Oscar Parties...Who Will Win This Coveted Award

It's Oscar time...time for Oscar parties where we can watch the Academy Awards and see if our favorite actors win the prize.


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It's the time of year for Oscar parties...and we are not talking about Oscar the Grouch. We're talking about the golden boy, THE OSCAR, given out by the Academy for excellence in the film industry. The Academy Awards, this year, will be held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and hosted by Hugh Jackman. It is the 81st annual Academy Awards presentation.

The History of The Academy Awards

The first Oscars were given out in 1929 at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood. These first awards were given to honor the outstanding achievments in film for the years 1927 and 1928. The very first hosts were William C. DeMille (Cecil) and Douglas Fairbanks. Every year since The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has given recognition to the professionals who work in the film industry.


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Movie Trivia for Oscar Parties

A little movie trivia is always fun at Oscar parties...or any movie night party.

  • What Movie won the first Oscar for Best Picture?
  • What Movie won last year for Best Picture?
  • Who was the first Male winner of the Prestigious award?
  • Who was the male winner of Best Actor last year?
  • Who was the first female winner of Best Actress?
  • What female star won Best Actress last year?
  • Which Actor has won the most Oscars?
  • How many?
  • Which Actress has won the most Oscars?
  • How many?
  • Who has hosted the Academy Awards the most?
These are only a few of the many questions you can come up with to entertain your movie loving guests!

Oscar Parties and Hollywood Theme Supplies

Decorations for a Hollywood theme party are fun.

  • Life Size Photo Stand Ups
  • Director Chairs
  • Stars
  • Red Carpet
  • Oscar Statues


Oscar Party Menu Ideas

Finger foods are the ideal party menu. Mini everything from hors d'oeuvres to finger sandwiches to petite fours for desserts. Cakes, cupcakes are also easy to prepare...and you can even make star shaped cookies. You can even order edible cake toppers for your cake or cupcakes. Have your favorite star's photo put on it for a unique topping.

How about seeing Brad Pitt or Angelina Joule on top of your cupcakes? Okay, I've given away my favorites for the awards!


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Vote Just Like The Academy

A fun party game for Oscar Night is to prepare voting cards in advance. Hand them out as your guests arrive and ask them to fill the cards out. Write on the Cards:

  • Best Picture
  • Actor in a Leading Role
  • Actress in a Leading Role
  • Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Actress in a Supporting Role


You get the picture. Write down as many categories as you like, make copies of the cards and make sure to hand them out right away. You've got to collect them before the ceremony begins. When the awards are over you can check all the cards to see who has the most correct answers. That is the person who is chosen as "Movie Fan of the Year", and the prize of course, is an Oscar of their very own.

Since this party theme is all about the Academy Awards Ceremony, these two party games should be more than enough. You and your guests will be watching and discussing the Awards on TV, so you won't need much distraction.

You can have an elegant Hollywood Red Carpet Experience for your fellow movie lovers. You can choose to host a jeans only Oscar party. Choose whichever describes your crowd best. Either way, you will be sure to win the award in the "Best Party" Category.

The Oscar Nominees Are:

  • Actor in a Leading Role
  • Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Actress in a Leading Role
  • Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Animated Feature Film
  • Art Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Costume Design
  • Directing
  • Documentary Feature
  • Documentary Short
  • Film Editing
  • Foreign Language Film
  • Makeup
  • Music (Score)
  • Music (Song)
  • Best Picture
  • Short Film (Animated)
  • Short Film (Live Action)
  • Sound Editing
  • Sound Mixing
  • Visual Effects
  • Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
  • Writing (Original Screenplay)

The nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Richard Jenkins THE VISITOR
  • Frank Langella FROST/NIXON
  • Sean Penn MILK
  • Brad Pitt THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
  • Mickey Rourke THE WRESTLER
The nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Josh Brolin MILK

  • Robert Downey Jr.TROPIC THUNDER
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman DOUBT
  • Heath Ledger THE DARK KNIGHT
  • Michael Shannon REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
The Nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role
  • Anne Hathaway RACHEL GETTING MARRIED

  • Angelina Jolie CHANGELING
  • Melissa Leo FROZEN RIVER
  • Meryl Streep DOUBT
  • Kate Winslet THE READER

The nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams DOUBT

  • Penélope Cruz VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
  • Viola Davis DOUBT
  • Taraji P. Henson THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
  • Marisa Tomei THE WRESTLER

The nominees for Best Animated Feature Film

  • BOLT

  • KUNG FU PANDA
  • WALL-E

The nominees for Best Picture

  • CHANGELING

  • THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
  • THE DARK KNIGHT
  • THE READER
  • SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Best Foreign Film

  • The Baader Meinhof Complex

  • The Class
  • Departures
  • Revanche
  • Waltz With Bashir

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