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  • An Oscar statue stands on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theatre as preparations continued for the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles in 2010. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

    Concern over Oscar voting extends deadline

    Growing concern that problems with the new electronic Oscar voting system could lead to record-low turnout has prompted the motion picture academy to extend the deadline for members to vote for Oscar nominations.

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  • "It's like the saying goes, it's impossible to disprove a negative," said Scott Feinberg, awards analyst and blogger for The Hollywood Reporter. "Assuming the academy doesn't have a repeat of problems with the second phase of voting (for the Oscars presented Feb. 24), this issue will probably fade away in people's memories very quickly."

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  • "There's considerable concern from many members that voter participation will be at record lows this year because the people who wanted to take a chance on this new cutting-edge system are either giving up on it or worried they won't be able to cast their votes," said Scott Feinberg, awards analyst and blogger for The Hollywood Reporter.

    Concern over Oscar voting extends deadline →

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