The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the schedule for the final round of voting for this year’s Oscars. Final balloting will begin Feb. 8, at 8 a.m. PST, and close Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. PST. To provide as many options as possible, Academy members who voted online during the nominations round will have the option of using a paper ballot in the final round. Members who have registered to vote online may request a paper ballot by contacting the Academy’s membership department by Feb. 1.
Several voting resources will once again be available to members, including assisted voting stations in Los Angeles, New York, London and a 24-hour call center.
“One of our basic goals at the Academy is to increase member engagement,” Academy chief operating officer, Ric Robertson said. “Despite some challenges, more members voted for this year’s nominations than they have in the past several years. We are looking forward to a continuation of that trend in the final voting.”
Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Feb. 24, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.