Oscar, the Couch: How to Host a Living-Room Awards Party: Planning an Oscar night party? You might want to take a gander at this list of foods that would make great menu items given the themes of this year’s nominated films. For Amour and Les Misérables, a classic French onion soup or a hearty beef daube (stew) seem like appropriate choices. If you’re rooting for Beasts of the Southern Wild or Django Unchained to win awards, go for a classic meal of pan-fried chicken and black-eyed peas, since both films are set in the South. But no matter which film you hope takes home the golden trophy, popcorn is an Oscar party must.