Oscars voting extended amid online voting issues
POSTED: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 1:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 1:04am
CNN — Films hoping to win a coveted Academy Award will have one more day to possibly earn some votes.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has extended the voting from 5:00 p.m. PST January 3 to 5:00 p.m. PST January 4.
According to an AMPAS press release, the transition to online voting contributed to the need for the extension. This is the first year the Academy is offering members the opportunity to vote online.
"By extending the voting deadline we are providing every opportunity available to make the transition to online balloting as smooth as possible," said Academy Chief Operating Officer Ric Robertson. "We're grateful to our global membership for joining us in this process."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, some members who opted to e-vote reported having issues with their password. The publication said the problem was not a generational one of older members used to paper ballots not being able to figure out how to vote online.
""There's even some young-farts like myself that are having problems,"Super Size Me" filmmaker Morgan Spurlock told The Hollywood Reporter."It's not like it's the first time I've ever logged on to a computer."