Oscar 2007: AMPAS Size Stays the Same

December 28, 2007–The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences finalized tallies for each branch, taking into account new members, deaths, dropouts and retirees.

Since the 2006 mailing of ballots, the number of voters has actually dropped–by one. There were 5,830 voters last year.

Each branch was stable in its numbers. Six of the 16 branches recorded a slight increase; the biggest jump was in the visual effects branch, which inched up by 9 voters.

Of the branches that saw slight decreases, the biggest drop was in the art directors branch, which dropped by 9.