Friday, January 23, 2009

Oscar voting system deciphered - Entertainment News, Oscar News, Media - Variety

Oscar voting system deciphered - Entertainment News, Oscar News, Media - Variety: "An explanation of the nomination process
By TIMOTHY M. GRAY

The Academy uses preferential voting, a system that Australia adopted as early as 1902. The Acad has been using it since 1936.

It’s designed to deal with elections in which there is more than one result (e.g., five best-picture nominees rather than a single presidential winner).
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