 2010 Academy Awards.  The number is down from previous years — According to THR, 274 films were eligible in 2009, and 281 in 2008.

The list of 248 eligible films have been sent with a nominations ballot to all active and life members of the Academy "who shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than ten pictures." The ten films receiving the highest number of votes shall become the nominations for final voting for the Best Picture award. The nominations will be announced live on January 25th 2011 at 5:30am psd.

The rules for eligibility is as follows:

  • Films must be feature length (defined as over 40 minutes)
  • Publicly exhibited by means of 35mm or 70mm film, or in a 24- or 48-frame progressive scan Digital Cinema format with a minimum projector resolution of 2048 by 1080 pixels
  • For paid admission in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County for a qualifying run of at least seven consecutive days, advertised and exploited during their Los Angeles County qualifying run in a manner considered normal and customary to the industry.
  • Films that, in any version, receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release will not be eligible for Academy Awards in any category. (This includes broadcast and cable television as well as home video marketing and Internet transmission.) However, ten minutes or ten percent of the running time of a film, whichever is shorter, is allowed to be shown in a nontheatrical medium prior to the film's theatrical release.

Here is the list of qualifying films:

THE A-TEAM

AGORA

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

ALL GOOD THINGS

ALPHA AND OMEGA

THE AMERICAN

ANIMAL KINGDOM

ANOTHER YEAR

ANTON CHEKOV'S THE DUEL

APAPORIS

APPLAUSE

BABIES

BARNEY'S VERSION

BIUTIFUL

BLACK SWAN

BLACK TULIP

BLUE VALENTINE

THE BOOK OF ELI

THE BOUNTY HUNTER

BROOKLYN'S FINEST

BURIED

BURLESQUE

CAIRO TIME

CASE 39

CASINO JACK

CATFISH

CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE

CHARLIE ST. CLOUD

CHLOE

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER

CITY ISLAND

CLASH OF THE TITANS

COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY

THE COMPANY MEN

THE CONCERT

CONVICTION

COP OUT

COUNTRY STRONG

CRAYON

THE CRAZIES

CYRUS

DATE NIGHT

DAYBREAKERS

DEAR JOHN

DEATH AT A FUNERAL

DEFENDOR

DESPICABLE ME

DEVIL

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS

DREAMKILLER

THE DREAMS OF JINSHA

DROOL

THE DRY LAND

DUE DATE

EASY A

EAT PRAY LOVE

EDGE OF DARKNESS

ESSENTIAL KILLING

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

EXPECTING MARY

THE EXPENDABLES

THE EXTRA MAN

FAIR GAME

THE FIGHTER

FLIPPED

FOR COLORED GIRLS

FOUR LIONS

FRANKIE & ALICE

FROM PARIS WITH LOVE

FURRY VENGEANCE

GET HIM TO THE GREEK

GET LOW

THE GHOST WRITER

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEXT

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

GOING THE DISTANCE

GREEN ZONE

GREENBERG

GROWN UPS

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

HAPPY TEARS

THE HARIMAYA BRIDGE

HARRY BROWN

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1

HEARTBREAKER

HEAVEN'S RAIN

HEMINGWAY'S GARDEN OF EDEN

HEREAFTER

HIDEAWAY (LE REFUGE)

HOLY ROLLERS

HOW DO YOU KNOW

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

HOWL

HUBBLE 3D

I AM LOVE

I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS

IDIOTS AND ANGELS

THE ILLUSIONIST

INCEPTION

INSIDE JOB

IRON MAN 2

IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

JACK GOES BOATING

JACKASS 3D

JOHN RABE

JONAH HEX

THE JONESES

JUST WRIGHT

THE KARATE KID

KICK-ASS

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

KILLERS

THE KING'S SPEECH

KNIGHT AND DAY

THE LAST AIRBENDER

THE LAST EXORCISM

THE LAST SONG

LEAP YEAR

LEBANON

LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE

LEGION

LET ME IN

LETTERS TO GOD

LETTERS TO JULIET

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT

LIFE DURING WARTIME

LIKE DANDELION DUST

LITTLE FOCKERS

THE LOSERS

LOTTERY TICKET

LOUIS

LOVE & OTHER DRUGS

LOVE RANCH

MACGRUBER

MACHETE

MADE IN DAGENHAM

MAO'S LAST DANCER

MARMADUKE

MEGAMIND

MICMACS

MIDDLE MEN

MISCONCEPTIONS

MONSTERS

MORNING GLORY

MOTHER AND CHILD

MY DOG TULIP

MY NAME IS KHAN

MY SOUL TO TAKE

NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS

NEVER LET ME GO

THE NEXT THREE DAYS

NIGHT CATCHES US

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

NOWHERE BOY

THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D

OSS 117 – LOST IN RIO

OCEANS

ONDINE

127 HOURS

THE OTHER GUYS

OUR FAMILY WEDDING

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2

PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF

THE PERFECT GAME

PICTURE ME: A MODEL'S DIARY

PIRANHA 3D

PLEASE GIVE

PREACHER'S KID

PREDATORS

PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME

PURE COUNTRY 2: THE GIFT

QUEEN OF THE LOT

RABBIT HOLE

RAMONA AND BEEZUS

RED

RED HILL

REMEMBER ME

REPO MEN

RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE

RESTREPO

ROBIN HOOD

ROZYCZKA

THE RUNAWAYS

SALT

SAW 3D

SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD

SECRETARIAT

SEQUESTRO

SEX AND THE CITY 2

SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE

SHREK FOREVER AFTER

SHUTTER ISLAND

THE SICILIAN GIRL

SIX DAYS IN PARADISE

SKYLINE

THE SOCIAL NETWORK

SOLITARY MAN

SOMEWHERE

THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE

SPLICE

THE SPY NEXT DOOR

STEP UP 3D

STONE

SUMMER WARS

THE SWITCH

TAKERS

TAMARA DREWE

TANGLED

THE TAQWACORES

THE TEMPEST

3 BILLION AND COUNTING

THE TILLMAN STORY

TINKER BELL AND THE GREAT FAIRY RESCUE

TOOTH FAIRY

TOUCHING HOME

THE TOURIST

THE TOWN

TOY STORY 3

TRASH HUMPERS

TRON: LEGACY

TRUE GRIT

THE TWLIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE

TYLER PERRY'S WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?

UNBEATEN

UNSTOPPABLE

VALENTINE'S DAY

VAMPIRES SUCK

THE VIRGINITY HIT

WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN"

WAKING SLEEPING BEAUTY

WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS

THE WARRIOR'S WAY

WATERCOLORS

THE WAY BACK

WELCOME TO THE RILEYS

WHEN IN ROME

WILD GRASS

WINTER'S BONE

THE WOLFMAN

A WOMAN, A GUN AND A NOODLE SHOP

WRETCHES & JABBERERS

YOGI BEAR

YOU AGAIN

YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER

YOUTH IN REVOLT