And the Oscar goes to. . .

Oscars Cookies.

Tonight’s the night! The red carpet will roll out, and the beautiful dresses & austere tuxedos will grace Hollywood. The glamour & glitz will sparkle into the evening, and the winners will run over their allotted time. Billy Crystal should be great, too!

Oscars Cookies.

Now, the idea for these cookies wasn’t mine at all. Sweet Bakerella made them first, and I’ve been dying to recreate them. Two years ago, I was just starting cookies & knew something like this was waaaaaaay out of my league. I’m very proud to show you the finished cookies now, a dream completed. :-)

Oscars Cookies.

Oscars Cookies.

I have to also thank the folks at Coppergifts.com, as I ordered this cutter just for these cookies. (I may try my hand at mummy cookies with it later, though.) It doesn’t have a large “stand” at the bottom, so I worked a few turns to make a graduated base for my statuettes, to give them a bit more stability.

Oscars Cookies.

I made three different kinds of statuettes: plain, gold-painted, and sugared. It surprised me that I found the sugared version to be my favorite! :-)

Oscars Cookies.

I really do like the gold-painted versions, too!

Oscars Cookies.

But the Oscars themselves weren’t *quite* enough. I wanted to include the awards, so I used another favorite cutter from CopperGifts.com to create these:

Oscars Cookies.

I chose a handful of the most interesting (to me) awards to highlight. Because really, who even cares about “Documentary Shorts,” right?

Oscars Cookies.

Oscars Cookies.
(And of course, I’m rooting for ‘Harry Potter’ in this one!)

I hesitate to really cast any “predictions,” per se, but I definitely have a list of those I’d *like* to win. Of course, my votes are uneducated, since I haven’t seen all of the films in any category. ;-)

Oscars Cookies.

But here’s a list, in case you’re curious (my votes in bold), of the categories I’m most interested in:

BEST PICTURE
War Horse
The Artist
Moneyball
The Descendants
The Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
The Help
Hugo
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

ACTOR
Demian Bichir – A Better Life
George Clooney – The Descendants
Jean Dujardin – The Artist
Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt – Moneyball

ACTRESS
Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis – The Help
Rooney Mara – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Nick Nolte – Warrior
Christopher Plummer – Beginners
Max Von Sydow – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo – The Artist
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
Octavia Spencer – The Help
Jessica Chastain – The Help
Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs

DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Woody Allen – Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick – The Tree of Life

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Descendants
Hugo
The Ides of March
Moneyball
Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fun Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

ART DIRECTION
The Artist – Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
Hugo – Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
Midnight in Paris – Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Helene Dubreuil
War Horse – Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist – Guillaume Schiffman
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Jeff Cronenweth
Hugo – Robert Richardson
The Tree of Life – Emmanuel Lubezki
War Horse – Janusz Kaminski

COSTUME DESIGN
Anonymous – Lisy Christl
The Artist – Mark Bridges
Hugo – Sandy Powell
Jane Eyre – Michael O’Connor
W.E. – Arianne Phillips

MUSIC (ORGINAL SCORE)
The Adventures of Tintin – John Williams
The Artist – Ludovic Bource
Hugo – Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Alberto Iglesias
War Horse – John Williams

MUSIC (Original Song)
Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets – Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
Real in Rio” from “Rio – Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, Lyric by Siedah Garrett

VISUAL EFFECTS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
Hugo – Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
Real Steel – Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier

WRITING (Original Screenplay)
The Artist – Written by Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids – Written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig
Margin Call – Written by J.C. Chandor
Midnight in Paris – Written by Woody Allen
A Separation – Written by Asghar Farhadi

Best of luck to all of the 2012 Academy Awards Nominees!

Oscars Cookies.



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19 comments on “And the Oscar goes to. . .

  1. I love your Academy Award Themed Cookies, what a fabulous job you did on every one of them. Enjoy the show this evening!

  2. Melissa {thebakedequation} on said:

    I love the Oscar, he came out great. It’s fun, I grew up in Valencia, Ca, where they store the famous Oscars. It was always fun when they came to “town”. Have a wonderful evening enjoying the Oscars.

  3. Thanks for inviting me over to your link up. Great batch of cookies!;)

  4. Laura C on said:

    I posted my link!!
    love both your Oscar and the cookie with the red drapes/curtains (whatever) super cute idea.
    I have to say, I love documentaries. Sometimes more than actual movies. My fave this year though, was Midnight in Paris. If you haven’t seen it, you SHOULD. You will absolutely fall in love with Paris! (as you know I’m already in love with P!)

  5. These are stunning – I love the award cookies, they are so beautiful. And of course the gold statues are wonderful!

  6. Georganne (LilaLoa) on said:

    I WISH I had some kind of Oscar’s cookies to share! I LOVE yours!! The curtains are AMAZING!!! I mean, they are PERFECT! The texture…the ruffle….great job!

  7. Kara (Cookies in the Cupboard) on said:

    Nicole – what an amazing set!! I love your Oscars and the awards to go with them – well, they are simply beautiful. The ruffled curtains make the cookie. Great idea to have a link-up party on this, too. I wish I had made some, but now I get to see everyone’s “Most Talented” cookies! :)

  8. Bakerella on said:

    Nicole – I love them and your cookie categories are perfect. And I’m happy to see the mummy cutter works so well.

  9. Just curious….what size tip did you use for the writing on your cookies? It turned out perfect:)

  10. Tavette on said:

    I’m just seeing this now – day after the Oscars 2013. Thanks for decorating the Oscars using 3 different methods so we can choose our favorite.

    Why save the mummy cutter just for the Oscars? You could make them for awards for kids’ sporting events or even a special Man of the Hour birthday party.

    Just thinking…. Tavette (S. Fla)

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