HitFix's Oscar Power List

Oscar has always been big business in Hollywood, but over the past decade it’s become a year-round operation. Films are positioned in awards season on merit and how accolades can drive box office. HitFix’s inaugural Oscar Power List ranks the people and organizations crucial to this element of the business. The list has been determined by each person or organization’s influence in getting prestige projects made, historical pedigree in achieving nominations and wins and relevance to this year’s race. Click through and find out how this part of the Hollywood machinery runs.