Oscar Nominations Voting Extended To January 4th
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]Watch Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Online[/url][/b]. To ensure that the system is secure, the Academy will be closing down its online voting system for two hours on January 3rd after the original deadline. After that period voters will be able to go back on to the site and submit their choices. The nominations for this year's Academy Awards will be announced Thursday January 10th at 5:30am PST and the 85th annual Oscars will be held on Sunday February 24th at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Seth MacFarlane. When it came out in late August, Oogieloves In The BIG Balloon Adventure was the target of one joke headline after another.
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