Oscars 2019 has felt like a treacherous trip over rough steep roads. You all know The Wages of Fear (1953) by Henri-Georges Clouzot — with the truckloads of nitro that threaten to explode a dozen different ways before they reach their destination? Yeah, it’s been a lot like that.
But we’re almost there, friends. We’ve just about got this year’s precarious Oscar cargo safely delivered. Now while we wait to see the final twists as this long journey ends, let’s take look at a couple of last minute distractions, to keep our minds off the remaining few miles of dread and peril.
First, a breezy and easy to understand video demonstration by our good buddy Ryan Casselman, showing us once again how the preferential ballot works. Because no matter how often we see this illustrated, it’s always a little like having the process of making babies described to us for the first time. We never quite get past feeling: “You’ve gotta be kidding me. How the heck does this go there?”
Then there’s this charming infographic by our Venezuelan friend Armondo Roque, that displays a 90-year array of Best Picture movie titles as they each appeared oscreen since 1927. You can check out Armondo’s gorgeous infographics from previous years here on his site, Behance. (If you right-click this and select “open image in new tab” you can expand to fit whatever size screen you’ve got.)