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So the nominees are out. Lots of outrage. Entertainment media abuzz with snubs and crap. I love how they write how it's the "Academy's" fault that they're not nominating more diverse people, how the Academy is bad for doing so. Actors and actresses piping up on how the Academy needs to reflect the diversity in the industry.

Guess what? The Academy is comprised of the Hollywood that's b**ching about this s**t.

For most categories, members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees only in their respective categories (i.e. only directors vote for directors, writers for writers, actors for actors, etc.). In the special case of Best Picture, all voting members are eligible to select the nominees. In all major categories, a variant of the single transferable vote is used, with each member casting a ballot with up to five nominees (ten for Best Picture) ranked preferentially.[SUP][50][/SUP][SUP][51][/SUP][SUP][52][/SUP] In certain categories, including Foreign Film, Documentary and Animated Feature, nominees are selected by special screening committees made up of members from all branches.
Also, the Academy composition:

In 2012, the results of a study conducted by the Los Angeles Times were published describing the demographic breakdown of approximately 88% of AMPAS' voting membership. Of the 5,100+ active voters confirmed, 94% were Caucasian, 77% were male, and 54% were found to be over the age of 60. 33% of voting members are former nominees (14%) and winners (19%).
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