We may not know which films are going to win at the Oscars, but we can tell you which BMFI patron has won two tickets to BMFI's fourth annual Oscar Party! We enjoyed all of the entries, but we could only give the grand prize to one (much like the Academy).
The Task: To make a case for which nominated film you thought should win the Best Picture Oscar this year in 140 characters or less, judged on persuasiveness and panache.
The Prize: Two tickets to watch the Academy Awards in style at BMFI's Oscar Party on Sunday, February 26!
The Winner: Elana Starr for Hugo:
Hugo is beguiling as a paean to early cinema, as a personal statement from our greatest living director, and as a timeless (excuse the pun) work of art.Congratulations, Elana!
Runners up: Much like the nominees swag bags at the Oscars, our favorite runners up also will go home with a little something: two tickets to a regular movie screening at BMFI.
The Tree of Life needed Help; War Horse was Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close; Hugo made a Moneyball; I loved every Artist in Midnight in Paris; but The Descendants was transcendent.
2) Kristin Kimmell:
Hugo delighted my senses
With effects viewed through two 3D lenses
Mixing old with the new
It beguiled as it flew
Through a series of stunning sequences!
Runners up, please contact me, Devin Wachs, for information about how to collect your prizes by calling 610-527-4008 x105.
You can read all of the entries in the comments section here.
Thanks to everyone who participated. If you didn't win this time, there will be other contest opportunities in the future. If you'd like to come to the Oscar Party, you can still get tickets here.