82nd Academy Award Nominees Graphically Explained

· Joanthan Poritsky

The voting is over and the results are in: for the first time in 65 years the Academy Awards has ten films contending for the Best Picture statue. Wow, that’s twice as many movies as before; how can we make sense of all of them. Of course you should see all ten films and make an informed decision, or just [read what the candler blog has to say about them](http://www.candlerblog.com/2010/02/02/guide-to-the-2010-oscar- nominees/). In the meantime we’ve parsed a bit of data and laid it out for you in colorful glory. I’ll let the graphic speak for itself, so take a peek.

Click the image to view full size: [![](http://www.poritsky.com/thecandlerblog/wp- content/uploads/2010/02/2010-Oscars-Infographic-New- 787x1024.png)](http://www.candlerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/2010 -Oscars-Infographic-New.png)

That’s a lot to take in at once. No matter how much data we can look at, from a film’s gross to Academy voters’ tendencies, the truth is that most voters work hard to inform themselves and make the decisions they feel are right in their hearts. We’ve got a whole month of speculation ahead of us, but feel free to leave your gut reactions in the comments. Happy Awards Season.

[Click here to download the massive, printable version of this graphic.](http://www.candlerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/2010-Oscars- Infographic-New-Full.png) Feel free to plaster the web with this thing, just don’t forget to mention your friends at the candler blog.