“One sure winner at this year’s Academy Awards will be the internet,” writes Denver Post freelancer Steven Rosen.
“More specifically, it will be the awards-oriented websites and blogs that have come together — in a perfect storm convergence of complementary and conflicting interests — to incessantly write about the insider’s world of Oscar campaigning. Some are independent, entrepreneurial or fan-based; others are part of print media taking risks with new technology.
“As they post items leading to the Feb. 25 Oscar telecast, they open the process to a global audience of movie fans. They also make the seemingly mysterious motives of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s 5,830 voting members more transparent. To a point.”