Inside the Oscar Doc Process

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Session Note

Last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changed the rules for how Oscar voting takes place for documentary films. Tom Oyer, the Awards Office Coordinator for the Academy broke down what filmmakers should understand about the process.

Guest Biography

    • Tom Oyer
    • Tom Oyer is the Awards Office Coordinator at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences where he manages all aspects of the documentary and short film categories, including rules, submissions, voting and member engagement and outreach. Oyer is in his fifth year in the Awards Office. He is a native of Dalton, Ohio and received his B.A. in Sociology from Westminster College in Pennsylvania.