Seattle’s golden Oscar moments revisited

The envelope, please.

The exterior of Cornish College of the Arts located in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, WA.

Brendan Fraser earned his degree at Cornish College of the Arts.

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We’d like to thank the Academy. Our Oscar buzz hasn’t worn off yet, especially because there were a few Seattle connections among all the golden glory. Let’s all give a round of applause for...

Brendan Fraser

Did you know the winner for Best Actor (for “The Whale”) earned his thespian chops here? Brendan was a Cornish College of the Arts student during the late 80s/early 90s and said he credits Seattle “for birthing” his acting career.

Eighth Generation

Ruth Carter won an award for Best Costume Designer — and many of the blankets she used for “Wakanda Forever” were made by Pike Place shop Eighth Generation. Though those blankets were created just for Marvel, the store still has plenty of sweet threads.


Don’t forget about the swag. Eco-friendly, handblown glass straws from this local Pike Place Market-based company were part of the Oscar gift bags worth a reported $126,000. Anybody have an extra?

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