Don’t feel too bad for the folks who don’t take home an Oscar on Sunday night, for history has shown that a film can lose every category it’s nominated for, yet still become a classic. Case in point: Gregory La Cava’s 1936 romp “My Man Godfrey,” which lost all six Academy Awards it was up for, but is now considered one of the greatest comedies of all time.
Friday night, the N.C. Museum of Art presents the screwball rom-com, starring William Powell as a vagrant who gets hired as a butler by a socialite played by Carole Lombard, as part of the “Universal @ 100” winter series. It starts at 8 p.m. with an introduction by NCMA Film Curator Laura Boyes at the Museum Auditorium in the East Building. Tickets are $7 ($5 for students and NCMA members). Details: 919-715-5923; ncartmuseum.org/calendar.