You Can Be Good as Gold

Will Kate Winslet go zero for six or snag her first Oscar for The Reader? Will “broken piece of meat,” Mickey Rourke, finally be recognized as a Hamlet rather than a ham for his role in The Wrestler? Or will Slumdog Millionaire win Best Picture honors during the 81st annual Academy Awards? We’re sure hoping the delightful rags-to-riches flick becomes this year’s upset story. Instead of watching the drama unfold on the tube, why not get spiffed up in a tux or a ball gown this Sunday night and slink over to the Paris Theater to pretend you’re starring in the Tinseltown gala. Oscar Night America SoBe Style is Miami’s only official Oscar shindig, and Food Network’s Bobby Flay and actress Stephanie March will host it. At 6:30 p.m., walk the red carpet and toast wannabe A-listers during a swank Moët & Chandon reception while DJ Pete gets the party started. At 8, become part of a live telecast on WPLG’s Local 10 as host Laurie Jennings channels Ryan Seacrest’s witty repartee.
Sun., Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., 2009
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