On Sunday, 22 February the 87th Academy Awards ceremony takes place at the
Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, where one of the eight films nominated for Best Picture
will take home the coveted award. Cinema Nouveau is lining up the Oscar-
nominated films over the next two months for South African audiences and is
looking to find out what viewers think of each film.
Best Picture Oscar Nominees as announced on 15 January 2015:
American Sniper – releases on 20 February 2015
Birdman – released on 09 January 2015
Boyhood – released in 2014
Selma – releases 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
“We’ve all read the critics’ reviews of these films. But, what we are looking for is
your review of the Oscar-nominated films – to display in our cinemas, on the big
screen and posted on our social media platforms, for the South African movie-loving community to see, share and comment on,’ says Lola Gallant, brand
manager of Cinema Nouveau at Ster-Kinekor Theatres.
As the countdown begins, Cinema Nouveau wants South African movie-goers to join
in this year’s “Oscar Buzz’. Viewers are encouraged to watch any of the Oscar-nominated films in the Best Picture and other categories and post a short, sharp and
pithy review on Facebook or Twitter – using the hashtag #OscarBuzz. Contributors
could win weekly prizes (35 in total) over the seven-week period. The competition
runs from 16 January till 9 March 2015.
Apart from the weekly prizes one lucky person will be the recipient of the grand
prize: the 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 Ster-Kinekor Movie Premiere Card which entitles the winner for free films
at any Cinema Nouveau or Ster-Kinekor cinema for one year! The Cinema Nouveau
Reviewer of 2015 will also be a special guest at pre-release screenings of select
titles and premiers hosted by South Africa’s leading cinema chain.
“As we start the countdown to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony, we invite you
to watch the best of film in the best environment – the comfort of one of our
cinemas. Join in the “Oscar Buzz’ by posting your review. We would love to know
what you think of each of the nominated films, and who you think is taking an Oscar
home this year,’ concludes Gallant.