Oscars Modify Nomination Process, Keep Proportional Representation and IRV

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which has a long history of using innovative voting methods to select the winners of its annual Academy Awards, recently announced some changes in the way nominations for the sought-after Best Picture award will be determined. The organization announced Tuesday that, beginning next year, a modified system similar to choice voting will be used to select Best Picture nominees. The Academy has long used choice voting (a method of proportional voting), to select nominees in all award categories, and adopted instant runoff voting to select the Best Picture winner in 2009.

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