by Louise Hilton
It’s that time of year again! The 86th Academy Awards ceremony airs this Sunday, March 2, at 6 p.m. Check out the official website for all things Oscar: recipe ideas for your very own Oscar viewing party, behind-the-scenes videos, red carpet galleries, an Oscar app for your smartphone, and more.
Click here for a printable list of the nominees or try this interactive Oscar ballot from CNN.
Don’t miss the official site of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (the governing body behind the awards) for the history behind Hollywood’s most legendary night.
All of this year’s nine Best Picture nominees are available in our catalog (or will be available shortly): American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
The Library also offers a great selection of titles about the Academy Awards, including the newly updated 85 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards by Robert Osborne, Bringing Up Oscar: The Story of the Men and Women Who Founded the Academy by Debra Ann Pawlak, Oscar Fever: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards by Emanuel Levy, Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards by Bronwyn Cosgrave, and Behind the Oscar: The Secret History of the Academy Awards by Anthony Holden.
For fun fictional takes on the frenzy of Oscar season, try Best Murder of the Year by Jon P. Bloch, Murder at the Academy Awards by Joan Rivers, Oscar Season by Mary McNamara, and Celebutantes by Amanda Goldberg.
Don’t forget to tune in Sunday night!