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Alongside a fresh set of finalists, 2020 also marks the start of a new overall format for the GPHG. Under the new format, the jury has expanded from 20 to 30 industry professionals to a new group of some 350 Academy members, including our own Cara Barrett, Ben Clymer, Jack Forster, and Stephen Pulvirent. The goal is to create a system that is closer to that of the annual Academy Awards (aka The Oscars) in which a large and diverse body of folks from within the watch industry will inform a more diverse collection of finalists, which for the first time can be nominated by the Academy (rather than directly submitted by brand). Once nominations from the larger Academy are complete, a smaller jury will weigh in on the final selections.