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!