Los Angeles -- On Sunday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences presents the Oscar to the Best Picture of the year. But in a recent Fandango poll, 81% of moviegoers on the site feel that the Academy's picks are out of touch with mainstream film choices. (None of 2008's top 10 box office hits ranks among the Academy's five Best Picture choices.)
This year, Fandango is asking fans to vote online for the film that truly deserves the honor as the best movie of the year. Fandango's first annual Fan Choice Award will be presented at ShoWest, the world's largest theatrical convention, on April 2. Voters can also participate in a sweepstakes for a chance to attend the awards ceremony live in Las Vegas on a free four-day/three-night getaway. To vote for the "2008 Movie of the Year", and enter the sweepstakes.
Voting ends on February 27, 2009.
The ten nominees for the ShoWest/Fandango Fan Choice Award are comprised of the top ten top-grossing films of the year. They are as follows:
The Dark Knight
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Kung Fu Panda
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Quantum of Solace