*Due to the global pandemic caused by Coronavirus/COVID-19, all matters of rules and eligibility for the 94th Academy Awards are subject to change based on national guidelines, state mandated government orders and Academy determined best practices.
To be eligible for the 94th Academy Awards, films must meet all qualifications in their respective categories, including requirements pertaining to theatrical releases and exhibition formats. Special rules and submission requirements apply to awards in the Documentary, International Feature Film, Animated Feature, Music and Short Film categories. For a complete set of rules, please refer to the Rules & Eligibility page.
Submissions for specialty categories and the General Entry/Oscars Submission Form (OSF) are due by 5 p.m. PT on the following dates:
Animated Feature - Due: 11/01/2021 5:00 PM
Animated Short Film - Due: 10/15/2021 5:00 PM
Documentary Feature - Due: 11/01/2021 5:00 PM
Documentary Short Subject - Due: 10/15/2021 5:00 PM
General Entry (OSF) - Best Picture and other categories - Due: 11/15/2021 5:00 PM
International Feature Film - Due: 11/01/2021 5:00 PM
Live Action Short Film - Due: 10/15/2021 5:00 PM
Original Score - Due: 11/01/2021 5:00 PM
Original Song - Due: 11/01/2021 5:00 PM
Scientific and Technical Awards Submissions* - Due: 10/12/2021 5:00 PM
Scientific and Technical Awards Similar Technologies Submissions* - Due: (closed)
* The second Scientific & Technical Awards submission period allows individuals and companies with similar devices or claims of prior art the opportunity to submit achievements for review.
To begin a submission, click on the Register link. Fill out the registration form; when you click Submit, you will be taken to your account page, where you may select the specific category or categories for which you are registering. If your account is approved, you’ll receive an email with a link to https://submissions.oscars.org, where you can log in with your User ID and password. Be sure to read the FAQs for information on how to create and upload the form(s).
Oscar nominees for each category are determined by members of the relevant Academy branch or committee.