Eligibility Criteria

 

The below is meant to for reference. Please refer to our complete Rules and Regulations for details.

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Must be scripted, feature-length (over 60 minutes in running time), and first publicly exhibited (previews excluded) before a paying audience in a commercial motion picture house in Los Angeles County for at least a seven-day consecutive run commencing in calendar year 2018. 

  • Short films (60 minutes or less in running time) and documentaries are noteligible. 
  • No non-theatrical public exhibition or distribution may occur prior to the first day of the Los Angeles County qualifying run.
  • Any eligible film motion pictures with a day and date release in theaters and on video on demand (“VOD”), or other new media platform, may only be submitted as a Theatrical Motion Picture.


TELEVISION PROGRAMS

Television and cable programs must have first aired in the United States in primetime (between 8PM -11PM Monday through Saturday and 7PM - 11PM Sunday) and in the case of new media programs must have first been exhibited on a recognized new media platform in the United States and share the traditional primetime format relevant to all programs eligible for nomination. Eligible programs must air in calendar year 2018.

Comedy Series
  • 30 minute scripted comedy series format with an ongoing theme and storyline in a minimum of six continuous episodes (reducible to a storyline of four continuous episodes in the cases in which the series is subject to a “short order”).
  • In order for a sketch comedy program to be considered, content must be 100% scripted with recurring characters appearing in sketches within the eligible season.
Drama Series
  • 60 minute scripted drama series format with an ongoing theme and storyline in a minimum of six continuous episodes (reducible to a storyline of four continuous episodes in the cases in which the series is subject to a “short order”).
Television Movie
  • A scripted single closed-end program which tells a story with a beginning, middle and end, with a minimum duration of primarily 90 minutes.
Limited Series
  • A single title, multi-part closed-end program based on a single theme or storyline which is resolved within the piece in two or more installments, with a minimum duration of primarily 150 minutes.
  • Series with four or fewer installments in a calendar year may be considered in the Limited Series category. Any television movie or limited series previously submitted as a theatrical motion picture is not eligible. 

MOTION PICTURE CAST AND TELEVISION ENSEMBLE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Motion Picture Cast Inclusion
  • Single-card main title billing

Comedy and Drama Television Ensemble Inclusion 

  • Must meet both requirements for inclusion
  • Series Regular or Guest Star contract
  • Appear in majorityof episodes airing in 2018 (i.e. 6/10, 7/13, 12/22).  

*ALL ELIGIBLE ACTORS MUST BE INCLUDED.

There are no minimum episode count requirements when submitting in an individual television category (Male or Female Actor in a Drama/Comedy/Limited Series).  

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