Nomination ballots for the 69th Academy Awards were mailed Wednesday to the 4,000 California voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Out-of-state and foreign ballots were mailed Jan. 2.
During the nomination phase, ballots go only to members of the branch involved (actors nominate actors, etc.). However, all 5,173 voting members may participate in the nominations for best picture.
The Oscarcast will be carried live by ABC March 24 beginning at 6 p.m.