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Oscar Wrap Up

So, the Oscars happened.

I made no secret of the fact that I was going to hate watch the Oscars this year, because let’s be honest the Academy was a mess. Too much Queen and too much Roma and not to get all Drake or anything but I’m upset. However, I have to admit that I had fun watching with everyone. Chatting with everyone made me realize that watching the Oscars should always be a group activity. If you missed Our watch party, you can hear us talk about it some more in this week’s podcast but for now here are a couple highlights.

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Oscar Watch Party: Feb 24, 7:00 PM

Join us on February 24, in GC 140 this year for our second ever Oscar’s Watch Party! Presented by the Film Studies Program, Sigma Tau Delta, the Film Initiative, and the Graduate English Association, the night is a celebration of FIU’s film community. In addition to watching the Academy Awards, there will be a lot of great food, snacks, and games like Oscar’s Bingo. This event is free, DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 PM, and open to all! Feel free to come dressed in your Award’s Night best and take your picture on the red carpet as well!

Miami Film Festival Volunteer Opportunities

The Miami Film Festival is welcoming everyone from casual movie-goers to film professionals to celebrate their 36thannual comprehensive festival. The ten-day event—an iconic cultural fete for the city of Miami—boasts annual attendance of over 70,000 film enthusiast. The Festival is reaching out to Florida International University students for  eager volunteers who can help make the festival a smooth and memorable experience for all of their guests.

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Oscar Hot Takes

Here are Hot Takes from our crew on this year’s Oscar Nominations.

Jose: Given the Hollywood press machine it is no surprise that Walt Disney Studios and Participant Media (which specializes in productions helmed by Hollywood heavyweights) lead all studios with seventeen nominations each. Trailing these two studios are Fox Searchlight and Netflix with fifteen nominations apiece and right behind them are industry giants Universal, Warner Bros., and Focus Features (a subsidiary of Universal Pictures). But the Oscars have always been more about Continue reading Oscar Hot Takes