The L.A. Times had an interesting article by Chris Lee today called “The Twitter Effect on the Oscars”.
It talks about how Sandra Bulllock’s husband, Jesse James has been tweeting about her Oscar nomination and all the awards she has been winning for her appearance in The Blind Side. Some people, like the writer of Up in the Air has tweeted his way into the Oscars, which he was not invited to for some reason.
It’s amazing that 140-character reviews can make or break an actor’s chance of getting the biggest award in the film industry. So many actors are signing on:
Gabourey Sidibe, up for a lead actress Oscar for her turn in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” has used her Twitter presence to create consciousness about her debut movie role.
“I play a teen who is enrolling in an alternative high school,” Sidibe tweeted Nov. 2 in one of the earliest postings on her account. “My character is repeatedly raped and has been impregnated twice by her father.”
For his part, Jason Reitman, nominated for director and adapted screenplay for “Up in the Air,” has done more than any other marquee nominee to lay bare the vagaries of the long awards season slog toward the Oscars. A habitual Twitterer (@jasonreitman), he has chronicled its sublime (“I’m so proud to be amongst these storytellers . . . Thank you for this great honor,”) as well as the ridiculous (“I need to stop playing XBOX and iron my tuxedo shirt”).
Who needs Harvey Weinstein and publicists? All you need is Twitter.
Read the rest of this article at: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-oscar-twitter25-2010feb25,0,5582224.story.