Top Five Things You Need to Know Before The Oscars

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For those movie enthusiast that are looking to enjoy the Oscars this year, Rometti has a few tips for the ultimate Hollywood celebration.  Thus here are the top five things you need to know before the Oscars.

1. Make it a fun night and challenge your family and friends with your superior movie knowledge.  Print your Oscar Ballot, I’ve found a great one here: http://jessicajonesdesign.com/downloads/Oscar_Ballot_2013.pdf

2. Make sure your Rometti Limoncello is stocked and chilled to be enjoyed throughout the night to show your friends you are a true mixologist, and or to proudly sip and enjoy.  Click on our Happy Hour Tuesday category for some great cocktail ideas.

3.  Check out the list below (bottom) of Rometti’s Oscar picks in the key categories including, who will win, who could win, who should win, along with the list of all the nominees.

4. During some commerical breaks test out some of your friend’s and family’s knowlege with the following Oscar Trivia:

  • The Oscar statuette weighs 6 3/4 pounds, and stands 13 1/2 inches high.  It was named by Margaret Herrick, the Academy librarian, who remarked in 1931 (upon seeing the statuettes), “Why it looks like my Uncle Oscar!”
  • This year, Nine of the 20 acting nominees — Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington, Alan Arkin, Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tommy Lee Jones, Christoph Waltz, Sally Field and Helen Hunt — are previous Oscar winners in the acting races.
  • John Williams has more nominations than any other living person, with 48. The only person with more is Walt Disney. He had 59. Woody Allen is the runner-up with 23.
  • This year, there are four first-time nominees in the lead acting categories: Bradley Cooper (“Silver Linings Playbook”),  Hugh Jackman (“Les Miserables”), Emmanuelle Riva (“Amour”) and Quvenzhane Wallis (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”).
  • The individual who was awarded the most total Oscars was none other then Walt Disney, who walked away with 26 Academy Awards over his lifetime. He had 64 total Oscar nominations.
  • The youngest person to ever receive an Oscar was 5-year-old Shirley Temple in 1934 – However Shirley’s Oscar was an honorary one.
  • The male actor with the most Oscar nominations is Jack Nicholson, who was nominated 12 times (winning three times: twice for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor).

5. Snacks! The Super bowl is over so forget Pizza, wings and other calorie regrets and try something far more healthy and surprise your family, friends and guests. Here are a few ideas:

BEST PICTURE:

The nominees:

“Amour” Nominees to be determined
“Argo” Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
“Django Unchained” Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
“Les Misérables” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
“Life of Pi” Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
“Silver Linings Playbook” Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
“Zero Dark Thirty” Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

Will win: “Argo”
Could win: “Lincoln”
Should win: “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST DIRECTOR

The nominees:
“Amour” Michael Haneke
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” Ang Lee
“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg
“Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell

Will win: Steven Spielberg
Could win: Ang Lee
Should win: Michael Haneke

BEST ACTOR:

The nominees:
Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”
Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”
Denzel Washington in “Flight”

Will win: Daniel Day-Lewis
Could win: Bradley Cooper
Should win: Day-Lewis or Joaquin Phoenix

BEST ACTRESS: 

The nominees:
Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour”
Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”

Will win: Emmanuelle Riva
Could win: Jennifer Lawrence
Should win: Emmanuelle Riva

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