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Explaining Moonlight's Surprise Oscar Win

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on February 27, 2017
Explaining Moonlight's Surprise Oscar Win

Last night, the steadfast viewers seeing the Oscar telecast to the end experienced a shocking moment: "La La Land" was wrongly read as the Best Picture winner, only to soon be corrected with the actual winner, Moonlight. But what we really can productively learn relates to the virtues of the ranked choice voting ('instant runoff") system used by the Academy since 2009 to elect Best Picture.

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Thinking "Outside the Vox" on Best Picture and Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on February 20, 2017
Thinking

Ranked choice voting is a smart system for the Oscars to use after increasing its number of Best Picture nominees. It's not rewarding mediocrity, but at least making sure that the "passion vote" is backed up with a majority vote.

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La La Land wins Producers Guild of America prize with ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on January 29, 2017
'La La Land' Wins Producers Guild of America Prize With Ranked Choice Voting

It's award season, and La La Land just picked up a big prize: the Darryl F. Zanuck Award from the Producers Guild of America (PGA). Underscoring how ranked choice voting is a smart, reliable system for handling voter choice, the PGA and Academy of Motion Pictures have picked the same winner all but one year since adopting the system

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Vote Like the Academy: Oscars 2017

Posted on What's New by Shane Wade on January 12, 2017
Vote Like the Academy: Oscars 2017

Academy Award nomination voting began Thursday, January 5, and runs through Friday, January 13. By using ranked choice voting, the Academy allows a variety of nominees to be considered--from blockbuster hits, to independent films.

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Ranked Choice Voting Takes Center Stage at the 88th Academy Awards

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett, Chris Hughes on February 29, 2016
Ranked Choice Voting Takes Center Stage at the 88th Academy Awards

Using ranked choice voting, especially when there are so many nominees, is the best way to select a film that has the broadest support among all voters. Spotlight may not have been the most talked-about film or the most divisive film, but it did earn broad enough support, perhaps in second or third choices, to clinch the victory.

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Voting and the Oscars: Six Numbers You Need to Know

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett, Chris Hughes on February 23, 2016
Voting and the Oscars: Six Numbers You Need to Know

For this tenure, PricewaterhouseCoopers has successfully tabulated the results and delivered the winners for the Oscars without a single breach in the secrecy of the process.

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The Oscars, Diversity and Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on February 04, 2016
The Oscars, Diversity and Ranked Choice Voting

All the prominent award systems in the entertainment industry are subject to complaints about winners, nominations, and perceived snubs. The Academy Awards are no different, with particular concerns this year that all 20 nominated actors and actresses are white for the second straight year, triggering the #OscarsSoWhite campaign and commitments from The Academy to diversify the membership that votes on nominations.

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A Fair Shot: How the Oscar Nominees Were Selected

Posted on What's New by Molly Rockett, Austin Plier on January 14, 2016
How The Academy Uses Ranked Ballots to Select Oscar Nominees

The nominations for all Academy Award categories from Best Picture to Best Sound Mixing have been released. Most slates of nominees were selected using a voting system very similar to the “multi-winner” form of ranked choice voting that FairVote advocates for.

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Birdman Wins Best Picture

Posted on What's New on February 25, 2015


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