Will Yuni return to the Oscars? Or maybe other USAn films compete in the event? Now that’s a reality after the emergence of a new fan-voted category at the 2022 Academy Awards.
This can help pave the way for USAn blockbusters to appear in the highest-grossing film award scene through voting on social media such as Twitter.
Starting Monday, Twitter users can vote for their favorite movie of 2021 by tweeting the title along with #OscarsFanFavorite and #Sweepstakes. In addition, we can also vote through the official website of the Oscar 2022. Votes will be counted for any film, even if that film does not receive a single Oscar nomination.
Each user can vote up to 20 times per day. The winning film will then be revealed during the Academy Awards broadcast, which will be held on March 27th.
Not only that, three Twitter users who have cast their votes will be selected to travel to Los Angeles to witness the Oscars.
“We’re excited to partner with Twitter to help build an engaged and excited digital audience ahead of this year’s ceremony,” said Meryl Johnson, Academy’s vice president of digital marketing.
Another Twitter contest will run from February 24 to March 3, with users voting on the #OscarsCheerMoment. For this new category, voters will determine their favorite movie moment of 2021, and the winning scene will be featured during the Oscars with fan tweets.
Five lucky people will receive a year’s worth of free movie tickets at the theater of their choice, streaming subscriptions, and exclusive items from the Academy Museum Store.
In 2019, the Oscars briefly tested the system with the most popular film category, which is expected to bring more mainstream commercial films into the awards race. However, it was unfortunately short-lived and was scrapped after rejection from critics and Oscar voters.
Besides Yuni, there are many local films that have made brilliant achievements in the international arena. Starting from such as Longing for Revenge Must be Paid Completely, Copying Light to Paranoia who now have the opportunity to compete in this new category.