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Oscar Voting

An Economist on the Oscars

David Berri | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
David Berri

Despite what seems like a clear endorsement by the customers of this industry, the Avengers was ignored by the Oscars. Perhaps this is just because I am an economist, but this strikes me as odd.

Can 'Silver Linings Playbook' Win Best Picture?

Mike Hogan | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

I still don't see "Silver Linings" gaining the kind of momentum it would need to call "Argo" back to the runway (only one more week of this metaphor, Chris, I swear!), but the campaign could help Russell win Best Adapted Screenplay and even Best Director.

Big Trouble For The Academy Awards?

Posted 12.28.2012 | Entertainment

For the first time in its history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is allowing its members to vote online for the Academy Awards. Unfort...

How Oscar Voting Rules Could Help Certain Films

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.28.2012 | Entertainment

Awards season is in full swing thanks to the Screen Actors Guild and Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but while the SAG Awards and Golden Globes a...

Poll: Vote on the Oscars Like an Academy Member

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

There aren't many opportunities to act like Matt Damon or Julia Roberts. But this month, they have been voting for Best Picture with instant runoff voting -- and you can too. So far, The King's Speech is in the lead.