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No, Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' isn't eligible at Oscars

October 23, 2009 |  9:56 am

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At least not at the next ceremony anyway. The Michael Jackson concert documentary "This Is It" doesn't qualify to participate in the next Oscars derby because it missed the eligibility period, which spans Sept. 1, 2008 to August 31, 2009. In order to make the current race for best documentary feature, "This Is It" needed to have a commercial run for seven days in theaters both Los Angeles and New York before the Oscars' cut-off date. Sometimes an extension is granted to Sept. 30. The King of Pop was never shy about seeking special, royal star treatment. But not this time. Its Oct. 28 release date just doesn't cut it, an academy representative  confirms to Gold Derby.

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