Due to the implementation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' new online voting system, Oscar voters are being given a bit more time to cast their ballots for nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards.
The Academy said in a statement Monday that the voting deadline has been pushed back one day -- from Thursday to Friday.
"By extending the voting deadline we are providing every opportunity available to make the transition to online balloting as smooth as possible," the Academy's Chief Operating Officer Ric Robertson said in a statement. "We're grateful to our global membership for joining us in this process."
The announcement of the 2013 Oscar nominations will proceed as planned, on Jan. 10.
This year marks the first opportunity Oscar voters can vote online. Paper ballots are still an option.
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