FAQ

General Information
General Information

Registration and User Account
1. Will my old User ID and password work?
2. I’m an Academy member; can I use my Member User ID and password?
3. I've forgotten my User ID; how do I recover it?
4. I signed up for an ID, but I haven't heard anything. What should I do?
5. I've forgotten my password; how do I recover it?
6. I bookmarked the login page, but when I try to log on, I get an error message.
7. What web browsers does this website support?

General Information

Each year, Academy Awards are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in up to 25 categories. The nominees for each category are determined by members of the relevant Academy branch.

To be eligible for most Academy Awards categories, a feature film must open during the calendar year in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County and play for seven consecutive days.

The producer or distributor of the film must then fill out an Official Screen Credits (OSC) form on this Awards Submissions site, which provides the Academy with verified production credits in fields in which Oscars are awarded. Submission of this form is an important step to qualifying a film and its creators for Academy Awards. Information from the credits forms is also used for nominations announcements and press releases, as well as for the Scientific and Technical Awards, historical records and the Academy's Motion Picture Credits database.

Special rules apply to awards in the Documentary, Foreign Language, Animated Feature and Short Film categories. For a complete set of rules, please refer to the Rules & Eligibility page.

For assistance with submissions, please click here.

To view an example General Entry submission, please click here.

Registration and User Account

1. Will my old User ID and password work?

Yes. If you submitted films at https://submissions.oscars.org last year, you will not be required to re-register or reset your password. (OSCs submitted in previous years, however, will not be accessible.) If you attempt to create a new account (re-register) using an email address already in the system, you will receive an error message.

Please see the FAQ I've forgotten my password; how do I recover it? for instructions on resetting your password.

2. I’m an Academy member; can I use my Member User ID and password?

Yes. If you have an existing Member or RSVP account, you may use those login credentials to register at https://submissions.oscars.org. You will still need to request submission approval to the different categories.

3. I've forgotten my User ID; how do I recover it?

Please click here to contact us.

If you attempt to create a new account (re-register) using an email address already in the system, you will receive an error message. Please log in as a registered submitter, using this email address as your User ID, and follow the above instructions for re-setting your password.

4. I signed up for an ID, but I haven't heard anything. What should I do?

Every new User ID must be reviewed/approved by AMPAS. This may take up to 48 hours. If after this time, you have not received an email confirming the approval of your User ID, please click here to contact us.

5. I've forgotten my password; how do I recover it?

Please click Login > Forgot Password to reset your password.

6. I bookmarked the login page, but when I try to log on, I get an error message.

For security reasons, the login page is set to expire after a short period and will not work if you attempt to log on after it has timed out. To avoid this issue, please bookmark and begin each session on the landing page of the site: https://submissions.oscars.org.

7. What web browsers does this website support?

BrowserVersions Supported
Chrome 34.0+
Firefox 28.0+
Internet Explorer 9+
Opera 12.1x and 18.0+
Safari 5.1+