The Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, if you’ve ever had any dealings with them, are a well oiled machine. I have never, in fact, dealt with a more cleanly run, professionally managed company. Never, in my life. When I attended the Oscars as a press person every tiny detail was covered, top to bottom, A to Z. So I read with great interest the “sky is falling” stories about voter problems with online ballots. So I went ahead and called the Academy. You have the option of immediately reaching a guy who very nicely answered the phone. He told me that he was there to field calls from any member with a problem. Moreover, they have a whole call center set up just to deal with voter issues. Trust me, these guys you could trust to deliver Kate Middleton’s royal charge. So, don’t worry, votes are well in hand. Members can simply make a phone call and have tech support help them through it.
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