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Oscar ballots mailed out to voting members

The final ballots for the 83rd annual Academy Awards were sent out to voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday.

February 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The final ballots for the 83rd annual Academy Awards were sent out to voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday.

Ballots must be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m. Feb. 22.

The ballots include nominees in 19 categories. Separate ballots for the categories of documentary feature, documentary short subject, foreign language film, animated short film and live action short film will be mailed separately after verification the members attended mandatory screenings.

Once the ballots arrive at PricewaterhouseCoopers, they're kept under lock and key. It's a three-day process of tabulating the results and only two people, Bradley Oltmanns and Rick Rosas, will know the identities of the Oscar winners before they are announced during the live ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 27.

The stars giving out the awards don't get their hands on the envelopes until right before they walk out on stage.

This marks the 77th year PricewaterhouseCoopers, or PwC, has handled the tabulation of Oscar ballots.

This year's Oscar ceremony is set to air live on ABC7 from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, 2011. Check out a full list of Oscar nominations.

ABC7 and OnTheRedCarpet.com are your news sources for Oscars coverage. Live coverage from the Oscar red carpet begins at 2 p.m. PT. "On The Red Carpet at the Oscars" broadcasts LIVE on ABC7. We're also streaming the show online and on the free On The Red Carpet iPad app, available now in iTunes.

When the last awards have been given out, watch continuing coverage of the Governor's Ball and all the Oscar night parties as "On The Red Carpet at the Oscars" broadcasts LIVE on on ABC7. We're also streaming the show online and on the iPad app.

Oscar.com is your home for the 83rd Academy Awards.
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