Oscar Night is this weekend! Planning your own Academy Award party? Seeking a refresher on winners and nominees? Here are some ideas to consider for a great celebration!


Explore these interesting resources within the library’s collection to learn more about this important cultural tradition.

Facts, Statistics, Trivia

Who won Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2002? Who were the nominees in a particular category for a given year? Which films received more than ten nominations? Search the Academy Awards Database among the wonderful resources at The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences website for these answers or just browse their fascinating statistics.

Your Oscar Party Planning Kit

The Academy’s website also provides the list of current nominees and a party planning kit that includes tips, recipes, Oscar ballots, and games.

Film Reviews

How can you find a review? Start with the library’s databases for Film and Media Studies or newspapers to obtain reviews and commentaries on particular films, performances, or directors.

Viewing or Borrowing Films

Interested in viewing some of the Oscar-winning films or films of Oscar winners and nominees that are in the library’s collection? Search in the JHU Libraries Catalog to find a particular movie or to browse the collection of DVDs and video-recordings. Here are some selected films for a keyword search on “Academy Award” as one approach!

Browse the McNaughton DVD collection in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library’s lobby on M-level for popular, recent films. More McNaughton titles are listed in the JHU Libraries Catalog. Click on the blue request button within the DVD record to request that these circulating films be held for you or delivered to your campus library! The one week loan period begins when you pick it up. You can renew the film once through your borrower account online.

Feel free to contact the Audio-Visual Department and the Film and Media Studies Librarian for more information.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.