The 85th Academy Awards show is Sunday, and with it comes the recognition of movies that have run us through the gamut of history, emotion and imagination.
How do you watch the Oscars? Patch wants to highlight Academy Awards party traditions in Pacific Palisades Patch. Share your Oscars-watching routine in the comments. Bonus points if you have a photo to share of past celebrations.
Here's how one Pacific Palisades Patch Facebook user is watching the Hollywood event:
Victoria Ordin in NYC No plans as of yet. In LA Oscars are , like Emmys and Globes, such a thing. Restaurants dead etc. Never been to NYC for this but in New Haven, it's not a big thing. We forget, I think, that in LA , WLA particularly, where so many people involved in industry live when they make it, it's this almost religious experience but not so much in other parts of America
At least one Pacific Palisades restaurant plans an Oscar-viewing party. Steve's Deli, 1035 Swarthmore Ave., invites neighbors to watch Oscars on its big screens at Steve's Oak Room beginning at 3 p.m.
Prizes will be given out for those who correctly predict the most category winners. There's a cash bar and a limited menu. Free parking is available in the rear lot behind the restaurant and at the meters.
Visit the Academy Awards website for a list of all nominees in each of the 24 categories.
Hosting an Oscar party? Here are some fun tips. And the nominees are:
- The Huffington Post offers 10 free printables for your party. Print an awards ballot and test your Hollywood savvy against your friends’.
- Whether you gather around the TV with your glasses of wine or leave it on for background noise, the Academy Awards show is a great excuse to drink— the celebrities are certainly imbibing. Make the awards more fun with an Oscar party drinking game.
- If you need a few snacks for your shindig, the Hollywood Reporter offers four easy Oscar party recipes for brown butter popcorn, sriracha lime popcorn, Champagne cocktails and homemade ice cream sandwiches.
- You don’t have to be famous to join this celebrity-clad event. Buy disposable cameras and scatter them around your place. Requiring your guests come dressed in their red carpet best can make for Oscar-appropriate images. If you really want to go overboard, you can take Vanity Fair’s lead and rent a photo booth like it does for its Oscar party each year.