News: Best Picture Voting Change

Source: FirstShowing

As you know, it was previously announced that the number of Best Picture nominees at The Oscars have increased to ten films.

Now it is being reported that the voting procedure has changed. Instead of voting for a single film, Academy members will now rank the ten films in order of preference. Apparently this is to ensure that there is a majority winner.

I think this is a great idea, since I was initially worried that the increased number of nominees would spread the ballet real thin. However, now that every film will (presumably) get a certain number of votes based on now high they’re ranked, it really makes this plan more workable.

Now, I’m really interested to see how this all turns out.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).