It’s that time.
The Academy Awards are the Hollywood-o-phile’s answer to the Big Game. It’s the capstone of a “playoff” series of awards shows ranging from MTV Kids’ Choice awards to the Golden Globes, and Blockbuster’s now the premier destination online for those who like to get involved on a more personal level. Enter BlockbusterAwards.com, where you can put your picks online, print out your choices and drop the hammer on your friends as you prove your prognosticative prowess.
Host a league yourself – maybe for that party you were planning? – or join one already started. Now’s a good time to get the office buzzing and we’re pretty sure you’ll dig the functionality we’ve got in store for you:
A rich collection of trailers and bios
Not sure which Lincoln movie we’re talking about (hint: Not the vampire one)? Click on the trailer for a memory jogger. What else has John Williams scored (seriously, you should know this one)? We’ve got the low-down on all of it.
Private, semi-private and public leagues
Make it a closed pool for your house party, or open it up to all your friends on Facebook and their friends’ friends. We have you covered.
Real-time, live scoring
Don’t worry about having to rewind your DVR because you forgot who won best Sound Mixing. We’re updating these in real time for you, and we’ve even handled weird mathematical permutations to ensure weighted scoring. You don’t have to invite the guy from accounting no one likes just to make sure someone’s keeping track.
The only way to be more in-the-know on the Academy Awards nominees is to see every movie and couple it with a few semesters of humanities courses. Register for a free account (just need a name and email address) and you’re live.
Challenge your office. Invite all your Facebook friends. Tweet out an invite to your followers. Play against your family spread across the country. Create teams: your college buddies vs. your mom’s book club. You can make as many pools as you like.
No need to wait any longer: Get over to BlockbusterAwards.com and sign up now; we’ll post updates as we see the stats evolve over the next few weeks. Stay tuned…