What’s better than hanging out at The Deuce on Oscar Sunday? Hanging out at Greta Gerwig’s high school. Sacramento’s St. Francis High School will host a “Lady Bird”-themed Oscar-viewing party on Sunday in honor of its alum, who graduated in 2002, and her quasi-autobiographical film’s five Oscar nominations, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Not only will attendees get to watch the Oscars, but the Catholic school will screen VHS tapes of Gerwig’s old theater productions for maximum nostalgia/embarrassment. “We found old VHS tapes of [theatrical] shows Greta did when she was in high school plus a video of an Oscar party she had with friends,” MaryAnne Kelly, the school’s director of advancement, told the paper. “Those vintage tapes will be part of a video tribute.”
St. Francis will also hold a contest for the best thrift store dress. Thrift Town, the real store where Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan) buys her prom dress in the film, is having a 50-percent off sale for the event.
And since Gerwig, who’s just the fifth woman to be nominated for Best Director, will be at the actual ceremony, St. Francis will make sure she’s there in spirit with a life-size cutout of the writer-director.
“Lady Bird” is up for five Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director and Original Screenplay for Gerwig, Best Actress for Ronan and Best Supporting Actress for Laurie Metcalf. Our current odds give Metcalf the best chance of scoring a trophy for “Lady Bird,” with 9/2 odds behind “I, Tonya”’s Allison Janney (2/7 odds).
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