The star is up for Best Director at the prestigious awards ceremony
The Catholic high school once attended by Greta Gerwig is throwing an Oscars party in celebration of Lady Bird.
Gerwig wrote and directed the Sacramento-set movie, which takes some loose inspiration from her own youth. She is nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay at tomorrow’s (March 4) ceremony, while the film is also up for Best Picture, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), and Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf).
As the Sacramento Bee reports, the star’s alma mater, St. Francis High School, will screen the ceremony in the school gym. The party will be attended by a life-size cutout of Gerwig, and there will be prizes for the best dressed guest and the best thrift store dress – a nod to Lady Bird’s outfits for Thanksgiving and her prom. The school is also accepting dress donations for future proms.
The school’s Advancement Director MaryAnne Kelly told the paper: “We’ve never had an Oscar party, but we’ve never had an alumnus nominated for five Oscars before.”
She added that those attending the party will be able to see some of Gerwig’s earliest work. “We found old VHS tapes of [theatrical] shows Great did when she was in high school, plus a video of an Oscar party she had with friends,” she said.
“Everyone here has nothing but wonderful things to say about her,” Kelly continued. “She’s so beloved.”
Among the awards it has won so far, Lady Bird picked up two trophies at the Golden Globes in January. It was named Best Musical Or Comedy Motion Picture, while Saoirse Ronan was crowned Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.
The Oscars 2018 take place tomorrow (March 4) at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre. The ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for a second year running, while favourites for awards include The Shape Of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.