Written by: FFT Webmaster | December 28th, 2011
Ballots for the 84th Academy Awards were mailed to the 5,783 Academy members on Tuesday, the Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced. Those voters now have until January 13 to decide on their favorite films, performances and technical accomplishments of the year. Voters must get their choices back to accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in time for a week and a half of detailed and complex counting. The Oscar ballots are color-coded by category, and cover 15 of the 24 Academy Awards categories. Nominations in the mostly technical categories are decided by special committees or at specific AMPAS events. This will be the first year for a new counting system is in place to produce anywhere between five to ten Best Picture nominees.