When selecting its best picture winner, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences uses a preferential voting system, which counts rankings from each ballot to eliminate nominees until one movie remains. To join The Washington Post Academy, be one of the first 5,783 (the actual number of Oscar voters) to submit your best picture rankings. This interactive simulates the Academy's tabulation process based on the eligible ballots entered. Submit a ballot to see how your selections stack up!
Start by Creating Your Best Picture Ballot
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Drag and drop movies onto the numbered slots in your order of preference.
Note: You must complete all selections before submitting your ballot.
GRAPHIC: Andrew Metcalf and Katie Parker - The Washington Post. Published Jan 10, 2013.