18 Horror Films Appear On List of Movies Eligible for 89th Academy Awards
Of course, it’s likely none of them will actually get nominated.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just released the complete list of films eligible to be nominated for awards at the 89th Academy Awards this coming year, and a whopping 336 features made the cut. To qualify, as Deadline notes, films must be feature length (over 40-minutes long) and have been released in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight on December 31st, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days.
Though it’s not very common for the Academy to recognize horror films, it’s worth noting that 18 horror movies did make the list this year. It’s possible that some of them will get nominations in the lesser categories, so to speak, but we certainly don’t expect any of them to be nominated for Best Picture. Our best chance for horror representation at the 2017 ceremony is probably John Goodman grabbing a nomination for 10 Cloverfield Lane, but we’re not holding our breath.
Here are the horror films eligible for nominations:
- The Boy
- The Conjuring 2
- Don’t Breathe
- The Forest
- Green Room
- The Invitation
- Lights Out
- The Love Witch
- The Neon Demon
- The Other Side of the Door
- Ouija: Origin of Evil
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
- The Purge: Election Year
- The Shallows
- 10 Cloverfield Lane
- The Witch
The nominees will be announced on January 24th, ahead of the February 26th ceremony.
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