The nomination ballots for the 84th Academy Awards® were mailed today to the 5,783 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy announced.
The completed ballots must be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m. PT on Friday, January 13th, 2012. You snooze, you lose because any ballots received after that deadline will not be counted.
Both the nomination and final Awards ballots will tabulated by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the professional accounting firm that ensures that all aspects of the balloting process are fair and accurate each Oscar season.
Prior to mailing, the PricewaterhouseCoopers staff administers a thorough verification process to ensure that there are no duplicate ballots and that none are missing. In addition to being counted and sorted, the ballots are numbered to guarantee that each one is addressed to the appropriate Academy voter.
The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy‘s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 26th, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on ABC. The Oscar presentation will also be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.