#MovieMonday: 1997 Academy Awards

Votes are in from last week’s #MovieMonday, and readers picked It’s a Wonderful Life by a landslide as their favorite from the Oscar nominees for 1947.

This year around we’re jumping up to 1997 and the nominees for the Best Picture from the 1996 movies. Take a second to cast your vote for your favorite film:



Who did I vote for? Check it my 1997 Oscar pick for Best Picture over at Bubblews!

Thanks for voting!

#MovieMonday: 1974 Academy Awards

Last week’s Oscar Best Picture poll resulted in “None of the above” being chosen for best picture from readers! I’m going to guess that this week’s poll will have the same result, as I’m jumping back to the Academy Award nominees from 1973.

I’m having fun with this, but I only have one odd gripe. It seems when I have multiple MovieMonday posts on one page, all of the polls get pushed to the very first post. It’s odd, but not the end of the world. Eventually I’ll figure out what I’m doing wrong to cause this, and how to fix it.

In any event, without further adieu, vote here:

What about me? Hop on over to Bubblews to see my Oscar pick!

Movie Monday – 2011 Oscars

As you can see from my last post, I gave a test on embedding a poll from Toluna into this blog to see how it turned out. I was pretty happy with the results, so here’s why I did it.

First off, obviously, money! That’s what this site is about. I’m trying a test to increase traffic to my Bubblews posts, and I’m all about disclosure here. While I don’t get any money for people voting on my Toluna polls, I’m hoping that the link from here to a related Bubblews post will increase my page views.

Will it work? Time will tell!

In any event, here’s what this is all about. My husband and I have a hobby where we use a random number generator to select a year at random, and watch all of the Academy Award nominees for best film from that year. Then we vote on our favorites. We’ve watched hundreds of movies since we started this! I’d really love to get the opinions of more people, hence the polls.

I had a choice between using Toluna or TellWut for the poll, and in the end, went with Toluna. While personally I’m a bigger TellWut fan, I really liked the interface of the Toluna polls, plus the fact that because they’re not monetized, I don’t have to wait for approval.

I’m going to post a poll once a week, and add a #MovieMonday Twitter tag to them. If you’re a movie fan, I hope you’ll play along!

So without further adieu, here was the year that we started this hobby, along with the poll.

Answer this:

Who did I choose? My choice for the 83rd Academy Awards is over at Personapaper!

Thanks so much for voting! See you next week.