ENGLEWOOD, CO--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2013) - Film buffs and Hollywood fans alike can look to one of the biggest names in entertainment, BLOCKBUSTER.com®, for the best online experience during the 2013 Academy Awards®. Today, BLOCKBUSTER® announced the launch of BlockbusterAwards.com®, an interactive website designed to host, manage and facilitate participation in a fantasy awards league.
"With viewing parties all over the country, we know how social an event like the Academy Awards has become," said Mitch Weinraub, Blockbuster vice president of product marketing. "BlockbusterAwards.com is like a fantasy league for movie fans. It provides a service to people hosting and attending parties, as well as to those who just want to see how their projections stack up against their friends' picks."
BlockbusterAwards.com offers a Blockbuster Awards Night Ballot that allows users to:
- Set up leagues to predict Academy Award winners and invite guests to participate.
- Join leagues hosted by others to see how they stack up against their neighbors.
- Watch a robust collection of trailers and bios on all nominees.
During the live broadcast of the event, BlockbusterAwards.com will update with real-time stats based on individual picks and pools. Participants can track their results from their home computer, iPhone, iPad or Android device.
"The Academy Awards is the biggest event in Hollywood. It is the capstone of the awards season and is now more accessible than ever before," Weinraub said.
Visit www.BlockbusterAwards.com to sign up and join or host a league. The Blockbuster Awards Night Ballot is free to anyone who wishes to participate; a pre-existing Blockbuster account is not required.
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