Media Advisory: “Team Oscar” rolls out red carpet for Wake Forest University student

Who, What, When: Kelly FitzGerald, a Wake Forest University sophomore, will attend the Academy Awards as one of the six Team Oscar winners. Actor Channing Tatum made the announcement Monday night during his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Why: In its third year, the Team Oscar program has become a tradition for the Oscars. FitzGerald is one of six winning filmmakers who will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 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.”

FitzGerald’s video is titled “Sharing a Smile” and is based on the advice – “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.”  Her video depicts a paper smile being shared across the miles by several people.

Everyone who submitted a video received an email asking them to tune into “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for the announcement, she said. “I thought I’d misheard it and thought, wait a second, was that my name?”

Her video can be viewed here and information about Team Oscar is available here.

FitzGerald is available this afternoon for interviews.


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