Oscar party preparations underway in Houston

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- As the stars prepare to see who will take home Hollywood gold, some viewers are preparing to take home a different kind of gold.

"Since the Oscars is a gala kind of night, we got to spruce it up with some fancy cheeses. I love a nice Brie," said Danny Lima, who is throwing an Oscars watch party.

People all over the nation are gathering together tonight to watch Hollywood's biggest award show.

Across town, for one Houstonian, all that matters is one movie.

"I'm very excited about the movie Selma because my son composed 18 pieces of music for it," said Andy Moran, the father of Jason Moran, who composed the score to "Selma."

Andrew's son, Jason born and raised in Houston, composed the score to "Selma" which is up for Best Original Song and Best Picture.

"It's such a powerful story about then and today that it was really an honor to be a part of," said Jason Moran.

"Jason has a favorite slogan - 'Dad, every day for me is Saturday,' and just think about that," said Andy Moran. "If you can do what you want to do...every day is Saturday. We can all do that!"

Jason was not nominated for best score but the family is fully behind the film, hoping Selma will be an upset for the Best Picture category.

As for businesses some are taking this black tie affair literally. Sprinkles in Highland Village rolled out a red carpet special, with cupcakes adorned with bow ties and stars ahead of the Oscars.

"People are coming in and buying dozens of cupcakes for Oscar parties," said Ross Yuvancic, the general manager of Sprinkles. "Everyone is really excited for the special decoration."
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