We’re delighted to report that this year, after 2014’s ice-storm hiatus, our annual Oscars watching party at the Modern is back on. And for the soiree’s sixth installment, we’ve added another partner on the red carpet: WFAA/Channel 8.
Together with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, we’ll be welcoming guests to watch the Academy Awards telecast with us on Sunday, Feb. 22. Our emcee for the evening will be WFAA chief meteorologist Pete Delkus. (Click here to check out our Oscar-related chat with him.)
The fun will begin at 6 p.m. on Oscar night. It is free, and you don’t need a reservation or a ticket for admission.
If you’re wondering what to wear, anything goes — from jeans to formal wear. But guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite nominees, and if you do, you could win a fabulous prize. Prizes throughout the evening include two tablets — an iPad Mini and a Samsung Galaxy — and other Oscar-related goodies.
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As always, our celebrity judges will be on hand to award special prizes to the best Oscar- or movie-inspired costumes. Winners from the 2013 party included some great Abe and Mary Todd Lincolns, a trio of Bond girls, a tipsy pilot (from Flight) and Katniss from The Hunger Games, to name a few. (To reminisce, or to draw a little inspiration, take a look through our photo gallery from the 2013 party.)
This year is ripe with possibility — from a winged Birdman or a Wild backpacker a la Reese Witherspoon to period costumes from the likes of Selma, or a quirky ensemble nod to Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Our crack team of entertainment junkies will welcome you on the red carpet and snap your photos. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the Oscar broadcast will be shown in the Modern’s auditorium, as well as in Café Modern. We’ll also have a viewing screen in the Modern’s lobby, along with light snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Seating in the museum’s auditorium is first come, first served.
For questions, email Rick Press at firstname.lastname@example.org. See ya on the red carpet!
The video below, from our 2013 party, will give you a little flavor of what’s in store. And below that, check out Pete Delkus in his Oscar tux!