Oscars excitement is building at Emerson College. From alumni and faculty involved with nominated films to student journalists reporting from the red carpet, numerous Emersonians boast close connections to the 2012 Academy Awards, to be broadcast Sunday, February 26, on ABC.
To help capture the excitement, the College’s Office of Communications and Marketing is hosting an Online Watch Party via social media. Emersonians are invited to come together on Twitter to share their observations and opinions before and during the show, using the hashtag #ECOscars. They can also vote right now in some of the awards categories in an online poll. Emersonians’ Oscars picks will be posted early Sunday.
Marketing Communications major Leah Casselman ’15, who works in the Office of Communications and Marketing as a marketing assistant, will host Sunday night’s online party from the @EmersonCollege Twitter account. She will post her thoughts and share the most interesting tweets from other community members.
The following is a selection of Emersonians who have ties to the 2012 Academy Awards:
- A group of Emerson Journalism students will work the red carpet and interview key players in Sunday night’s awards show, such as celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and current Academy president Tom Sherak. Advisor and technology director for the School of Communication Jonathan “Satch” Satriale ’94, G ’09, is accompanying the students.
- Maria Menounos ’00 will be reporting for NBC’s Access Hollywood.
- Joe Celli '91 is the art director for the Academy Awards ceremony.
- Terry George, father of Terrance “Seamus” George ’09, and his daughter Oorlagh George produced The Shore, nominated for Best Short Film (Live Action).
- Sarah Green ’81 produced the acclaimed film The Tree of Life. The movie is nominated for three Oscars: Best Picture, Best Cinematography, and Best Directing.
- Jane and Terry Semel Chair in Screenwriting Jim Taylor co-produced the award-winning film The Descendants. The film is nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Editing, and Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay).
Emerson Mane Events will host a viewing party open to all Emerson students the night of the Oscars, from 7:00 to 11:00 pm in Piano Row’s Multipurpose Room. Students will watch the live broadcast of the Oscars after walking down Emerson’s very own red carpet. The event will include an Oscars picks contest, several prizes, and free pizza and appetizers.