Next month will see us donning our finest gowns and heading to a glitzy gathering as we await the magical red carpet moments and winning announcements at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Who am I kidding? In reality I will likely be parked on the sofa in my onesie drinking champers and awaiting a pizza delivery – nothing but true luxury for this gal.
Whether or not you opt for couture or decide to stay cozy in comfy pants, you will be one of millions joining in the fun for the biggest night in Hollywood as Oscar parties become the theme of the day. Keep up the energy at your big bash with audience participation themed games such as Oscar ballots, Oscar bingo, 25-cent bets, and celebrity trivia. To give you the edge we dug around for some random facts on this year’s big nominees. All you have to do is read and deliver, and the award for the Most Interesting Attendee will be all yours… no contest. We won’t even take any credit – just save us a mini-slider…
Matthew McConaughey: Best Actor Nominee
He was arrested in 1999 for marijuana possession after he was discovered playing the bongos, while naked, in his home. The picture just paints itself really.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Best Actor Nominee
DiCaprio was named after famous artist Leonardo DaVinci. His mother says she first felt Leonardo kick when she was looking at a Leonardo DaVinci painting in a museum in Italy, proving the talented artist started off younger than originally thought.
Bradley Cooper: Best Supporting Actor Nominee
Bradley Cooper is fluent in French. He was inspired to learn the language after watching Chariots of Fire as a kid. Says Cooper, “There’s a scene where a guy was speaking French and I thought, ‘Man, that sounds so cool.’”
Jared Leto: Best Supporting Actor Nominee
Jared is a lacto-ovo vegetarian… That means he still consumes dairy but no animal flesh.
Amy Adams: Best Actress Nominee
Adams worked as a hostess in a branch of famous US sports bar Hooters. It was her first full-time job and she earned $7 an hour.
Meryl Streep: Best Actress Nominee
Streep’s first Oscar came in 1979 for a supporting role in Kramer vs. Kramer. She accidentally left the Golden statue on the back of a toilet seat during the ceremony, but it’s okay because it was replaced shortly after when she won again in 1982 for Sophie’s Choice.
Jennifer Lawrence: Best Supporting Actress Nominee
Hot commodity J-Law nearly turned down the role of Katniss Everdeen after witnessing the effect the role of Bella Swan in Twilight had on Kristen Stewart‘s personal life. After thinking it over for three days, Lawrence accepted the role and the rest is history.
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