Thursday, December 29, 2005

Oscar Nominating Ballots Mailed Out

Nominating ballots for the best picture Oscar were being mailed to the 5,798 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

There are 311 eligible films for 2005 the most in 32 years, the Academy said Wednesday.

Ballots must be returned by Jan. 21.To qualify, a movie must have a running time of more than 40 minutes, be exhibited on 35mm or 70mm film or a qualifying digital format, and open in a commercial theater, for paid admission, in Los Angeles County between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 and run for seven consecutive days.

Nominations for the 78th Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 31 and the awards will be presented on March 5. (Kris will you wake up and watch a nominees with me this year????)

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