Thursday, February 02, 2012

Final Oscar Ballots Mailed & Upcoming Awards


Final ballots for the 84th Academy Awards® have been mailed to the 5,783 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Completed ballots must be returned to PwC* by 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 21.  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 Sunday, February 26.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

* Accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.


1. Saturday, February 4, 2012   ASIFA - The International Animated Film Society, (ANNIE AWARDS), Hollywood.
at UCLA's Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA. Website

2. Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 26th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards, in the Grand Ballroom at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom.

Harrison Ford, the actor known for the characters Han Solo and Indiana Jones, will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2012 Board of Governors Award. He will be honored during the 26th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala. The nominees are:

For feature film: Guillaume Schiffman, AFC (The Artist),
Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo),
Robert Richardson, ASC (Hugo),
Hoyte van Hoytema, FSF, NSC (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy),
and Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC (The Tree of Life).
have been nominated in the feature film category of the 26th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winner will be announced at the ASC Awards celebration at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom on February 12.

Guillaume Schiffman and Hoyte van Hoytema are both first-time ASC nominees, while this is the 10th nomination for Robert Richardson, and the second consecutive ASC Award nomination for Jeff Cronenweth who was recognized last year for The Social Network.

3. Sunday, February 12, 2012 - British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTA®), presented at the Royal Opera House, London, England. The BAFTA Orange Awards are considered another indicator of the way the Academy Awards may go. Members cannot vote for a film unless they are certified as having seen it, and there is a voting branch in Los Angeles.

5. Saturday, February 18, 2012 -  The 62nd Annual American Cinema Editors' (ACE) Eddie Awards will be presented at the Beverly Hilton. The Eddie Awards honor editors working in motion pictures and television. Website

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