The Academy Awards are an event where we celebrate the movies we loved over the past year. But what happens before and after the few categories that feature Frozen and Despicable Me 2 grace the screen? Your OWN Oscar Ceremony will be happening, of course! Throw down a red carpet, put on your whackiest outfit, and turn on the Oscars (even if it is mostly in the background), because this is going to be a party worthy of the stars!
HOST A RED CARPET
First, inform your guests that wearing something memorable is one of the most important parts of the Oscars. Then, before your guests arrive, lay out a red carpet (a red sheet or towel will work). Whether your friends show up wearing shoes made out of shoeboxes, three different pairs of earmuffs, or dresses entirely made out of duct tape, make sure that the only thing you ask each other on the red carpet is, “Who are you wearing?”
STAGE AN OPENING CEREMONY
Choreograph an interpretive dance to represent “The Magic of the Movies.” It should end with all the guests in a big can-can line. After the dance, walk up to the podium (this can be a music stand or a chair) and welcome your guests to the Oscars! In your welcome speech, include a few corny jokes. (You can find these in old joke books or on popsicle sticks.)
ANNOUNCE THE NOMINEES
When it is time to announce the nominees for best film, have each guest give a brief summary of what they imagine the film is about. The goofiest storyline will win the Oscar. [Example: Gravity is a side-splitting comedy about a penguin who, in attempt to gain the gift of flight, wishes on a shooting star that gravity didn’t affect her.]
Before you watch the ceremony, assign each guest a movie to represent. Every time someone from your movie wins, you must get up and give an acceptance speech. Don’t forget to thank the academy, your co-stars, and your parents. Fit in as many thank-yous as you can before someone pushes play on the ipod and musically ushers you off stage.
HAVE AN AFTER-PARTY
Interview all your guests. Everyone who didn’t win should insist that it was an honor just to be nominated. The winners should insist that other people deserved it more than them. Everyone should express their admiration for each other, and then order a few pizzas to celebrate.