Preferential Ballot

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Good thing Steve Pond covers the Oscar race. The Wrap’s awards journo no dives right in.

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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