2014 Oscar Night: 15 Movie-Inspired Recipes

Grab your gown or tux - the 86th Academy Awards are March 2. Cook a film-inspired feast with these recipes that honor the nine best picture nominees, along with a few standouts from other categories.

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Picture: 12 Years a Slave Blackberry Iced Tea

During this devastating true story tale of the abduction of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) for the slave trade, Northup makes ink out of blackberries when he tries to write for help. Salute Northup’s struggle with this blackberry iced tea.

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Picture: American Hustle One-Dish Microwave Spaghetti

This 1970s-set film may focus on con artists, but one of its best scenes involves Jennifer Lawrence's character disobeying an edict to not put metal in her husband’s prized microwave. Use your own “space oven” to make this ridiculously easy spaghetti dish.

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Picture: Captain Phillips Somali Stew (Maraq)

Tom Hanks may be the star of this true-story film about Somali pirates, but it’s the Somali-born first-time actors that really steal the show. Try a taste of their homeland with this Somali stew.

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Picture: Dallas Buyers Club Texas Steak with BBQ Sauce

The one scene of normalcy granted to Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) in this look at the '80s AIDS crisis is a Texas steak. The actor famously lost 40+ pounds for the role — so keep things light, and honor the film, with a simple steak.

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Blue Moon Ice Cream

Gravity features images so dynamic and eye-poppingly beautiful that you almost believe it was actually filmed in outer space. Come back to Earth with this astronaut-approved ice cream — the most delicious of all celestial goodies.

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Picture: Her Quick Pepperoni Pizza for One

When you fall in love with your sultry-voiced operating system, you’re going to end up eating lots of meals alone. Act like Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) does in this intimate and lovely film by enjoying this pizza solo — Siri not required.

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Picture: Nebraska Runza Copycat

Omaha, Nebraska-native Alexander Payne’s Midwestern dramedy follows a father and son’s quest to claim a suspect million-dollar prize. Celebrate the film's namesake with its favorite sandwich, a Runza, which is a bread pocket filled with beef, pork, cabbage or sauerkraut, and onions.

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Picture: Philomena Irish Omelet

Philomena (Judi Dench) travels from Ireland to the United States in search of the child she had to give up in this moving drama. Her delight at an omelet bar shows her love of life's small wonders. Make your omelet Irish by adding potatoes and chives.

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Rao's Marinara Sauce

Picture: The Wolf of Wall Street Rao's Marinara Sauce Copycat

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Actress: Meryl Streep - August: Osage County Fried Catfish

In this bleak family drama based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, eldest sister Barbara (Julia Roberts) uses some inappropriate language to get her mother to eat her fish, all in the name of keeping the family peace. However, there’s nothing unsuitable about enjoying this fried catfish recipe.

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Original Screenplay: Blue Jasmine Classic Martini

After her husband goes to jail for a Ponzi scheme, Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) is a mess. Woody Allen’s latest follows her to San Francisco where she just ends up popping pills and throwing back martinis. Give the classic cocktail a try, but don’t overdo it — you don’t want anyone calling you blue.

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Adapted Screenplay: Before Midnight Greek Salad

The latest beautiful, but hard-to-watch, entry in an unlikely trilogy finds our lovers — played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy — vacationing (and fighting) in Greece. Chow down on this Greek salad and take solace in the knowledge that the couple you love still has a connection worth fighting for.

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Animated Feature: Frozen Frozen Yogurt

In Disney’s latest computer-animated triumph, a seemingly endless winter is the driving force between two battling royal sisters. We think this easy frozen yogurt — especially in this regal-looking purple — is worth braving the cold for.

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Original Music Score: Saving Mr. Banks Disneyland Snickerdoodles Copycat

As Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) convinces P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to sign over the rights to Mary Poppins, she admits she's never been to Disneyland. Pretend you’re at the happiest place on Earth with these snickerdoodle copycats.

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Costume Design: The Great Gatsby Lemon Rosemary Teacakes

When setting up a surprise tea for his long-lost love, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) orders her favorite lemon teacakes. Host your own elegant tea party with this version, which also features dried rosemary and a lemon glaze topping.

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