NOTE: One final bump to the top of the page, as the looming midnight deadline means 16 hours left to vote.
Our good friend Rob wondered what nominees Awards Daily readers would choose if we were able to vote with the same method of preferential balloting AMPAS members use. Interesting concept, but way beyond my own understanding of the system. So he took it upon himself to design the ballot, write the code, and create a program to crunch the numbers. How does it work? You’ll have to ask Rob. All I can tell you is click on the link below, make your selections, and hit the submit button when your satisfied with your choices.
Vote like a member of the Academy. Click here to select your personal preferences for nominees in the top six categories.
Note: If the link doesn’t work, make sure you’ve turned off your pop-up blocker since the ballot will appear as a pop-up window.
It’s my understanding that you’ll be able to vote again if you change your mind, and your most recent vote will overwrite your previous choices. Somewhere the data will be collected and processed according to whatever
mystical mathematical formula Rob has devised.
Bear in mind, the intention of this project is not to try to second guess the Academy or even to predict how they’ll vote. We’ve all seen what calamities can result when someone attempts to get inside the head of John Malkovich, so we don’t want any widespread existential breakdowns on the cusp of the new year. Just vote your own heart, like the Academy members are supposed to do.
This ballot is meant to be a measure of the tastes of AD readers. In three weeks we’ll find out which nominees the Academy has chosen, and we can compare our attitudes to theirs. Instead of trying to figure out who the nieces, nephews and executive assistants of AMPAS members will nominate, won’t it be more interesting to see what our own family of movie lovers feel are the best films, directors and performances of the year?
Questions or comments should be sent here.