Oscar Ballots to Be Mailed Friday
12/24/2008 AT 07:15 AM EST
Some 5,810 voting members will select which actors and movies will be nominated, with these picks then narrowed down to the nominees that will be announced at the Academy headquarters' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Jan. 22.
After that comes a second round of voting, this time to decide the winners to be announced at the Feb. 22 Oscarcast from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.
This year's ceremony will be hosted by PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, Australia star Hugh Jackman.
– Stephen M. Silverman