• Petitioned The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Add a category to the Oscar Awards, that of Best Blockbuster!

    1. Gene Del Vecchio
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      Gene Del Vecchio

Films with BIG audience appeal should be recognized by a BIG award. This is how it might work: The top 10 films with the greatest audience appeal as measured by worldwide box office receipts would be automatically nominated for a new category titled the Best Blockbuster Award. The Academy voters can select their favorite film from within that list, thus insuring that they consider the fine artistry of blockbusters that are often overlooked. This will greatly appeal to mass audiences because it increases the odds that a film they love will have a chance at a BIG award. They might even be more likely to watch and enjoy the Academy Award Show.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has contributed a great deal to the industry. This is yet another opportunity to do so. Besides, without mega blockbusters, the brilliant filmmakers who create them, the mass audiences that love them, and the money they generate, there would be no Academy and quite possibly no Hollywood.

Thank you,

Gene Del Vecchio, Adjunct Professor at USC, author of Creating Blockbusters

To:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Add a category to the Oscar Awards, that of Best Blockbuster!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Kay Kinkaid LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 7 months ago

      authenticity of true talent

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    • Christina Nordin SANTA MONICA, CA
      • 7 months ago

      Blockbusters are most commonly what I see due to interest and time. Going to a movie is an event (and a splurge!), and I only go to popular ones that I know will be good by reading reviews beforehand. So many of them are much more deserving of artistic credit than they receive due to the disconnect between what those in the (seemingly somewhat snobbish) Academy define artistry as and the rest of the public majority. Let's start recognizing the moves that people actually SEE!

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    • Stephanie Bange DAYTON, OH
      • 7 months ago

      I watch the Academy Awards each year; more fun when it is films I have seen and/or relevant to my tastes. I think the Academy is distancing themselves from John Q. Public and need to regroup. By adding this category, they will be ensuring their awards presentation will be televised to millions of viewers.

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    • Kevin Iniguez LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Blockbusters definitely need more recognition, something we could all agree upon.

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    • Thea Rivera CAUAYAN CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • over 1 year ago

      Because i'm a total fan of it

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