2002 Academy Awards: List of Eligible Films

The bafflement over Oscar eligibility only begins when you realize that the "2002 Academy Awards" aren't presented or even nominated until 2003.

From there, you have to remember that several wide releases of 2003 actually count as 2002 movies, because they debuted in late 2002 in the relevant Los Angeles market (that's why The Hours, Spider, and The Guys, for example, are eligible). Foreign-language films submitted for that specific category are not necessarily qualified for the Picture, Director, and other general fields, while some of the contenders in those races are not qualified for Best Foreign Film (e.g., Talk to Her). And even if a movie did debut in Los Angeles in the 2002 calendar year, its eligibility for Oscar is dependent on studio or distributor executives filing the paperwork necessary for official submission. This means, yes, that The Piano Teacher is blocked, while some more schmuck actually spent a day filling out documents to make Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights and Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever into bona fide possibilities.

The loopholes, addenda, and codicils only continue from there—if you can't keep track of all of them, neither can the Academy voters, which is why AMPAS distributes a "Reminder List" of eligible films for the mainstream categories for the 2002 Awards. To settle all disputes and uncertainties, here are the films that appear on that list.



A

ABANDON
ABOUT A BOY
ABOUT SCHMIDT
ADAM SANDLER'S EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS
ADAPTATION
THE ADVENTURES OF PLUTO NASH
ALIAS BETTY
ALIBABA & THE FORTY THIEVES
ALL ABOUT LILY CHOU-CHOU
ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS
ALL OR NOTHING
ALL THE QUEEN'S MEN
AMANDLA! A REVOLUTION IN FOUR-PART HARMONY
ANALYZE THAT
ANTWONE FISHER
ARARAT
AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER
AUTO FOCUS

B

BAD COMPANY
BALLISTIC: ECKS VS. SEVER
THE BANGER SISTERS
BARBERSHOP
BEIJING BICYCLE
BELOW
BIG BAD LOVE
BIG FAT LIAR
BIG TROUBLE
BIRTHDAY GIRL
BLADE II
BLIND SPOT: HITLER'S SECRETARY
BLOOD WORK
BLUE CRUSH
THE BOURNE IDENTITY
BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE
BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF
BROWN SUGAR

C

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
THE CAT'S MEOW
CHANGING LANES
CHELSEA WALLS
CHERISH
CHICAGO
CITY BY THE SEA
CLOCKSTOPPERS
COLLATERAL DAMAGE
CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
THE COUNTRY BEARS
CQ
THE CROCODILE HUNTER: COLLISION COURSE
CROP CIRCLES: QUEST FOR TRUTH
CROSSROADS
CRUSH

D

DEATH TO SMOOCHY
DEUCES WILD
DEVDAS
DIE ANOTHER DAY
DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD
DIVORCE: THE MUSICAL
DRAGONFLY
DRUMLINE

E

EDEN
EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS
8 MILE
8 WOMEN
EL BOSQUE ANIMADO
THE EMPEROR'S CLUB
THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
EMPIRE
ENIGMA
ENOUGH
EQUILIBRIUM
EVELYN
EXTREME OPS

F

FAR FROM HEAVEN
THE FAST RUNNER (ATANARJUAT)
FEARDOTCOM
FEMME FATALE
FESTIVAL IN CANNES
THE FIRST $20 MILLION IS ALWAYS THE HARDEST
FORMULA 51
40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS
THE FOUR FEATHERS
FRAILTY
FRIDA
FRIDAY AFTER NEXT
FULL FRONTAL

G

GANGS OF NEW YORK
GHOST SHIP
THE GOOD GIRL
GREEN DRAGON
THE GREY ZONE
THE GUYS

H

HALF PAST DEAD
HALLOWEEN RESURRECTION
HARRISON'S FLOWERS
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
HART'S WAR
HARVARD MAN
HEAVEN
HEY ARNOLD! THE MOVIE
HIGH CRIMES
HOLLYWOOD ENDING
HOME MOVIE
THE HOT CHICK
THE HOURS
HUMAN NATURE
HUSH!

I

I AM TRYING TO BREAK YOUR HEART
I SPY
ICE AGE
IGBY GOES DOWN
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
IMPOSTOR
IN PRAISE OF LOVE
INSOMNIA
INVINCIBLE
ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS
IVANSXTC.

