Getting up close and personal with the Hollywood A-list actors at the Oscars is one thing, but having an exclusive breakfast with Malaysian celebrities for the prestigious awards is another. Held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles on 22nd February, the 87th Annual Academy Awards was broadcast live on HBO (Astro CH 411/431) on 23rd February at 9:30am.
As HBO is the new home to the prestigious award, the premium cable and television network held an Oscars Red Carpet event, “Breakfast With The Stars” on 23rd February at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
10 lucky Astro Movies Pack customers who won a pair of passes to the event were invited to watch the live screening of the Academy Awards and have an exclusive breakfast with local media personnels and Malaysian celebrities including Lisa Surihani, Thanuja and Anuja, Sarah Lian, Faizal Ismail, Syazwan Zakariah, Shalma Ainna, Liyana Jasmay, and Datuk Fazley. The winners not only had the opportunity to rub shoulders with the stars but also had a hair and make-up makeover prior to the event.
Since United States is 15 hours behind Malaysia, some of the guests arrived at the hotel as early as 7am on Monday to watch the exclusive live screenings of the red carpet and backstage cameras. In fact, guests were able to take home a piece of memory from the event by having their photos taken and printed by Fotobox.
Actress Lisa Surihani joined forces with H!Live editor Syazwan Zakariah to host HBO’s live screening of the Oscars. The two shared their own social commentaries on the awards and even gave away exclusive goodie bags that contained some awesome prize for everyone. Although Datuk Aznil Nawawi was only invited by HBO Asia for this year’s Oscars Red Carpet, he managed to deliver some hilarious monologues at the event.
HBO Sentral on the Oscars Red Carpet in Hollywood with Datuk Aznil Nawawi
Best known for his unique presentation style, Datuk Aznil Nawawi was at the Oscars Red Carpet interviewing Hollywood celebrities before the first-time Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris kicked off the prestigious awards. He had the opportunity to interview J.K. Simmons, the actor who won the “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” award at the Oscar. The complete list of winners can be found here and you can watch these exclusive interviews on a special HBO Sentral episode dedicated to all things Oscars on 8th March (Sunday) at 1:25pm.
The HBO Ultimate Oscars Experience Contest
HBO Asia is sponsoring an all-expense paid trip for 7 pairs of winners to watch the red carpet live at the 2016 Oscars in Los Angeles. Winners will receive 5-star treatment during the trip, which includes flight and hotel accommodation, wardrobe and limousine arrangement, and celebrity chef dining.
To participate, watch the broadcast of the awards ceremony on HBO, look out for two questions and submit the answers on HBO Asia’s official website by 8th March 2015. For more information, go here.
The 87th Annual Academy Awards will air again on HBO (Astro Ch 411/431) Friday (27th Feb) at 11:10pm and Sunday (1st Mar) at 4:30pm.