Oscar 2008: Ballots to be Mailed Dec 26

Dec 23, 2008–The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is readying a post-Christmas gift for its 5,810 voting members. Oscar ballots are set to be mailed out on Friday.

Ballots must be returned by January 12, 2009 at 5 p.m. PT. Nominations will be unveiled on January 22 at the Academy's Goldwyn Theater. The 81st annual Academy Awards ceremony is set for February 22 at the Kodak Theater.