Sunday, February 28, 2010

Final Oscar® Ballots Due Tuesday

Completed ballots to determine the 2009 winners of the Academy Awards®, mailed 10 February, must be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m. Tuesday, 2 March. Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted.

Following the tabulation of the votes, the winners’ names will be placed in sealed envelopes to be opened on Oscar Night®. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, 7 March 2010, 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 will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; and acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology. 

The Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collect, preserve, restore and provide access to movies and items related to movie history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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