A trusted friend was told by an Oscar consultant/publicist that out of the 5810 members eligible to vote for nominations, last year roughly 500 came in on the final balloting day. That figure, however, was “way lower” this year. Nonetheless, I wonder to what extent this history applies to the number of last-minute voters this year. The ballot deadline, once more, is this Tuesday, 1.17, at 5 pm.