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The biggest night in Hollywood is almost here! And we want to know how you plan on engaging your residents. Last year, over 34 million people tuned in. This year, with Jimmy Fallon hosting, it’s expected to be even more – and your residents are included! The big show will air LIVE on ABC, Sunday, February 26.

Have you considered broadcasting the awards in your clubhouse? For your residents who have opted out of cable and are sticking to digital streaming, they will definitely appreciate it! Have fun with your broadcasting and serve themed beverages. Check out our winning cocktail guide here. If you’re on a budget, get a few bottles of sparkling cider and plastic champagne flutes. It’s amazing how this small touch can glam up the evening.

Another creative idea is to start a community-wide poll for all the nominees up for awards in each category. This can just be a fun and simple way to connect with your residents. Remember, you don’t always have to give away prizes to get residents to participate!

And because we want to join in on the fun, here are our predictions for the winners in the top categories! Stars denote our picks.

Best Picture



Hacksaw Ridge

Hidden Figures

La La Land *** 


Manchester by the Sea

If the Golden Globes showed us anything, it was that La La Land was a HUGE Success. It’s between this and possibly Moonlight.

Actor In A Leading Role

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea *** 

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

Affleck won best actor for Drama at the Globes, so it’s likely he’ll pick up the golden statue this Sunday. Don’t worry, Gosling fans… he’ll be back!

Actress In A Leading Role

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie ***

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Though many people are rooting for Meryl, we think the award is most likely going to Natalie Portman for her stunning portrayal of Jackie O. This would be her second win. Her first was for Black Swan in 2011.

Actor In A Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight ***

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

We’re betting that it’s going to be all gold and celebratory after parties for Mahershala Ali on Sunday! If he wins, it will be his first time.

Actress In A Supporting Role

Viola Davis, Fences *** 

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

If Viola Davis wins, one thing is for sure – she will deliver one fantastic speech! Go, Viola! The actress was nominated in the same category in 2009 for Doubt.

All fun and joking predictions aside, this event is such a great reason to bring people together! So make sure to be a part of the evening. Start your twitter# for your community and after the show, write a blog post about the night and share it with your residents – invite them to join the conversation! But before you do, check out the list of rules and regulations here when it comes to writing and posting about the big night!  

Have ideas, comments or suggestions? We want to hear your thoughts! Chat with us below!


Maggie Standing


I'm Maggie, the Manager of Public Relations and Events at For Rent Media Solutions. I'm part of an awesome team of fun, creative people that love to get together and think up new ideas and solutions for the multifamily industry. Here at For Rent, I write and edit A LOT! Other things I love: reading, Netflix, rain storms, Thai food, beach days with friends and the Georgia Bulldogs.

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