Popular reality TV star, host and producer Melissa Rivers is inviting 2013 Academy Awards® fans the world over to join her online Awards Night league at BlockbusterAwards.com®. BLOCKBUSTER ®’s interactive website is designed for people to host, manage and participate in a fantasy league celebrating the Academy Awards. Rivers will share her favorite picks for the night and host her own pool on BlockbusterAwards.com, which consumers can join and compete with one another by submitting their own ballots.
Reality TV star, host and producer Melissa Rivers submits her Academy Awards ballot to the Blockbuster Awards Night Fan-tasy Movie League and launches her own celebrity pool on BlockbusterAwards.com. (Maury Phillips, Getty Images)
“What better way to celebrate the Academy Awards than with a friendly online competition,” Rivers says. “Let’s see what you’ve got – I invite you to join my Blockbuster Awards Night Fan-tasy Movie League pool and compete with me, my friends and family. We’ll be making a whole night out of the show on February 24, with everyone gathered for a viewing party to watch the red carpet arrivals and then tracking our ballot results live on BlockbusterAwards.com. It’ll be a fun night to remember – with plenty of red carpet mishaps and memorable acceptance speeches, I’m sure!”
Users of BlockbusterAwards.com can:
- Set up leagues to predict Academy Award winners and invite guests to participate.
- Join leagues hosted by others – such as Melissa Rivers – to see how they stack up against their neighbors.
- Watch a robust collection of trailers and bios on all nominees.
“Melissa Rivers has her finger on the pop culture pulse,” says Mitch Weinraub, Blockbuster vice president of product marketing. “She’s interviewed Academy Awards nominees on red carpets over the years and launched a successful show around all things celebrities, fashion and trends. As a mother and daughter, Melissa also celebrates family during these special Hollywood moments. BlockbusterAwards.com is a great way to participate in the Academy Awards fun this year and adds to the social experience that brings people together to enjoy special pop culture events.”