Where to watch the Oscars

February 22, 2013

This year's crop of Oscar-nominated films is undeniably D.C.-centric. From "Zero Dark Thirty" to "Lincoln" to "Argo," there's lots to root for Sunday when the proceedings get underway. Whether you're in the mood to celebrate with red carpet glitz and glamour or just in your pajamas, Academy Awards watch parties in the region are ready to accommodate. Here are four places to watch it all unfold:


John Goodman as John Chambers, Alan Arkin as Lester Siegel and Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in “Argo." Photo by Claire Folger

Oscars Happy Hour at Helix Lounge

Watch the Oscars on two large flat-screens, with specialty cocktails such as the "Honest Abe" and the "Red Carpet Cosmo," as well as Les Miserableu burgers with blue cheese crumbles, all priced under $10.

Snuggle With the Stars

Wear your PJs to this Oscar watch party at the U.S. Navy Memorial's Burke Theater. In addition to watching the Oscars on the two-story big screen, the event includes drinks by mixologist Gina Chersevani, as well as snacks to munch on. Tickets are $50, but for $50 more, you get an open bar, a buffet, a hefty swag bag and passes to see the Oscar-nominated shorts.

And the Winner Is ...

Film critics Bill Henry and Tim Gordon host the DC Film Society's annual watch party at the Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse, featuring the Academy Awards broadcast on the big screen.

Annual Academy Awards Viewing Night

Art Soiree throws a black tie Oscars gala at Georgetown's Ritz-Carlton hotel, with live broadcasting of the proceedings, live performances of songs from Oscar movies, specialty cocktails, an Oscars pool and more.

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