UPDATE: Local Twitter celeb made Oscar headlines, no thanks to the Academy
When local Social Media sensation, @BarrettTryon, tuned in to tweet about last night's Oscars, he turned an evening fraught with audio failure into an opportunity to engage with the stars. Already known for his humor and style, Tryon's tweet stream caught the attention of Wired.com, which promptly reached out for an interview about the impact of his fictitious, on-the-fly Twitter account, @OscarsAudioGuy, featured today on their homepage.
UPDATE: Having garnered significant media attention, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's has since suspended @OscarsAudioGuy without comment. You can read the full story below.
The Twitter account @OscarsAudioGuy was suspended without warning Monday morning, leaving its operator theorizing that some of Hollywood’s power players had complained about his satiric tweets regarding sound problems during the Academy Awards show.
“I’m just going to add it to my resume that I was banned by the Academy,” said Barrett Tryon (@barretttryon) in a phone interview with Wired.com.
Tryon set up the Twitter account Sunday night to poke fun at the ringing and squealing microphones that plagued the Oscars telecast. He joked about the feedback (“Thank God we have closed captioning,” was his initial tweet) and responded to Twitter users’ complaints about the spotty sound, adopting the persona of a defensive sound engineer called Oscars Audio Guy. Read more...