Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot

It’s almost Academy Awards time … get ready for your viewing party with my free printable 2017 Oscar Ballot and easy presentation tips!

Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot ... perfect for your Acadademy Awards viewing party! Simply print the free file, then check out my tutorial for a fun event worthy presentation! | Hello Little Home

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The Academy Awards are almost here! Have you watched all the nominated movies yet?

I think that just might be impossible, unless you live at the movie theater. I actually thought I’d seen quite a few until I started working on this free printable 2017 Oscar Ballot. Personally, I need to kick my movie-watching into high gear if I’m going to get caught up!

Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot ... perfect for your Acadademy Awards viewing party! Simply print the free file, then check out my tutorial for a fun event worthy presentation! | Hello Little HomeMy husband and I watch a ton of movies … it’s one of our favorite ways to spend a lazy weekend together. He’s a former actor and works in the industry, so he know what’s coming out soon and what we should watch next.

We actually went to one of those Best Picture Movie Marathons at a theater one year … have you ever done that? It was really fun, but it took a while for my butt to recover. Ha!

Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot ... perfect for your Acadademy Awards viewing party! Simply print the free file, then check out my tutorial for a fun event worthy presentation! | Hello Little HomeI’ll be buckling down on my best picture movie watching over the next couple weeks, but in the meantime, I’m excited to share this free printable 2017 Oscar Ballot! (Scroll to the end of the post to download the file.)

The Academy Awards are my favorite award show to watch. I love checking out the beautiful gowns and funny speeches, while crossing my fingers that my fave movie will take home top honors. This year I’m rooting for Moonlight … have you seen it?

Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot ... perfect for your Acadademy Awards viewing party! Simply print the free file, then check out my tutorial for a fun event worthy presentation! | Hello Little HomeMy Oscar Ballot makes watching the Academy Awards extra fun! I’ve includes all the nominees, and there’s a My Favorites page, too. So you can keep track of best/worst dressed, funniest speech, and more.

If you’re hosting a party and would like to give an award to the person who predicts the most winners, assign points for each category. I’d suggest:

  • Best Picture = 10 points
  • Best Actor / Actress = 5 points
  • Everything Else = 2 points

I created a fun presentation that’s perfect for a party, and I’m sharing my tutorial below. But of course, you can simply print out the ballots and watch the awards, too. No assembly required!

Scroll to the end of the post to download the free printable 2017 Oscar Ballot file or keep reading for my tutorial!

Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot ... perfect for your Acadademy Awards viewing party! Simply print the free file, then check out my tutorial for a fun event worthy presentation! | Hello Little HomeHere’s what you’ll need to assemble your free printable 2017 Oscar Ballots like I did:

Print out the ballots (get the file at the end of the post) on the white card stock. Make sure to check your printers settings, and print the PDF at full size / 100%. Do not shrink to fit the page.

Then, use the utility knife and ruler to cut the pages in half horizontally. Make sure to protect your surface with a self-healing mat.

You should have 5 total pages for each ballot, plus one extra blank page. Use the blank page to create a template for punching the ribbon holes in the ballot. Start by measuring 5/8-inch down from the short edge, then draw a straight line parallel to the edge. Next, mark the center of that line; it should be 2 3/4-inch from either of the long edges.

Lastly, make a mark 5/8-inch from the center in both directions. Then, punch a hole over both of these last two marks. See below for my diagram … hopefully, it’s pretty clear!

Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot ... perfect for your Acadademy Awards viewing party! Simply print the free file, then check out my tutorial for a fun event worthy presentation! | Hello Little HomePlace the template over your printed ballot, then make a dot in the center of each hole. (I just marked the first page of each.) Then, use the hole punch to make holes in your ballots, using the marks as your guide.

I held all the pages of each ballot together, then punched the holes. It was pretty tough though. If your hands aren’t strong enough or if the paper is too thick, just punch a few pages at a time.

Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot ... perfect for your Acadademy Awards viewing party! Simply print the free file, then check out my tutorial for a fun event worthy presentation! | Hello Little HomeNext, cut a 9-inch piece of ribbon. From the front, pull one end through one hole towards the back of the ballot, then repeat with the other hole / end of ribbon.

Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot ... perfect for your Acadademy Awards viewing party! Simply print the free file, then check out my tutorial for a fun event worthy presentation! | Hello Little HomeIt should look like the image below when you’re done.

Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot ... perfect for your Acadademy Awards viewing party! Simply print the free file, then check out my tutorial for a fun event worthy presentation! | Hello Little HomePosition the ballot so the back is facing up. Pull one ribbon end through the opposite hole (back through to the front of the ballot). Repeat with the other end of ribbon.

Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot ... perfect for your Acadademy Awards viewing party! Simply print the free file, then check out my tutorial for a fun event worthy presentation! | Hello Little HomeAt this point both loose ends should be back on the front side of the ballot, like below. You can futz with the ribbon a little bit to get it to lay nicely.

Once you like how it looks, trim the ends. I cut the ribbon on an angle with the ends pointing in opposite directions. Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot ... perfect for your Acadademy Awards viewing party! Simply print the free file, then check out my tutorial for a fun event worthy presentation! | Hello Little HomeYou could present the ballots just like this, and they’d look awesome. I wanted to make my Oscar Ballots really pop though, so I added a black backing, and it was so simple to do.

Simply trim a piece of black card stock or tag board to 9 x 6-inches (use the utility knife and ruler to keep your lines straight). Then, use double sided tape to adhere it to the back of the last ballot page, centering the ballot to create a black border. Make sure to use permanent tape (or it may peel apart) and be generous with the tape.

Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot ... perfect for your Acadademy Awards viewing party! Simply print the free file, then check out my tutorial for a fun event worthy presentation! | Hello Little HomeI absolutely LOVE how this free printable 2017 Oscar Ballot turned out. They are so perfect for a viewing party, although they’d be super fun for a quiet night at home with your family or friends, too!

Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot ... perfect for your Acadademy Awards viewing party! Simply print the free file, then check out my tutorial for a fun event worthy presentation! | Hello Little HomeIf you use these ballots and share a pic on social media, make sure to tag me! I’d love to see how they turn out!

Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot ... perfect for your Acadademy Awards viewing party! Simply print the free file, then check out my tutorial for a fun event worthy presentation! | Hello Little HomeClick anywhere on the image below (except the “Pin Me!” button) to download the free printable 2017 Oscar Ballot. For best results, print at full size / 100%  (uncheck “shrink to fit page” in the printer dialog box) on card stock paper.

Free Printable 2017 Oscar Ballot! | Hello Little HomeDo you enjoy watching the Academy Awards, too? What was your favorite movie?

I’m linking up with Tatertots & Jello.

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5 Comments

  1. You’re making me want to host a party, Ginnie! I’ve only seen a few movies for this year (haven’t seen Moonlight yet, but want to). I really enjoyed Lion.