Hollywood celebrates 86 years of the Academy Awards
On March 2 the most talented filmmakers and actors will pile into the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate “The Magic of the Movies” at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
The Academy Awards, also known simply as “The Oscars” is the highest honor given in the film industry honoring the best in film for the previous year.
“My favorite films of the year were Gravity and 12 Years a Slave because they were so emotional and I’m glad they are both nominated,” says Breanna Gonzales ’14.
While Gravity, 12 Years a Slave and seven other films are fighting it out for the coveted “Best Picture” trophy, the millions watching at home prefer seeing their favorite stars on the red carpet and their reactions when they win or lose.
“I like to watch the Oscars because you get to see all the good movies get rewarded, like Gravity and Frozen, and I also like watching the red carpet live pre-show because you get to see interviews with all of the nominated stars and presenters plus you get to see the fashion side of the awards season,” says Natalie Schoendaller ‘14.
The most exciting categories to watch for most people are the ones full of A-listers which are typically the four acting races. From the younger stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio and Sandra Bullock to the older veterans like Meryl Streep, Judi Dench and Julia Roberts, the Academy made a point to recognize some of the biggest stars around.
“I’m so excited to watch it on Oscar night and then come to school the next day and talk about the whole show and what I liked most about it, specifically about the winners and the musical performances and then talk about it with my friends who enjoy watching movies as well,” Schoendaller exclaims.
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