Surprising Amazon Prime movie with Camila Cabello tops fan-favorite Oscar vote

The Oscars recently announced plans to let Twitter users decide which 2021 film would be mentioned during this year’s broadcast as an Oscar fan favorite. One of the main candidates for this title would be Camila Cabello with Cinderella musical, which was released on Amazon’s Prime Video in September. Fans will be able to vote for their favorites until March 3.

Cinderella beats even Spider-Man: No Coming Homeaccording to Deadline. The musical, which was panned by critics and received no Oscar nominations, is “dominating the site, and growing, an easy No. 1 at the moment,” the outlet reports. The site also claims that Johnny Depp is barely seen Minamata gets a lot of votes. Whichever film wins this vote will not be presented with an Oscar statue but will only receive a mention during the show.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that distributes the Oscars, announced the #OscarsFanFavorite program on February 17. Fans can vote by tweeting with the hashtag or by going to OscarsFanFavorite.com. Each vote doubles as an entry into a competition, and the winners will receive a trip to the 2023 Oscars. There’s also an #OscarsCheerMoment vote, though the nominations process for that is already closed. You can still vote for a particular Cheer Moment until March 3. #OscarFanFavorite voting will also continue until March 3. The winner of the #OscarsFanFavorite vote will be recognized during the broadcast.

Although the program was intended to give moviegoers a voice during the Oscars, it was widely seen as an obvious attempt to lure viewers after Spider-Man: No Coming Home did not earn a Best Picture nomination. It’s also a way to get this movie and other comic book blockbusters mentioned more than once at the ceremony. (No coming home and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are both competing for the Best Visual Effects Oscar.) The idea also appears to be a thinly veiled way to bring 2019’s aborted idea of ​​a “Most Popular Film” category to the Oscars. “I’m trying to think of a dumber decision the Academy made. Sure, there are thousands of them, but most likely that’s it,” one longtime voter said. Deadline.

Movies that have earned actual Best Picture nominations are Belfast, CODA, Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car, Dune, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog, and West Side Story. Of those nominees, Dune was by far the biggest hit, grossing over $400 million worldwide. The power of the dog and Don’t look up are readily available to stream on Netflix, while CODA can be seen on Apple TV+ and alley of nightmares is on both Hulu and HBO Max. West Side Story will be available on Disney+ and HBO Max on March 2.

The 94th Academy Awards are scheduled for March 27 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes will host the show, which is produced by Will Packer. The power of the dog is the most nominated film with 12, two more than Dunes.

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