PR night­mare for Os­cars?

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

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.

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