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Six Must-See Oscars Parties in Metro Phoenix

Many Hollywood pundits and movie industry wags have predicted that Argo is gonna clean up big time at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony this coming Sunday. Then again, it might be a big night for Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, or Zero Dark Thirty. (Personally, we're hoping Tarantino finally gets his due with Django Unchained.)

But whatever the outcome of Hollywood's biggest event of the year this weekend, which is being hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, there's guaranteed to be plenty to tears, cheers, and upsets, which you can witness along with your fellow movie buffs at some of the special viewing parties taking place around Metro Phoenix on Sunday, February 24.

A few other Academy Award-themed events will also be taking place around Metro Phoenix in the days leading up to the ceremony, including a chance to see the famed golden statuette in person.

See also: - The 85th Oscars: Shutterstock's Pop Art Posters for the Best Picture Nominees - The 10 Best Moments in Oscars History - 2013 Best Picture Oscar Nominees (Slideshow)

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.