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Me & Oscar Sunday 2015

I love Oscar Sunday. My grandmother and her sister were big movie fans so I learned early about movie stars and watched many classic movies with them. My family loves going to the movies and seeing some great stories and performances on the big screen. We like a variety of movies and pay attention to the films that come out during the fall and winter in hopes of being talked about during awards season. 

So when we went to the Walt Disney Studio several weeks ago, we all were excited to view some of the Oscars that were awarded to Walt Disney. What was most fun was to actually hold one of his awards. The Walt Disney Archives were so kind to share and let us hold this Oscar that Disney won for producing Best Short Subject (1953) for Bear Country

Me holding one of Walt Disney's Oscars at the Walt Disney Archives (Burbank, CA)

Me holding one of Walt Disney's Oscars at the Walt Disney Archives (Burbank, CA)

The Oscar statue is pretty heavy. It weighs 8 1/2 pounds. You always see how the recipients are a little taken back at how heavy it is. We all took turns holding it. One of my kids practiced her acceptance speech. We had to remind her to thanks her parents. 

Disney holds the most Academy Award nominations at 59. There are lots of fun facts in relation to Disney and the Oscars. If you get a chance to visit the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, you can see more of the Oscar statues that were awarded to Disney, including the special Oscar he received for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

I am a big fan of NPH (Neil Patrick Harris) so I am looking forward to him hosting the 87th Academy Awards. I am still working on my picks but I think I have it narrowed down. We always try to plan a fun meal for the Oscar show and look to the Best Picture Nominees for ideas. This year, we decided that based on the number of British films and actors nominated, we are making Shepherd's pie and having some fish and chips, too. My husband, MacSparky, refers to Oscar Sunday as "my Superbowl". Secretly he enjoys watching it, too. It's a family affair. 

And the Oscar goes to.....