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Movie Night at the Academy Awards: 10 Popcorn Treats Worthy of an Oscar


The 84th Annual Academy Awards will air Sunday, February 26th starting at 7 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Pacific. With Billy Crystal as the host, this year’s Oscars are sure to be fun to watch.

Whether you are throwing a party with all your friends to watch as Hollywood’s elite walk down the red carpet or you’re just planning on curling up on the sofa with your kids, celebrate the biggest night for movies with a proper tribute: popcorn. Popcorn and movies go together like Brad and Angelina. So, with a nod to the favorite pastime, pop up a batch of popcorn, and then be sure to glam it up for Hollywood with a few of these popcorn recipes.

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  • Cheesy Spice 1 of 10
    Cheesy Spice
    Cheddar popcorn, like movie stars, has been loved for ages, but this variety makes it hotter than Ryan Gosling.
    Make Cheesy Spicy Popcorn via The Kitchn
  • Take Me to the Movies 2 of 10
    Take Me to the Movies
    Combining theater candy and popcorn (just like real life events with cinema), be sure if you make this caramel corn treat your guests won't be crammed together or it may get extremely loud and incredibly close.
    Make Movie Theater Caramel Corn
  • Brown Sugar 3 of 10
    Brown Sugar
    A brown sugar glaze makes this treat sparkle and shine. Simple, sweet and slightly salty, it's red carpet ready.
    Make Brown Sugar Butter Popcorn via Dine & Dish
  • Like the Fair 4 of 10
    Like the Fair
    Its simple sweetness takes you in and makes you love it, but the salty underbelly keeps you around. It's Dakota Fanning as popcorn.
    Make Kettle Corn
  • In Ball Form 5 of 10
    In Ball Form
    Opting for maple syrup to hold them together, these popcorn balls may be a bit unorthodox, but they are money. Brad Pitt agrees.
    Make Maple Popcorn Balls via Eating Rules
  • Party it Up 6 of 10
    Party it Up
    White chocolate and sprinkles turns popcorn into a treat that really knows how to make an entrance.
    Make Party Popcorn via She Wears Many Hats
  • Puffed and Perfect 7 of 10
    Puffed and Perfect
    These soft pillows of corn are puffier than our stuffed friend Miss Piggy.
    Make Chocolate Puffcorn via TidyMom
  • Terrifically Truffled 8 of 10
    Terrifically Truffled
    The highbrow of all the popcorns, this star walks into the Oscars with its head held high.
    Make Truffle Butter Parmesan and Thyme Popcorn via Gourmande in the Kitchen
  • Maple and Chocolate 9 of 10
    Maple and Chocolate
    Always ready to make a splash, no amount of glitz and glamor is sufficient for this toffee number.
    Make Maple Toffee Popcorn
  • Bag It 10 of 10
    Bag It
    Not interested in popping over the stove? Making your own microwave variety is easy as pie. A paper bag will get the job done in no time at all.
    Make Homemade Microwave Popcorn

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