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Join on the red carpet for Oscars night fun and games

February 6, 2014

By staff, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Feb. 06 --Grab your spacesuit and don your best disco outfit -- it's time again to join for some Oscar fun. Will it be Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity capturing the best picture prize? Or will the cast of American Hustle be getting down on Oscar night? And can anyone wrest the Oscar from Dallas Buyers Club's Matthew McConaughey in the Best Actor category? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered March 2 , when and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth host the sixth annual Oscars watching party at the Modern. We invite you to walk the red carpet, dress up as your favorite nominees and win fabulous prizes. The fun will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 2 . It is free, and you don't need a reservation. If you're wondering what to wear: anything goes -- from jeans to formal wear. But guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite nominees, and if you do, our celebrity judges will be on hand to award special prizes to the best Oscar-inspired costumes. Last year's winners included some great Abe and Mary Todd Lincolns, a trio of Bond girls, a tipsy pilot (from Flight) and Katniss, from The Hunger Games, to name a few. . This year is full of possibilities, too -- from Gravity and American Hustle to The Wolf of Wall Street , the folk singers of Inside Llewyn Davis or the Minions of Despicable Me 2. Use your imagination and you'll be rewarded on Oscar night. 's crack team of entertainment junkies will be on hand to welcome you on the red carpet and snap your photos. Beginning at 7 p.m. , the Oscar broadcast will be shown in the Modern's auditorium, as well as in CafÉ Modern. We'll also have a viewing screen in the Modern's lobby, along with light snacks and drinks available for purchase. Film critic Christopher Kelly , who hosts the annual Modern Cinema film festival at the Modern, as well as regular screenings, will be the emcee for the evening, and he'll be handing out Oscar-inspired prize packages during commercial breaks. Admission is free, and no ticket is required. Seating in the museum's auditorium is first come, first served. Seating in the cafe is unlimited. For questions, e-mail Rick Press at . See ya on the red carpet! ___ (c)2014 the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Visit the Fort Worth Star-Telegram at Distributed by MCT Information Services

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Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX)

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