If you haven’t seen all the Oscar-nominated movies this year, an event at Studio Movie Grill on Royal Lane Thursday night will help you catch up before the awards are presented Sunday. Gary Cogill, former film critic for WFAA-TV, and his wife, Hayley Hamilton Cogill, will host “Wine and Film: A Perfect Pairing Preview of the 90th annual Academy Awards” benefitting the Dallas Film Society.
Hayley is a sommelier, and the two host a podcast called “Wine and Film: A Perfect Pairing” in which they discuss the latest Hollywood releases and the best wines to go with them. Gary shares his opinions based on 24 years of reviewing more than 10,000 films and interviewing names like Clint Eastwood, Stephen Spielberg and Meryl Streep. Hayley matches the ideal wine for the film based on her world travels to vineyards to meet winemakers and taste their wares.
The Studio Movie Grill event will include light bites of movie snacks and offer a live auction of exclusive movie memorabilia, gifts and Oscar flare, with proceeds going to the Dallas Film Society. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased online here. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7.
Studio Movie Grill is located at 11170 N. Central Expressway.