6 Essential Items For the Coolest, Nerdiest Oscar Party of Your Life

Celebrate in style. Or, at the very least, don't serve your friends wine in Solo cups.


The 2018 Oscars are just a few days away, and it’s a closer race than ever. Can Get Out go the distance from low-budget February horror to Best Picture winner? Will Greta Gerwig upend the Best Director race? Will people continue to be mad at Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri? We know the answer to the last one, at least.

Awards for movies mean nothing whatsoever, but watching the whole affair is fun, especially after last year’s debacle. While there might not be a Moonlight-level twist to proceedings this time round (they’ll make sure of that), there’s still plenty of intrigue, and controversy, headed into Sunday. Whether you’ve got it on in the background, or consider this your cinephile Super Bowl, here are six things that will kick your Oscars viewing party up a gear.


6. PowerLix Microwave Popcorn Popper

It's time to upgrade from those packets of Pop Secret, my friend. The PowerLix Popper is collapsible, reusable, microwave-safe, and you can actually serve your movie popcorn in it when all is said and done. Magic. Amazon, $16.99


5. Oscar Statue, Set of 6

If you're the betting type (even a casual wager at the beginning of the ceremony makes things more interesting), these little statues to present to the most accurate of your friends will help turn your party into a serious competition in the absence of cold hard cash, which we cannot legally condone. Amazon, 7.97

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4. Oscar the Grouch Toy

And give this to whoever has the worst predictions, or gets drunk too early and boos the In Memoriam. Amazon, $19.46

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3. Reusable Stemless Plastic Wine Glasses

Throw out the solo cups and get into these washable, fancy wine glasses that can be dropped on the floor repeatedly and still keep going. It's still a party, after all. Amazon, $14.99

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2. Apple TV 4K

Apple's latest 4K cord-cutting device is a wonder, and perfect for anyone freaking out last-minute about how to stream the ceremony. For a cheaper option, the 1080p 4th generation model is still a high-end, reliable pick. Amazon, $179.99

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1. Pizza Stone

I don't care if you're serving up hand-tossed dough and fresh buffalo mozzarella, or bunging a couple DiGiornos in the oven, this pizza stone classes up every pie, every day. Amazon, $39.99

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