Deadline Extended! to Thursday, January 17, 10 p.m.
You have an extra 18 hours to cast your votes and have your choices be counted.
Continuing our 11-year tradition at Awards Daily, here’s your chance to make better choices with an Oscar ballot than many of the actual Oscar voters will probably do. Dr. Rob Y, designer of our ballot and AD’s resident math wizard, has this to say:
Time to do our annual analysis of the way the Academy votes. The best way to understand how and why the Academy does what it does is to be faced with the same predicament — and to then look at the inner workings of the tabulation process. Now is your chance to vote as the Academy members do.
This year we will also use these results for our own Awards Daily: Daily Awards, where we vote on our own set of nominations (as opposed to those that the Academy will announce). This parallel ballot will be in place in coming weeks.
So, here are your instructions:
“Imagine that you are an honorary member of the Academy, and your task is to nominate the best films and filmmakers in their respective categories. Simply make your selections accordingly.“
We want to know what you think is best. We are not asking what you think will win. That will be handled in our PREDICT THE OSCARS contest in a few weeks. Right now we want to know what you think is best.
After you vote, please come back to this page and let us know which films and filmmakers you chose. Around here, you’re not done with the fun till you get to argue about your opinions.