Last Thursday I fortuitously came upon the Grantland Oscar Preview show. Three guys sitting around offering opinions about this year’s nominees. I had never seen two of them before. Wesley Morris and Chris Connelly. But the sassy opinionated, often controversial, host, Bill Simmons, I was very familiar with.
Not having seen any of the films up for awards, I didn’t pay much attention to the conversation. Until Bill Simmons suggested a way to stimulate more excitement before the envelopes are opened and the winners are disclosed.
Why not reveal the order that the nominees finished, at least in the major categories, like Best Picture?
According to Glenn Whipp of the LA Times, this is how the 6292 members currently decide who wins:
“For the best picture Oscar, this year with eight nominees, the 6,292 voting members of the academy are asked to rank the movies in order of preference. Ballots are collected at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ office in downtown Los Angeles, where staffers print out the ballots completed online and add them to the paper ballots.
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