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Thursday, February 27, 2014

An Oscar Party!

Otherwise known as the Oscars.

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Here’s the run down of my favorite picks and a few party ideas.

This year I am prepared. I have watched all of the Oscar nominated films sans one (Wolf of Wall Street~I just ran out of time.) My pick for best picture~ Dallas Buyers Club. I wonder if the Academy will agree with me.

For best actor in a leading role: hands down, Matthew McConaughey. Now I have never been a feverish Matt fan, but his physical transformation and performance in the role of Ron Woodroof is just superb.

For best actress in a leading role I have to be honest and say that I wasn’t completely bowled over by any of the nominees performances. I think it will be Amy Adams, but I am rooting for Dame Judi Dench for “Philomena” based on her entire body of work, which is outstanding, and I think she should be recognized.

 

For best supporting actor, there is no contest, Jared Leto for his portrayal of transgender Rayon. I know that this admission might surprise a few of you, but he was flat out amazing and talk about a physical transformation!

He went from this (Jordan Catalano!)

To this:

(It’s ok if you scroll back up to look at the “before”. Several times. :)

For best supporting actress I have to say that I LOVE Jennifer Lawrence. She always wears what she wants and her acceptance speeches are hilarious. But…

My pick is Lupita Nyong'o. Weeks later I am still thinking about her wretched soap scene in “12 Years A Slave”. Also, the woman has an amazing sense of style.

So from 4 o’clock on this Sunday I will be glued to my television. Celebratory drinks are a must. Check out the entire party HERE.

Instead of buying out the liquor aisle, focus on a single cocktail to serve guests, like Katie's grapefruit and tequila drinks.   Photo by A Girl and a Camera for Katie Rebecca Events

Of course we need food and fun for this glittery fête. Glamour and Popcorn Printables are a MUST!

New Oscars Party Theme + Free Printables

New Oscars Party Theme + Free Printables

Cupcakes? Absolutely!

I adore this entire vignette. You could even bump it up a notch and provide director chairs for your stars to sit in.

I’ll be printing out these  free Oscar ballot printables from Almost Makes Perfect.

free printable oscar ballot

How about a printable Oscar Silhouette. I’m going to make mine in gold.

Printable Oscar statuette.                http://www.twigandthistle.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/TwigAndThistle_Oscar_Statuette.pdf

Of course we’ll be dressing up. I’ll finally have an occasion to wear my feathered tiara. (Come on, I know you were wanting one too while watching Downton!)

I have to say that visually this entire episode was my favorite! This dress was truly Oscar worthy.

Lady Rose, Downton Abbey

My all time favorite Oscar dress belonged to Grace Kelly in 1955.

So tell me, what is your favorite Oscar dress and will you be watching?

Laura

6 comments :

the cape on the corner said...

film reel cupcakes, now that is different. i agree with most of your picks. i loved wolf of wall street-it was incredibly indulgent and obscene-but that is what it was, and leonardo played it so well. it's a shame that he and matthew mc. role's were both in the same year.

i was not remotely impressed with american hustle, and don't think any of them deserve a nod, including director. it's no better than any other caper type film, and why do they not usually get nominations?

enjoy sunday, i know i will!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I will be watching. I love the red carpet! No fancy party though....but I know you do it up right!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I have my fingers crossed for Bradley Cooper ... I feel he got totally robbed for Silver Linings Playbook and I loved him in that and American Hustle :)

Vel Criste said...

My favorite all time dress was the one Halle Berry wore when she won Best actress! yes, will be watching for sure, ballots are ready at my home already, no party, just the fam! I usually make my top 10 fave dresses too after the oscars, just so much fun!

Liz Hockamier said...

Goodness what a fun post!
I feel really behind this year. I have only seen one of the movies. Ugh. Can you believe it!? We'll be watching for sure though.

I have to admit that I really can only remember a couple of dresses and it is only because they were hideous. So I'll skip the name calling. :)

~Liz

The Boston Lady said...

I'm with you on your picks, Laura. Would love to see Jane Squibb pick up the Best Supporting actress as well as the young lady from 12 Years. Would love the young Somalian to win Best Supporting Actor from Capt Phillips, but my heart is with Jared Leto who did such a superb job in Dallas... Matthew MUST win!

Fav dress - I really like JLaw's dress when she won last year. And the fun behind some of Cher's creations.

Love, love, love the Oscars.

Ann