Sun 27 Feb 2011
As we fix those canapes and chill down the champagne for tonight, we might ask ourselves “Yeah, but who really votes. I mean really”.
Ephblog has gone to the ends of the screen to google the answer to this celluloid conundrum. Here, expurgated but with a click to the full article, The Guardian of London tells all.
“There are 6,404 of them, mostly living in the Los Angeles area, with further pockets in northern California, New York City and London. They are, by a small majority, male. Their average age is about 57. Rupert Murdoch is one, as are Pedro Almódovar and Sasha Baron Cohen. George Lucas, Woody Allen and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are not. And on 27 February they will announce to an audience of more than 30 million people the results of a secret ballot that will determine the course of careers, cause corporate stock prices to rocket, and induce howls of outrage in office pools and viewing parties around the world.
“They”, of course, are the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group of entertainment industry professionals”
Click the link to read the rest of this analysis of who really determines what’s up on the big screen … shocking!
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