Final ballots for the 77th Academy Awards were mailed today to the 5,808 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Listed on the ballots are the nominees in 19 OscarÃ‚Â® 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 22. Any ballot received after this deadline is ineligible. The auditing firm tabulates the votes and the winners’ names are placed in sealed envelopes to be opened on Oscar NightÃ‚Â® , Sunday, February 27.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2004 will be televised live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood by the ABC Television Network at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST, beginning with a half-hour arrival segment.