Oscar nomination ballots were mailed Monday and must be back by Jan. 14. As that is nine days earlier than last year, the schedule for screeners has also shifted forward. Forty-nine more movies have been sent out since “Animal Kingdom” and “Mother and Child” were mailed on Sept. 29. Most of these were in voters hands long before the holidays. However, among those out of the gate later were many of the frontrunners including “The King’s Speech” (Dec. 15) and “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” and “True Grit” all of which were mailed Dec. 14. See the full calendar here.
EDITOR’S NOTE: One more screener arrived since we built this chart. Oscar voters got “The Way Back” this week.