The Ultimate Movie-Themed Oscar Party Menu

PHOTO: Freshly painted Oscar Statues at a secret location Los Angeles County, Calif.
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With the Oscars approaching this Sunday, we've selected nine of our favorite recipes that honor the Best Picture nominees. From "Midnight in Paris" to "The Artist," you'll love these easy recipes that will be a hit with your Oscar party guests!

'The Help'

PHOTO: Elizabeth Karmel's recipes are shown on Good Morning America, Nov. 8, 2011.

"The Help"'s dish of pumpkin sage grits gives a nod to the south, where the film takes place. Adding nutmeg and pumpkin to the grits makes them extra delicious.

'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'

PHOTO: Silvana Nardone's pepperoni pizza.
Courtesy Silvana Nardone

This film, which takes place in New York, is perfectly matched with a good slice of pepperoni pizza. This can be made with a regular pizza crust or a gluten-free pizza crust.



PHOTO: Julia Child's Salade Nicoise.
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This story, which is set in Paris, is complemented by one of Julia Child's classic recipes. This salad is a light addition to this meat-centered menu.

'War Horse'

PHOTO: Emeril's chicken in the pot recipe is shown here.
ABC; Food Styling/Karen Pickus

Make Emeril's chicken dish in honor of "War Horse"'s Oscar nomination. This rustic one pot dish is simple and full of flavor.


PHOTO: Marc Murphy's Ditch Plains Ditch Dogs
Donna Svennevik/ABC News; Food Styling by Karen Pickus

This movie, set almost entirely in a baseball stadium, wouldn't be properly represented without a good-old-fashioned hot dog. These hot dogs are topped with macaroni and cheese for an indulgent treat.

'The Tree of Life'

PHOTO: Elizabeth Karmel's Texas Hill Country Brisket
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A Texas country brisket is the perfect way to honor this movie, set in Texas. Beer and a spice rub give this recipe extra Texas flair.

'The Artist'

PHOTO: "The Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro's black and white cookies are shown here.
Fred Lee/ABC; Food Styling/Karen Pickus

This black and white film is honored with a black and white cookie. Make them in mini size for a delicious bite-sized dessert.

'Midnight in Paris'

PHOTO: Julia Child's beef bourguignon is shown.
Ida Astute/ABC News

Set in Paris in the 1920s, this movie is honored by Julia Child's classic beef bourguignon. Your guests will love the smell of this stew as it wafts through the kitchen.

'The Descendants'

PHOTO: Tomatoes Hawaiian Chicken Salad
ABC News

Complement the tropical setting of the film with these tomatoes stuffed with a Hawaiian chicken salad. Choose smaller tomatoes to turn this into a bite-sized appetizer.

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