Oscar Correpondent Contest


Faheem Ahmed and Anish Patel from Rice University were selected as the Grand Prize winners for the first-ever “Oscar Correspondent Contest.” They earned a spot on the red carpet for the 81st Academy Awards arrivals and also had access to the backstage press rooms and the Governors Ball.  Their Oscar coverage will be posted on mtvu.com the week of February 23.

Ahmed and Patel beat out teams of college journalists from across the nation to win this opportunity. They were flown to Los Angeles with the two other finalist teams where they covered Academy Awards pre-events, including the Animated Feature Symposium, Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Photo Op and Symposium, the Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Symposium and the Governors Ball preview.

Watch Faheem and Anish’s entry and follow-up videos, and see why they won the chance to represent the college audience on the red carpet. Watch Video

The Winners

  • Faheem Ahmed (anchor) and Anish Patel (videographer) – Rice University
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Tune in this Sunday to see Faheem and Anish cover the 81st Academy Awards!

The Runners-up

  • Justin Shackil (anchor) and Garry VanGenderen (videographer) – Fordham University
  • Megan Telles (anchor) and Andrew Huse (videographer) – San Diego State University
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