Oscars voting extended amid online voting issues
January 2nd, 2013
09:52 AM ET

Oscars voting extended amid online voting issues

Films hoping to win a coveted Academy Award will have one more day to possibly earn some votes.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has extended the voting from 5 p.m. PST January 3 to 5 p.m. PST January 4.

According to an AMPAS press release, the transition to online voting contributed to the need for the extension. This is the first year the Academy is offering members the opportunity to vote online.

“By extending the voting deadline we are providing every opportunity available to make the transition to online balloting as smooth as possible,” said Academy Chief Operating Officer Ric Robertson.  “We’re grateful to our global membership for joining us in this process.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, some members who opted to e-vote reported having issues with their password. The publication said the problem was not a generational one of older members used to paper ballots not being able to figure out how to vote online.

""There's even some young-farts like myself that are having problems,"Super Size Me" filmmaker Morgan Spurlock told The Hollywood Reporter."It's not like it's the first time I've ever logged on to a computer."


Filed under: Awards Season • movies

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. VOTE TEAM OSCAR

    its going too be the greatest show in hollywood

    February 24, 2013 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. Terrifce Night Ahead

    He is the trophy.

    February 24, 2013 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. john alexander

    how can i vote

    February 24, 2013 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jim Dandey

    Just a one-day extension? Wow, what an amazing accommodation by the Academy. BTW, the online voting also doesn't work with the Safari web browser; brilliant idea by the creators...

    January 2, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Quack01

    can't wait to be there.

    January 2, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. Monkey Feet

    This sounds dumb. And smelly. Just like a big number two.

    January 2, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |

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