The Argus bookies have good money on Movie 43 coming from behind for a cross-category sweep.
Want to hear Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s smooth, deep voice announce the best movies of the year? Plan to keep your fingers crossed for Wesleyan University favorite Beasts of the Southern Wild, which has four nominations? Katy Thompson ’15 has a plan for those of us who don’t want to watch the Academy Awards alone:
The Oscars are this Sunday, Feb 24!
Need a great place to watch the Oscars, hosted by Seth MacFarlane? Come to Film Hall’s Annual Oscar Party. Located in the basement of Nics 6, the Film Hall lounge offers a large projector great for watching the Academy Awards. The red carpet starts at 7pm and the award show will begin at 8 p.m. Come with your friends and answer our fun questionnaire for a chance to win prizes.
Popcorn will be provided.
Date: Sunday, February 24th
Time: 7–12 p.m.
Place: Film Hall Lounge, Nics 6
Beasts of the Southern Wild, the masterpiece by Benh Zeitlin ’04, just scored four Academy Award nominations this morning, including Best Picture, Best Director (Zeitlin), Best Adapted Screenplay (Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar), and Best Actress (Quevenzhané Wallis).
Wallis, just five years old during filming and now age nine, is the youngest person ever to receive an Oscar nod for Best Actress; the old “record” was held by Keisha Castle-Hughes, who was nominated for Whale Rider in 2004 at the age of thirteen. Following her Beasts success, Wallis has been cast in the film Twelve Years A Slave, which also stars Hollywood heavyweights Brad Pitt and Paul Giamatti.
In addition to his Oscar nods, director and writer Zeitlin has won a slew of prestigious film prizes at several film festivals, including Sundance and Cannes. The film has received universal acclaim, even catching the eyes of President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey, who proclaimed Beasts was one of the best films of the year. Zeitlin and one of the film’s producers, Dan Janvey ’06, also made the trek to Wesleyan this past semester to discuss the film, which was screened during the Wesleyan Film Series.
All I can say is, cue the brag-heavy Facebook statuses and tweets:
From the loveliest of lovelies Lilly Holman ’15 and Becky Gillig ’12:
You are cordially invited to spend Cinema’s most exciting night at the Alpha Delta Phi Grotto. It will be a pleasant evening with many film themed activities and fine company.
Your fanciest dress is requested.
Date: Today 2/26
Time: 7 pm – 11 pm
Location: Alpha Delta Phi Grotto
Roll out the red carpet, bask in the glamor of Hollywood, take a brief study break before midterms consume you. Come to Film Hall TONIGHT to watch the Oscars with us! It will be a (semi-)formal event–so look sharp. Food and drink will be provided, and there will be amazing film-related prizes for those who guess the most awards correctly. See you there!
Date: Sunday, February 27th (today!)
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Film Hall (basement, Nics 6)