Hollywood Theater Oscar Party

This year, Kelly and I spent our time with the Oscars at the Hollywood Theater.  Our $25.00 admission got us reserved seats, two drink coupons, and a voting ballot.  Doors opened at 3:30 and so we watched all the pre-shows before the ceremony began at 5:30.


People were encouraged to come in costume, and there was a fashion show during one of the commercial breaks.  (They nicely turned the sound down during the commercials.)  Here is the initial round of contestants.


Here are the five finalists.  My vote was for the woman in the red dress, who really knew how to work her model walk.  I was also a fan of the Tidy Cat lady.IMG_5056

But here was the–admittedly stunning–winner, inspired by Cate Blanchett’s performance in Carol.IMG_5057

Aside from beer and wine, there were also specialty cocktails inspired by some of the nominees.  This is the Denizan, inspired by The Big Short.  It was delicious.IMG_5059

I usually enjoy the Oscars Ceremony.  It can be a little draggy and long, but so can football and other sporting games.  I thought Chris Rock was a great host. It was also fun to watch with a crowd.  A collective shriek of delight rose up when Mark Rylance won, beating out the presumed winner Sylvester Stallone.  And there was quite a big gasp when Spotlight was announced as the winner as probably most people had pickedThe Reverent.  But yay!  Spotlight won!IMG_5060

I thought I did a pretty good job with my picks, missing only nine.  (I forgot to read up on the short films, and missed all of those.)  No one in the theater got all correct, and the person who ended up winning the big prize missed five.

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Overall, it was a fun night and a good way to see the Oscars.

5 thoughts on “Hollywood Theater Oscar Party”

  1. How fun!

    I have always wanted to do something like this. And I know: if I lived in/near PDX I could have joined you!

  2. And with that I am caught up on your blog posts in my reader. There are more to come that have fallen off the reader. But I have moved our bog up to the next item up for bid on the queue.

  3. I watched all the fiction shorts (animated and live) and got both categories wrong! I voted for the only non-fiction short I saw and got it right. It made me very happy, not because I got it right, but because it was a good film about an important topic.

    This looks like so much fun! My eye was immediately drawn to the lady in the 50s dress from the very first picture, so I’m not surprised she won the costume contest!

    My friend works for the distribution company that put out Mad Max. She voted for it in nearly every category and won the night, haha.

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