Voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® must return their completed final Oscar ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m., PST, Tuesday, February 28. 5,798 ballots were mailed to voting members of the Academy on Wednesday, February 8. Ballots received after the 5 p.m. deadline will not be counted.
Once PricewaterhouseCoopers has tabulated the votes, the winners’ names are placed in sealed, foil-lined envelopes. Two of the firm’s partners, Brad Oltmanns and Rick Rosas, will be the only two people to know the results prior to the envelopes being opened on Oscar Night®, Sunday, March 5.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements for 2005 will be presented on March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland®. It will be televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 8 p.m. EST, with a one-hour red carpet arrivals show beginning at 7 p.m. EST.