Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Movie Buffs Stay True To Oscars

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – True movie buffs stick with the Academy Awards through thick and thin.

According to a survey by Fandango.com – the nation’s leading movie-ticketing destination – even if the Screen Actor’s Guild decides to go on strike or boycott the 81st Annual Academy Awards (Feb. 22) this year, 56 percent of people still vow to watch the show.

That stat stands strong even though 81 percent of moviegoers believe the Academy is out of touch with popular mainstream tastes.

Depending on the nominees who are announced tomorrow (Jan. 22), Oscar viewership could be even stronger.

About 72 percent of folks will be more inclined to watch the awards telecast if Heath Ledger is nominated for The Dark Knight, while 34 percent will watch if Brad Pitt gets a nod for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.

About 32 percent will tune in if Robert Downey, Jr. is nominated for Tropic Thunder, while 31 percent will watch if Sean Penn is noted for his role in Milk.

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