'Make Movie History': Oscars Reveal New Fan Voted Awards

The Academy revealed something new this year for the 94th annual Academy Awards as it will pay tribute to the fans with the opportunity to vote for two new awards. Winners will be announced during the live broadcast of this year's show.

On February 14th , The Academy took to social media to share a post on Twitter urging fans to vote for the fan-favorite movie of the year, as well as and the biggest "cheer moment" in a film. Fans will share their votes using the hashtags #OscarsFanFavorite and #OscarsCheerMoment. The Academy also revealed that one lucky fan will win a trip to next year's Academy Awards and another will win free movies for a year. Participants can also head to their website to vote as well.

Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, and Regina Hall will host this year's Oscars. In an article written by CNBC, 10 million people tuned in to watch last year's Academy Awards, which was a much lower rating than the year prior with 23 million and hostless.

Many fans have already started tweeting their votes for the fan-favorite category.

"tick, tick...BOOM! was a masterpiece and should've been nominated for best picture #OscarsFanFavorite," @intellectandrew wrote in a tweet praising Andrew Garfield's performance in the Netflix film. The popular tweet has also received over 1,000 likes and many other votes.

@nbot5000s voted for Spider-Man: No Way Home saying,"By far the best movie of 2021, my favorite Marvel movie ever made, and the greatest theater experience of my life. #OscarsFanFavorite"

"In 2021, DUNE ruled by critical-acclaim power and box-office power. In 2022, DUNE needs to cultivate awards-season power. #OscarsFanFavorite," @JohnnySobczak wrote.

@HerrHartz added, "It's definitive Zack Snyder's Justice League. In every minute a beautiful epic masterpiece. This movie deserve to be nominated...."

"Not too many people are talking about this category, but #OscarsCheerMoment obviously goes to Spider-Man: No Way Home," @mgonmovies said. They included four scenes that were cheer-worthy, including Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire reprising their superhero roles (among other cast members) rejoining the Marvel film.

"#OscarsCheerMoment when The Flash travels back in time to save Zack Snyder's Justice League and the world," @MaJoJovi exclaimed.

"My #OscarsCheerMoment was when Gabriel yeeted the chair across the police station in MALIGNANT and sealed his fate as the greatest horror villain of all time," @nicklathan said.

"The moment we saw Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana #OscarsCheerMoment, @DanlyVideo tweeted.

Watch to find out who takes home the big awards on March 27th at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST on ABC.

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The Academy introduced two new awards that are strictly fan-voted. Anyone can vote by using the hashtags on Twitter and automatically be entered to win prizes. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images