This free printable 2019 Oscar Ballot is an easy way to add extra fun to your Academy Awards viewing party!
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I always get a little excited around this time of year, because I know the Academy Awards are almost here!
My husband and I are movie fanatics. It’s our #1 date night activity, and he actually works in the entertainment industry … which is extra motivation to see as many of the nominated films as possible.
Have you see all of the best picture nominees? I have a couple to go yet, and I definitely need to catch up in the other categories, too. It could become a full time job at this point … ha!
If you’re as big of a movie fan as I am, then this free printable 2019 Oscar ballot is for you! It’s the perfect addition to your Oscar viewing party, whether you’re getting cozy on the couch or throwing a blow out party!
Free Printable 2019 Oscar Ballot
I created this printable Oscar ballot so that you could have all the Academy Award nominations in one place.
You’ll find all the Oscar nominees and categories listed (there are multiple pages). Plus, I’ve added an extra page for your red carpet faves, like best/worst dressed, funniest speech, craziest moment, and more!
To download this 2019 Oscar ballot printable, simply scroll to the end of the post for the PDF file. It prints on 8.5 x 11-inch paper, and you can assemble it like I did (directions follow) or use it as-is.
I’m also including some easy Oscar party tips, including fun decor and food ideas!
Easy Oscar Themed Party Ideas
Do you need some fun and easy Oscar party ideas to go with these Academy Awards ballots?
One thing you can do is have everyone predict who they think will win each category. There’s room on the Oscar ballots to mark the winners ahead of time. Just make sure to have enough pens for everyone!
Then, once the Academy Awards start, keep track of the winners and assign points for each category. I’d suggest:
- Best Picture = 10 points
- Best Actor / Actress = 5 points
- Everything Else = 2 points
At the end of the night, whoever has the most points wins. Have an award for the winner, too … it will up the ante and keep everyone interested.
To make your party even more fun, give away your own Academy Awards to your guests. Vote on the best dressed guest, biggest movie buff, and more. These gold award trophies would be the perfect prize … they make a fun party favor, too!
Academy Awards Party Decorations
Here are some fun Oscar party decorations that would be perfect or any Academy Awards viewing party:
And here are a few more ideas!
- Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars
- Gold Star Food Toothpicks
- Edible Glitter Stars
- Gold Sequin Table Runner
Oscar Party Appetizer + Drink Ideas
Need food and drink ideas for your Oscar Party? Here are a few festive recipes:
- Parmesan Pepper Popcorn
- Caramelized Onion Dip
- Baked Brie with Cranberries and Pecans
- Mini Cheese Tarts
- Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates
- Feta Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers
- Easy Olive Hummus
- How to Arrange a Cheese Plate
- Raspberry French 75
- Rum Old Fashioned
How to Assemble the Printable Oscar Ballot
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.
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
- 3/4 to 1-inch wide ribbon (I used pink grosgrain ribbon … similar to this one.)
Start by downloading the ballot PDF (at the end of this post) and printing it on cardstock. Make sure to print it at FULL SIZE.
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.
Punch a hole in the top center of each page.
I eye balled it, but you can measure the ballots to find the exact center, if you prefer.
Next, cut an 8-inch piece of ribbon, 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.
Grosgrain ribbon is a little harder to work with than satin ribbon (which is what I’ve used the past). You may have to do a little zhooshing to get it to lay right.
Finally, trim the ribbon ends on an angle using your scissors.
I cut the front piece of ribbon shorter than the one in the back, but you can cut the same length, if you’d prefer.
That’s it … wasn’t that easy?
I used a pretty, bright pink grosgrain ribbon, and I love how the ballots turned out.
These printable Oscar ballots are so festive … perfect for your Academy Awards party or just a cozy night watching the show at home!
Attaching the cards like this 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 2019 Oscar ballot. I’d love to see how it turns out and to hear about your party.
Make sure to check out all of my party ideas while you’re here! You may want to try these for your Oscar soirée:
- Easy Wine and Chocolate Pairing Tips
- DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms (Make them in black, white, and gold!)
- Tissue Paper Tassel Garland
- DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Printable Academy Awards Ballot
Click anywhere on the image below to download your free printable 2019 Oscar ballot.
For best results, print the file on cardstock at full size.
Are you caught up with this year’s Oscar nominated films?