John Young
February 16, 2011 AT 05:30 PM EST

Image Credit: Stephen Vaughan; Laurie Sparham; Lorey Sebastian; Niko Tavernise; Chuck Zlotnick; Merrick Morton; Sebastian Mlynarski; Jojo Whilden; Disney/Pixar; Suzanne Tenner; Oscar statuette: A.M.P.A.S.Last month, we asked readers to rank their 10 favorite films of 2010. We then tabulated the results using the Academy’s complicated preferential-voting system, and revealed our readers’ 10 Best Picture nominees. Well, now it’s time to pick a Best Picture winner.

This time, we’re asking you to rank the Academy’s 10 Best Picture nominees — in order from No. 1 to No. 10. As before, we’ll count the ballots (by hand) in accordance with the preferential-voting system. (The Academy uses this tabulation method to determine its nominations and, since switching to 10 Best Picture nominees last year, they also use it to determine the Best Picture winner.) When we announce your winner next week, we’ll divulge all of the voting data — something we wish the Academy also did. 

Let’s be clear: We’re asking you to rank the 10 Best Picture nominees in order of what you feel deserves to win, not what you think will win. You’re not required to rank all 10 nominees, but the more films you include, the greater the chance your ballot will influence the outcome. Also, since we’ll be printing out and sorting each individual ballot, we’re limiting this poll to the first 1,000 responses. So vote now while you have the chance!

Update: The poll is now CLOSED. Thanks for voting, and feel free to continue discussing your picks in the comments section below.

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