There’s been whispers that The Disaster Artist, a movie about the making of Tommy Wiseau‘s infamous movie The Room starring James Franco as Wiseau, could be a contender for the upcoming Academy Awards. And as any fan of Wiseau’s movie will tell you, a movie about that movie winning a damn Oscar, well, that would just be magnificent.
But while we wait to see if the movie will score any nominations, A24 has gone ahead and created their own award. It’s called the Tommy Award, and you (yes, you!) can win it. All you have to do is re-create your favorite scene from The Room…in public…and share it online for the world to see. So I won’t be winning a Tommy Award, and that makes me sad. But you (yes, YOU!) still can. Continue below to find out how, and to check out the latest trailer for The Disaster Artist.
A24 presents The Tommy®, an award for uninhibited creative expression inspired by Tommy Wiseau.
To enter, shoot a video of you and your friends performing your favorite scene from The Room. There’s just one rule: the scene must be performed in public. All the world’s a stage, after all, right?
How to Enter
Perform a scene from The Room in a public place starting Tuesday, November 7th
Upload a video of your Disaster-piece to Instagram or Twitter by Friday, November 24th
Add the hashtag #ImADisasterArtist to submit your entry
Judging & Prizes
Winner and runners-up will be selected by A24 and The Disaster Artist producers, including James Franco and Seth Rogen, on the basis of audacity and originality
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be awarded The Tommy® statue AND a private hometown screening of The Disaster Artist for all of their friends
Ten (10) runners-up will receive prize packs (including a tuxedo t-shirt, inflatable football, stickers, enamel pins, and an autographed Franco-as-Tommy headshot) and will also be featured on The Disaster Artist Instagram account
Awards will be announced on Monday, November 27th
Rules & Eligibility
No purchase necessary. Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. Submissions must be posted by 11:59PM EST on November 24th to be considered.
The Disaster Artist will be released on December 1st. Click right here for more on the movie, including previous trailers.
Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s cult-classic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”). THE DISASTER ARTIST, starring James Franco, Dave Franco, and Seth Rogen. In Select Theaters December 1. Nationwide December 8.