Thursday, April 18, 2024

Oscars: Academy Voters Get Extended Deadline, and Electronic Kiosks Are Coming


Update on Oscar voting, attention Academy voters:  the deadline to register for paper balloting has been extended to December 14th. If you really don’t have access to a computer or email in 2012, this is for you. But if you don’t register for the paper ballot by tomorrow, I am told, that’s it. You will still be able to register at any time for electronic voting by email or in person at Academy theaters in Los Angles, New York, and London. And get this: the Academy is getting so modern and cool that they will have kiosks–like ATMs– in the lobby at their theatres where voters can log in and vote on the spot. I mean, how easy is that? Call the Academy office if you have questions.

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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