A junior at Montclair State University had his third annual “Roscars” party in Kops Lounge in Russ Hall on Friday, Feb. 12, where there were a couple of guest appearances. The red carpet was rolled out for the well-dressed guests to take pictures and socialize on at 7 p.m. before the main event started at 8 p.m.
The Roscars is an event made to emulate the actual Oscars and is conducted much in the same way.
Ever since high school, student Ryan Fecskovics had always wanted to have his own Oscars, because he was angry at the Oscars nominations.
Feckskovics decided to create his own award ceremony, the Roscars, to celebrate his own picks. “It’s an awards show to nominate any film or actor in the given year,” said Fecskovics.
The Montclair State student chooses all the categories and nominees and gathers his friends to present the awards for each category. This year, there were a total of 12 movies nominated, 40 categories and 36 actors and actresses nominated in four different categories. The movie “Trainwreck” alone had 15 nominations.
This year’s Roscars ceremony was scheduled early because Fecskovics had to host an Oscars event at his job for the remaining Saturdays of the month, but the event went on as planned.
The event began when everyone was seated and Fecskovics started his comedic commentary, just like actual hosts of the Oscars do.
It wasn’t until halfway through the event that a special guest arrived: Rocky the Red Hawk. He took photos with Fecskovics, socialized with guests and cheered as the winners were announced for each category.
Fecskovics then announced that he had tweeted at Brie Larson, who is nominated for Best Actress for the movie “Room,” saying that she had won Best Actress for his event. She responded with, “what an honor” to Fecskovics and Larson’s agency told him to send the prize to them. The party was filmed and live streamed on Facebook, so even Larson could watch it.
After all the awards were given out, Fecskovics handed out toy Oscars to his guests as well.
For three years, Fecskovics has organized this event by himself. He is a film major in the College of the Arts at Montclair State, so the Oscars are especially important to him. He receives no funding for the project at all and has had to go through the residence halls on campus to get the rooms for the party.
The first year he had the event, Fecskovics scheduled to have it in Freeman Hall. It was simple and not as grand as it has become today. There were not as many people, and the space was smaller. Now, three years later, Fecskovics is proud of his work with the event and has worked out all the kinks to make it even more spectacular.
“The reason why it always works well is that my friends have a good time. I love to do the show and will gladly do it again for one final time next year,” said Fecskovics.