Why Are Agents Shut Out Of Oscar Voting?

Sometimes it seems, like they let anyone vote for the Oscars. Besides actors, directors and producers, casting directors and makeup, design and other technical teams all get votes. Even publicists. But not agents. “As they prepare to argue their case yet another time, agents note that their role has changed from the days when they simply got actors to sign on the dotted line.”

Source: Los Angeles Times - 11/11/06