On Saturday evening, the students and faculty dressed up to attend the ninth annual VES World Language Oscars event. The evening began with dinner and sparkling cider under tents on the lawn. Meriwether Godsey prepared an elaborate meal followed by cupcakes for dessert. Following dinner, attendees grabbed drinks from the Nomad Coffee Truck, generously provided by the Parents Council.
Following dessert, everyone proceeded to Front Jett to watch the Oscars nominees on two giant screens. Four short films were nominated for Best Video Levels I-II, and 10 short films were nominated for the Best Upper Level Video. After the watch party, students were asked to vote for the Viewer’s Choice Award and the Garmey Award—the faculty cameo award. Meanwhile, a panel of judges decided on all of the other awards. Once the scores were all tallied, the awards ceremony began, with winners walking the red carpet to receive Oscars commemorating their excellent work.
The Oscars is always such a unique time to celebrate students' hard work and creativity in a true celebration of intellectual playfulness. Perhaps in a year when nothing has seemed normal, it was even more poignant than ever to see the community gathered on the front lawn of Jett, enjoying one another’s company and appreciating the hard work of the students on their world language films.
Without further ado, the winners for this year’s Oscars are:
- Best Film, Levels I-II - Le Poisson Chat - French II
- Best Film, Upper Level - La Máscara - AP Spanish
- Best Female Actor - Katharine Caprise in La Máscara
- Best Male Actor - Jerry Xu in Le Poisson Chat
- Best Original Script - Kellogs - Spanish II
- Best Production Value - La Máscara - AP Spanish
- Viewer’s Choice Award - Un Deseo No Deseado - Spanish IV Honors
- The Garmey Award - Chris Button in Un Deseo No Deseado
Congratulations to everyone!