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2014 Simulated Oscar Ballot: Final Results

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Instead of editorializing and trying to spin these results, we’ll just present the fruits of Rob’s monumental efforts, step back, and let each of you tease out your own interpretation. There are a lot of interesting patterns I see emerge, but I found those patterns on my own and that made the strokes and jolts of discovery uniquely my own. I wouldn’t want to try guide anyone to see the…

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Final Hours to Vote: Simulated Oscar Ballot 2014

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UPDATE: Just a little over 24 hours left to vote. Ballot closes Sunday, Feb 23 at 10 p.m. PT. Now that final voting for the 2014 Academy Awards has begun, we’re ready to open the final phase of the simulated ballot for Awards Daily readers.  This year we’ve all seen how quickly the frontrunner favorites in several categories can shift.  Always on point, Rob has been ready to go for…

Round-by-Round: Simulated Oscar Ballot Breakdown

Round-by-Round: Simulated Oscar Ballot Breakdown

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Rob has completed all the spreadsheets to show us the internal numbers of this year’s Simulated Oscar Ballot Project. I’ll keep this intro short and let comments be our guide in determining how much of this needs explaining. You can just click on the links below to bring up the individual spreadsheets in online PDF form. You’ll notice Rob created Two variations on the redistribution process for Best Picture. We…

Simulated Oscar Nominations Ballot Results

Simulated Oscar Nominations Ballot Results

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The raw results have been tabulated. Thanks a million to Rob Y for giving us another terrific angle on the Oscar process. Rob promises to have a detailed breakdown and spreadsheets ready to examine over the next few days. Picture: 1) 12 Years a Slave (in first place on 23% of all ballots; Qualified after Round 1) 2) Gravity (in first place on 21% of all ballots; Qualified after Round…

Simulated Oscar Ballot Deadline

Simulated Oscar Ballot Deadline

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Just a quick reminder: The deadline to cast your vote on the Simulated Oscar Ballot is tonight at 10 p.m. PST. – Express Ballot Link.

Cast Your Vote: 5th Annual Simulated Oscar Ballot

Cast Your Vote: 5th Annual Simulated Oscar Ballot

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For the 5th year in a row, to help us better understand the Academy’s voting system, we’re running a Simulated Oscar Ballot devised and constructed each season by our own accounting wizard, Rob Y. We’re well aware that AD readers represent a demographic that doesn’t match the AMPAS and many of us have different taste that most Oscar voters. Thus the purpose of this ballot is not to try to…

Awards Daily Simulated Oscar Ballot: Final Results!

Awards Daily Simulated Oscar Ballot: Final Results!

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Lots of surprises — on the surface.  But when you take time to delve deeper into all the internal numbers, especially when considering the demographic breakdown, you’ll discover all kinds of reasons why the results played out among AD voters exactly as they did. http://www.ellipticcurvecreations.com/FinalResults2012.pdf http://www.ellipticcurvecreations.com/FinalBPResults2012.pdf Let’s all keep in mind the most valuable purpose served by Rob’s incredibly detailed efforts each year is to open a window into the…

Final 2 Days to Vote – Awards Daily Simulated Oscar Ballot

Final 2 Days to Vote – Awards Daily Simulated Oscar Ballot

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UPDATE: Ballot Deadline – Tuesday Night at 11PM PST. Rob has assembled the pages for the final stage of the Awards Daily Simulated Ballot. Vote Now! After you make your selections in each category, please answer a few questions so we’ll be able to chart the demographic breakdown by age group, gender, and region of the world.

Awards Daily Simulated Oscar Ballot: Nomination Results!

Awards Daily Simulated Oscar Ballot: Nomination Results!

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Links to results in 10 major categories after the cut.

5th Annual Awards Daily Simulated Oscar® Ballot

5th Annual Awards Daily Simulated Oscar® Ballot

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Rob Y has once again performed the enormous task of organizing all 282 eligible films of 2012 into a simulated Oscar ballot so that Awards Daily readers can feel what it’s like to be a simulated Academy member.