Use these free printable Oscars bingo cards to keep everyone entertained at your Oscars viewing party. Or print them out for yourself and play along even if you’re not having an Oscars party!
2021 Oscars Bingo
Can you believe it’s already time to get parties prepped for this year’s big night? I’ll be the first one to admit that I haven’t seen all of the best picture nominees this year, okay fine I haven’t seen any of this year’s big picture nominees – that’s what happens when movie theaters are shut down all year!
Even if you haven’t seen the movies on the bingo cards that doesn’t mean you can’t play. That’s the best part about this Oscars bingo game!
I love watching the Oscars either on my own, with my family, or with girlfriends who come over! We play bingo, vote for our favorite winners (get printable 2021 Oscar ballots here) and talk about some of these fun Oscar trivia questions!
I created these Oscar bingo cards specifically for this year’s big event with the nominees from all of the major categories that are announced during Sunday’s show!
The Oscar bingo cards HAVE been updated for the 2021 nominees, but the photos in this post are still from a previous year’s awards. The cards look the exact same just with different nominees. You can see an example of this year’s cards at the very bottom of this post.
How to Play Oscar Bingo
There are three different ways you can play this Oscar bingo game.
1 – See or Hear
The first way to play is to cover up spaces when the celebrity or movie is mentioned/shown on camera.
This is the easiest version and will get spaces covered the fastest because movies are mentioned and shown way more often than people actually win or talk about the nominations.
2 – Award Only
Another option is to have people only cover up the space when a celebrity or movie is actually mentioned as part of an awards nomination – e.g., the nominees for Best Picture are XYZ.
3 – Winner Winner
Finally, the most challenging option is to have people only cover up the spaces when that celebrity or movie actually wins an Oscar.
If you’re doing this version of the game, make sure people know ahead of time so they can choose their card based on who they think is going to win. It definitely makes things trickier and more fun!
One caveat to version #3 – it’s possible that no one will bingo depending on who wins. If that’s the case, figure out how you’re going to determine a winner or just put all the cards in a bowl and pull out a random winner at the end of the night.
One other note – I didn’t put the names and movies on the cards in any order, so it’s possible that none of the best actor nominees for instance are on one given card!
Decide which way you want to play and tell your guests.
Let people choose their cards (or just hand them out if that’s easier) and give them markers like candy stars to cover up spaces when it’s time.
The first person to get five in a row horizontal, vertical, or diagonal wins! Free space counts!
Oscars Bingo Prize Ideas
Don’t forget to get Oscar themed prizes for your winners! These are some of the things that people have loved most in the past when we’ve played. You could even do a combination of say a gold statue with a gift card!
- Gold Oscar statues
- Movie Night Gift Basket
- The Complete Unofficial History of the Academy Awards
- Gourmet Popcorn
- Fandango Gift Cards
- An Oscar themed treat like this
More Oscar Party Ideas
Need more for your Oscar party? Check out these fun ideas!
- Free printable Oscar trivia game
- 2020 Oscar ballot
- The best Oscar party ideas
- Oscar party game for groups
- Citrus Strawberry Mocktail
Get the Free Printable Bingo Cards
I’ve created a set of 20 FREE totally unique Oscar bingo cards for you to print and use.
If you need more cards that that, please email me. I didn’t make a larger set this year simply because the circumstances indicated that people wouldn’t be watching with more than 20 people but if you’re doing a virtual event or need more cards for some reason, email me.
Enter your first name and email address below to get the free printable. You’ll be immediately taken to the PDF to download and receive a copy to your email shortly after.
If you can’t see the form below, click here to get to the form to enter your info.
The file will come with:
- 20 unique bingo cards
- blank bingo cards
I recommend printing on white card stock and giving people these candy stars to use as markers!