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The Annual AWN - Acme Filmworks Oscar Party

No Oscar Tour would be complete without the famous Nominee Cake! As the 2011 Tour winds down, so do the nominees and assorted guests, at least for one evening. Held again this year at Ron's house, the party was fun, intimate and warm, despite the rainy weather outside. And of course, we all got sugared-up feasting on the nominated films - literally!

The famous Nominee Cake - 5 films, 5 images, all edible.

By Dan Sarto

No Oscar Tour would be complete without the famous Nominee Cake!  As the 2011 Tour winds down, so do the nominees and assorted guests, at least for one evening.  Held again this year at Ron's house, the party was fun, intimate and warm, despite the rainy weather outside.  And of course, we all got sugared-up feasting on the nominated films - literally!

I rushed to Ron's from Disney, in rainy, Friday rush hour LA traffic, quickly unloaded everything and with Ron's wife Carol's help, got the last of the party setup taken care of just before the throngs of creative-types arrived.  Check out the festivities...

Ron, Inari Kiuru and her husband, Oscar-winner Shaun Tan (The Lost Thing).

Oscar-winning The Lost Thing producer Andrew Ruhemann talks to Ron.

Nominee Max Lang (co-director, The Gruffalo).

Previous Oscar nominee Bill Kroyer (Technological Threat) alongside the new Coyote-Roadrunner Warner shorts art director Alan Bodner and director Matt O'Callaghan.

Simpson's director David Silverman and producer Brooke Keesling

Ron, Platform Director Irene Cutlarz and Oscar-winning animator Joan Graz.

Past Oscar nominees Fabrice Joubert (French Roast) and Shane Acker (9).

Animation director Dave Wasson.

AWN Senior Editor Bill Desowitz talks to famed animator Bob Kurtz.

Max and Bastien Dubois (Madagascar, Carnet de voyage), with laser focus and fine European precision, cut the Nominee Cake.

For some reason, I always get the main cake cutting assignment. Wherever I go, I seem to end up cutting whatever cake is around. People sense my prowess.