After 12 Years a Slave and Gravity shared the award for the Best Picture at Sunday’s Producers Guild Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has announced that there will be no tying for the big prize at this year’s Oscars.
Speaking to digital news organisation The Wrap, AMPAS said,
“For the Oscar finals, a variation of preferential voting is used for Best Picture.
Voters rank their choices in preferential order, and the films are then eliminated in the same manner that is used for the nominations.
The ultimate goal is to determine the film that has support of 50% plus one vote of the overall voters. Like the nomination tabulation, tiebreakers are used and the system could resolve the situation.”
Vying for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture will be American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Ellen DeGeneres will again host film’s most famous awards ceremony when they take place on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood.