Final Ballots Mailed Today for 76th Academy Awards


Final ballots for the 76th Academy Awards were mailed today to the 5,803 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Listed on the ballots are the nominees in 19 Oscar categories. Separate ballots for 5 award categories (foreign language film, short and feature-length documentaries and animated and live-action short films) will be distributed after verification of mandatory member attendance at screenings.

Completed ballots must be in the hands of PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m., Tuesday, February 24. Any ballot received after this deadline is ineligible. The auditing firm then tabulates the votes and the winners’ names are placed in sealed envelopes to be opened on Oscar Night, Sunday, February 29.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2003 will be televised live from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland by the ABC Television Network at 5 p.m. PST, beginning with a half-hour arrival segment. Information about the 76th Academy Awards.