"The young hearts of Team Oscar 2015"

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Wizard of Oz: A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.

Memory is a tricky, fickle and funny thing. How we choose to remember key events in our lives is selective but it’s always curious, to me, how that is such a big part of successful movies. Helping souls to connect to our memories.

Think about it? When an audience, i.e. you/me/we/they find a resounding cord of truth we lash on to it, examining it again through our own shards of personal inventory as laid out on a screen big or mobile small.

Think about it?  We/you/me/they use tv, books, movies, music as mirrors. We do despite admitting it or even thinking close about it.

What are we trying to get a closer glimpse of? I think it’s eternity.

I think that’s why the cave dwellers took such effort to find an instrument that could record a chapter of their existence. I think even the tinniest flea wants to be remembered, to leave some evidence of their flea existence.

This is what I think about the flea and humankind but this is what I know about myself. I want to be remembered long after I’ve vacated the real estate legally known as Lapacazo Margarita Sandoval Bhagchandani.

Remembered well but remembered well for what?

"I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do,” said Hal in 1968’s "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968).

This is my strange intro to sincerely requesting that you take a moment and look at  “TEAM OSCAR®” WINNERS 2015.

This year producer/actor Channing Tatum is the point person for the lucky team of six who will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Oscars on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

Team Oscar winners were selected by Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, Tatum, and the Academy, based on a creative 60-second video on the subject, “The best piece of advice I’ve ever received.”

"Now in its third year, our Team Oscar program has become a real tradition for The Academy.  We love giving these incredibly talented young film-makers the experience of what it’s like to be on the Oscars stage, and making sure that everyone on that stage is connected to the future of film," says Zadan and Meron.

The Team Oscar winners are:

Chris Carmona – Home-town: Bell, CA

Justin Craig – Home-town: Ballston Spa, NY

Kelly FitzGerald – Home-town: Geneva, NY

Justin Floyd – Home-town: Compton, CA

Rhianna Shaheen – Home-town: Virginia Beach, VA

Patrick Walker – Home-town: Atlanta, GA

The winners’ videos can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDNtu87Xi7bV-iVDo7yRRH9F

“I'm so impressed by the creativity, passion and hard work that went into this year’s Team Oscar submissions,” said Tatum. “It was difficult to pick just six winners, but I’ll be proud to share the Oscars stage with these talented, young film-makers in a few weeks.”

Team Oscar was open to U.S. citizens, ages 18 to 30. Film-makers submitted, through the Academy’s Facebook page, a creative 60-second video on the subject “The best piece of advice I've ever received.”

United Airlines, the official airline sponsor of the Academy and of the Oscars telecast, will roll out the red carpet to fly the winners to Los Angeles to participate in Team Oscar.

In addition to their appearance on the Oscars, the winners will have a chance to explore the renowned collections at the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library, tour motion picture studios, and participate in meet-and greets-with film-makers at Oscar Week events.

More from the Team Oscar winners but for now please take a peek at their work and ponder just why you love the movies and that golden man called Oscar!

Here is the link again (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDNtu87Xi7bV-iVDo7yRRH9F) and your social media guide for all things Oscar. 

87th Oscars Social Media Guide 

Host - Neil Patrick Harris: http://twitter.com/ActuallyNPH

Oscars Producers - Neil Meron: http://twitter.com/neilmeron

Craig Zadan: http://twitter.com/craigzadan 




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