I’m not an awards show fan. I’m also not a fan of being out of the loop the day after an awards show when everyone is talking about so-and-so’s amazing speech or wardrobe malfunction. So, I decided to find a way to make the Oscars more fun for me to watch. And since I love playing games, I decided to whip up some Oscar party BINGO cards to keep me focused on the show come awards night.
Oscar Party Bingo Instructions
I’m sure you already know how to play bingo, but just in case, here’s the low down. Print off an Oscar party bingo card for each player or team. There are 8 different bingo cards (only the first two are pictured above). Each player crosses off an item as they see or hear it on the show. Some things are items people are wearing, some have to do with award results, some are things that will occur in the audience, and others have to do with things the host/presenters/winners do and say. The first person who gets 5 items in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal), wins. I’m a big fan of letting victory be its own reward, but if you absolutely MUST give a prize, I like this imitation Oscar award.
Oscar Party Bingo Variations
If you want to keep bingo going, you can play other variations of bingo to allow for multiple winners.
- Four Corners – Winner is the first player to cross off all four outside corners on his or her card
- Big X – Winner is the first player to have two diagonal bingo lines forming a large “X” on his or her card.
- Outside Edge – Winner is the first player to mark off all of the items along the edges of the card forming a large square.
If you will have multiple winners, you can use these small imitation Oscar awards as prizes:
Don’t forget to feed your bingo players! Check out my favorite Oscar party appetizers.