Nomination ballots for the 84th Academy Awards were mailed to the 5,783 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences yesterday.
Completed ballots must be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m. PST on Jan. 13. Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted.
Nomination and final awards ballots are tabulated by PricewaterhouseCoopers to ensure that all aspects of the balloting process are conducted with fairness and accuracy.
Prior to mailing, the PricewaterhouseCoopers staff administers a thorough verification process to ensure that there are no duplicate ballots and that none are missing. In addition to being counted and sorted, the ballots are numbered to guarantee that each one is addressed to the appropriate academy voter.
The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live Jan. 24 at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The awards will be presented Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network.