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Complicated Balloting Screws Bridges, Streep at NSFC Awards

Gold Derby's Tom O'Neil reports that Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep led on the first ballots for Best Actor and Actress at yesterday's voting for the National Society of Film Critics Awards. But, as these things often go, both eventually lost to wildly different people, Yolande Moreau and Jeremy Renner, after a second ballot was used and counting turned complicated (proxy votes fell out, and some rule about a winner being required to have both the most points and appear on a majority of ballots became more important). And the NSFC's tabulation system is simple, eighth-grade trigonometry compared to the baffling math of the Academy's Best Picture selecting procedure. [Gold Derby/LAT]

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