One common idea for making an Oscar ballot is listing the most popular award categories and nominees with check boxes so participants can vote for the people or movies they think should win each category. Other ideas include voting for unofficial "best" categories such as dress, hairdo, speech, performer and red carpet interview.
Popular Oscar ballot awards include Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Other popular categories include Best Director, Best Animated Feature Film, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects and Best Writing. It is a good idea to select categories that the people participating in the ballot voting like so that everyone has fun.
Good Oscar ballots capture the formal tone of the award show in their design. Printing ballots on card stock with design components such as golden borders, scrolls and images of Oscar award statues makes the ballots appear more formal.
Sugar and Charm suggests filling out Oscar ballots before the award show starts, tallying points for correct answers while watching the show and then awarding a prize, such as a $25 gift card, to the participant who selects the most correct winners.