Monday, February 25, 2013
Proceeds from the glam event benefit the nonprofit Strand Theater Initiative.
For years, Beth Traverso has hosted Oscar parties at her home on the night of the Academy Awards for family members, who would dress in their fanciest attire for the occasion. This year was no different, except the event took place at The Strand. “The Strand has been asking me to do this event for two years. They finally wore me down,” she joked. Traverso was the mastermind behind Sunday’s event at the theater in Zelienople. To celebrate Hollywood’s glitziest night of the year, The Strand held an Oscar party that included broadcasting the show live from the theater’s 25-foot screen. About 100 attendees, dressed in their glitziest gowns and suits, walked the red carpet in front on the theater and enjoyed complimentary appetizers and …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
A number of movies filmed in whole or in part in Pittsburgh have been nominated through the years in various categories for the Academy Awards.
Tonight's a red carpet night—the time when people around the world wait to see which motion pictures and actors/directors win a coveted Oscar in the 85th Academy Awards. Through the years, a number of films shot on location (or at least in part) in Pittsburgh have received nominations from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a variety of categories. The only ones to emerge as Oscar winners for "best picture" are "The Deer Hunter" and "Silence of the Lambs." Here's a quick glimpse at movies filmed in Pittsburgh that made it as Academy Award winners or nominees: (Editor's note: The list has been changed slightly due to new information but it does not affect the voting statistics.) Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Attendees are asked to wear their best outfits as Sunday's Academy Awards are broadcast live from the theater's 25-foot screen.
You don’t need to be Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie to walk the red carpet in the Cranberry area—just some fancy clothes. To celebrate Hollywood’s glitziest night of the year, The Strand Theater in Zelienople is holding an Oscar party at 6 p.m. Sunday, February 24 The theater is broadcasting the show live on its 25-foot screen in digital HD, which includes 45 speakers and surround sound. Attendees also will have a chance to walk the red carpet dressed in their formal wear while local “paparazzi” snap their photos. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed Woman, Best Dressed Man, Best Dressed Couple, Best Hair, Best Jewelry, Best Accessories and even Most Outrageous. There also will be a Chinese Auction and a cash bar as well as complimentary …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Have you seen any of the movies up for Academy Awards? Check out our recap of the nominees and then tell us who you think should win.
It’s that time of year again, and by that we mean nominations have been made for Hollywood’s own Super Bowl—the Academy Awards. This year’s nominees, announced Thursday morning by funnyman Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone, include Lincoln, which had the most nominations at 12, and Les Miserables, which has nine nominations. Surprisingly, there was no best director nod for Ben Affleck for his critically acclaimed film Argo, which is nominated for seven awards, including Best Picture. The movie will compete alongside Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty in that category. Similar directing shutouts occurred for other highly-praised …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Attendees are invited to don eveningwear or dress up as their favorite star.
The Cranberry Public Library rolled out the red carpet Thursday in honor of tonight’s 84th annual Academy Awards. Attendees came to the event in their eveningwear or dressed as a celebrity. Library director Leslie Pallotta switched gears to act as a movie director while Pat DiFiore, librarian for adult services, filled in as the evening’s host. Even paparazzi attended the event. Photographer Rhonda Maloney took pictures, while her daughters, Kate and Leiah, interviewed attendees on the red carpet. The night also featured movie trivia and participants voted for their favorite nominees in the various movie categories. To vote for your favorite film in the running for Best Picture, click here and answer our Patch Poll.
Friday, February 24, 2012
The Academy Awards are Sunday. What movie do you think should take home the big prize?
Brad, Angelina and George (as in Clooney) are some of the big-name stars set to walk the red carpet Sunday for the 84th annual Academy Awards. Although we won’t be there in person (maybe our Patch ticket got last in the mail?), we’ll be watching the actors—and silently judging their fashion choices—from the comfort of our own homes. Just because our readers aren’t the Hollywood insiders in charge of choosing this year’s winners (at least, we don’t think), that doesn’t mean your opinions don’t count. Of the films up for Best Picture, we want to know which ones you enjoyed the most. The nominated films are: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life and War …