Updated: Mar 23
The 95th annual Academy Awards will be airing this Sunday, March 12th. Before going live, we took to askpolly to see what people were talking about and which films were the front runners for bringing home the accolades. Let’s break down her results. (See the Report at the bottom of the page)
Looking a month out, Polly found over 400,000 conversations about the upcoming awards show with 4 key themes emerging. With the Academy receiving a lot of backlash over the past few years for its lack of diversity in its nominations and winners, 60% of the engagement on the topic is perceiving this to be a “rest year” for the show. Polly uncovered that fans feel that the selection of Jimmy Kimmel as the host would “diffuse the heat and get back to normal.”
The other themes Polly picked up on were:
21% of the conversation is leaning towards the films “Everything Everywhere All at Once” & “Women Talking” taking home the awards for original and adapted screenplay
14% excited about Rihanna’s performance
9% discussed whether the Oscars should be taking notes from the SAG Awards, which were live-streamed late last month, citing that there were “no unfunny bits” and “fun archival footage instead of ads.” With younger age groups (See Demographic Graph below), becoming more interested in the less traditional award show, will the Academy start to experience lower viewership in the coming years?
Looks like it's shaping up to be a boring ceremony this year, do you think the Academy will exceed expectations? Let us know in the comments!