Vernon's Oscar party

The 90th annual Academy Awards is set for tonight. The big show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will air on ABC starting at 3:30 p.m.

For those in the North Okanagan who didn't get an invite to the red carpet gala, the Vernon Towne Cinema and the Okanagan Screen Arts Society will be hosting its own party. 

"We will have a wine/champagne bar on site for the event," the society posted on its Facebook page. 

"Feel free to dress for the occasion and walk the red carpet like the stars! Take your best guess at who will take home the Oscar for each category, prizes to be won," was posted on the Facebook page."

Tickets are $10 and profits will be donated to the Vernon Hospice House.  

The big category nominees are:

Best picture

  • “Call Me by Your Name”
  • “Get Out”
  • “Lady Bird”
  • “The Post”
  • “Phantom Thread”
  • “Dunkirk”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • “Darkest Hour”

Lead actor

  • Timothée Chalamet, "Call Me by Your Name"
  • Denzel Washington, "Roman J. Israel, Esq."
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, "Phantom Thread"
  • Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour"
  • Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out"

Lead actress

  • Sally Hawkins, "The Shape of Water"
  • Margot Robbie, "I, Tonya"
  • Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
  • Saoirse Ronan, "Lady Bird"
  • Meryl Streep, "The Post"


  • Paul Thomas Anderson, "Phantom Thread"
  • Jordan Peele, "Get Out"
  • Guillermo Del Toro, "The Shape of Water"
  • Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk"
  • Greta Gerwig, "Lady Bird"

— with files from the Los Angeles Times

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