On Sunday, March 2, 2014 we held our 10th Annual Oscar Night Party. It was a roaring success. We had almost 70 attendees, all of whom enjoyed the show and winning the fantastic door prizes.
As for the Oscar winners, there were very little surprises over-all. At our Year in Movies: 2013 program on February 25, 2014, I announced the top picks, based on previous award wins. Seven of the top eight on that list ended up winning Oscars, the only non-winner being Chiwetel Ejiofor for “12 Years a Slave”. And I was also off some with my picks. I picked six of the eight top winners, being only wrong with American Hustle for both Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.
Here are the Top Winners:
BEST PICTURE: “12 Years a Slave”
BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuarón - “Gravity”
LEAD ACTOR: Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club
LEAD ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett - “Blue Jasmine”
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Lupita Nyong’o - “12 Years a Slave”
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Spike Jonze - Her
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: John Ridley - “12 Years a Slave”
Pick the Winners Contest Winners
We have winners for our annual PICK THE WINNERS Oscars contest. We had over 100 entries (including 30 with our new ONLINE ballot) and out of those, 11 entries had all 8 categories answered correctly.
Out of those 11, we drew for the 5 winners:
Barbara Fillicaro wins $30 to AMC Theaters and $30 to Portillos
Francesca Durso wins $25 to AMC Theaters and $25 to Portillos
Joseph Foelker wins $20 to AMC Theaters and $20 to Portillos
Susan Kuhlmey wins $15 to AMC Theaters and $15 to Portillos
Michael Schmidt wins $10 to AMC Theaters and $10 to Portillos
Congratulations to the winners! And thanks to all for entering!