Monday, June 17, 2024

Oscars: Academy Members Must Register to Vote by This Thursday Afternoon


Attention members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Do you want to vote for the Oscars this year? I was told at lunch today by a friend at the New York branch, the following: all members must contact the Academy and register to vote online (or by paper if you have no access to a computer) by this Thursday, November 30th. If you’re not registered, you won’t be able to vote online or on paper. Period. There’s some fear now that a lot of people are still not signed up for the new system. In this, maybe the best year for Oscar potential films in a generation, it would be a debacle if someone tried to vote and found out they couldn’t. Visit the academy website for more info, or just call ’em.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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