Final Oscar Ballots Sent Out Today

Completed ballots for 83rd Academy Awards must be returned by Feb. 22, five days before Hollywood’s biggest night.

Now there’s nothing but the voting.

The final Oscars ballots were sent out today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday.

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Completed ballots for 83rd Academy Awards must be returned by Feb. 22, which is just five days before Hollywood’s biggest night.

Read the release below:

Final Oscar® Ballots Mailed to Academy Members

Beverly Hills, CA – Final ballots for the 83rd Academy Awards® were mailed today (February 2) to the 5,755 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Completed ballots must be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) by 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 22.  Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted. 

Listed on the ballots are nominees in 19 Awards categories.  Separate ballots for five categories (Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film) will be distributed after verification of mandatory member attendance at screenings.

Following the tabulation of the votes, the winners’ names will be placed in sealed envelopes to be opened on Oscar Night®, Sunday, February 27.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.