By Steve Orbanek
Marketing Communications Specialist, Penn State Behrend
Gather your snacks, pop some corn, and find a comfy seat on the couch for the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Best Picture category looks to be a three-horse race between Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, and American Hustle. Other nominees include: Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
We asked students which movie they thought should win:
Kara Drapcho, sophomore, Nutrition: “I would say American Hustle because it was funny, action-packed, and had a little bit of everything.”
Jim Shaver, freshman, Math Education: “American Hustle because out of all the nominees, that’s the one I’ve heard the most about.”
Charissa Ford, freshman, Finance: “Out of all of the nominees, I’ve heard the most about Gravity, but if I could choose one to watch, I’d probably choose 12 Years a Slave.”
Tina Rexhepi, freshman, Nursing: “I haven’t seen Wolf of Wall Street, but I’ve heard people comment on how good it is.”
Jeffrey Memnon, junior, Finance: “Wolf of Wall Street because it’s based on a true story and based on financial stuff, which is fun and interesting.”
Rebekah Protulipac, freshman, Biology: “Wolf of Wall Street because it depicted Wall Street pretty accurately.”
Rayna Ganabathi, sophomore, Communication: “It’s really tough because I really loved 12 Years a Slave and Wolf of Wall Street. I would be happy with anything but American Hustle. I just was not impressed with it.”
Mina Makar, senior, Mechanical Engineering: “I would say Her because it’s so genuine.”
Tyler Marweg, sophomore, International Business and Economics: “Wolf of Wall Street because it always had me on the edge of my seat, and it provided insight on what Wall Street is really like.”
Austin Martini, sophomore, History: “Wolf of Wall Street because it was the best bro-Bible movie ever.”
Casey Labuda, freshman, Nursing: “Wolf of Wall Street because Leonardo DiCaprio is hot.”
Behrend Reacts is a regular Thursday feature at the Behrend Blog that tries to get the campus pulse on a current topic, whether it’s serious or trivial. If you have a question to suggest for Behrend Reacts, please email Steve Orbanek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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