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Oscar 2013 dates and voting schedule The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the schedule for the final round of voting for the 2013 Academy Awards. Academy members will begin voting for the Oscar 2013 winners beginning at 8 a.m. Pt on Friday, February 8. Balloting will come to a close at 5 p.m. Pt on Tuesday, February 19. (Photo: Leonardo DiCaprio Django Unchained.) In one interesting sign of "voting flexibility," the Academy will allow members who voted online during the nominations round to use paper ballots in the final round, if they so wish. Those Academy members who registered to vote online may ask for a paper ballot by contacting the Academy’s Membership Department by Friday, February 1. During the nominations round of voting, there were widespread reports of online voting woes. Oscar 2013: Increasing ‘member engagement’ According to the Academy’s press release, "several voting resources will once again be available to members. »

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