After shutting out female directors and snubbing actors of color, the Academy’s weathering another rough year. They’re hostless, under fire, hiring Billie Eilish for clout, and, somehow, resistant to making the changes necessary to stay relevant. Also, they didn’t nominate Sandler! For now, though, Oscar night is still must-see-TV -- there’s just something irresistible about watching movie stars dress up in rented diamonds, get inadvisably drunk, and open the wrong envelopes. And since neither you nor any of your friends have cable anymore, you’ve got to find a bar in NYC to watch the ceremony on Sunday, February 9.
To help, we’ve paired the nine Best Picture nominees -- Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, Parasite, Little Women, Ford v Ferrari, 1917, Marriage Story, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, and Joker -- with a viewing party. Whether you want to pick up a divorce lawyer or meet a film buff who’s into feet, we’ve found the place for you watch the Oscars in NYC based on your pick for best flick.