The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 2012 nominees for its 84th Annual Academy Awards.
Nominations ballots were mailed to the voting Academy members. Members from each of the branches voted to determine the nominees in their respective categories—actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. All voting members were eligible to select the Best Picture nominees. All active and life members of the Academy are eligible to select the winners in all categories.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, in Hollywood. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.