This time last year, I donned a sequined dress and went to two over-the-top Oscar viewing parties: a Moet shindig featuring gold-body-painted champagne girls, and the Center on Halsted’s red-carpet bash. When I got home, I had no idea who won what and had to look it all up on TMZ.

I’ve already gone out a lot this week, so this year, I’m kind of hoping some friend will pop out of the woodwork and invite me over to watch the awards with him on Sunday… read more »