The locally filmed, nomination-clad motion picture "Carol" is up for Oscar gold tonight.
Here are 5 things you should know.
1. Not only is the story intriguing, based on a novel by "The Talented Mr. Ripley" writer Patricia Highsmith and directed by Todd Haynes (who also directed "I'm Not There," "Far From Heaven" and "Velvet Goldmine," among many others), but there are local ties and cameos.
2. NEON Theatre's manager and Rubi Girls member Jonathan McNeal was an extra on the set for five days of filming: he can be seen for a split second near the end of the trailer, and more extensively in the final cut, according to the NEON's newsletter. > > > Daytonian of the Week: Jonathan McNeal < < <
3. Try and pick out the shots that were filmed just down the road in parts of Hamilton, Lebanon, and Cincinnati: don’t be surprised if the next time you enjoy a fried egg breakfast sandwich in Kostas Restaurant in Hamilton, there’s a sign saying “Carol was filmed here” in the window.
4. Academy Award winning actor Cate Blanchett drove a 1948 Packard Custom Victoria in the movie – and you can see it up close on display at America’s Packard Museum in downtown Dayton.