Tuesday, July 16, 2024

The Oscars Make A Slight Move to Improve Popularity with Public Vote for Favorite Movie


The Oscars are making a slight move to improve popularity.

Sort of taking a page from the People’s Choice, the Motion Picture Academy is reportedly going to let fans vote on Twitter for their favorite movie of the year. The film doesn’t have to have been nominated. It’s likely that “Spider Man: No Way Home” will win that vote, and that will make everyone happy.

The Academy is trying to reach out more to the public. Three Twitter users who cast their votes during between today and March 3rd, the deadline for the public vote will be selected — along with their guests — to have an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles to present an Oscarat the 2023 ceremony.

Times change, and the Academy must change with them. No one who’s “old school” wants to do this, but it has to be done to make the Oscars more populist and inclusive.

The Twitter hashtag is #OscarsFanFavorite. Who knows? Maybe “House of Gucci” will beat “Spider Man.” You never know. @LadyGaga fans, get moving!

PS Already Zack Snyder’s Justice League is picking up a lot of votes!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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