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Harry Medved
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Melinda Petrow
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How to Throw Your Own Best Picture Oscar® Party

(Los Angeles, February 22, 2011) – Hollywood’s big night is only a few days away and Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, is helping film fans prepare for the 83rd Academy Awards® with a special feature available at www.fandango.com/awardswatch.

Fandango’s Awards Watch section includes a comprehensive “How to Party with Oscar®” guide by awards blogger Sarah McLaughlin, offering tips on how to plan your own Oscar®-watching party. Among the suggestions, based on this year’s Best Picture nominees:
•The Inception Pajama Party
The Social Network Coffee-Induced All-Nighter
The Kids are All Right Organic Veggies Extravaganza
•The True Grit Rodeo Chic Whiskey Barbecue
•The 127 Hours Gatorade ® Bash


For more Fandango Oscar® Party hosting tips, check out http://awardswatch.fandango.com/2011/news-and-features/.

Other features that can be found at Fandango’s Awards Watch section include:
•A printable Oscar® ballot for tallying votes at your party.
•Red Carpet coverage from Jeannie Mai, celebrity stylist, recurring E! News fashion correspondent and host of The Style Network's Emmy-nominated fashion makeover series "How Do I Look?"
•“How to Read the Stars on Hollywood’s Big Night: The Top 10 Oscar Reactions” interpreted by Joe Navarro, a nonverbal communications expert and former FBI Special Agent and interrogator.

These features are just part of the extensive information, videos and photos found in Fandango’s Awards Watch section. Film fans can also vote in weekly polls, check out photos from Red Carpet events, and view a full list of Oscar® winners dating back to the first ceremony and much more.

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