Remember my recent post about how the Oscars are still a go, no matter what happens with the WGA strike? The Academy was considering two options for the show, which will go on next month, February 24. Should the strike end, there would be the regular show that we've all grown accustomed to. However, should it continue, they were planning an alternative -- details of which were being kept secret.

Me, I was hoping for an entire Oscars ceremony mash-up. It would take a heck of a lot of time and effort, but it would be awesome to see the old, great hosts, the clips, and then faux acceptance speeches made from previously-recorded media. I doubt that will happen, but here is what will -- The Hollywood Reporter has posted that for the first time, Oscar nominations will screen live on their website, This will be followed by expanded online coverage that will include "an Oscar prediction game and an Oscar widget that can be embedded on social networking sites." Hello, Facebook!

Sure, this isn't word on the actual ceremony, but I imagine we can look forward to more web content as the 24th moves ever closer. Stars won't be crossing the picket lines, but could the Academy be planning an event where stars and fans all sign onto the web? Me, I'd much rather see Johnny, Brad, Cate, and the rest of the folks via webcam from their homes than some outfit and jewelry that could feed a country for a year, but maybe that's just me.