Forget the Superbowl, the Oscars are really what we’ve been looking forward to in February! Oscar parties have so much to offer; fashion, suspense, gambling and this year, Seth MacFarlane. What isn’t to love?
If you’re planning an Oscar party this year, ensure your table makes the best dressed list with these movie-inspired dishes.
Silver Linings Playbook
This is a great movie and I have to say, I’m routing for Jenn Lawrence to win Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role as a matter-of-fact speaking, recovering sex addict that you can’t help but fall in love with.
If I was participating in an Oscar poll, I would be putting my money on Argo for film-editing. Being Canadian, there’s definitely a part of me that cheered when the Canadians save the day. (Don’t worry, if you haven’t seen the movie, I didn’t spoil it.) Get your Canadian on with some Nanaimo Bars from British Columbia or Poutine from Quebec. Wait, you don’t know what poutine is? French fries, gravy and curd cheese. Vegan it up with Daiya cheese and your taste buds will thank you kindly.
*Yep, this play-on words was a long shot and garnered some eye rolls in my house when I suggested it but, it had to be done.
Daniel Day Lewis may be a sure-shot for Best Actor in a Leading Role, but if you caught Oprah Winfrey’s coverage of the cast of Lincoln, you may have also added Sally Field to your favorite female actress list. Her tenacity in securing the role as Mary Todd Lincoln is inspiring.
Beasts of the Southern Wild
A beautiful movie that grasped my heart within the first few minutes. Quvenzhane Wallis’ role as Hushpuppy was endearing and I loved her right away. The film takes place in a mythical place called The Bathtub (modeled after the Isle de Jean Charles in Southern Louisiana). While I knew nothing of the natural and economic pressure of this area before I watched the film, the entire cast expertly conveyed the inner turmoil and burden it’s residents must bear.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see this movie before posting this article. But, I hear Emmanuelle Reva did an amazing job and really, I wouldn’t be upset if she won Best Actress in a Leading Role over Jenn. Brush up on your French cooking to celebrate this masterpiece.
Who doesn’t love a Quentin Taratino film? Some of us were first officially introduced to Christoph Waltz in his award winning performance in the movie Inglorious Basterds, but it was love at first sight. I hear Christoph makes this movie and while I didn’t see it myself, I’m definitely routing for him as Best Supporting Actor.
Djack BBQ Unchained – “The D is Silent”
Zero Dark Thirty
If you watched Kathryn Bigelow’s 2008 Best Picture winning film The Hurt Locker, you know she has a knack for keeping you on the edge of your seat. From what I hear, she does this in Zero Dark Thirty as well.
I cried. Four times. It’s out there, no turning back now. I didn’t see the stage version and had no idea how the story would unfold so, was mesmerized by the way the writers tied the characters’ stories and layers together, even if it was THREE hours long.
Life of Pi
After having to reach with Lincoln and Argo, the play on words was simple here. Pie, anyone? Whether you’re feeling a little chocolate-y, lime-y or streusel-y, there are plenty of recipes to choose from.