1 January 2013 5:18 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Opening envelopes is an Oscar specialty but pushing the envelope?  Not so much. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has added an extra day to the voting period (the new deadline is 5 p.m. on Jan. 4) in response to membership complaints about the new online voting option .“By extending the voting deadline we are providing every opportunity available to make the transition to online balloting as smooth as possible,” Ric Robertson, the chief operation officer of the Academy, said in a statement. “We’re grateful to our global membership for joining us in this process.”

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