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.