After much debate about the categories that will be aired, the songs that will be sung, and the hosts that won't be hosting, the 2019 Academy Awards are finally here. Your only job on Sunday, Feb. 24 is to watch the festivities go down and this
2019 Oscars party menu will help you to fully celebrate the nominees. With all the back and forth from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on what the actual ceremony will contain, it's unclear just how entertaining the Oscars will be when the host-less ceremony airs at 8 p.m. ET. But with these Oscar movie-themed recipes, you can ensure your guests will at least have a good time with some good eats.
Watching the Academy Awards can be an all-day affair if you count in all
the red carpet coverage. So to keep you going for the day, the following list contains recipes for drinks, appetizers, meals, and desserts. Like in years past, this list of Oscar-themed food is inspired not only by the names of the nominated pictures, but by the foods that the characters eat in the best films of 2018. So if you're looking to serve something a little more special than Jackson Maine's signature dish of frozen peas, here are 17 recipes to make for your 2019 Oscars party.
'A Star Is Born' — "La Vie En Rosé"
drink from A Spicy Perspective made up of rosé, bourbon, grapefruit juice, Chambord, honey, watermelon, strawberries, and raspberries will bring you back to when Ally and Jackson first fell in love. May you always remember them that way.
'BlacKkKlansman' — Spiked Lee-monade
'The Favourite' — Abigail's Pineapple Salsa
Eating pineapples was a relatively new phenomenon in
Queen Anne's court in 18th century England, as TIME noted. And while you're familiar with the fruit — and probably don't have a maid who is delivering you one like Emma Stone's Abigail — you can wow your guests (even vegan and gluten-free ones) thanks to these chipotle cauliflower nachos and pineapple salsa from Love & Lemons. Otherwise, you may have to resort to racing ducks or lobsters and then eating them — which frankly, sounds too inhumane and too expensive.
'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' — Shrimp Cocktail
Don't be the person who steals the shrimp cocktail from the party, be the person who
has shrimp cocktail at the party with this recipe from Averie Cooks. Just look out for any guests impersonating Melissa McCarthy's Best Actress-nominated performance by engaging in the unforgivable offense of stealing some shrimp to take home to their cat.
'Green Book' — Pizza Rolls
Viggo Mortensen's Tony Lip Vallelonga has a knack for eating as he drives Mahershala Ali's Dr. Don Shirley. While you could make some southern cuisine, this
pizza roll recipe from Deliciously Yum will have you channeling Tony Lip when he folds an entire pizza in half and eats it.
'Black Panther' — T'Challah Bruschetta
The Pixar Animated Short Film nominee
Bao may have you feeling guilty about indulging in this Chinese dish, but this vegetarian take on bao from A Cozy Kitchen is guaranteed not to turn into a real boy.
'Bohemian Rhapsody' — Bohemian Wrapsody
Fried chicken really had a moment at the movies in 2018 from Richard E. Grant and McCarthy eating some in
Can You Ever Forgive Me? to the rather controversial scenes in . But Supporting Actor nominee Sam Rockwell's George W. Bush chowing down on a chicken leg while asking Christian Bale's Dick Cheney to be his VP was quite the meme-able moment. Ignore whether or not Rockwell is technically eating chicken wings since this Green Book fried chicken recipe from the Kitchn will help you make one of the most talked about foods of the 2018 movie season.
'A Star Is Born' — A Star Is Sprouted
One of the most fascinating scenes of Wes Anderson's Animated Feature Film nominee is when a chef makes sushi. While it sounds as ambitious as a bunch of dogs escaping a trash island, this avocado and mango brown rice sushi
recipe from Love & Lemons is vegetarian-friendly and doesn't have you deboning a fish.
'Bohemian Rhapsody' — Another One Bites The Crust
'Black Panther' — Heart-Shaped Herb Brownies
'A Star Is Born' — MarShallow Bars
You'll likely be stuck with the Original Song nominee "Shallow" in your head until the end of the awards ceremony, so you might as well have some
cookies and creme marshmallow bars by Cookies & Cups for dessert.
'The Wife' — Walnut Fudge
After six previous nominations, Glenn Close may win an Oscar statuette for her role as Joan in
The Wife. Walnuts and sweets are particular favorites of the husband in The Wife (Jonathan Pryce's Joe Castleman) with one of his novels even named The Walnut. And this vegan, gluten-free, soy-free walnut fudge from Oh She Glows could be worthy of its own Nobel Prize.
'The Favourite' — Barf Blue Cake
watercolor layer cake from Baked by Rachel will have you channeling Olivia Colman's Queen Anne when she ate blue cake until she vomited in The Favourite. The food stylist for the Yorgos Lanthimos film, Katharine Tidy, noted to Vice that she made the infamous cake blue so it would be more extravagant.
No matter what you choose to make, live it up like the queen (whether that be the Queen of England or Mercury's band) on Oscars night with these recipes.