THE SELECTION PROCESS
A panel of over 80 creative directors each nominated five of their peers, in order. Their first choice received 5 points, their second choice 4 points, their third choice 3 points, and so on. Studios were then ranked based on total points awarded. In the event of a tie, the studio with more nominations was ranked higher; if they were still tied, the studio with the most first-choice nominations took precedence.