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.