Denverites, if you’re anything like this Examiner, you can hardly wait for this coming Sunday. It’s like prom night again, minus the Red Dog 30-pack in your Comfort Inn bathtub and wearing the same dress as another girl in your class. Alas, I digress.
Each year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences gathers the best of the film world in Los Angeles’s Shrine Auditorium to recognize the most outstanding films, actors, directors, and more in a ceremony we affectionately refer to as the Oscars.
This year’s 83rd ceremony, hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway, is Sunday February 27, 2011, less than 1 week away! Can’t make it to the Shrine? Rest your nerves, Nelly, there is one party in Denver that will satisfy all your anxiety, where you can relax and unwind with fellow film lovers and rejoice with the rest of the nation as cinephiles come together to celebrate the stars and movies that made the biggest impact over the past year.
In the US, there are officially sanctioned AMPAS Oscar parties held across the country. Denver is host to one of them, and it is also the annual gala fundraiser for the Denver Film Society, a fantastic organization that promotes recognition and growth for the film industry in Denver.
Monies raised from this event support the Starz Denver Film Festival, Young Filmmakers Workshop, Film on the Rocks, and year-round programming at the Denver FilmCenter.
Denver’s party, Oscar Night America, will be a night to see and be seen. Bust out your red carpet ready attire and get your hair done, as this is one night on the town you don’t want to miss. Not only will the ceremony be telecast (beginning at 6:00), but there will be food by Three Tomatoes, bubbles from Moet & Chandon, a contest to predict the winners, and wonderful auction items to vie for.
Deets for the event are below. Be sure to get your tickets now if you haven’t already, as they are going fast.
February 27, 2011
EXDO Event Center
3500 Walnut Street, Denver, CO 80202
5:00pm Doors Open
5:30pm Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media Hall of Fame Award
6:00pm Telecast begins/Predict the winner ballots must be turned in
- Reel Social Club Members $60
- Featured Player price for DFS Member $80
- Featured Player price for non-DFS Member $100
- Marquee seats at a table $250
- Cast table for 10 $2000
For more info about this event: bit.ly/oscarnight
For more info about the Denver Film Society and its various levels of membership, go to www.denverfilm.org
For a list of the nominees for this year’s ceremony, click here.
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