14 ways to pretend that you’re attending the Oscars this weekend

Award season, are you really almost over? We love the endless parade of fashion and celebrity that the Emmys, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Grammys (and the list goes on!) bring to the cold winter months. And now it comes to an end this weekend, with the 85th Academy Awards taking place on Sunday night. What better way to get in the spirit than with some of the best Oscar-related content we’ve found online this week?

NYT Red Carpet Project14. Spend endless hours sorting every Academy Award red carpet look from the last 15 years by colour, style, celebrity or designer [NY Times]

Into The Gloss Harry Styles

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13. Read Emily Weiss’s account of what it’s actually like to approach a celebrity—Harry Styles from One Direction, no less!—at an after party [Into The Gloss]

Oscar Awards Poster12. See if you can figure out all the Best Picture winners in this illustrated tribute [ABC Oscars]

Cupcakes Cashmere oscars party snacks

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11. Impress your Oscar party-watching friends with this modern take on classic movie snacks [Cupcakes and Cashmere]

Kristen Wiig

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10. Last year at this time Kristen Wiig was nominated for an Oscar. This year it was just announced that she’s been cast in the new season of Arrested Development. It’s hard for us to decide which is better [Huffington Post]

Buzzfeed-Dog-Oscars9. See what Anne Hathawag, Jennifur Lawrence, Djamie Foxhound and other canine stars are wearing on the red carpet [Buzzfeed]

Atlantic Wire Oscar stage peeps

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8. Move over, Vanna White. Some pretty cool film students will be handing out the awards at this year’s Oscars [Atlantic Wire]

Time Tina Fey7. Tina Fey may not be hosting the Academy Awards, but this Time photo shoot is pretty award-worthy [Time]

Buzzfeed Worst Reviews

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6. Laugh and laugh and laugh at these bad reviews for Best Picture nominees [Buzzfeed]

Natalie Portman

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5. Read about the bidding wars jewellery brands have over which stars get to wear hundreds of thousands of dollars of bling on the Oscars red carpet [Refinery 29]

Slate Who Thanks Who at the Oscars4. Did you know more Academy Award winners thank Meryl Streep more than God? [Slate]


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3. Be thankful you’re not the publicist who made Courtney Stodden pretend she’s going to the Oscars [ONTD]

Oscar Statues

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2. Will this year’s win for Best Picture be as controversial as these past wins? [Time]

Buzzfeed Worst Oscar Fashion

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1. Relive some of the worst red carpet fashions from past Oscars [BuzzFeed]