Oscars Drinking Game
With all of the Oscar-nominated films that CEC has shown on campus FOR FREE this year, you’ll probably see a lot of familiar faces on Sunday. CEC brought to campus Arrival, Manchester by the Sea, Moana, Loving, Hacksaw Ridge, Jackie, and Moonlight (showing Tuesday 2/28 – info here). These movies have racked up a total of 34 nominations from the Academy.
While you watch the rich and famous become richer and famouser with their acceptance speeches, you’ll think about how the biggest acceptance in your life was the one you got from UCLA (and you’ll think about how UCLA just kicked your butt during midterms). We’d like to help you drown your sorrows.
Take a shot when…
Kimmel makes a Trump joke
The light-weights might want to do this for every other Trump joke. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Kimmel warned us that he was going to attack Trump.
Someone makes a passionate speech about women in the entertainment industry and the camera cuts to Meryl Streep
From her famous reaction to Patricia Arquette’s mention of equal pay at the Oscars in 2015 to Octavia Spencer tearfully praising her as her role model at the Golden Globes, Meryl Streep is the mama feminist of Hollywood.
A nominee nods to the camera and awkwardly whispers to the person sitting next to them to avoid the camera
This is a favorite move among showbiz newbies and actors growing out grizzly facial hair for an upcoming role (looking at you, Casey Affleck).
The camera cuts away too slowly and you see how a nominee actually feels about losing
*cough*cough* Kate Winslet circa ’98, ’05, and ’07
Someone jokes about Leo finally winning an Oscar
Kimmel jokes about Matt Damon
Since the Jimmy Kimmel show premiered, Kimmel has usually signed off with, “Apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time”. This prompted a weird bromance/feud that’s continued on Kimmel’s show, from Damon getting Kimmel’s girlfriend to say “I’m f***ing Matt Damon” to Kimmel responding to Damon with “I’m f***ing Ben Affleck”. Needless to say, Kimmel will probably use this national stage to antagonize his “archenemy”
Drink until the person stops talking when…
An acceptance speech gets political
i.e. Jared Leto mentioning the unrest in Ukraine during his acceptance speech for Dallas Buyers Club
A person is still talking even after the music starts playing
Matthew McConaughey gave a moving, 4 and a half minute long acceptance speech back in 2014, but all the audience really wanted to hear was three words.
Once you’ve recovered from your Oscars hangover, be sure to catch Moonlight on Tuesday (2/28) in Ackerman (again, info here).
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