#Films & Movies
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

March 13, 2006

This petition is an attempt to convince the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to change their rules, making the viewing of all nominees in any given category mandatory and verifiable, before allowing Academy members to vote in that category.

On the heels of the controversial Best Picture selection of Crash at the recent Academy Awards ceremony, it was disturbing to hear Academy voters like Tony Curtis and Ernest Borgnine admit publicly that they refused to view all of the Best Picture nominees.

The Academy Award has in the past been considered the pinnacle of achievement in the motion picture industry. Now imagine a panel of judges at the Olympics awarding the gold medal, which is viewed as the pinnacle of achievement in sport, to a specific competitor, despite refusing to view the routines of all participating competitors. The uproar would be quick, relentless and perfectly justified.

We, the undersigned, feel that in order to restore credibility to the Academy and help guide it back towards relevance, Academy members should be required to view all nominees in the category in which they are voting, and that this requirement should be subject to verification.

We feel that in the absence of such a requirement, the Oscar selections of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences cannot be viewed with any validity, or as worthy of any public or professional respect.

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The Oscar Voters Who Have Not Viewed All Nominees Should Be Disqualified From Voting petition to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. was written by ljbartrand and is in the category Films & Movies at GoPetition.