Every year, when the Academy makes a membership count just before Oscar nomination voting begins, TheWrap uses those figures to determine how many votes it’ll take to receive an Oscar nomination in each of the 23 categories.
This year, the answer is easy: It’ll take just about what it took last year.
Now that the Academy has stopped inviting huge groups of new members each year, which it did for six straight years beginning in 2016, the organization is growing more slowly. Only 92 more members are eligible to vote in 2023 than in 2022, and those are spread out across the 17 Academy branches that handle nominations in the majority of Oscar categories.
In six different categories – cinematography, costume design, film editing, sound and the two writing categories – there has been no change in the number of votes it takes to land a nomination; in four other