According to Twitter, Midnight in Paris and The Artist are the biggest contenders for best picture at the Academy Awards this year. From what I know, all of the films in the category are very good, I mean they kind of have to be to be nominated. Personally, out of all of them I only saw Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, which I absolutely loved. I didn’t really have the money or desire to see any of the other films that were nominated this year.
However, I think it is very appropriate that PR firm Way to Blue kept track on Twitter of what the public thought of this year’s nominees. PR Daily had an article summary on it, here, which showed an infograph which is seen at the bottom of the page of the percentages each film received from Tweets.
The public is who I think should have the most impact on the winner’s for the Oscars, after all, they’re the ones who go see the films. I think if the deciding factor came down to being chosen by tweets, or call ins, kind of like American Idol, it would be a great way to promote the Awards online and give the public a bigger say in the matter.