Oscars: Academy Asking For Members’ Input On Controversial Decisions To Pre-Record Some Categories, #FanFavorite And More

( )Somewhat important
In another innovation, reported dreamed up by Packer to goose ratings, AMPAS wants to know what members thought of the #Fan Favorite gambit and ask everything from "The Oscars Fan Favorite helped get fans engaged and excited about this year’s Oscars and it should be continued", to "The Oscars Fan Favorite should not continue".
[ ]Membership affinity groups
[ ]None of the above
[ ]Film festival events or programs
( )Something
( )Great job
[ ]FuboTV
[ ]Google Chromecast
( )The Oscars Fan Favorite is a good idea but should be improved
( )Mostly negative
( )Very positive
[ ]Academy-hosted branch or inter-branch gatherings on Zoom
( )No opinion
[ ]Tubi
[ ]Don't recall
[ ]
[ ]Sling
Part 1: Member Engagement and Experience
[ ]Gaming consoles
10.Eight awards were presented and recorded at the Dolby Theatre an hour prior to the start of the telecast and then edited into the live Oscars ceremony. Which of the following is closest to your view?
Please select all that apply. 4.What would you like the Academy to do to keep you more informed about relevant ongoing and upcoming initiatives, screenings, and other events?
( )No opinion
Please select all that apply. 13.Thinking about the movies you saw for Oscars consideration (FYC) this past year, how did you watch them?
( )Nothing at all
Here is the Acadmey Member survey sent this morning with a promise to keep all individual answers confidential.
[ ]Roku
( )Good job
[ ]Satellite television
( )The Oscars were fine the way they were before. The Academy should not pre-record any awards and should instead present all the awards live.
[ ]Amazon Prime Video
[ ]None of the above
[ ]Cable television
Please select all that apply. 3.As a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in which of the following would you be most interested in participating?
[ ]
7.How much do you know about the Academy’s Aperture 2025 initiative?
For example, what are some specific types of communication, activities, events, or initiatives that would improve or enhance your experience as a member of the Academy? 2.What are a few things the Academy could do to improve or enhance your experience as a member? Please be specific.
studios, purchased, other) [ ]DVD, Blu-ray not from the Academy (i.e.
Please specify below. 11.What areas of achievement, if any, that are not currently rewarded with an Oscar, should the Academy consider adding?
[ ]Committee meetings
[ ]Apple TV
( )Equally positive and negative
( )
[ ]Allow me to opt in to receive text messages when screenings and other events are happening and RSVP via return text to reserve my place
( )No opinion
For example, what would make the show more engaging for both the industry and movie fan audience worldwide? Please be specific. 8.What do you think the Academy could do and should do to improve the Oscars?
[ ]Allow me to go to the Academy member portal to select which types of screenings and other events I want information about
( )Not at all important
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After a somewhat rocky Oscars with controversies surrounding the placement of several categories in a pre-show with taped acceptances inserted later into the broadcast, a #FanFavorite promotion on Twitter that went south and was largely dismissed when Zack Snyder commandeered his Twitter faithful into a victory for the zombies-in-Vegas Netflix flick Army of the Dead, and of course that instantly infamous Will Smith slap and all its reverberations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apparently decided it is time to get input from the membership. It comes by way of a detailed survey sent this week that not only asks members what they think of various Academy policies and initiatives, but even more pointedly some detailed questions about what they really think about this year's Oscar show which was produced by Will Packer.
[ ]Add functionality in the Academy app regarding events, such as: when and where to check for upcoming screenings and other events, alerts for new events, when events are filling up or when the sign-up window is about to expire
( )
[ ]Museum programming
1.How would you describe your experience as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences?
12.The Oscars Fan Favorite was announced for the first time this year. Which is closest to your view?
[ ]In-theater FYC screenings for Academy members
[ ]Hulu+ Live TV
( )Did not attend and watched some, but not all, of this year’s Oscars
( )Not very good job
[ ]Educational outreach and mentoring of younger generations
( )Not very much
[ ]Netflix
[ ]Create a private online community for Academy members only to communicate about upcoming screenings and other events
( )The Oscars need an overhaul, and the format of the show should be reconsidered.
