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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 began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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