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!
2023 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 but I have seen a handful of them and the year did not disappoint in movies!
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!
All you need is the award show and the free printable Oscar bingo card template that I’m sharing with you in this post!
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 2023 Oscar ballots here) and talk about some of these fun Oscar trivia questions!
This year we’re going low key but if you’re hosting an Oscar party, make sure to check out these Oscar party ideas! They’re perfect for this year’s big night and the perfect addition to an Oscar party!
I created these Oscar bingo cards specifically for this year’s big event with the nominees from all of the categories that will be announced in the main Academy Awards. This does not include all of the smaller categories that will be handed out and announced at different times.
The Oscar bingo cards HAVE been updated for the 2023 nominees! The cards now include all of the movies and award nominees from the past year of movies!
How to Play Oscar Bingo
Generally the game works like any other bingo game – you are trying to get five in a row horizontal, vertical, or diagonally first to get a bingo. Everyone gets one card plus some markers to cover things up as they go!
The first person to get a bingo on their card wins! You can either play just the first player to bingo wins or keep going for however many bingos you want.
Where this game differs slightly from other games is that instead of pulling names or numbers out of a hat at random to determine a winner like you do with say this Christmas bingo game, you use the Oscars award show to determine what to cover!
Three Options for Covering Spaces
There are three different ways you can play this printable Oscar bingo game for some great Oscar bingo fun! There’s no wrong way to play, but here are three options – just make sure all of the players know how the game works!
Decide which way you want to play and tell your guests before they choose their cards for the 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 usually helps if you watched the Golden Globes!). 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.
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! There shouldn’t be any cards with all of the best picture nominees or anything like that, but it’s possible that one category is left out from a card completely.
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!
And while prizes definitely aren’t necessary, they’re a fun way to make your Oscars night even better!
- Gold Oscar statues
- Movie Night Gift Basket
- The Complete Unofficial History of the Academy Awards
- Gourmet Popcorn
- Fandango Gift Cards
- Treats in an Oscar night bag like this one
Another fun way to do prizes is to do things that go with prizes that go along with the movies of the year such as:
- Black Panther tumbler
- Toy train set (for the Fabelmans)
- Avatar Coffee Table book
- Batman socks
- Top Gun Maverick mug
More Oscar Party Ideas
Need more for your Oscar party? Check out these fun ideas to go along with your Oscar party bingo card!
- Free printable Oscar trivia game for movie buffs
- 2022 Oscar ballot
- The best Oscar party ideas for an Oscar themed party
- Oscar party game for groups (this one is so much fun)
- Citrus Strawberry Mocktail – perfect for adding to your bar cart!
I always create an updated version of the cards for each year’s show. These cards are currently updated for the 2023 Oscars. If you want to be sent the new cards each year, purchase this item in my shop and you’ll receive an email with updated cards each year.
Yes, if multiple nominees are called out or shown during one particular category, you can mark them all off on your card. Unlike Super Bowl commercial bingo where there is only one item per commercial, your card may have multiples from a particular category.
I have a set of 20 larger (1 to a page) cards that can be purchased in my shop here. Make sure the dropdown is set to 1 to a page.
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. Each different bingo card will include names, movies, and songs from the main categories announced during the Oscars.
If you’d prefer to not provide your email address or if you would like larger cards, you can purchase those in my shop here.
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 (aka 20 different cards)
- Master (for keeping track of what’s been called so far)
I recommend printing on white card stock and giving people these candy stars to use as markers!