10 Best Picture-Inspired Recipes for Oscar Night

10 Best Picture-Inspired Recipes for Oscar NightBob D'Amico/ABCJames Franco and Anne Hathaway will serve as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards, Oscars.

If you’re throwing a Hollywood party, one thing’s for sure: these film-inspired food and drink ideas are all worthy of earning you the accolade of best host.

  • Black Swan

    A swan-shaped cookie cutter makes it easy to create Swan Lake sugar cookies. All you need is your favorite basic dough recipe, a sugar glaze and food coloring.

  • The Fighter

    A spread of Irish soda bread, sliced in party-size portions, is sure to be a knock out. Another idea: Pick up a set of alphabet cookie cutters and use the K & O to create boxing-themed cookie sets for guests.

  • Inception

    Dreamsicle Jello shots are the most suitable shooters for celebrating Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi mystery, Inception.  A package of orange JELL-O and vanilla liqueur is all you’ll need.

  • The Kids are Alright

    Pay accolades to The Kids are Alright with a bottle of Mommy’s Time Out, or stay true to the conception theme with a platter of deviled eggs or egg salad finger sandwiches.

  • The King's Speech

    You’ll earn laurels for serving this regal Crown Roast. Recipe critics say it’s easier than it looks. Guests will be speechless.

  • 127 Hours

    Offer guests Knot Marks the Spot Trail Mix bars, inspired by the survival story of a mountain climber forced to desperate measures after a solo canyoneering trip takes a turn for the worst. Prepare the <recipe> and serve with bamboo-knotted skewers.

  • The Social Network

    Become a fan of The Social Network by making these clever ‘Like This’ Status Sugar cookies. All you’ll need is this thumbs up cookie cutter and your favorite dough recipe.

  • Toy Story 3

    Disney makes it easy to celebrate Toy Story 3 with its recipe for green alien cupcakes.

  • True Grit

    No dish better commemorates the Coen brothers’ adventure-drama True Grit better than, well, grits! Head to AllRecipes.com for a top 20 list of its readers’ favorite grits recipes.

  • Winter's Bone

    Recreate the rustic tone of Winter’s Bone with a tray of sweet and salty haystacks. Spice up the party further by mixing up some Jack’s Log Cabin cocktails.

  • Visit oscar.go.com to learn more about the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony.

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