‘Black Panther’ and ‘A Star is Born’ Tie in Annual Atom Tickets Oscar® Poll of Millennial Moviegoers Taking Top Honors For “Best Picture”

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Atom Tickets, the social movie ticketing platform, polled millennial movie fans, just as nominations were announced this morning, about which films, artists, and song should take top honors this Oscar season. Nearly 1,000 votes were cast for Black Panther and A Star is Bornas “Best Picture” with the former polling ahead of the latter by a less than 2% margin.

Millennials were also asked to vote for the “Biggest Snub” from among the Oscar nominations announced this morning, with respondents calling out John Krasinski’somission from the “Best Director” category for his film, A Quiet Place, as the main oversight from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

In addition, 91% of millennials reported they had seen their Best Picture pick during that film’s theatrical run. Last year, 64% watched the Academy Awards with 60% saying they would tune-in again and another 25% saying they weren’t sure yet.

Millennial fans’ votes for their favorites in the following categories are below:

  • Best Picture – Tie: Black Panther and A Star is Born
  • Best Director – Alfonso CuarónRoma
  • Best Lead Actor – Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody 
  • Best Lead Actress – Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
  • Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali,Green Book
  • Best Supporting Actress – Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Best Original Song – “Shallow,” A Star is Born
  • Best Animated Feature – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Biggest Snub – John Krasinski, Best Director for A Quiet Place

“Millennials voted true to their preferences as this survey demonstrates that this demographic is attracted to unique and diverse story lines with multi-ethnic leads,” said Amber Tarshis, Head of Marketing at Atom Tickets. “These findings also reveal that millennials cast votes for a broad range of titles and talent this year, and watched the majority of their picks in theaters, showing the strong appetite for seeing films in a theatrical setting.”

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, February 24, 2019 and airs live on ABC.

About Atom Tickets

Atom Tickets is the first-of-its-kind social movie ticketing app. Backed by Lionsgate, Disney, Twentieth Century Fox Film, and Fidelity Management & Research Company, Atom Tickets allows consumers to search for films instantly, invite friends, buy tickets, pre-order concessions and more. Enabled on over 21,000 screens across the U.S., the platform’s innovative marketing capabilities help studios, exhibitors and brands maximize revenue opportunities. Atom Tickets is available as a free app in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store and online at atomtickets.com.

Source: Atom Tickets

“A Star is Born” official trailer by Warner Bros. Pictures
“Black Panther” official trailer by Marvel Studios

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