My Academy Award’s Night Skinny Menu

This Sunday, February 26th is the 84th Annual Academy Awards.  The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929 at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood. It was a private brunch with an audience of about 270 people.  This year it’s at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and millions of people will watch from all over the world. I think most of us feel the best part of the evening is seeing what everyone is wearing, right? What you serve while sitting in front of the TV is the other delicious part.
I decided this year, at the last minute, to have a few girlfriends over to watch the pre-show and the awards show. Whether you’re hosting a party or just watching with your family, you’re not going to want to spend the evening in the kitchen! Who knows what you might miss…That’s why I love this menu. It’s not only skinny and fun to eat but everything can be made the day before, if desired.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be in the kitchen during the show…

I looking forward to the evening and hope you have fun too! See my skinny menu, below.

Here’s the nominees in the most popular categories:

Best Picture

The Artist – Thomas Langmann
The Descendants – Jim Burke, Jim Taylor, and Alexander Payne
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Scott Rudin
The Help – Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, and Michael Barnathan
Hugo – Graham King and Martin Scorsese
Midnight in Paris – Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum
Moneyball – Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, and Brad Pitt
The Tree of Life – Dede Gardner, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, and Bill Pohlad
War Horse – Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy

Best Director
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Martin Scorsese – Hugo

Best Actor
Demián Bichir – A Better Life as Carlos Galindo
George Clooney – The Descendants as Matt King
Jean Dujardin – The Artist as George Valentin
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as George Smiley
Brad Pitt – Moneyball as Billy Beane

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn as Laurence Olivier
Jonah Hill – Moneyball as Peter Brand
Nick Nolte – Warrior as Paddy Conlon
Christopher Plummer – Beginners as Hal Fields
Max von Sydow – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close as The Rente

Best Actress

Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs as Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis – The Help as Aibileen Clark
Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Lisbeth Salander
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady as Margaret Thatcher
Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn as Marilyn Monroe

Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo – The Artist as Peppy Miller
Jessica Chastain – The Help as Celia Foote
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids as Megan Price
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs as Hubert Page
Octavia Spencer – The Help as Minny Jackson

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