The top Oscar parties in Toronto this year will make it very difficult to stay home and eat pizza bagels on the couch. This Sunday's screenings (Feb. 26) are mostly free, include fun prizes, and sometimes feature Joan Rivers-style shade-throwing. So plan ahead to catch the 89th Academy Awards in style.Events you might want to check out:
Screen Queens does The Oscars (February 26 @ The Royal Cinema)
Arrive early to this free screening for the red carpet parade. Drag queen Allysin Chaynes hosts the R-rated version of the Academy Awards with panelists Laura Desiree, Beardonce and Sarah-Tai Black.
Oscar Viewing Party 2017 (February 26 @ The Drake Hotel)
Put on your fanciest duds and get into the Drake Lounge to play the Oscar pool and cheer on your favourites with host Richard Crouse. There's also a trophy-worthy $37 prix-fixe that gets you guaranteed seating for the night.
Oscar Night (February 26 @ Innis Town Hall)
Innis Town Hall's annual Oscar extravaganza includes a lot of prizing. Enter your ballot to win 10-pack festival passes to Hot Docs Film Festival, passes to the Reel Asian Film Festival, Special memberships to Trinity Square Video and loads more.
Oscars 2017 (February 26 @ Striker Sports Bar)
Striker, Toronto's only gay sports bar, knows how to put its massive HD screens to good use. It's screening a whole other kind of sport this Sunday for the Academy Awards.
Oscars with Actors (February 26 @ The Den)
Join Toronto's acting community as they celebrate the 89th Academy Awards ceremony in front of you.
Celebrate the Roaring 20s! (February 26 @ CineCycle)
Did you know the first Academy Award was handed out in 1929? That's what inspired this ticketed old Hollywood-style party.
Oscars Trivia Viewing Party (February 26 @ Gladstone Hotel)
Was La La Land overhyped or just hyped enough? Who the heck is Oscar anyway?! Speculate and drink to these burning questions and more at this free screening and trivia night inside the Gladstone.
The Oscars at The Carlton (February 26 @ Carton Cinema)
Carlton Cinema hosts the Oscars and as always, it's free! They ask that you bring a non-perishable food item to donate.
89th Annual Academy Awards Live Broadcast (February 26 @ Fox Theatre)
This free screening is complete with Oscar Bingo and awards/prizes for best dressed, best impression and more. They're also accepting donations for the AIDS Committee of Toronto.
The Oscars at The Revue (February 26 @ Revue Cinema)
The Revue's annual party is not to be missed. It's a live broadcast of the Academy Awards with trivia, prizes, champagne and all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood on Roncesvalles.
by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO