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Virtual Legality Episode 169

Oscars vs Iowa: Did Tactical Voting help Parasite (and Mayor Pete)?

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The 2020 Oscars produced a historic win for international (and foreign language) film Parasite as the year's "Best Picture".

But what factor did the preferential voting system adopted by the Academy only a decade ago have on the victor?

How does the system work, and how does it differ from the system used by the Academy to award Best Director (also to Parasite's Bong Joon Ho)?

And how does it relate to the similar (but materially different) system used by the controversial 2020 Iowa Caucuses and (current) victor Mayor Pete Buttigieg?

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#AcademyAwards #IowaCaucuses #PreferentialVoting


Discussed in this episode:

"Historic 'Parasite' Win Caps an Oscars Show Dedicated to Inclusion"
Hollywood Reporter - February 9, 2020 - Piya Sinha-Roy
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/historic-parasite-win-caps-an-oscars-show-dedicated-inclusion-1278333

"How Oscar's Preferential Ballot Works — And Could Produce a Best Picture Shocker"
Hollywood Reporter - February 24, 2019 - Scott Feinberg
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/how-oscar-s-preferential-ballot-works-could-produce-a-best-picture-shocker-1189677

"Instant-runoff voting"
Wikipedia Entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant-runoff_voting#Resistance_to_tactical_voting

"WHY BOTHER HAVING SEPARATE OSCARS FOR BEST PICTURE AND BEST DIRECTOR?"
The New Yorker- January 26, 2018 - Richard Brody
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/why-bother-having-separate-oscars-for-best-picture-and-best-director

"ACADEMY AWARDS- BEST DIRECTOR* WINNERS"
AMC Filmsite
https://www.filmsite.org/bestdirs2.html

"GRAPHICS: How Iowa's Vote Totals Shifted From The 1st Alignment To The 2nd"
NPR - February 8, 2020 - Elena Moore (@ElenaMMoore)
https://www.npr.org/2020/02/08/803953713/graphics-how-iowas-vote-totals-shifted-from-the-1st-alignment-to-the-2nd


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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