Who are the Oscar voters?

Actors make up the largest group

HOLLYWOOD — OK, the results are in. But who voted?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences consists of 5,830 voting members in 16 branches. Of those, the largest group is actors, with 1,251 voting thesps.

Each branch nominates in its own category: Actors for actors, director for directors, etc. Special voting groups within the Academy pick the nominees in other categories (docu, foreign-lingo film, makeup, short films, sound editing, visual effects), with all the voting members nominating best pic.

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