I haven't watched The Oscars in a long time, but I'm tuning in tonight because I'm a Billy Crystal fan :) I've been wishing they'd bring him back to host for ages, so I'm quite the happy camper! Truth is, I haven't actually seen any of the nominated films this year (I tend to watch older movies instead of new releases) so I'll have absolutely no clue what's going on, but I have faith he'll make me laugh enough that I won't even care. Anyway! I thought it would be fun to throw an Oscar themed slumber party today! Ready? Set? Action!
What Oscar party would be complete without popcorn?! The best part is the toppings. My mom opts for hot melted butter, but I prefer to sprinkle some hot cocoa powder on mine! Some other ideas -- grated cheese, melted chocolate, salt and sugar, cinnamon sugar, and I'm probably going to sound crazy for admitting this but I think garlic powder is insanely good! (image via)
A Kiss to Build a Dream On performed by Louis Armstrong // nominated in 1951
Moon River performed by Frank Sinatra // won in 1961
Almost in Your Arms performed by Nancy Wilson // nominated in 1958
I chose my favorite versions of the songs, not necessarily the versions that were nominated. Also, I couldn't find the studio version of Almost in Your Arms by Nancy Wilson on youtube, so I linked to a slightly less amazing live version, but definitely check it out if you get a chance. It's fantastic!!
One of my favorite movies is the 1934 Oscar winning comedy "It Happened One Night." It was the first film to win all of the big five awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Writing) and it deserved every one of them. It's about a spoiled heiress who runs away from her father and embarks on a bus trip so she can reunite with the man she loves. Her plans go awry when a newspaperman spots her, and decides that the rest of the journey will be spent together. That newspaperman is Clark Gable, so you can probably guess the rest ;) It's a super sweet film and one that I can watch over and over and over again!
Truth: What is one must-see movie that you've never seen?
Dare: Dress up like you're walking the red carpet today!