Charlize Theron, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum, Robert Downey Jr. and Shirley Bassey are among the participants who have been added to the 75th Oscars show in the last two days, according to announcements from show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
But the bigger Oscar news is this: Academy members can finally vote.
A full 29 days after Oscar nominations were announced on Jan. 10, the Academy opened the polls for final voting on Friday morning at 8 a.m., ending a long wait in which Academy members had to sit back and watch organizations like the Producers Guild, Directors Guild and Screen Actors Guild crown the year's best.
Members can vote online beginning Friday morning and ending Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. PT. They also can request paper ballots and vote by mail. Some voters who opted for paper ballots report receiving those ballots as early as Wednesday of this week.
The long gap between the nominations and the beginning of final voting could affect some races, though Oscar-watchers have little idea how things may play out.
Voters may have made up their minds weeks ago, waiting all that time to cast votes for "Argo" or another ...