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Filmspots 2016: Eligibility Questions
« on: May 29, 2016, 12:02:59 AM »
As outlined in the FAQ, films are eligible up to a three-year period, starting with their first theatrical release, but with three limiting factors:

1) Once a film gains a wide theatrical release in the US (playing simultaneously on more than 100 or so screens), it cannot be eligible again in subsequent years.

2) Once a film debuts on DVD or TV in the US, it cannot be eligible again in subsequent years.

3) Once a film earns a Filmspot nomination, it cannot be eligible again in subsequent years.

Note: US made-for-television movies are only eligible in the year in which they first air. Mini-series are not eligible at all.

(See here for the origin of these guidelines.)

I'll keep track of films with questionable eligibility below.

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ELIGIBLE
Adama
Arabian Nights
Astérix: Le domaine des dieux
Bear Story
Beasts of No Nation
The Boy and the Beast
The Brand New Testament
Cartel Land
Comment c'est loin
Courted
Creep
Demain
Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2
88:88
Entertainment
Experimenter
The Forbidden Room
45 Years
Go Away Mr Tumor
Haider
Heart of a Dog
Hit 2 Pass
Horse Money
Hot Sugar's Cold World
Ice and the Sky
In Jackson Heights
James White
Junun
Kaili Blues
Knight of Cups
Kung Fu Elliot
Kung Fury
La La La at Rock Bottom
Listen to Me Marlon
The Little Prince
The Lobster
Long Way North
Macbeth
Man Up
Marguerite
The Measure of a Man
The Mend
Mountains May Depart
Mustang
My King
The New Kid
Office
O.J.: Made in America
Orion: The Man Who Would be King
Peace Officer
The Pearl Button
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
Taj Mahal
Tales of the Grim Sleeper
Taxi
(T)error
Theeb
The Ties That Bind
The Tribe
21 Nights with Pattie
Two Friends
Umimachi Diary
Umrika
Un vrai faussaire
Victoria
A War
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
The Wonders
Youth


INELIGIBLE
About Elly
Actress
All the Light in the Sky
American Sniper
American Ultra
Amorous
Amy
Anomalisa
The Assassin
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Baahubali: the Beginning
Best of Enemies
The Big Short
Black Coal, Thin Ice
Blackhat
Blind
Bone Tomahawk
Boy Meets Girl
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Call Me Lucky
Carol
Chappie
Chi-Raq
Cinderella
Clouds of Sils Maria
Coherence
Cop Car
Creed
Crimson Peak
The Danish Girl
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Dope
The Duke of Burgundy
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
The End of the Tour
Entourage
Everest
Ex Machina
Far from Men
Far from the Madding Crowd
Faults
Fifty Shades of Grey
Furious 7
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Gideon's Army
The Gift
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Girlhood
God Help the Girl
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
The Good Dinosaur
Goodnight Mommy
The Guest
Happy Valley
The Hateful Eight
Heaven Knows What
Home
The Hunting Ground
Inside Out
Iris
Irrational Man
It Follows
Iverson
Jauja
Joy
Jupiter Ascending
Jurassic World
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Krampus
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
The Last Five Years
Leviathan
Listen Up Philip
The Look of Silence
Love & Mercy
Mad Max: Fury Road
Magic Mike XXL
Man from Reno
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Maps to the Stars
The Martian
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Meru
Minions
Miss Meadows
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Mistaken for Strangers
Mistress America
Mommy
A Most Violent Year
Mr. Holmes
Mr. Turner
Next Goal Wins
The Night Before
The Nightmare
99 Homes
The Overnight
The Overnighters
Paddington
The Peanuts Movie
Phoenix
Pitch Perfect 2
The Police Officer's Wife
Predestination
Pride
Queen of Earth
The Revenant
Roger Waters: The Wall
Room
The Salt of the Earth
San Andreas
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Selma
Seymour: An Introduction
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Sicario
The Sleepwalker
Slow West
Son of Saul
Song of the Sea
Spectre
A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness
Spotlight
Spring
Spy
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Starred Up
Stations of the Cross
Steve Jobs
Still Alice
Stop the Pounding Heart
Straight Outta Compton
The Strange Little Cat
Stray Dogs
Tangerine
Tangerines
Tarr Béla, I Used to Be a Filmmaker
Terminator Genisys
Timbuktu
Tokyo Tribe
Tomorrowland
Trainwreck
True Story
Unexpected
The Visit
A Walk in the Woods
What Happened, Miss Simone?
What We Do in the Shadows
When Marnie Was There
While We're Young
White God
Winter Sleep
Woman in Gold
World of Tomorrow
Z for Zachariah
« Last Edit: November 26, 2016, 11:47:11 PM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2016, 12:04:29 AM »
Youth played simultaneously on 149 screens on the very last weekend of 2015, so I let it squeak in as re-eligible for 2016.

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2016, 12:56:22 PM »
ELIGIBLE
O.J.: Made in America


Take note, Oscars.

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2016, 12:57:05 PM »
 ;D
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Re: Filmspots 2016: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2016, 11:46:49 PM »
Iverson apparently premiered on Showtime in 2015, making it ineligible for this year's Filmspots.

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 05:51:14 PM »
A Monster Calls

Animated or no?

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2016, 05:55:21 PM »
A Monster Calls

Animated or no?

If you think it should be considered, we can list it as an FYC (next to The Jungle Book) with a caveat that it's up to each individual voter to decide whether it should be eligible for the category (which looks to be more crowded than ever this year).

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2016, 01:28:15 PM »
What was the determination for this:

Black Mirror: Hated in the Nation

Best Picture
Best Actress - Kelly Macdonald
Best Scene (Dramatic) - Safe House
Best Line - “Okay! The government’s a FILMSPOTTER!. We knew that already.”

Wasn't sure if it was eligible but those are all my nominations for Hated in the Nation as well.

IMDb has it as a tv episode, I think. What's the argument for its eligibility?

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2016, 01:30:23 PM »
I don't know what pixote decided but I don't see any argument for it other than "it's good TV therefore it must qualify as cinema".

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Eligibility Questions
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2016, 01:34:19 PM »
Black Mirror: Hated in the Nation

I don't know what pixote decided but I don't see any argument for it other than "it's good TV therefore it must qualify as cinema".

Ha, no, I'm not comfortable setting this precedent. Everything I've read refers to "Hated in the Nation" as the sixth episode of the third series of Black Mirror, making it ineligible for the Filmpots.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.