2 Jan 2013

Oscar vote deadline extended 24 hours

6:06 am on 2 January 2013

The deadline for voting for this year's Oscar nominations has been extended after some voters had problems with a new online voting system.

Some of the academy's 6000 members reported trouble logging into the voting website, while others said they found it confusing.

Organisers said the deadline would be extended by 24 hours to 4 January.

It is the first time voting has been allowed online. It was previously conducted strictly via postal ballots.

However, the BBC reports members can still choose between voting electronically or sticking with the traditional method.