The news that the annual try for a bleacher seat via an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences drawing could very well send film lovers scurrying to their local theater, to catch up on potential Oscar nominees.
But, as any cinephile knows, October is still way too early to call movie's biggest contest, and, for that matter, there are still many potential Oscar nominees yet to be released.
However, it's never too early to stoke excitement about the film industry's starriest night, which is a date not in contest: The 87th Annual Academy Awards will red-carpet-up Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. And you could be there, on a bleacher seat, shouting out the name of someone in a tux or glittery gown.
Shouting? We mean, calling gently.
Nah, people shout, applaud, hoot. It's a thing.
You could be there, that is, if you enter the Academy's yearly try-for-a-close-perch-above-the-action drawing. The Oscars Red Carpet Fan Experience opened on Thursday, Oct. 9, and entries shall be accepted through 5 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday, Nov. 9.
It's a one-entry-per-person dealie, but "up to 100" bleacher seats'll be given away, so, yep: People do get 'em. Happy, braggy, excited people. (Nothin' wrong with braggy, either, from time to time.)
There are rule and things to read. You know this. Embrace it. Read it.
And start dreaming what you might wear outside of the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 22. Daydreaming ahead of the actual drawing is part of the fun; plus, if the movie stars, or their stylists, can put a lot of thought into the fashion, why can't those in the bleachers gussy up?
Well, it is February, LA's rainiest month. Maybe think warm and cozy ahead of strapless and chic. If only a designer could put all of those things in a single gown...