The 84th Annual Academy Awards take place this Sunday, February 26, 2012 as millions will watch as achievements in film this year are celebrated. You can watch Billy Crystal take to the stage from the comfort of your own home, online, or at events around Vancouver.
Hamilton Street Grill Oscar Party
Where: Hamilton Street Grill at 1009 Hamilton in Yaletown
When: Starting at 4:00pm
What: Viewing of the awards show on the big screens, light canapes, prizes for costumes and Oscar voting ballots, popcorn, games, and more.
Tickets: $20 per person, call (604) 331-1511 to reserve your spot.
VIFF Oscar Par-tay
Where: Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour
What: Oscar viewing party on the big scren. UPDATE: This event will support Out in Schools.
Tickets: Free if you have a Vancity Theatre Membership or purchase one for $2.
Cinema Public House
Where: 901 Granville
When: From 4:00pm until 3:00am
What: Red carpet treatment with champagne fountain upon arrival. A 3 course prix-fixe menu, 4 Oscar-themed cocktails, and prizes including a $100 Holt Renfrew gift card for the best-dressed guests and winners of the Oscar voting.
Tickets: $35 VIP tickets for the prixe-fixe dinner and 2 drinks, or $25 tickets for dinner only. Available online.
VOKRA Oscar Party
Where: The Morrissey (1227 Granville St)
When: 3:30pm (earlybirds get free appetizers). Red carpet 4:00pm, broadcast 5:00pm
What: A benefit for the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association.
Tickets: Admission is a suggested donation of $20 for VOKRA. Reservations can be made for groups of six or more by calling (604) 682-0909.
Delta’s Oscar Party
Where: Sharkey’s Restaurant on the Water, Ladner
When: Doors at 4:00pm, pre-show at 5:00pm
What: Red carpet welcome, screening of the telecast, dinner, swag bags, Oscar ballot contest, and more. Net proceeds will support the Arts in Delta.
Tickets: $30 each and available online.
CTV will have the Oscars in Canada with red carpet coverage starting at 3:00pm Pacific time. Lainey Lui will be live-blogging from the press room and you can join an Oscar live chat.