As Minneapolis and St. Paul - and cities across the country - are showing, Ranked Choice Voting turns in an outstanding performance every time. That’s why, since 2010, the Academy of Motion Pictures uses this smarter, more broadly representative voting system to choose the year’s Best Picture.
What movies did you love best in 2017? Rank your favorites with our 2017 Best Picture poll – and be sure to share it with your film buff and democracy reformer friends!
Under the old system, a film that most voters disliked could win with a tiny plurality. Allowing Academy members to rank films in order of preference ensures that the winner has broader, deeper support. Check out this great little video by Steve Pond at The Wrap on how the Best Picture voting process works.
See how your choices this year match up with the Academy’s – the 86th annual awards ceremony takes place February 26!