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My 2014 Oscar ballot and bingo game are done! Get set to enjoy Sunday's Academy Awards with friends. It doesn't matter if they watch movies or know who the actors are; anyone can play bingo and it's a good excuse for a party.
Download the Oscar ballot PDF
Download the Oscar bingo PDF
Save the PDFs to your computer, open them in Adobe Reader, and print.
To use the ballot: print one for each guest and have them mark their predictions before the show starts. The person with the most correct guesses wins.
To use the bingo cards: 20 different game cards are included in the PDF. Print out the number of pages you need for your guests. Then fan out the sheets, close your eyes, wave your hands over them, and put your finger on a card. This one is meant to be yours. Your party guests can fight over the rest of the sheets, but they're not going to win. You are. As you all watch the telecast, the first person to mark off five squares in a line wins. It could be a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line. (This year I removed the center "free" space to make you work a little harder.)
Movie theater gift cards, boxes of popcorn, candy, or little Oscar statuettes from a party store make good prizes.
Has anybody tried to play with friends long distance? You could each claim a page number to print out and then text or tweet each other when you get a bingo.
Like every year, a disclaimer: Maybe someone will get a bingo ten minutes into the telecast, or maybe your group won't have a winner at all because my psychic powers have failed this year. Best of luck!