Academy Awards Nominations Piquing Your Interest? Join Us For A Taste Of The Oscars!

January 24, 2012 | 826 Blog Post

Here at 826michigan we tend to love pretty much any endeavor that is creative, sustained, and technically demanding. (Like writing an epic poem in haiku form.) That means that we LOVE movies – even those without robots in them!

Alas, Real Steel got locked out of the Academy Award nominations this year, but there are plenty of interesting choices on this just-announced list. Best Picture Nominee Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was a favorite of many of our volunteers, and Best Adapted Screenplay Nominee Hugo warmed our robot-loving hearts. (There’s room enough for automatons in the robot family tree.)

But what do we know? We’re just movie enthusiasts, not movie experts.
FORTUNATELY, we have a bona-fide movie expert on our Board of Directors! MetroTimes film critic Jeff Meyers, along with Detroit News film critic Tom Long, are joining us for a very special event next
month: A Taste Of The Oscars!

We’ll taste five wines provided by Everyday Wines, enjoy the lovely ambiance at Kerrytown Concert House, and watch clips of this year’s Best Picture Nominees as Jeff and Tom share the insider’s view on this year’s Academy Awards: what to expect, what may be unexpected, and a bit of the wacky history of the broadcast. We hope to see you there!

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