As film buffs get ready for Hollywood’s Very Big Night, Hollywood wants to know how film buffs will be spending their very big night.
The Guardian reports:
This year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and TV network ABC, which broadcasts the ceremony, are extending the invite to the general public. Not just extending: actively pushing. With one eye on the increasingly swollen figures commanded for advert spots during the Super Bowl – as well as diminished viewing figures for last year’s ceremony – folks at home are being encouraged to look at Oscar Sunday as they do Super Bowl Sunday: a whole day of fun and food focused around a watercooler TV event.
This year, the extensive menu of themed canapes being cooked up for 1,600 A-listers by Austrian chef Wolfgang Puck, isn’t just being detailed online; recipes are shared, too. The public isn’t asked merely to gawp at Puck’s signature dish of a statuette-shaped smoked salmon flatbread with chive garnish and a dollop of caviar, but to recreate it for their ownOscars do. A photo shows the fishy nibbles under construction, complete with enormous pipette bag of cream cheese “glue”.
How are you spending Oscar night? My wife and I will be watching tonight on the couch, with maybe a plate of snacks and a couple of beers between us. Leave thoughts on your plans in the comments section.