Oscar Party Nominated Recipes

This year, get your friends together for an Oscar viewing party complete with award worthy finger foods and cocktail recipes.

Nominated films for the 84th Annual Academy Awards include My Week with Marilyn, Moneyball, The Help , Midnight in Paris and Bridesmaids - and all of our Oscar party menu ideas below draw on inspiration from these best of 2012 movies.

While Marilyn, Paris and a quirky bridesmaid make the perfect models for delicious Oscar party cocktails, a vengeful maid, heroic girl and money inspired our Oscar party appetizers.

Pick a few (or all) of your favorites and enjoy with a cast of best friends while watching the stars parade down the red carpet and into the 84th Annual Academy Awards Sunday, February 26, 2012.

Billy Crystal, host of the 2012 Oscars, takes the stage at 8:30PM EST sharp, but you can count on red carpet coverage starting even earlier.

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