The Oscars take over the airwaves this Sunday for a bounty of beautiful couture, acting accolades, and, of course, gossip galore. And while watching the Academy Awards in the comfort of one’s home is nothing to shake a mangled stick at, Toronto’s restaurants and hotspots are rolling out the red carpet treatment for the Golden Guy.
Bloor Broadcast: 85th Annual Academy Awards
Join TVO’s Thom Ernst (Saturday Night at the Movies) for this live-feed of the Oscars telecast, complete with trivia, contests, prizes, themed drinks and snacks and so much more. While getting glammed up isn’t mandatory, what’s an Oscar party without a li’l bling?
Toronto Oscars Party Red Carpet Affair
With featured cocktails, an Oscars menu, trivia, and prizes, The Office Pub’s Red Carpet Affair will be one semi-formal viewing party for those seeking a bit more of a scene.
Oscar Party at The Drake Hotel
Cinema King Richard Crouse hosts this kickass Oscars shindig at the Drake Hotel. Nosh on popcorn from the hotel’s kitchen (we’re guessing we might taste a little truffle oil drizzled atop), partake in cinematic trivia, show off your best threads, and sip on some bubbly while cat-calling at your favourite stars.
Toronto Oscar Party at Big Picture Cinema
Watch the Academy Awards in true fashion at Big Picture Cinema (formerly known as the Projection Booth). With prizes to be won, Big Picture Cinema’s dress to impress event also boasts a licensed bar and plenty of pre-show mixing and mingling.
Oscars and Oysters at CHEESEWERKS
Aside from the fact that you can get the city’s best fondue at this Bathurst Street eatery, we love CHEESEWERKS’ love of events. For Oscar night, they’ve paired up with Neptuno Oysters for an 8-course tasting and drink experience in support of Stop Community Food Centre.