The Oscars have listened to academy members and pushed the nominations voting period back by a week this year. Last year, voting began on Monday, Dec. 29 while this year’s nomination ballot will go live online on Thursday, Jan. 5. However, members will have only eight days to vote (down from 10). The deadline is Jan. 13 (which, for the superstitious among us, is a Friday!).
And while the accountants needed only a week to tally the votes last year, this year they will take 11 days, with nominations not announced till Tuesday, Jan. 24 (we only had to wait till Jan. 15 to find out who made the cut in 2015). This will be the first time in five years that we won’t know the Oscar nominees before the Golden Globes ceremony. Indeed, those awards will be handed out on Jan. 8, during Oscar nominations voting.
Final voting kicks off 20 days later on Monday, Feb. 13 and runs for eight days till Tuesday, Feb. 21.