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Oscars to use RCV for BEST PICTURE - along with longer list of 'candidates'

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  • Dr Barbara Klein
    Update FairVote AZ advocating for Ranked Choice Voting News Flash - September 1, 2009 Academy to use preferential voting to pick best picture
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 1, 2009

      Update

      FairVote AZ advocating for Ranked Choice Voting

       

      News Flash – September 1, 2009

       

       

      Academy to use preferential voting to pick best picture
      < http://latimesblogs .latimes. com/entertainmen tnewsbuzz/ 2009/08/academy- to-use-preferent ial-voting- to-pick-best- picture.html

      >

      August 31, 2009 |  4:05 pm

      Get out the calculator -- Oscar voting just got more complicated.

      The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today took the long
      expected step to ensure that this year's best picture winner won't be
      hated by 90% of its members by going with a preferential voting system
      for members.

      In a preferential voting system, votes for the least popular first
      choice movie are eliminated and those members' second choices are taken
      into account. The process continues until a nominee receives more than
      50% of the votes.

      Academy spokesperson Leslie Unger confirmed that the organization will
      apply the same preferential voting system it uses in the Oscar
      nomination process to best picture voting starting this winter. The news
      was first reported by The Wrap
      < http://www.thewrap. com/ind-column/ academy-makes- big-changes- best-picture- voting_5700
      >.

      Such a move has been in the works since the Academy decided in June
      < http://articles. latimes.com/ 2009/jun/ 26/business/ fi-oscars- backlash26
      > to
      expand the number of best picture nominees from five to 10. At the time
      < http://latimesblogs .latimes. com/entertainmen tnewsbuzz/ 2009/06/voting- rules-may- be-next-change- for-oscar. html
      >,
      Academy Vice President Hawk Koch said that there would be a change in
      the voting process, stating, "We want to make sure that 11% does not win
      the best picture."

      Under the old system, members simply voted for their first choice. With
      10 nominees, that would mean a movie with one vote more than 10% could
      theoretically be named best picture.

      Other categories will continue to utilize the traditional single-vote
      process to pick winners.

      The change marks the first time that the Academy has used preferential
      voting for best picture since at least 1944, when it reduced the number
      of nominees from 10 to five.

      Update (6:10 PM): Unger clarified that in fact that last time
      preferential voting was used to select the best picture was in 1945.

       

       

       

       

       

      Dr. Barbara Klein

      The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works....President Obama 

       

       

       

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