Best Picture Oscar Voting Being Rerigged

(antiMusic) Ah the Oscars! About as irrelevant to the most people as the MTV VMAs or the Grammys. Just who votes for these things and how do they vote? Does it really matter as most people disagree with the results anyway? But this year it may get worse as they are tweaking the best picture voting. BBC reports: The voting system, which will determine the winner of the best picture at this year's Oscars is being changed, it has been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said preferential voting will now be used to tally the final vote for the award. Voters will be asked to rank nominees in order of preference from 1 to 10.

In all other categories, the victory goes to the performer who earns the most votes. The new system for tallying vote for best picture is the same preferential voting system that the Academy uses in its nominating process. [And we've seen the crap results that has brought!] - more on this story

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