A website lobbying the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to consider “The Passion of The Christ” in its Oscar nominations has generated 10,000 signatures on a petition in just 10 days.
Organizer Patrick Hynes says the petition on his site PassionForFairness.com will be presented to the Academy before it announces nominations at the end of January.
“We have had a tremendous response,” Hynes said in a news release. “Regular folks are frustrated that Hollywood snubbed ‘The Passion’ when they handed out nominations for a Golden Globe.”
Movie-goers now, he said, “have a chance to organize and let Hollywood know they are watching them, but not the way Hollywood thinks.”
Hynes said he also plans an ad campaign targeting Hollywood opinion leaders.