A ballot was provided to each voter specifying a certain number of nominations per category, as follows:
10 nominations for Best Feature Film
5 nominations apiece for Best Lead Performance (Male/Female), Best Supporting Performance (Male/Female), Best Direction,
Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematic Moment.
3 nominations apiece for Best Ensemble, Best Breakthrough Performance, Best First Feature as Director, Best Cinematography,
and Best DVD.
Voters were asked to rank their nominations in order of preference. Each ranking was then assigned a point value:
Best Picture- #1 ranking received 14 points, #2 received 13 points, down to #10, which received 5 points
5-nomination categories- #1 ranking received 8 points, down to #5, which received 4 points
3-nomination categories- #1 ranking received 5 points, #2 4 points, and #3 3 points
If a voter (a) chose not to rank his or her nominations, or (b) was unable to fill a particular category, each nomination
in the category in question was given an equal number of points, equivalent to the average number of points available in the
category (9.5 points for Best Picture, 6 points for the 5-nomination categories, and 4 points for the 3-nomination categories).