Have you heard about Oscar Night America (ONA)? It’s the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ grassroots program enabling local charities to host a Hollywood-style Oscar® viewing party to raise money for their organizations.
On Sunday, February 27, 50 cities will not only host but feature the live broadcast of the event during the official Oscar viewing parties during the 83rd Academy Awards® ceremony on ABC.
If you live in one of these cities: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Charlottesville, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Grand Rapids (MI), Greensboro/Winston-Salem, Greenville (S.C.), Hartford, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Springfield (MO), Tampa, Tucson and Washington, D.C. – be sure to check them out and see how you can attend, support, participate.
Each city hosts a party from black-tie affairs to ones that are less formal. Past parties have had partygoers dress up as famous couples while events feature limousine arrivals and red carpets complete with local celebrities, paparazzi and press interviews for arriving guests.
These ONA parties are an official extension of Oscar Night with official Academy posters and programs to make the event that much more authentic. These events are entirely produced by local nonprofit organizations, with the active participation of the local ABC-TV affiliate station.
Now in its 18th year, and raising over $3 million last year for local community non-profits, this is one party we recommend you look out for especially if it supports one of your favorite charities such as the American Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics, the United Way, Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Ellie Fund (breast cancer support services).
SAVE THE DATE!
The Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on ABC while being televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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