John Young
January 08, 2011 AT 03:00 PM EST

Image Credit: ©A.M.P.A.S.Wish you could determine this year’s ten Best Picture nominees? Well, until you become a member of the Academy, here’s the next best option: Vote in EW.com’s Best Picture Oscar poll.

Following the same nomination procedure as the Academy Awards, we’re asking EW.com readers to rank their 10 favorite films from 2010 — in order from No. 1 to No. 10. We’ll then count the ballots (by hand!) using the same preferential-voting system the Academy employs, and announce your Best Picture nominees shortly after the real Oscar nominations are revealed on Jan. 25. We’ll also use your ballots to thoroughly explain the Academy’s complicated nomination process, and why it’s advantageous for a movie to have a small but passionate group of supporters instead of a larger but less passionate group.

So vote with your heart, EW.com readers, and may the best films win!

Update: The poll is now CLOSED. Thank you for the phenomenal response, and feel free to continue discussing the year’s best movies in the comments section below.

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