PR nightmare for Oscars?
We have more changes to announce in the voting procedures for the Oscars. Earlier this summer, it transpired that the number of nominations for Best Picture was to increase from five to 10. Now the Academy has confirmed that the voting system for the final ballot will change from first-past-the-post to a variety of proportional representation. Could this mean that a coalition might win in which smaller films have a disproportionate degree of power? At any rate, the change will generate quite a few headaches in the studios’ marketing departments.