Final ballots for the 81st Academy Awards were mailed today (January 28) to the 5,810 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Completed ballots must be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 17. Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted.
Listed on the ballots are nominees in 19 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 Night, Sunday, February 22.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.