J

JACKASS THE MOVIE
JASON X
JOHN Q.
JONAH: A VEGGIE TALES MOVIE
JUST A KISS
JUWANNA MANN

K

K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER
THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE
A KIND OF AMERICA
KISSING JESSICA STEIN
KNOCKAROUND GUYS
KUNG POW: ENTER THE FIST

L

THE LADY AND THE DUKE
LAN YU
THE LAST MAN
LES DESTINEES
LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT
LIKE MIKE
LILO & STITCH
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS
LOVE LIZA
LOVELY & AMAZING
LUCKY BREAK

M

MAD LOVE
MAID IN MANHATTAN
THE MAN FROM ELYSIAN FIELDS
MARTIN LAWRENCE LIVE: RUNTELDAT
THE MASTER OF DISGUISE
MAX
MEAN MACHINE
MELISSA ETHERIDGE LIVE...AND ALONE
MEN IN BLACK II
MINORITY REPORT
MR. DEEDS
MONSOON WEDDING
MOONLIGHT MILE
MORVERN CALLAR
MOSTLY MARTHA
THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES
MURDER BY NUMBERS
MUTANT ALIENS
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING
MY KINGDOM
MY WIFE IS AN ACTRESS

N

NAQOYQATSI
NARC
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VAN WILDER
NEVER AGAIN
NEW BEST FRIEND
THE NEW GUY
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY
NO SUCH THING

O

ONE HOUR PHOTO
ONLY IN HOLLYWOOD
ORANGE COUNTY

P

PAID IN FULL
PANIC ROOM
PAULINE AND PAULETTE
PERSONAL VELOCITY
THE PIANIST
PINOCCHIO
POKEMON 4 EVER
POSSESSION
THE POWERPUFF GIRLS
PRINCESA
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
PRISONER OF PARADISE
PUMPKIN
PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE

Q

QUEEN OF THE DAMNED
THE QUIET AMERICAN
QUITTING

R

RABBIT-PROOF FENCE
REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES
RED DRAGON
REIGN OF FIRE
RESIDENT EVIL
RETURN TO NEVERLAND
THE RING
THE RISING PLACE
ROAD TO PERDITION
ROGER DODGER
ROLLERBALL
THE ROOKIE
THE RULES OF ATTRACTION
A RUMOR OF ANGELS

S

THE SALTON SEA
THE SANTA CLAUSE 2
SCOOBY-DOO
THE SCORPION KING
SECRET BALLOT
SECRETARY
SERVING SARA
SHOWTIME
SIGNS
SIMONE
SKINS
SLACKERS
SNOW DOGS
SOLARIS
SONNY
THE SON'S ROOM
SORORITY BOYS
SPIDER
SPIDER-MAN
SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON
SPIRITED AWAY
SPY KIDS 2: THE ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS
STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
STAR TREK NEMESIS
STAR WARS EPISODE II ATTACK OF THE CLONES
STEALING HARVARD
STEVIE
STOLEN SUMMER
STORYTELLING
STUART LITTLE 2
THE SUM OF ALL FEARS
SUNSHINE STATE
SUPER TROOPERS
SWEET HOME ALABAMA
THE SWEETEST THING
SWEPT AWAY
SWIMFAN

T

TADPOLE
TALK TO HER
THEY
THIRTEEN CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ONE THING
THE TIME MACHINE
TO END ALL WARS
THE TRANSPORTER
TRAPPED
TREASURE PLANET
THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE
THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE
TUCK EVERLASTING
THE TUXEDO
25TH HOUR
24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE
TWO WEEKS NOTICE

U

UNDERCOVER BROTHER
UNDISPUTED
UNFAITHFUL

V

W

WAKING UP IN RENO
A WALK TO REMEMBER
WARM WATER UNDER A RED BRIDGE
WASABI
THE WAY HOME
WE WERE SOLDIERS
THE WEIGHT OF WATER
WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD
WHAT TIME IS IT THERE?
WHITE OLEANDER
WHO IS CLETIS TOUT?
THE WILD THORNBERRYS MOVIE
WINDTALKERS
WINGED MIGRATION

X

XXX

Y

Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN

Z

ZIG ZAG


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