OSCARS: Will Monday's President's Day Holiday Impact Last-Minute Ballots?

In speaking with various Academy members this week, I have noticed a good number of them had yet to vote. Consider it fair warning that all 5,783 ballots are due back to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 PM Tuesday. Complicating matters this year is that Monday is President’s Day, a national holiday designed to sell mattresses but also a postal holiday. That means ballots mailed after Saturday are not likely to get to those accountants offices until Wednesday — too late to count. Of course, with the Academy’s planned move to electronic voting next year this won’t be a problem in the future. But the snail mail process they still have in effect this year could be. Now if you just can’t decide among Clooney or Pitt or Dujardin or you are perplexed by which film to vote for in the Sound categories, you can conceivably have your ballots dropped off directly to the Pricewaterhouse offices at 350 S. Grand Ave. in Los Angeles on Tuesday before 5 PM.  In years past, consultants have told me anywhere from 100-300 ballots might walk in on the last day. (more…)

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