Count down to Oscar Sunday!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Final voting for the Oscars will end on Tuesday, February 19, at 5 p.m. PT. Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted.
The 5,856 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will have until the 19th to vote in up to 24 categories. This year the Academy for the first time offered its members the option of casting their ballots online. Final voting began on February 8.
The votes are being tabulated and verified by the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The Academy is urging members who have chosen to vote by paper ballot to return them well in advance of the deadline due to the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, February 18.
Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The Oscar presentation will be televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information go to Oscar.com or download the official Oscars app.
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ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards–in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners-the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.