Says Doug Place, Marketing Executive of Ster-Kinekor Theatres: “South Africans love the movies, and they love watching their favourite actors doing what they do best on the big screen. As the 2014 Oscar season officially kicks off today with this year’s Academy Award nominations, we are inviting everyone to join in the excitement and anticipation that is the Oscars, by creating a buzz about it all.
“We are delighted to announce that all nine of the films announced today as contenders for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards, are on the Ster-Kinekor circuit. Some were released towards the end of last year, some are currently playing and others will be released over the next two months. This is a true testament to the fact that we have access to the very best commercial and art-house films, and that the only way to appreciate them fully is by watching them on one of our big screens,” comments Place.
But, in addition to getting everyone talking all things Oscars, Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau have also decided to test everyone’s movie knowledge.
“People love being tested and showing off what they know about the movies and the cast and crew that make up each film. We have taken this to the next level by creating fictitious award categories that will really test our followers’ knowledge of the movies. Playing the quiz will be fun, interactive and rewarding, if you know the answers!” Place explains.
Using that favourite Oscar phrase, ‘And the Award goes to…’, the Cinema Nouveau Oscars Quiz with a difference will launch on the Cinema Nouveau Facebook page on Friday 17 January 2014. The more questions you answer correctly, the more chances you have of winning great prizes. But, if you get stuck, you can always call on the favours – and movie knowledge – of one of your friends.
The interactive quiz is designed to be fun, will have you guessing but, it will also be the ultimate test of your movie knowledge. As an example, one of the questions is: ‘And the Award for Best Use of a Really Small Cast in a Space Drama goes to…?’. If you think you know the answer, like the Cinema Nouveau Facebook page, link to the app and start playing.
Winners will be announced on a weekly basis and prizes include an Oscar DVD box set and double movie tickets.
Oscar Nominees announced today, 16 January 2014:
The following Oscar-nominated movies have been, are currently or will be screened at Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau cinemas nationwide. The 86th Academy Awards ceremony takes place on 02 March 2014 in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.
Nine films have been nominated for Best Picture, offering local movie-lovers a feast of the best of the best on the big screen, in the run-up to the Awards ceremony. They are:
Gravity – released in Ster-Kinekor cinemas on 18 October 2013
Captain Phillips – released in Ster-Kinekor cinemas on 15 November 2013
The Wolf of Wall Street – released in Ster-Kinekor cinemas on 10 January 2014
12 Years a Slave – releases in Ster-Kinekor cinemas on Friday, 17 January 2014
Her – releases in Ster-Kinekor cinemas on Friday, 14 February 2014
American Hustle – releases in Ster-Kinekor cinemas on Friday, 28 February 2014
Dallas Buyers Club – releases in Ster-Kinekor cinemas on Friday, 28 February 2014
Nebraska - releases in Ster-Kinekor cinemas on Friday, 14 March 2014
Philomena – releases in Ster-Kinekor cinemas on Friday, 28 March 2014
Nominated for Cinematography and Sound Mixing, Inside Llewyn Davis releases exclusively at Cinema Nouveau and select Ster-Kinekor theatres on Friday, 07 February 2014.
For the full list of 2014 Oscar nominees, please visit http://oscar.go.com/nominees
Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau continually strive to provide audiences with the latest top-rated movies in both the mainstream and art movie categories. With the completion of the digital conversion in all our cinemas towards the end of last year, the only way to fully appreciate the craftsmanship of these multi-nominated films is to view them as they were created to be viewed – on the big screen.
“As we start the countdown to the 86th Academy Awards ceremony, take the opportunity to enjoy watching the best of film in the comfort of one of our cinemas, and join in on the ‘Oscar Buzz’. We’d love to know who you think is taking an Oscar home this year,” concludes Place.