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We are in the home stretch of awards season, with the 2014 Oscars just in front of us. And if you haven't already started planning your viewing party for this Sunday, then you are already a failure and you should just go back to bed.
OK, that was a little harsh, but we want to prove a point. Planning a viewing party, especially for one on the night of the Oscars, takes time. It doesn't have to be a stressful thing to put together (unless you are a perfectionist who gets off on that kind of thing), but it can go horribly wrong if you're not careful. So, because we care so much about you guys and your social lives staying in tact, here is our official guide to throwing a viewing party that people will actually show up to: