Fordham University seniors Justin Shackil and Garry Van Genderen have been selected as one of three team finalists of student correspondents who will cover the Academy Award ceremonies in Los Angeles on Feb. 22.
Shackil and Van Gendreen submitted a video entry to the “Oscar Correspondent Contest,” a joint promotion by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and mtvU, TV’s 24-hour college network. Their video was first selected as one of the top 10 by representatives of the Oscars and mtvU from hundreds submitted by students around the country. An online vote conducted by mtvU propelled them to the ranks of the final three.
All three finalists will get to cover the Oscars for mtvU and for their college newspapers but only the number one winner of the poll voting will get to be on the red carpet during the event, and awarded credentials for access to backstage press rooms. You can see Justin and Garry's video below.
Voting continues until Friday, Feb. 20, when the winner will be announced at a press conference. To encourage people to vote for him, Shackil has established a Facebook page.
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