Blockbuster Fans Vote ARGO to Win Best Picture at the 2013 Academy Awards
With Hollywood's biggest night just days away, BLOCKBUSTER is offering an inside peek at who 2013 Academy Awardsfans want to see take home golden statuettes on February 24. Fans from across the world have cast ballots on BlockbusterAwards.com - an interactive website designed for people to host, manage and participate in a fantasy league celebrating the Academy Awards - and now BLOCKBUSTER is opening the envelopes to share the nominees currently leading in the hearts of consumers.
"With thousands of pools already created, the Blockbuster Awards Night Movie League provides an excellent read on the feelings of movie fans across the nation," said Mitch Weinraub, Blockbuster vice president of product marketing. "It is interesting to see the fan favorites, but it's not over just yet. We are seeing shifts in numbers each day as we draw closer to the big night."
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The breakdown in consumer votes on BlockbusterAwards.com for Best Picture is as follows:
- "Argo": 39%
- "Lincoln": 22%
- "Les Miserables": 10%
- "Silver Linings Playbook": 10%
- "Life of Pi": 7%
- "Django Unchained": 5%
- "Zero Dark Thirty": 5%
- "Beasts of the Southern Wild": 2%
Consumers are aligned with
|Actor in a Leading Role||Actress in a Leading Role|
|Joaquin Phoenix: 1%||Emmanuelle Riva: 6%|
"I see consumers have taken my advice here - my scientific formula for selecting best and supporting actors and actresses," said Rivers. "You take the best dressed and best performance from each category and when merged together, you get the real winner. For example,
Consumers are in fact in agreement with Rivers and her formula for selecting Academy Award nominees; the Actor and Actress in a Supporting Roles categories are as follows:
|Actor in a Supporting Role||Actress in a Supporting Role|
"Although I like
Both Rivers and consumers want to see Adele dressed for another Hollywood win for "Skyfall." Consumer votes for Best Original Song are as follows:
|Best Original Song|
|"Skyfall" - Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth: 66%|
|"Suddenly" - Claude-Michael Schonberg,
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend" -
|"Pi's Lullaby" - Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri: 3%|
|"Before My Time" - J. Ralph: 1%|
BLOCKBUSTER will update its blog at http://bit.ly/BlockbusterAwardsStats with the latest consumer votes for each of the 2013 Academy Awards categories twice daily from now until February 24.
During the live broadcast of the event, BlockbusterAwards.com will update with real-time stats based on individual picks and pools. Participants can track their results from their home computer, iPhone, iPad or Android device. Follow along for the results of
Visit www.BlockbusterAwards.com to sign up and join or host a league. The Blockbuster Awards Night Ballot is free to anyone who wishes to participate; a pre-existing Blockbuster account is not required.
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