The Academy Award nominations are in! Check out this 2024 Oscar Ballot Printable for all the must see movies! This free Ballot is a necessity for movie lovers, and it's the BEST way to make your awards show party extra fun!
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My favorite time of year is here: awards show season! As a movie buff, I always try to watch as many of the nominated movies as humanly possible. And there are so many amazing movies this year ... from The Holdovers to Killers of the Flower Moon, Barbie, Oppenheimer, and more, there's truly something for everyone to love!
If you're reading this article, I'm assuming that you're a movie lover, too! And I created this free printable 2024 Oscar Ballot with you in mind. I look forward to working on this annual freebie for months, and this year, I have two different options for you: a multi-page ballot and a one-page ballot.
You can use these free printables now to keep track of all the movies you need to see, and make sure to keep it handy during the Academy Awards as this year's winners are announced!
I'm also sharing tons of fun tips for using the ballots, hosting an awards show viewing party, and more ... keep reading to check out all the details below!
About the Ballot
You'll find every nominated movie, actor, and award category on this Oscar nominations list. The multi-page version has a special bonus, too ... use the extra page to keep choose all your red carpet favorites, like best and worst dressed, funniest speech, craziest moment, and more!
This printable 2024 Oscar Ballot is the BEST Way to find the movies you need to watch before the ceremony, and to keep track of your Oscar picks during the actual awards show on Sunday, March 10! Best of all, it's totally FREE and guaranteed to make awards season even more fun!
You'll also find my favorite tips for using the ballot as a scorecard, plus info on where to stream the nominated movies. And whether you're hosting a party or simply hanging out in your pajamas during the ceremony, my festive party decor and food ideas are sure to make your Oscar Night extra exciting!
Table of Contents
Okay, let's get started! Just keep scrolling to check all of the fun ideas below, or use the following links to jump to the section you need:
How to Use the Ballot as a Scorecard
To make viewing the awards show extra exciting, I recommend predicting which nominees you think will win each category. Then during the show, you can find out if your guesses were actually correct! Both of ballots have room to keep track of your predictions.
Once the Academy Awards begin, you can also use the ballot as a scorecard. Keep track as each category's winner is announced, then score 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 throwing a party, the guest who ends up with the most points at the end of the ceremony wins! To make things extra exciting, you can surprise the winner with 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
Planning an Oscars viewing party? These fun and easy ideas will make your fête extra festive!
If you'd like to do it yourself, check out my DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms, Tissue Paper Tassel Garland, or this Easy DIY Photo Display (hang pics of the stars or polaroids of your dressed-up guests!). As far as colors go, you can never go wrong with elegant black, white, and gold theme!
A few carefully chosen decorations will make your party extra glamorous! Check out these affordable Hollywood-themed decorations for ideas. They're the perfect way to pull your party theme together!
- 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
These sparkly decorations and serving pieces are an easy way to glam up any food table!
- 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 ... try my delicious Sour Cream Cookies recipe!
- Movie-Themed Paper Straws
Winning Appetizer + Drink Ideas
Snacks + Appetizers:
- Parmesan Pepper Popcorn
- Cheese Board Tutorial (or this Cheese Plate for Two)
- Fresh Dill Dip
- Whipped Goat Cheese
- Creamy Artichoke Spread
- Mushroom Crostini
- Caprese Skewers
- Black Bean Hummus
- Homemade Guacamole
- Crispy Halloumi Fries
- Vegetarian Buffalo Dip
- Feta Saganaki
- Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese
- Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Mango Sorbet
- Chocolate Fondue
- Coffee Chocolate Cookies
- Berry Compote ... serve over ice cream or crepes!
Cocktails + Mocktails
- Chambord and Champagne (shown below)
- Dark Rum Mojito
- French Martini
- Raspberry French 75
- My Favorite Daiquiri ... so easy + fancy!
- Cuba Libra ... perfect if you need a boost of caffeine to make it through the night!
- Wine + Chocolate Pairing Tips
- Virgin Mojito Mocktail
- Homemade Orangeade ... make it with sparkling water for a simple mocktail!
Where to Watch the Nominated Movies
The 96th Oscars will air on Sunday, March 10, 2024 (7:00 PM Eastern / 4:00 PM Pacific) on ABC.
Although a couple of the nominated movies are only available in theaters, it's possible to stream most of them. Here's where you can watch the Best Picture nominees:
- American Fiction - Pre-order on Prime Video or view in theaters.
- Anatomy of a Fall - Buy or rent on Apple TV+ and Prime Video.
- Barbie - Stream on Max (or watch on Max via Prime Video, DirecTV Stream, or Hulu), buy or rent on Apple TV+ and Prime Video.
- The Holdovers - Stream on Peacock, buy on Prime Video, or watch in theaters.
- Killers of the Flower Moon - Stream on Apple TV+ or buy on Prime Video.
