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The nomination ballots for the 72nd Academy Awards were mailed Tuesday to the 4,164 voting members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. The deadline for nomination ballot returns is Feb. 4, 5:00 p.m. (PST).
All nomination and final awards ballots will be tabulated by PricewaterhouseCoopers who go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that fairness and accuracy are integral parts of the balloting process.
Numbering, mailing, verifying, sorting, counting and control checks assure that there are no duplicate ballots, none missing and that the correct ballots are returned. Each ballot form is numbered to prevent loss or theft and to guarantee that the form goes to the correct Academy voter.
The 72nd Academy Awards nominations will be announced in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy at 5:30 a.m. (PST).Tuesday Feb. 15.
The ceremonies honoring 1999 achievements in motion pictures will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2000. The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation will be broadcast live from the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium by the ABC Television Network, beginning at 5:30 p.m. (PST).