9 Recipes Inspired by the 2018 Academy Awards Nominees

Academy AwardsThe 90th Academy Awards are this weekend! While we normally don’t watch them (heck, we don’t even have cable), this year we actually recognize a fair amount of the movies being honored! In fact, we created recipes for 9 of them! We thought it would be fun to round up and share our recipes. We’ve also listed what awards they were nonimated for.

How the Academy Awards Work

Before we get to the recipes, we thought it would be cool to explain how the Academy Awards get selected. Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

The Recipes

Below are the themed recipes we created over the past year for each film. We have also included their nominations.

  • Kong: Skull Island– Inspired by Kong himself, we created a delicious and refreshing Smoothie Bowl. Kong: Skull Island is nominated for:
    • Achievement in visual effects Vegan Recipes | Smoothie Bowl | To commemorate the release of Kong: Skull Island, The Geeks have created Kong's Banana Smoothie Bowl. A breakfast fit for even the King of Apes. 2geekswhoeat.com
  • Get Out– For Get Out, we created Tea Leaf Shortbread Cookies inspired by the infamous tea cup. Get Out is nominated for:
    • Performance by an actor in a leading role
    • Achievement in directing
    • Best motion picture of the year
    • Original screenplay Shortbread | Tea | These Tea Leaf Shortbread Cookies are inspired by Jordan Peele's Thriller Get Out and are the perfect tea time treat! 2geekswhoeat.com
  • Shape of Water– Inspired by the creatures love of hard boiled eggs, we for Shape of Water we created Smoked Salmon and Dill Deviled Eggs. Shape of Water is nominated for:
    • Performance by an actor in a supporting role
    • Performance by an actress in a leading role
    • Performance by an actress in a supporting role
    • Achievement in cinematography
    • Achievement in costume design
    • Achievement in directing
    • Achievement in film editing
    • Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
    • Best motion picture of the year
    • Achievement in production design
    • Achievement in sound editing
    • Achievement in sound mixing
    • Original screenplay Appetizers | Movie Food | Deviled Eggs | The Geeks have created a new recipe, Smoked Salmon & Dill Deviled Eggs, inspired by Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water. 2geekswhoeat.com
  • Dunkirk– For our Dunkirk recipe, we did a bit of research and found that Spam was consumed quite a bit in World War 2 Britain. Therefore, our Spam and Potato Hand Pies make perfect sense! Dunkirk is nominated for:
    • Achievement in cinematography
    • Achievement in directing
    • Achievement in film editing
    • Achievement in music
    • Achievement in sound editing written for motion pictures (Original score)
    • Best motion picture of the year
    • Achievement in production design
    • Achievement in sound mixing Hand Pies | Spam Recipe | British Food | Inspired by Christopher Nolan's latest Thriller Dunkirk, The Geeks have created Spam and Potato Hand Pies. [giveaway] 2geekswhoeat.com
  • Beauty and the Beast– Beauty and the Beast is probably our favorite animated to live action remake. Inspired by Beast’s Enchanted Rose, we created an Enchanted Rose Creme Brulee. Beauty and the Beast is nominated for:
    • Achievement in costume design
    • Achievement in production design Beauty and the Beast | Disney Recipes | Inspired by Disney's live action release of Beauty and the Beast, this Enchanted Rose Creme Brulee is sure to enchant! 2geekswhoeat.com
  • Blade Runner 2049– One of our most popular recipes is our Spirited Noodles. They are based off the noodles served at the Blade Runner 2049 Experience at SDCC. Blade Runner 2049 is nominated for:
    • Achievement in cinematography
    • Achievement in production design
    • Achievement in sound editing
    • Achievement in sound mixing
    • Achievement in visual effects Blade Runner | Noodle Recipes | Movie Inspired Recipes | Inspired by a dish they tried at SDCC, The Geeks have created their own version of the Spirited Noodles served in the Blade Runner 2049 Experience. [Giveaway]
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2– We actually created 2 recipes for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Groot Bark and Awesome Mix Trail Mix. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is nominated for:
    • Achievement in visual effects Guardians Pair
  • CocoThe Sweet Potato Marigolds we created for Coco are our most recent nominee inspired recipe. Like the film, they are visually stunning (and tasty). Coco is nominated for:
    • Best animated feature film of the year
    • Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song) Coco Recipes | Disney Recipes | Pixar Recipes | Sweet Potato Recipes | Pixar's Coco is now out on Blu-ray and Digital HD! Check out our recipe Sweet Potato Marigolds and make sure to visit us on Instagram to find out how you can win a digital copy! [sponsored] 2geekswhoeat.com

Well there you have it! You can visit https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2018 for the full list of nominees. Were some of your favorites nominated? Who do you think will win Best Picture? Let us know in the comments below or tag us on social media using the hash tag #GeekEats!

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