This free printable 2018 Oscar Ballot is the perfect addition to your Academy Awards party!
Looking for this year's ballot? Find a free printable 2020 Oscar Ballot here.
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If you're anything like me, you start to get a little excited at this time of year. It's Academy Award season!
My husband and I love going to the movies. Joel actually works in the entertainment industry, so we have extra motivation to see as many of the nominated films each year as possible.
This year might be a first, because I've already seen all of the nominated best picture films. I almost feel like I need my own award for that one, ha. Now I just need to catch up in all the other categories!
Free Printable 2018 Oscar Ballot
If you're as big of a movie fan as I am, then this free printable 2018 Oscar ballot is for you!
This 2018 Oscar ballot printable has all the Academy Award nominations in one place.
Plus, there's an extra page for your red carpet faves, like best/worst dressed, funniest speech, craziest moment, and more!
You can download this 2018 Oscar ballot printable for free! Simply scroll to the end of the post for the file, or keep reading for Oscar party tips and to learn how to assemble the ballot with a festive ribbon.
Are you looking for fun Oscar party ideas to go with your Academy Awards ballots?
If you’re hosting an Academy Awards party and would like to give an award to the person who predicts the most winners, then you'll want to assign points for each category. I’d suggest:
- Best Picture = 10 points
- Best Actor / Actress = 5 points
- Everything Else = 2 points
Whoever predicts the most winners or has the most points, wins.
To make your party even more fun, you could also give out awards to your guests. Vote on the best dressed guest, biggest movie buff, and more. These gold award trophies would be the perfect prize!
Here are some fun Oscar party decorations that would be perfect or any Academy Awards viewing party:
- Black and Gold Party Decorations
- Gold Award Statues
- Director's Clap Board
- Cupcake Holder
- Red Carpet
- Popcorn Boxes
- Star Napkins
- Star Plates
- Photo Booth Props
- VIP Yard Sign
How to Assemble Your Free Printable 2018 Oscar Ballots for an Awards Party
You can certainly use these Oscar nomination ballots as is. But if you're throwing an Academy Awards party or you really love movies, it's even more fun to assemble the ballots into a fun package.
I've come up with lots of ways to assemble these ballots over the years (check out my 2017, 2016, and 2015 ballots for more ideas). It's all part of the fun! This year I kept the presentation really easy and tied the ballots together with a ribbon. I love how simple, yet festive they look.
Here's what you need to create the same look for your Oscar printable ballots:
- printable Oscar ballots (get the file at the end of the this post)
- self-healing mat
- utility knife
- hole punch
- ¾ to 1-inch wide ribbon (I used this black ribbon. Sorry, I can't find the gold dot ribbon online.)
Start by downloading the ballot file and printing it on cardstock.
Honestly, I pretty much bring anything like this to FedEx to get printed. My printer drives me nuts. And I love that I can order from FedEx online and pick up in store or just have my order shipped. It's so easy, and the print quality is awesome.
Once the ballots are printed, cut the pages in half using a utility knife and ruler to keep your lines straight. Use a self-healing mat to protect your table.
Use a hole punch to add a hole in the top center of each page.
You can measure the ballots to find the exact center, but I just eye balled it.
Next, cut a piece of ribbon about 8-inches long.
Then, fold it in half.
Pull the two ends through the hole, from the back of the ballots to the front. You should have a loop of ribbon on the back side of the ballot.
Pass the two ends through the loop and pull tight.
Finally, trim the ribbon ends on an angle using your scissors.
That's it ... wasn't that easy?
I used a combination of plain black ribbon and gold dot ribbon, and I love how they look together.
These printable Oscar ballots look so festive don't they? Perfect for your Academy Awards party or just a cozy night watching the show at home!
I like attaching the cards like this, because it keeps everything in order.
No worries about someone losing a card. Hey, it's a party ... you never know!
Make sure to have lots of pens for your guests.
Let me know if you use this free printable 2018 Oscar ballot. I'd love to see how it turns out.
Make sure to check out all of my party ideas while you're here! You may want to try these for your Oscar party:
- Easy Wine and Chocolate Pairing Tips
- How to Arrange an Easy Cheese Plate
- DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms (Make them in black, white, and gold!)
- Tissue Paper Tassel Garland
- DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Click anywhere on the image below to download your free printable 2018 Oscar ballot.
For best results, print the file on cardstock at full size.
Are you caught up with this year's Oscar nominated films?