year in June, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
hears reports from various Oscar committees, including the rules and
campaign panel. This year, the board approved a tweak in the best picture
category. To qualify as a nominee for a nominated picture, the producer
must have been deemed eligible for a Producers Guild of America award for the
picture, or must have appealed the PGA’s refusal of such eligibility. Final
determination of the qualifying producer nominees will be made by the Academy’s
producers branch executive committee.