- Maestro - Stream on Netflix.
- Oppenheimer - Stream starting February 16 on Peacock, or buy or rent on Apple TV+ or Prime Video.
- Past Lives - Buy or rent on Apple TV+ or Prime Video.
- Poor Things - Watch in theaters.
- The Zone of Interest - Watch in theaters.
Tip: Check out this article from The Hollywood Reporter for information on where to watch movies from in other categories, too.
Assembling the Ballots
The one page ballot is super easy to use ... simply print it out. For the multi-page ballot, you can print the pages and use them as-is, or you can separate the pages and fasten them together with ribbon. This is easy to do and looks super festive (perfect for a party).
- Oscar Ballot Printable - Find it at the end of this post.
- White Cardstock - For printing the ballots.
- Black Cardstock - You'll use it for backing the ballots.
- Self-Healing Mat - To protect your table while cutting the cardstock.
- Metal-Edge Ruler - Using a metal-edged ruler while cutting the cardstock will help keep your lines straight.
- Utility Knife - A utility knife makes cutting the paper quick and neat.
- Hole Punch - You'll use it to punch holes for the ribbon.
- ⅝-inch Wide Ribbon - Grosgrain or another thicker, fray-resistant ribbon works best for this. I used this sparkly gold ribbon!
- Double Sided Tape - To attach the backing to the ballots.
- Scissors - For cutting the ribbon. Make sure your scissors are super sharp for the best results.
Tip: I've used different methods for putting these ballots together over the years. Check out my ideas from 2015 to 2023 here for more inspiration (this layered look is such a fave, that I decided to recreate it this year!).
These printable templates are quick and easy to assemble with these simple step-by-step directions. To save time, work assembly-line style, completing each step for every ballot before moving on to the next step. And refer to the photos below, if you're confused about any of the steps.
- Cut ballots in half. Downloaded the ballot PDF (find it at the end of this post), then print it on cardstock (at FULL SIZE). Use the ruler and utility knife to cut the ballots in half (make sure to protect your table with the self-healing mat). Tips: Letter size paper is 11-inches long, so the center is 5.5-inches. For the neatest results, cut two pages at a time.
- Create template for holes. After cutting the ballot pages in half, you should have 5 total pages for each ballot, plus an extra blank page. You'll use the blank page to create a simple template for punching the ribbon holes. Start by drawing a straight line ½-inch from the top edge (parallel to it). Next, mark the center of that line (the center should be 2 ¾-inches from either of the long edges). Lastly, make two marks, each ⅝-inch from the center. Punch a hole centered on each of these marks. Tip: See image #2 for a visual representation of this step.
- Punch holes in pages. Place the template over your printed ballot, then using it as your guide, make holes in every page with the hole punch. Tip: You can stack two to three pages together when making the holes, but don't try to do them all at once.
- Add ribbon. Next, cut a 9-inch piece of ribbon, and stack the ballot pages in the correct order. With the ballot's front page facing you, pull the ribbon through both holes (towards the back of the ballot).
- Pull ribbon through holes on back. Flip the ballot over so the back side is facing you. Crossing the ribbon in the middle, pull one ribbon end through the opposite hole (back through to the ballot's front). Repeat with the other end of ribbon.
- Trim ribbon. At this point both ribbon ends should be on the front side of the ballot. You can futz with the ribbon a little bit to get it to lay nicely. Once you like how it looks, trim the ends on an angle. I think it looks especially nice with the angles pointing in opposite directions.
- Attach backing. This step is optional, but it really creates a professional look. To create the backing, trim a piece of black card stock 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 page, centering the ballot to create a black border. Make sure to be generous with the tape (or it may peel apart).
Your ballots are now ready to use! Assembling them this way not only creates an impressive look, but also keeps all the pages in order, ensuring that you won't lose any of the pages.
Don't forget to gather some pens (I like these slim gold ballpoints) before the ceremony starts. Then, settle in for a exciting night!
Another, slightly easier, option for the multi-page ballot, is to attach the pages together with the ribbon at the top (as in the image below). Check out my 2023 Oscar Printable for an easy step-by-step tutorial.
Oscar Ballot Printable PDF
You can click anywhere on images below to download your free printable 2024 Oscar ballot PDF! For best results, print the files on letter-size cardstock, and double check your printer settings. You want to print the files at "full size". Do not "shrink to fit page" when printing, otherwise the margins will be off.
If you don't have a good printer (I finally upgraded to this one, and I love it), it's worth saving yourself some grief by bringing the files to your local FedEx Office (Kinkos), and ask them to print it on white card stock. It doesn't cost a lot, and the print quality is sooo much better than a home printer. You can even order online, then pick up in store (perfect for saving some time).
Don't forget the check out my Printable Oscar Bingo Cards, too ... they'll make your party even more fun!