Oscar derby begins: Nomination ballots online and in the mail

On Friday, the motion picture academy turned on the website that allows its 6,028 members to complete their nomination ballots online. And it put paper ballots into the post last week for those members who want to fill them in by hand.

Here’s the rest of the timetable:

Wednesday, Jan. 8: Nomination ballots due by 5 pm PT

Thursday, Jan. 16: Nominations announced at 5:35 am PT

Monday, Feb. 10: Nominees luncheon

Friday, Feb. 14: Final ballots online and mailed

Saturday, Feb. 15: Scientific and technical awards presented

Tuesday, Feb. 25: Final ballots due by 5 pm PT

Sunday, March 2: Awards presented durinng ceremony that begins at 5:30 pm PT

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