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    Posted on Feb 24, 2012

    9 Oscar-Themed Hot Dogs

    The folks at Serious Eats played with their food again and made these Oscar-themed hot dogs inspired by each of the films nominated for Best Picture. Forget the Academy Awards--who will win best "Oscar Dog"?

    1. The Descendants: "The Hawaii Dog"

    Hot Dog, Grilled Pineapple and Sriracha on a Bun

    For a movie set in Hawaii, tropical fruits and spice seemed like the perfect accompaniment for this dog. We think even George Clooney might approve.

    2. The Help: "The Southern Comfort Dog"

    Fried Chicken Sausage, Collard Greens, Gravy on a Buttered Bun

    Minny's fried chicken inspired this southern dog. It's not holding back on the calories either with all that homemade gravy atop a buttered and grilled bun.

    3. Midnight in Paris: "The Parisian Dog"

    Pâté, Pork Sausage, Frisée, Creamy Dijon Vinaigrette on Baguette

    Pâté on a hot dog? Well, not exactly. We used pork sausage in this classy, Paris-inspired dog fit for a French king and queen...or at least for Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams.

    4. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: "The NYC Dog"

    Hot Dog with Mustard and Sauerkraut on a Bun

    For a film about New York City, we couldn't get too experimental with this classic dog.

    5. Hugo: "The Watch-Dog"

    A hot dog watch band with an edible clock made of: toasted bread, mayonnaise, rosemary ticks and ketchup clock hands.

    Hugo's father is a clockmaker; try our own hand at clock-making with this edible dog-watch.

    6. Moneyball: "The Baseball Dog"

    Hot Dog with Ketchup on a Bun/i>
    Baseball and hot dogs are such a classic combination they go together like, well, baseball and a hot dog.

    7. The Artist: "The Old-Time Hollywood Dog"

    A Black and White Hot Dog

    We pay tribute to The Artist's artistic vision with this black and white (not to mention totally silent) hot dog.

    8. War Horse: "The Bruised and Bleeding Dog"

    Scored Hot Dog Bleeding Ketchup on a Bun

    War Horse, War Dog.

    9. Tree of Life: "Tree in Summer Dog"

    Hot Dog Tree of Spinach on a Bun with Mayonnaise

    For such an esoteric film, going the literal route was really the only way to go. Here's a hot dog as a tree (of life)!

    Oscar Dog stylings by Will Levitt. Follow him on Twitter at @dormroomdinner.

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