PREVIOUS, 7 AM: The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is mailing out final Oscar ballots today to its nearly 6000 members to vote for recipients of the 84th Annual Academy Awards. The completed ballots are due back February 21st at 5 PM PT. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by ABC. The Oscar presentation will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
Completed ballots must be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) by 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 21. Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted.
Listed on the ballots are nominees in 19 Awards categories. Separate ballots for five categories (Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film) will be distributed after verification of mandatory member attendance at screenings.
Following the tabulation of the votes, the winners’ names will be placed in sealed envelopes to be opened on Oscar Sunday, February 26.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.