"I'm thrilled to be asked to host the
Academy Awards for the second time because, as they say, the third
time's a charm," Host Jon Stewart.
Hosted By: Jon Stewart
SELECTION CRITERIA AND DEADLINES
HOW MOVIES AND STARS ARE
NOMINATED AND THE WINNERS PICKED
MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES
has 5,607 members that can vote.
There are up to
There can be up
to 5 nominations in each category.
For many of the
categories, the voting member has to work within that segment of the
movie industry, writers nominating writers, directors for best
Foreign Film nominations are made by large committees of selected
members from all branches voting.
The Best Picture
nominations and winners are picked by all voting members.
January 1, 2008
the awards year began.
The members get
to see the films that
are up for possible selection at special screenings throughout the
sent to these members are carefully monitored to keep things on the
up and up.
December 3, 2008
was the deadline for Official Screen Credit Forms to qualify
December 26th, 2008
nomination ballots mailed to voting members.
December 31, 2008
Awards year ends at
All stars and films eligible had to be presented for viewing by
12th is the
close of the nomination polls.
that the members use to select nominees are sent out in December and
the voting members have approximately half a month to mail them back to
PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the company hired to monitor and facilitate
the votes for the Oscar Awards.
22, 2009 · the
Nominations are announced
nominations are revealed in mid-late January, and the voting
members have a week to mail them back.
28th is when
the final ballots are mailed in.
February 2, 2009
February 7, 2009
and Technical Awards Presentation.
final polls end·.All that is left now ·the Big One ·the really
really really BIG ONE·THE AWARDS PRESENTATIONS and finally the
The votes are
tabulated and only 2 members of Price know the results until we all
find out together on
February 22, 2009
night. The 81st Annual Academy Awards are presented.
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