Oscar is an award voted on by members of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

A person who receives a nomination or wins an Oscar in previous years will be invited to become a member of the academy the following year.

The American Academy’s Board of Members is divided into 17 committees, including the Editorial Board, the Director’s Board, the Costume Board… The largest board is the Actors Board – accounting for about 22% of the total number of members.

How the Oscar statuette is made

In the nomination round, members of each committee begin the process by finding five candidates for their respective category.

Each member chooses his/her favorite list of candidates in numerical order (1 being the most liked).

At the same time, the candidate with the lowest number of votes is eliminated and the votes cast for the person who has just been eliminated are transferred to the person with the second highest number of votes.

How are the Oscars voted?

Emma Stone was nominated for this year’s Oscar with 337 votes.

Entering the final round (voting the winner of each category), members from all committees have the right to vote in all categories.

However, the method of voting for the winner of the `Best Film` category is identical to the process of finding the floor number of votes in the nomination round.

According to the above method, `Best Movie` is always a difficult category to predict because it is entirely possible for a work to initially be the most popular but then not win.

How are the Oscars voted?

Nine films compete for the `Best Picture` award at the 2017 Oscars.

This year there were nine films nominated for `Best Picture` – including Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidde Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight.

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theater, Hollywood at 7:00 a.m. on February 27 (Vietnam time) on ABC channel with MC Jimmy Kimmel hosting.