New Voting Procedures

In 1995, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences created the Visual Effects branch. Since then, a new set of voting procedures has been in effect. This is the current procedure:
20 members of the Visual Effects branch of the Academy
select 7 films for overall consideration.  Then, every
member of the Visual Effects branch assembles, and listens
to presentations made by representatives of each film.
A reel of the shots is shown, and questions are posed to
each effects team.  The Academy members then vote on their
first, second and third choices.  The top three vote-getters
will become the three final nominees for the Oscar. From 
these nominees, the full Academy votes for the winner
of the Oscar.

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