Steve Pond’s Everything you Need to Know about Oscar Ballot Voting

Good thing Steve Pond covers the Oscar race. The Wrap’s awards journo no dives right in.
Posted On 12 Feb 2014

Prefential Ballot

The only large voting bodies who do this are the PGA and the Oscars. That’s why there is a good chance what wins the PGA will win the Oscar. The PGA are 4,500 and the Oscar voters are around 6,000. I’m including after the jump an interview I did with The Wrap’s...
Posted On 24 Jan 2013

Steve Pond unravels the preferential ballot bafflement

Steve Pond, the Stephen Hawking of Oscarology, illuminates the dark art of preferential balloting at The Wrap, and enlightens us with Socratic clarity in 5 easy questions. (My favorite bit: the last paragraph of the answer to question #2). Deep breath. Focus. Here we go. 1. How...
Posted On 27 Feb 2010

The Pesky Preferential Balloting

This USA Today interactive graphic (based on Steve Pond’s explanation) shows how the preferential system goes about choosing a winner. Take a look. So, going by this chart – the ballots that kind of count more are the ones that have obscure votes as their number ones....
Posted On 05 Feb 2010