February 27, 2017

Relax, Oscar picks are an inside job

Cinemaspot - According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 5,722 Academy members voted with secret ballots sent through the mail.

Academy members select nominees in their respective branches (acting, directing, etc.), while all members select the Best Picture nominees. Then the Academy's entire active and life membership votes to pick winners in each category.

Membership in the Academy is by invitation of the Board of Governors and is limited to those who have achieved distinction in the arts and sciences of motion pictures.

Thus it's a bit like asking supermarket staffers to pick the best food of the year

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