Oscar nomination voting extended after online hitches
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Voting for Oscar nominations was extended by a day after some people reported problems with a new online voting system, organisers of the movie industry's coveted awards said on Monday.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the deadline for its 6,000 members to vote on nominations for the year's best films, performances, directors, screenplay and other achievements would be extended to Friday, Jan 4 to Jan 24 hours after the original Jan 3 deadline.
"By extending the voting deadline we are providing every opportunity available to make the transition to online balloting as smooth as possible," Mr Ric Robertson, chief operating officer of the academy, said in a statement.
"We're grateful to our global membership for joining us in this process," Mr Robertson added.