Final Oscars Voting Opens Friday

Aaron Couch
The Hollywood Reporter
Final Oscars Voting Opens Friday

Final voting for the Academy Awards opens Friday at 8 a.m. PST, with final ballots due Feb. 19 at 5 p.m.

"We're looking forward to a continuation of the high turnout we saw during the nominations phase," Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences COO Ric Robertson said in a statement.

Voters can make their selections online or cast paper ballots in 24 categories. Newly added categories this year are documentary feature, animated short film and live action short film.

The 85th Academy Awards will take place February 24, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane. The ceremony airs at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.