Oscars 2023: Academy will no longer accept streaming-only movies
However, works no longer need to be released specifically in NY or Los Angeles to qualify. They can also be shown in Atlanta, the Bay Area, Chicago or Miami and still be eligible.
After two years of a pandemic and the reopening of movie theaters around the world, the board of directors of the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences leaves behind the easing of streaming and requires viewing on the big screens for a film to be eligible for the 95th edition of Oscar on March 12, 2023. The change in regulation was disclosed by the American magazine “The Hollywood Reporter” last week.
Despite the return of the theatrical release requirement, the Academy has stated that films no longer need to be released specifically in New York or Los Angeles to qualify. They can also be shown in Atlanta, the Bay Area, Chicago or Miami and still be eligible.
“Publishing a film on the Academy Screening Room — the exclusive streaming service for Academy members — will no longer be a qualifying method as the vast majority of theaters have reopened,” The Hollywood Reporter reported.
It also resumed its traditional annual eligibility period, with a theatrical release date between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.
Source: O Globo Agency