Cinema Nouveau Pre-Screens Oscar-nominated Films Week before Academy Awards Ceremony
Watch an Oscar-nominated film. Post your review. Win great prizes with #OscarBuzz
‘Oscar’ fever is in the air as Hollywood readies itself to host the biggest and most glamorous night of the year – the 87th Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, on Sunday, 22 February.
In an effort to ensure that movie buffs have the opportunity to watch and evaluate all these films on their Oscar chances before the big night, Cinema Nouveau is pre-releasing four of the Oscar-nominated titles next week, each film for one screening only, from 16 – 19 February.
The four films lined up for the pre-screenings next week are: Whiplash on Monday, 16 February; The Theory of Everything on Tuesday, 17 February; American Sniper on Wednesday, 18 February, and Wild on Thursday, 19 February. They will all be screened at 20:00 each evening, at the four Cinema Nouveau complexes around the country – Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg, Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria, Gateway in Durban, and V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
Who do you think is going to leave the Dolby Theatre on the evening of 22 February (USA time) with a coveted golden Oscar statue?
As the countdown begins, Cinema Nouveau is inviting you to join in this year’s #OscarBuzz conversation. All you do is watch any of the Oscar-nominated films in the Best Picture and other categories, post your short, sharp and pithy review on the Cinema Nouveau Facebook or Twitter pages, using the hashtag #OscarBuzz, and you could be in line to win some great weekly prizes: 35 in total over the seven-week period. The competition runs from this Friday, 16 January till 09 March 2015.
Each week, the winning reviews will be block-mounted and displayed in the foyers of the four Cinema Nouveau complexes in Johannesburg (Rosebank Mall), Pretoria (Brooklyn Mall), Durban (Gateway) and Cape Town (V&A Waterfront). The author of the most popular review over the competition period will receive the grand prize: Cinema Nouveau Reviewer of 2015.
The winner of this prestigious title will be selected by the Ster-Kinekor marketing team based on the best Oscar-nominated movie review posted on Facebook or Twitter using #OscarBuzz. The prize is a much sought after Ster-Kinekor Movie Premier Card that entitles the winner to watch films at any Cinema Nouveau or Ster-Kinekor cinema for free, for one year! The Cinema Nouveau Reviewer of 2015 will also be a special guest at pre-release screenings of select titles and premieres hosted by South Africa’s leading cinema chain.
Over the next few weeks, Cinema Nouveau will release a number of the Oscar-nominated films. Eight films have been nominated forBest Picture, offering local movie-lovers a feast of the best of the best on the big screen at Cinema Nouveau and Ster-Kinekor cinemas.
- American Sniper – releases on 20 February 2015
- Birdman – released on 09 January 2015
- Boyhood – released in 2014; rereleased and currently on circuit
- Selma – released on 06 February 2015
- The Grand Budapest Hotel – released in 2014
- The Imitation Game – releases on 23 January 2015
- The Theory of Everything – releases on 27 February 2015
- Whiplash – releases on 20 February 2015
Reese Witherspoon is nominated in the Best Actress category, while her co-star, Laura Dern, has picked up a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category, for their roles in Wild, which releases locally on 27 February.
As the countdown to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony begins, Cinema Nouveau invites you to watch the best films in the best environment – a cinema. Join in the #Oscar Buzz conversation by posting your reviews on who you think is deserving of an Oscar this year. Follow #Oscar Buzz with Cinema Nouveau on Facebook – Cinema Nouveau, or on Twitter @nouveaubuzz.
For information and to make bookings, download the Ster-Kinekor App on any Nokia, Samsung Android, iPhone and Blackberry smart phone to download the latest updates and news, and to book tickets from your handset. Visit www.cinemanouveau.co.za or sterkinekor.mobi. Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz and on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For information and queries, call Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).
The full list of 2015 Oscar nominees can be found at: http://oscar.go.com/nominees.