Part 2: 2022 Oscars
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5.When it comes to making the film industry more inclusive, is the industry overall doing a:
What this survey coming just a little over a month since the Oscar show was held March 27 really  seems to indicate is an active discussion about going forward – or not – with some of the ideas implemented for the 94th Academy Awards, but maybe not the 95th(?) This survey seems to be in lieu of an actual in-person membership meeting but it clearly is a result of much post Oscar season discussion among the Board Of Governors and AMPAS office holders and staff that wants to know "where do we go from here???" And now the 10,000-ish body that makes up AMPAS is going to have their say. Well, you get the idea. Whether they are listened to is a question for another day.
( )Pre-recording and editing in some award presentations during the show worked this year and the Academy should do it again this way next year.
( )Did not attend and did not watch this year’s Oscars at all
Your input is necessary to ensure that the Academy continues to thrive and support our members and the film industry. Thank you for participating in this important member survey. This survey consists of two parts: the first part is about your engagement and experience as a member, and the second part is about this year’s Oscars.
[ ]Mobile devices
[ ]Internet-connected television or smart TV
( )No opinion
( )Watched but did not attend the Oscars
( )Very important
[ ]Disney+
[ ]Online, streaming through another platform
[ ]
[ ]HBO Max
[ ]Hulu
( )The Oscars Fan Favorite should not continue
[ ]None of the above
[ ]Amazon Fire TV
9.Which of the following best describes your experience with this year’s Oscars?
[ ]Branch and member receptions
( )The broadcast was not available in my region to watch
( )No opinion
The Academy should not pre-record any awards and should instead present all the awards live", to "The Oscars need an overhaul, and the format of the show should be reconsidered". The Academy is asking for opinions from suggesting "Pre-recording and editing in some award presentations during the show worked this year and the Academy should do it again this way next year",  to "The Oscars were fine the way they were before. This led to much publicly expressed outrage among the affected artisans and others. But the juiciest section is the second part all about Oscars. The first part deals with engagement in the Academy, preferences or complaints about various AMPAS activities, questions about how Oscar voters are viewing movies they judge as well as what kind of equipment they have at home and what services they use including the Academy Screening Room, a digital online enterprise that completely replaced mailed screeners for the first time this year. AMPAS leadership wants member input on what can be done to improve the Academy Awards in terms of both viewers and industry, and then some specifics about the divisive decision to pre-record select categories like Film Editing, Music Score, Production Design, and five other categories.
( )No opinion
Dear Member:
[ ]Local events in your city
[ ]
( )The Oscars Fan Favorite helped get fans engaged and excited about this year’s Oscars and it should be continued
( )Pre-recording or early presentation of some awards could work, but not the way it was done this year. The Academy needs to go back to the drawing board on this.
[ ]YouTube TV
( )Neither positive nor negative
[ ]AT&T TV Now
What types of additional streaming functions would you like to see on the Academy Screening Room? 14.We'd like your thoughts on watching FYC movies using the Academy Screening Room.
( )Mostly positive
[ ]Film screenings with Q&A, including virtual events
[ ]Use social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn – to communicate about upcoming screenings and other events
Next, you will see some questions about the Oscars.
[ ]Public in-theater screenings not through the Academy (i.e. festivals, theaters, other)
[ ]Paramount+
Please select all that apply. 15.Which of the following devices or services do you have or use regularly?
( )Okay job
( )Very negative
( )Very poor job
( )Great deal
[ ]Online, streaming through the Academy’s online viewing platform
( )Attended the Oscars
One thing totally absent from the survey is anything about the Will Smith debacle and the Academy's punishment decision to ban Smith from any Academy Awards show and activities and events for ten years, a dictum made after Smith himself publicly apologized (including to Chris Rock) and resigned from the Academy.
( )Not very important
[ ]Did not watch any movies for Oscars consideration this year
6.Aperture 2025 is the Academy’s ongoing commitment to increase representation, inclusion, and equity in the film industry on-screen, off-screen and in the Academy’s membership, programs, and collections. How important is it for the Academy to continue leading with representation, inclusion, and equity initiatives such as Aperture 2025?
( )None

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