LOS ANGELES - Last week's Oscar for Best Picture may have gone to Summit Entertainment's The Hurt Locker, but the ShoWest/Fandango Fan Choice Award will be presented to another Summit picture, The Twilight Saga: New Moon. The award, announced today by ShoWest managing director Robert Sunshine, will be presented at ShoWest's Final Night Banquet and Award Ceremony on Thursday, March 18, at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.
"We are thrilled to once again have the opportunity to partner with Fandango to present the ShoWest/Fandango Fan Choice Award at this year's ShoWest Final Night Banquet and Award Ceremony," said Sunshine. "It is no surprise that the fans have chosen the box office hit The Twilight Saga: New Moon as this year's recipient and we are excited to present the film with this award."
Garnering over 66% of the vote, The Twilight Saga: New Moon beat out other fan favorites in an 8 week online survey exclusively featured on Fandango's Awards Watch section. More than 71,000 moviegoers voted for their favorite film of 2009, picking the winner from a list comprised of the ten top-grossing films of the year. Fans also had the opportunity to participate in a sweepstakes for a chance to attend the ShoWest Final Night Banquet and Awards Ceremony.