Friday, June 14, 2024

Oscars Court a Plot Twist with “Cinderella” Outdrawing “Spider Man” So Far in Public Fan Vote


Here’s a plot twist no one saw coming.

This year the Oscars abruptly announced a Twitter vote for #Oscarfanfavorite. This was meant to be a public fan vote that would bring the general audience in to the Academy Awards. It was widely assumed that “Spider Man: No Way Home” would win, and that would bring ratings to the March 27th show.

But “Spider Man” fans, who’ve spent $760 million at the box office, either don’t know about the fan vote or don’t care. The result is that another movie is taking the lead.

“Cinderella,” an Amazon Prime release that never went to theaters, is at the head of the pack. reports that “Cinderella,” which stars singer Camilla Cabelo, is getting the most votes on Twitter. Not only wasn’t “Cinderella” in theaters, it also got terrible reviews. Rotten Tomatoes has it at 43%.

So this is a mess. What makes it worse is that Sony is the original studio for both movies.  Their $700 million film may lose to one they didn’t even release!

Hey “Spider Man” lovers, get to Twitter and Tweet hashtag #Oscarfanfavorite immediately.

My choice would have been “Tick Tick Boom” or “Being the Ricardos,” neither of which was nominated for Best Picture. I also really liked “Free Guy,” but that’s not happening. Also, “Respect” for Jennifer Hudson’s performance.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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