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Final Ballots Sent out to Oscar Voters as the Most Unpredictable Season Ever Finally Comes to Merciful Close

Final Ballots Sent out to Oscar Voters as the Most Unpredictable Season Ever Finally Comes to Merciful Close

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Mercifully, this long and agonizing season is finally coming a close. If you’d like to print a ballot you can download one here. Final voting for the Oscars will officially open on Friday, February 8th at 8 a.m. PT and end on Tuesday, February 19th at 5 p.m. PT, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. Members of the Academy may vote in up to 24 categories. This year, for the…

Academy announces new Oscar ballot shakeup

Academy announces new Oscar ballot shakeup

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Word went out to Academy members today about a big change in ballot procedure for three categories. Until now, members who wanted to vote for Best Documentary Feature, Live Action Short or Animated Short would need to trek to designated screening locations where they got their hands stamped as certified proof that they’d seen all the nominated films before voting. (Not 100% sure about about the hand stamp part, but…

Oscar Ballot Deadline 5pm Today – A (sort of) Cliffhanger

Oscar Ballot Deadline 5pm Today – A (sort of) Cliffhanger

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As the last remaining Oscar voters finish up their voting today and by 5pm the deadline will pass.  It will be interesting to see whether the Academy’s votes reflect what we would have otherwise known from the nominations thus far or whether they will be vastly different from the general picture we’re getting from the consensus votes.  Right now, I feel like there are a few movies whose fate is…

Gold Derby Posts Ballot for Best Picture

Gold Derby Posts Ballot for Best Picture

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Source “It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.” No, it doesn’t say that.  It says: When you have reviewed the Reminder List, please write the title of your first choice on the first line of this ballot and list your alternate choices on the succeeding lines in order of your preference. Do not list the same title more than once; multiple votes for…

Oscar Confusion: Some Academy Members Befuddled by New Ballots

Oscar Confusion: Some Academy Members Befuddled by New Ballots

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Nothing like kicking off the new year with Oscar befuddlement. (THR) Most Academy members have now received their Oscar nominations ballots, which were mailed out on Tuesday, and THR is beginning to hear from some of them who are profoundly confused by the new voting system. The primary area of concern is over the number of best picture nominees. Was there no better way to phrase that? Our most hallowed…

Last Call: Awards Daily Oscar Ballot

Last Call: Awards Daily Oscar Ballot

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Today’s your last chance to participate in the Awards Daily Oscar Nominations. The final deadline is only hours away — 12 midnight Pacific Time. Click the nominations link to read the rules, or click the banner below to jump directly to the ballots.

Awards Daily Nominations Ballot Results

Awards Daily Nominations Ballot Results

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Although we’ll leave the polls open for a few more hours, it looks like the rankings and percentages have stabilized enough to start collecting results. We can crunch the numbers and look at the closest races later, but meanwhile it might be fun to have our own predictions online and on the record in advance of the actual nominations. The charts are enormous so to save space, I’m only listing…

The Award Daily Nominees Are in!

The Award Daily Nominees Are in!

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Rob has finished crunching the numbers for the Awards Daily nominations tabulations. Summary charts here and after the cut. Be sure to click the the links at the end of Rob’s notes for a more comprehensive look at all the internal scores for dozens of contenders. Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress Charts, after the cut.

Awards Daily Nominations Ballot: Final Hours

Awards Daily Nominations Ballot: Final Hours

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NOTE: One final bump to the top of the page, as the looming midnight deadline means 16 hours left to vote. Our good friend Rob wondered what nominees Awards Daily readers would choose if we were able to vote with the same method of preferential balloting AMPAS members use. Interesting concept, but way beyond my own understanding of the system. So he took it upon himself to design the ballot,…