Counting down to the Academy Awards? Then you need this 2022 Oscar Ballot Printable!
This free printable ballot was created especially for movie lovers, and it's the BEST way to add some extra fun to your awards show party! Plus, I'm sharing some Hollywood Themed Party Ideas you're sure to love!
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My husband works in the entertainment industry, so not surprisingly, we are huge movie fans (it's definitely our favorite date night activity). I always get a little excited at this time of year, because it's officially award show season!
If you're reading this, then I'm guessing you're a movie lover, too. And this free printable 2022 Oscar ballot was created with you in mind! I love making this annual freebie, and this year you'll find two options: a one-page ballot, and a fun multi-page ballot.
Make sure to let me know which version you prefer in the comments. That way, I'll know for next year!
About the Ballot
You'll find every nominated movie, actor, and award category on this Oscar nominations list! The multi-page version even has an extra page, where you can keep tabs on your red carpet faves, like best/worst dressed, funniest speech, craziest moment, and more.
This printable 2022 Oscar Ballot is the BEST way to keep track of every movie you need to watch now, and to track your Oscar picks during the actual awards show on Sunday, March 27. It's sure to make viewing the awards even more fun, and best of all, it's totally FREE!
I'm also sharing below how to turn the ballot into a scorecard and where to stream the nominated movies. Plus, some creative party decorations and food ideas to Oscar Night even more special ... whether you're planning a party or hanging out in your pjs!
Table of Contents
Ready to jump in? Keep scrolling for all of these fun ideas, or use the links below to find exactly what you need:
How to Use the Ballot as a Scorecard
It's always fun to predict which nominee you think will win each category ... then see if your guesses actually pan out! And these ballots have room to mark your winner predictions ahead of time.
Once the Academy Awards start, you can use the ballot as a scorecard. Keep track of the winners in each category, then assign points for each of the categories you guess correctly. I'd suggest to following points spread:
- Best Picture = 10 points
- Best Actor / Actress = 5 points
- Everything Else = 2 points
If you're watching the show with a group, then whoever winds up with the most points at the end of the night wins! You could even give the winner a small award, like a bottle of wine, movie trivia game or book, or my favorite idea: one of these gold award trophies!
Oscar Party Ideas
Throwing an Oscars viewing party? Here are some fun and easy ideas to make your event extra festive!
No party is complete without a few decorations! If you want to do it yourself, check out my DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms (make them in black, white, and gold!), Tissue Paper Tassel Garland, or this Easy DIY Photo Display (hang pics of the stars or polaroids of your dressed-up guests!).
Prefer to keep things easy? Then you'll love these affordable movie-themed decorations!
- Balloon Arch Kit
- Gold Tinsel Backdrop
- Tissue Paper Pom Poms
- Directors Clapboard
- Photo Booth Props
- Award Statue
- VIP Yard Sign
- Red Carpet
- Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars
And I could not resist sharing these items for your food table, too ... how fun area these sparkly ideas?
- Black and Gold Disposable Dinnerware
- Star-Shaped Plates
- Edible Gold Stars
- Glitter Champagne Flutes
- Movie-Themed Cupcake Stand
- Star-Shaped Food Toppers
- Popcorn Boxes
- Sequin Table Runner
- Award Statue Cookie Cutter
- Movie-Themed Paper Straws
Winning Appetizer + Drink Ideas
Looking for some Oscar-worthy food and drink ideas to enjoy as you watch the show? Try one of these scrumptious recipes and ideas:
- Parmesan Pepper Popcorn
- How to Arrange a Cheese Plate (or for something smaller, this Cheese Board for Two)
- Caramelized Onion Dip
- Baked Ricotta Dip
- Creamy Lemon Artichoke Spread
- Baked Feta with Tomatoes and Olives
- Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
- Cream Cheese Dip
- Wine and Chocolate Pairing
- Ice Cream Sundae Bar
And don't forget a festive cocktail!
- Chambord and Champagne (Kir Impérial)
- Blueberry Mojito
- French Martini (shown below)
- Raspberry French 75
- Rum Old Fashioned
- Spicy Paloma
- Classic Daiquiri
Where to Watch the Nominated Movies
The 94th Oscars will air on Sunday, March 27, 2022 (8:00 PM Eastern / 5:00 PM Pacific) on ABC.
You can catch up on the nominated movies by steaming them or viewing them in the theater (depending on the movie). Here's where to watch the movies nominated for Best Picture:
- Belfast - Stream it on Amazon Prime, Google Play, and iTunes.
- Coda - Watch on Apple TV+.
- Don’t Look Up - Available on Netflix.
- Drive My Car - Watch in theaters.
- Dune - Rent on Amazon Prime, Google Play, or Vudu.
- King Richard - Buy on Amazon Prime, Google Play, or Vudu.
- Licorice Pizza - Watch in theaters.
- Nightmare Alley - Steam on HBO Max and Hulu.
- The Power of the Dog - Watch on Netflix.
- West Side Story - See in theaters, or starting March 2, on Disney+ or HBO Max.
Tip: This article from The Hollywood Reporter has info on where to watch movies nominated in other categories, too.
Assembling the Ballots
If you're using the one page ballot, you can simply print it out. For the multi-page ballot, I like to separate the pages, then tie them together with a little ribbon ... it looks super festive for a party, yet it's very easy to do. Keep reading to learn how to do it!
- Oscar Ballot Printable (find it at the end of this post)
- self-healing mat
- metal-edge ruler
- utility knife
- hole punch
- ½ to ⅝-inch wide ribbon - Grosgrain or another thicker, fray-resistant ribbon works best for this (I used this striped ribbon).
It couldn't be easier to assemble these printable templates! Here's how to do it step-by-step:
- Cut ballots in half. Download the ballot PDF (at the end of this post), then print it on cardstock (at FULL SIZE). Then using your self-healing mat, ruler, and utility knife, cut the ballots in half (FYI: they're 11-inches long, so the center is 5.5-inches). I usually cut two to three pages at a time, depending on how thick the paper is.
- Punch holes in pages. Make a hole in the top-center of each page, about halfway between from the edge and the text, using your hole punch. You can measure the ballots to find the exact center or just eye-ball it, but do make sure that the holes on all the pages line up. I recommend punching the first page, then using that hole as a guide for the rest.
- Prep ribbon. Cut an eight-inch piece of ribbon. Fold the ribbon in half, then pull the raw ends of the ribbon through the hole, from the back of the ballots toward the front (roll the ribbon, if necessary to fit). When you're done, you should have a loop of ribbon on the back side of the ballot.
- Pull ribbon ends through loop. Pass the raw ends of the ribbon through the loop and pull tight, securing the ribbon in place. At this point, you can futz around with the ribbon a bit to get it to lay right.
- Trim ribbon. Finally, trim the ribbon ends using your scissors. I cut the ends on an angle pointing toward the center, but you could cut them in the same direction if you prefer.
And that's really all there is to it. Pretty easy, right? The best thing about attaching the cards like this is that everything stays in order, and you don't have to worry about losing any of the pages.
Before the show starts, don't forget to gather some pens. Then, settle in for a fun evening!
Oscar Ballot Printable PDF
Click anywhere on images below to download your free printable 2022 Oscar ballot PDF. For best results, print the file on letter-size cardstock (at full size).
If you have temperamental printer like I do, save yourself some grief and bring the files to your local FedEx Office (Kinkos), and ask them to print it on white card stock. The print quality is sooo much better than a home printer! You can even order online, then pick up in store (perfect these days!) ... save 10% with code FDX010 if you do.
And don't forget to grab the Printable Oscar Bingo Cards, too ... they're sure to make your party even more fun!