Founded in 1927 by 36 of the most influential men and women in the film industry, the membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences now totals 6,028 artists and professionals. As the 86th Academy Awards ceremony approaches, news of its nominations have engulfed entertainment news. Endless debates and predictions of how the well the nominees' chances of winning one of the coveted gold-plated statuettes are featured alongside news of Leonardo DiCaprio's ongoing quest to finally win the Oscar for Best Actor. The Oscars have not always been praised for their choices; many classic films and iconic figures do even not feature on the Academy's winners list, notably Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles. Filled with predictions and statistics, the media has saturated the awards season with odds and opinions. By the time the awards ceremony arrives, there are very little surprises left to anticipate. The secretive affairs of the Academy are as unpredictable and controversial as those within politics. Here are 10 noticeable flaws with the Voting Academy.