Magazine article Screen International

Multi-Part Docs like 'O.J.: Made in America' No Longer Eligible for Oscars

Magazine article Screen International

Multi-Part Docs like 'O.J.: Made in America' No Longer Eligible for Oscars

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Academy issues rule changes for documentary, animation, music, best picture categories.

Multi-part documentaries like this year's Oscar-winner O.J.: Made In America and limited series will no longer qualify for awards consideration.

The ruling followed Tuesday's meeting of the Academy's board, which approved several other rule changes.

Starting next season, all Academy members will be allowed to vote for animation nominees in the run-up to the 90th Academy Awards on March 4.

Invitations to join the nominating committee will be sent to all active Academy members, rather than a select craft-based group.

Voting in the nominations round will become preferential instead of based on a numerical scoring system.

Members participating on the nominating committee may view films in their theatrical runs or at other screenings, through the Academy's streaming site or on DVDs/screeners to qualify to vote. …

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