Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Posted: 05/7/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0
LOS ANGELES -- Oscar voters will no longer be required to see certain nominated films in a theatre to cast their ballots.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Saturday that members will be mailed DVDs of documentaries, shorts and foreign language nominees -- categories that don't typically get lengthy stays on multiplex big screens.
President Hawk Koch says the move is an effort to expand member participation by giving voters as many opportunities as possible to see all the nominated films.
Prior to the final round of voting, the academy will mail members DVDs of films in Foreign Language Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories.
The nomination process remains unchanged.
-- The Associated Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 7, 2013 C2
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Sony cyberattack, terror threats put chill on targeting foreign leaders
The AP's top 10 movies of the year
Dolan's 'Mommy' shut out of Oscars list
Wonka, Ferris, the Dude officially cinematic treasures
It's a wander-ful life
Third Museum not worth night out
It's hard to knock sunny production of updated musical
'Team America' screenings also pulled from theatres
Texas theatre schedules showing of "Team America"
Screens onscreen: How do TV characters use tech?
Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen
Film students to play role in Academy Awards show
Nick Hornby gets out of his element writing his latest screenplay
Mark Wahlberg bets on upside-down remake of 1974 film
New on DVD/VOD
Local theatres pulling The Interview after threats
Waterston drawn to 'Inherent Vice' director
25 movies chosen for the National Film Registry
'Saving Private Ryan' among films being preserved
Third time's the charm for bloated Hobbit
Review: 'The Hobbit' wraps with a Middle-earth melee
No plans to go back again to Middle-earth on film
NYC premiere of Rogen film cancelled as threats fly
Sweet 'Night at the Museum' bids farewell to Robin Williams
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' among new DVDs
Polanski lawyers accuse prosecutors of misconduct
Xavier Dolan always had a 'vision': father
Tolkiening it to the next level
Linklater's 'Boyhood' wins Toronto prize
"Annie" is a hard knock, no fun adaptation
'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Critics' Choice noms
Wartime, Hollywood photographer Phil Stern dies
New Malick movie to debut at Berlin film festival
Lawyer: Free speech at stake in anti-Muslim film
'Gone with the Wind' premiere sparked tension
Ready to rock
'Selma' stars on poignancy and parallels of movie
'Exodus: Gods and Kings' conquers the box office