Induction Rules and Regulations

To honor and commemorate the works and contributions to the history of motion pictures, the Hall of Fame will induct meritorious movies and individuals, whether living or deceased. Each year, the culmination of millions of people voting for their favorite movie stars, producers, directors and film scores will be the induction of those winners into the Motion Picture Hall of Fame.

Election Procedures
The Motion Picture Hall of Fame has established the Motion Picture Hall of Fame as an institution devoted to recognition and honoring of noteworthy individuals, movies and film scores for their outstanding contributions to the motion picture industry. The purpose of this section is to state the guidelines to the Hall of Fame selection process.


Selection Process
The process of induction will be divided into two phases:

  • Nomination of candidates
  • Election of inductees

The nominating committee is vested with the responsibility of selecting nominees for induction to the Motion Picture Hall of Fame. Membership electors, through the use of Internet-based ballots will select inductees into the Hall of Fame from the list of nominees brought forward by the Nomination committee.

Nomination Committee
The Motion Picture Hall of Fame has gathered a group of celebrities to serve as a Celebrity Advisory Committee. From this committee, a number of individuals are chosen to serve on the Nomination Committee. The Nomination Committee will select nominees to be put forward for final consideration and vote by the membership. They will serve a term of one year. No member of the Hall of Fame Nomination Committee will be eligible for nomination while serving on the Nomination Committee.


The Motion Picture Hall of Fame and Chairman of the Board will serve as ex-officio non-voting members of the Hall of Fame Nomination committee.


The nominees will be divided among six categories, as follows:


  • Male actor- Six (6) nominees
  • Female actor- Six (6) nominees
  • Motion Picture- Six (6) nominees
  • Producer- Three (3) nominees
  • Director- Three (3) nominees
  • Film Score- Three (3) nominees

Electors

Motion Picture Hall of Fame members will serve as Hall of Fame Electors. Electors are afforded the responsibility to select which nominees are awarded, honored and inducted into the Hall of Fame.  Electors make their selections from the list of nominees brought forward by the Nomination Committee. Officers and Directors of the Motion Picture Hall of Fame may also serve as Electors.

Each Elector may cast one (1) vote in each of the six categories for a total of six (6) votes.



The categories are as follows:

1.Male actor
2.Female actor
3.Motion picture
4.Producer
5.Director
6.Film Score

Induction Process
Elector votes will be received, stored and tabulated by an independent accounting firm. Final approval by a majority vote is to be granted by The Motion Picture Hall of Fame Board of Directors.

Each year six (6) individuals, two (2) movies and one (1) film score will be inducted into the Motion Picture Hall of Fame. Induction will equal one-third of the nominees.


The inductees are to be divided in the six (6) categories, as follows:



Male Actor- Two (2) individuals
Female Actor- Two (2) individuals
Motion Picture- Two (2) films
Producer- One (1) individual
Director- One (1) individual
Film Score- One (1) individual