If there are two words that appear every Oscars season, they’re “snub” and “upset.”
Whether it’s through movies left off the list of Oscars nominees or shocking wins at the actual awards ceremony, the Academy Awards can leaving viewers asking “Just who is picking these damn winners?!”
The good news is that the Academy has in place an elaborate system in order to try to properly select and honor the best movies each year. The bad news is that it’s super, super complicated. This year’s rule book is 35 pages alone.
But as they say, knowledge is power. So here’s a beginner’s guide to how Oscars voting works. Read more…