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Oscars Fulfill Electronic Ballot Promise, Lengthen Voting Window

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood September 18, 2012 at 7:08PM

There are many ways that the Academy is still in the dark ages as far as the reality of modern filmmaking is concerned. Movies have to open in theaters to be eligible for the Oscar, at a time when online viewing is commonplace. Thus, in order to give voting members and audiences more time to see the nominated films, the Academy will announce the 85th Academy Awards nominations on January 10, five days earlier than it had planned, and three days ahead of the Golden Globes.

The key dates are:           

Friday, November 30, 2012:           Official Screen Credits due
Saturday, December 1, 2012:           Governors Awards presentation
Monday, December 17, 2012:           Nominations voting begins
Thursday, January 3, 2013:           Nominations voting ends 5 p.m. PT
Thursday, January 10, 2013:           Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT, Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Monday, February 4, 2013:           Nominees Luncheon
Friday, February 8, 2013:           Final voting begins
Saturday, February 9, 2013:           Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
Tuesday, February 19, 2013:           Final voting ends 5 p.m. PT
Sunday, February 24, 2013:           85th Academy Awards presentation

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