Online voting for the 91st annual Academy Awards ends at 5 p.m. PT on Tuesday, February 19. Oscar voters only had eight days to cast their ballots in 24 competitive categories for these kudos, which will be handed out on Sunday (Feb. 24).
For all of the races, except Best Picture, the 7,902 eligible voters had to pick just one of the nominees (all of these categories have five contenders save for Makeup & Hairstyling which has three). The top award uses a preferential ballot that asks voters to rank the eight nominees in order of preference. While the Best Picture winner is chosen by a complicated counting method, the others are determined by a simple popular vote.
From nominations announcement on Jan. 22 to the ceremony on Sunday is a span of just 33 days. Last year, the two dates were 40 days apart. In 2017, there were 35 days in between while in 2016 there was a gap of 45 days.
Final voting kicked off 22 days after the nominations were announced and ran for eight days just as it did in 2017. In 2018, the break till final voting began was 28 days and it too ran eight days. In 2016, the period before final voting started was 29 days and balloting lasted for 12 days.
Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on February 24.