Monday, May 23, 2011

Oscar goes electronic?

Deadline has the story:

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences just confirmed to me that it sent out a letter Thursday to all members that electronic voting for Oscars will be implemented "as early as this year, and will certainly by in effect by next year. ... At some point, once the system is up and running, mailed ballots will be eliminated." The letter from AMPAS director of membership Kimberly Roush asked members for a personal email address that goes directly to them and not to an assistant or agent or manager or other intermediary. This is the first step towards the Academy moving up the Oscars to January so it won't be the last awards show televised. Of course, other awards shows could move even earlier.

-Joey's Two Cents: It doesn't seem like a big deal to me, but I could be wrong...thoughts?


  1. n today's society where everything is shared...hacked...compromised, I can see this ending up in all kinds of messy situations. And it will be interesting to see how the ancient part of the Academy deals with this since they had so much trouble (reportedly) with the 10's rules and whatnots. Finally it would be great if the Oscar was in January close to the Globes and most certainly SAGS but I can see the other awards adjusting to this anyways.

  2. We vote in elections electronically...if they can be safe (and are far more important), then I'm not worried at all about this.