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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…

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…

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.

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.

Awards Daily simulated Oscar nominations ballot

Awards Daily simulated Oscar nominations ballot

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Here’s your VIP ballot for the Awards Daily simulated Oscar nominations. Our annual project to help us get a better grasp of the task Academy members face each year. Rob Y has done another bang-up job building the ballot framework. To simplify matters, for most categories you need only click your selections in a drop-down menu, choosing your candidates according to each of their respective film titles. It gets a…

Your Oscar Ballot: Awards Daily Readers' Winners!

Your Oscar Ballot: Awards Daily Readers' Winners!

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(click here to view the full 9 rounds of voting.) Rob’s charts are so detailed and self-explanatory, there’s no need for editorializing aside from saying: Awards Daily Readers have a voice! Full results in all categories and complete demographic data after the cut.

Stacking the deck: reassigning preferential ballots

Stacking the deck: reassigning preferential ballots

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Rob has finished tabulating the results of the Awards Daily Simulated Oscar Ballot. We’ll have the numbers posted early Saturday morning, along with his detailed charts showing the internal breakdown of votes in each category. Here’s one set of numbers Rob ran for us that might be interesting as an overnight appeteaser. The question has been raised many times this season about how ballots cast for Best Picture will be…