As ABC’s countdown to the Oscars continues, is getting into the mix with a March Madness style bracket trying to find the best Oscar movie from the Past 64 years (no play-in games).  The Oscars are important to Disney as they are one of the top ABC broadcasts of the year and give the channel plenty of promotional opportunities.  Here is the press release:

The countdown to 86th annual Academy Awards is underway and now users have a chance to weigh in on all the action. Today ABC News Digital introduced “The Best Oscar Movie from the Past 64 Years,” a new, interactive bracket available on desktop and ABC News’ mobile products. JCPenny is the exclusive launch sponsor of the bracket featured on The 86th annual Academy Awards kicks off Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.

SEE: Interactive Bracket: “The Best Oscar Movie from the Past 64 Years”

Throughout the month of February, participants can select their favorite Oscar-winning films from the past 64 years online to move their Best Picture pick to the #1 bracket spot. Users can vote for their film choice on or via Facebook and Twitter.

“We are proud to introduce a new product that allows our users to interact with a larger event,” said Joe Ruffolo, SVP of ABC News Digital. “Mobile optimized and entertaining, our interactive bracket provides an engaging way for users to share, discuss, and be more deeply involved in the lead up and history of the Academy Awards.”

After users vote on the initial round of 64 films, ABC News will tally who has moved on to the next round of voting. Users can continue to vote in each of the six rounds until brackets close on Thursday, February 27th.  The big winner of “The Best Oscar Movie from the Past 64 Years” will be announced by ABC News on Friday, February 28th. The full schedule of brackets is below:

Round 1: February 3-February 5

Round 2: February 6-February 8

Round 3: February 9-February 12

Round 4: February 13-February 17

Round 5: February 18-February 21

Round 6: February 22-February 27