Cinema enthusiasts have been urged to expand their celebrations of this weekend’s Academy Awards.
According to the Associated Press entertainment writer Sandy Cohen, people are being encouraged to imitate the Hollywood ceremony in their own event spaces by dressing up and playing games while watching the show.
She explained that the official designer of the Oscar-winner envelopes has produced a range of tips for organising a memorable Academy Awards party. Marc Friedland has also been allowed to create Oscar-trademarked invites for the occasion, which are available to the public.
Ms Cohen highlighted how the organisers want to create a day devoted to “fun, food and a beloved pastime”, just like Super Bowl Sunday. “So why not don a bow tie while serving whatever appetisers you might have on hand to your Oscar party guests? After all, Oscar Sunday is Hollywood’s most glamorous night,” she remarked.
Tulsa World Scene writer Michael Smith pointed out that this year’s Oscars will see actor and comedian Billy Crystal handed hosting duties for the ninth time in his career. However, Bob Hope still holds the record, having performed as host 19 times.
One of the most highly acclaimed movies of the year was the silent film ‘The Artist’ and Mr Smith noted that – if it wins best picture – it will be the first silent movie since ‘Wings’ in the ceremony’s inaugural year (1927) to have taken home that accolade.