Oscars E-Voting Is Not Going Too Smoothly


The Academy entered the brave new world of online voting this year, and with one week left in the Oscar voting period, the reports on the system are … uninspiring. As in, The Hollywood Reporter has multiple sources describing the site as a "disaster." For its part, the Academy claims that most of the issues come from members "forgetting or misusing passwords," which is a kind way of blaming old age; the members themselves claim that the passwords don't work. While we're at it, this description of the voting system — there's only a password, basically — seems wildly susceptible to outside interference. Hope you're ready for a Hobbit sweep!