Fans Start Grassroots Oscar Campaign for "Children of Men"
[posted by Sheigh] Readers of Something Awful, a comedy website that houses a very active group of forums, have kicked off a grassroots marketing campaign for "Children of Men" in an attempt to land the movie an Oscar for best picture. They believe the movie is being "completely ignored by Universal and dumped quietly at the box office despite glowing praise from critics."
Using a cocktail of top sites -- SA, YouTube and Digg -- and a video compilation of glowing critical reviews from MSM and the net, they hope to attract Oscar voter attention days before ballots are due. In seven hours and counting the effort has close to 1,000 Diggs, close to 300 YouTube views and blossoming commentary on SA.
Campaign mastermind blairerickson writes:
Well with at least another week to go before Oscar nomination ballots are mailed in, I think it would be helpful to do as much as possible to at spread the Best Picture buzz for "Children of Men" across the internet. Though the film is being snubbed by its studio, perhaps a last minute grassroots hype campaign could change the tide.
(His video compilation is cut to Jarvis Cocker's "*unts are Still Running the World" which plays over the end credits in "Children of Men.")