There has been a ton of backlash since the Oscar nominees were announced due to Spider-Man: No Way Home not being nominated for Best Picture. However, it could still be recognized at the Oscars as the Fan Favorite Film of 2021. According to The Hollywood Reporter, starting today, Twitter users can vote on their favorite films of 2021, whether the film was nominated or not, using the hashtag #OscarsFanFavorite. Users can vote up to 20 times per day. Voting will run until March 3rd, and the film that receives the most votes will be recognized when the ceremony is broadcast on March 27th. The snubbing of the critical and box-office success that was Spider-Man: No Way Home outraged everyone, including Clerks director Kevin Smith, and the film is now trending on Twitter. It looks like this may be the front-runner for this vote. But the news only gets better, as you will all see in this tweet from the Academy.
Vote for your to favorite movie of 2021 for a chance to win a trip to the 95th #Oscars in 2023.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 14, 2022
According to Variety, those who include #OscarsFanFavorite along with #Sweepstakes in their tweets will have an opportunity to win a contest. Three lucky Twitter users who vote will be selected for an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles to present an Oscar award at next year’s show. The Academy is also holding a contest for those who vote for their favorite movie moment of 2021 with the hashtags #OscarsCheerMoment and #Sweepstakes. The winning scenes will be showcased during the Oscars with fan tweets. Five winners will be selected from these voters, and their prizes will include tickets to a full year of free movies in a theater of their choice, streaming subscriptions, and exclusive items from the Academy Museum Store.
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