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POLLS: Academy Awards Round-Up


A recent ABC News national survey (story, results) of 1007 adults (conducted 2/15 through 2/19) finds:

  • A 23% plurality of Americans think Letters from Iwo Jima should win Best Picture; 20% choose The Departed. In 2006 and 2004, the top choice of ABC News survey respondents won Best Picture (Crash and The Return of the King respectively).
  • Among women, 23% think Little Miss Sunshine should win Best Picture; 21% think The Queen should.

A recent Rasmussen Reports automated survey of 994 movie fans (conducted 2/14 through 2/18) finds:

  • 15% want Little Miss Sunshine to win Best Picture, closely followed by 14% who want The Departed to win.
  • 28% want Will Smith to win best actor for The Pursuit of Happyness; 17% want Meryl Streep to win best actress for The Devil Wears Prada.
  • 49% have a favorable opinion of Sunday night's host, Ellen DeGeneres, while 37% have an unfavorable opinion of her.

A recent MSN/Zogby online survey of 9765 adults (conducted 1/17 through 1/22) finds:

  • 57% of Americans say they won't watch the Academy Awards on Sunday.
  • Among those who will watch the show, 30% will tune in to see if their Oscar picks are correct.
  • 19% say they use the nominees and winners to determine which movies to see. Men are more likely than women (24% to 17%) to say the awards can "sway their movie choices."

 

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