Final voting for the Oscars will end on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. PST. Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted. The votes are being tabulated and verified by the international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The 5,856 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences can vote in up to 24 categories. This year, for the first time, the Academy offered its members the option of casting their ballots online. Final voting began Feb. 8.
Earlier this week, the Academy announced street closure plans around the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.
To accommodate the construction of press risers, fan bleachers and pre-show stages along the Oscars red carpet, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, and remain closed until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26. MTA subway trains will bypass the Hollywood & Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Feb. 23, until 6 a.m. on Feb. 25. Between Feb. 17 and Feb. 24, additional streets and sidewalks will be closed for varying periods.
Details of the closures and maps of affected areas are available at www.oscars.org/closures.