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Get Ready for the Oscars® With Social Media Correspondent Alex Bryant! by Nicole DeAvilla

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Get Ready for the Oscars® With Social Media Correspondent Alex Bryant!

How is the academy celebrating the 90th year of the Oscars®? Who should you be watching on the red carpet? What are some fun memories from previous years? This week, we were thrilled to welcome 30Seconds contributor Alex Bryant, an award-winning TV coordinator, as our #30Seconds Twitter chat guest! Alex showed us how to cast our votes for the Academy’s #Oscars90 Challenge for a chance to go to the #Oscars91! We got the inside scoop and shared in the excitement as we approach the Oscars®, which takes place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday, March 4.

Q: How is the academy celebrating its 90th year in 2018?

"New for 2018, viewers can take the academy’s #Oscars90 Challenge to select their favorite nominees before the ballots are locked! The winner gets to go to Oscars® in ‘91. Enter at Challenge.Oscar.com/ballot!"

Q. Why should we tune into the Oscars® red carpet and backstage moments?

"The Oscars® red carpet is the first appearance on where you can learn about the latest fashion, media interviews with the nominees and more. Watch LIVE on March 4, 2018! In the media interviews, sometimes you get to hear inspirational messages, get a glimpse on the nominees’ feelings and even find out how they are going to celebrate!"

Q. Which two actresses’ and two actors’ past acceptance speeches still resonate with you?

Q: What have been some of your favorite moments over the years?

"One of my favorite moments was when 2007 host, Ellen Degeneres, brought pizza into Dolby Theatre to the hungry nominees and guests! This was smart and hilarious, right? Another unforgettable moment was when Jimmy Kimmel surprised the audience with candy falling from the Dolby Theatre ceiling during the show. Another highlight moment was when Ellen took on vacuum duties at the 2007 Academy Awards®."

Q: What are your 2018 Oscars® picks including Best Picture, Short Film (Animated), Leading Actor and Leading Actress?

  • "My pick to win Best Picture is Universal Pictures’ 'Get Out.'"
  • "My pick to win Best Short Film (Animated) is Disney/Pixar’s 'Lou,' directed by my pal Dave Mullins!"
  • "My pick to win Best Leading Actor is Daniel Kaluuya for his portrayal of Chris Washington in 'Get Out!'"
  • "My pick to win Best Leading Actress is Meryl Streep for her portrayal of Kay Graham in 'The Post!'"

Q: Which film, actor and actress would you nominate that wasn’t selected for this year’s Oscars®?

"If I had the power to nominate a Best Picture from 2017 I would have chosen 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' and 'The Big Sick!'"

"If I had the power to nominate a Best Leading Actor from 2017 I would have chosen Ali Fazal for his portrayal of Abdul in 'Victoria and Abdul," Idris Elba for his portrayal of Ben Bass in 'Mountain Between" and Ben Whishaw for his portrayal of Paddington Bear in 'Paddington 2!'"

Q: How can the 30Seconds community join the watch party with you?

"I will be a social media correspondent with CTV Communications and CTV’s etalk team for their #Oscars90 coverage in Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018! I would love our 30Seconds tribe to tweet along with all excitement."

Meredith Schneider
Alex Bryant What?! What?! This is gonna be so fun!
Alex Bryant
Grateful to be the 30Seconds twitter guest this week. It's going to be so much fun because of so many joining in.
Nicole DeAvilla
This will be a rocking fun night!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
YES! The Oscars is one of my favorite events of the year. Can't wait to chat with you about it, Alex Bryant ! :-)
Alex Bryant
Likewise! The nominess are more diverse than ever for the historic 90th annual celebration. I look forward to chatting about it with you soon.
Mike Prochaska
Honestly don’t remember last years but like to hear what happens behind the scenes
Alex Bryant
Unfortunately, I wasn't around for last year's #Oscars #30Seconds twitter chat, but get your questions ready for Wednesday.
✨💐Jessica 💐✨
Can"t wait to chat! I always look forward to Oscar time. ✨💐Jessica 💐✨ on Twitter
Alex Bryant
It's going to be so much fun and I'm thrilled you are joining in the conversation, Jessica.
✨💐Jessica 💐✨
Thanks! I am counting down!
Alex Bryant
It was an honor chatting with you @imjustjess.
KindnessIsFree
My first chat! So excited <3 #Oscars90 #30Seconds
✨💐Jessica 💐✨
Yay! I'm so glad you could make it!
Alex Bryant
This is too exciting, especially as your first time. #Oscars90 #30Seconds

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