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Announcing the Winners of This Year's “Oscars” (If We Were Running Things)

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Our invitations to the Oscars got lost again—and no one even asked our opinion on the nominees. Well, fine. We'll host our own awards show. Fasten your bow tie. Slip on your gown. Construct your Champagne tower. (Order a pizza, at the very least.) And put your hands together for 2015's award-winning films recipes:

Best Picture

Like fireworks, no?

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Fruit Salad with Tahini-Coconut Dressing
Fruit Salad with Tahini-Coconut Dressing

Best Drama

Big Night style—but with the benefit of a nonstick pot.

Timpano
Timpano

Best Visual Effects

The wiggle on this guy really won our judges over.

Beet Herb Salad (in Jello Form)
Beet Herb Salad (in Jello Form)

Best Screenplay

It made us all cry. Grab your hankies.

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I'll Never Be Too Old For Rice Pudding (or Homesickness)
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I'll Never Be Too Old For Rice Pudding (or Homesickness)

Best Mixing

A brilliant, unexpected pairing.

Chocolate Sorbet and Focaccia Ice Cream Sandwiches
Chocolate Sorbet and Focaccia Ice Cream Sandwiches

Best Editing

It took a lot of carving to get this chicken to its current, beautiful state.

Fragrant Braised Chicken
Fragrant Braised Chicken

Best Live Action Short

So briefly in flame, so completely stunning.

(Mostly) Aunt Aggie’s Christmas Pudding
(Mostly) Aunt Aggie’s Christmas Pudding

Best Costume Design

A deep-dish crust technique that transforms pies—sweet and savory.

Deep-Dish Cherry Pie

Deep-Dish Cherry Pie by Erin McDowell

Deep-Dish Chicken Pot Pie

Deep-Dish Chicken Pot Pie by Erin McDowell

Best Animated Feature

46 cookies, 46 stories, and a map of the world, all illustrated by artist Jordan Sondler.

Best Leading Role

This take on a Panda Express classic was a surprise win—but orange you glad?

Homemade Takeout: Orange Chicken
Homemade Takeout: Orange Chicken

Best Supporting Role

The dressing on this rice salad is truly so good we could drink it. One of our judges has gotten very close to doing so.

Forbidden Rice Salad with Thai Coconut-Lime Dressing
Forbidden Rice Salad with Thai Coconut-Lime Dressing

Best Supporting Roll

An unprecedented tie! 2015 was a banner year for rolls.

Booby Rolls

Booby Rolls by Hannah Wilken

Brown Butter Butternut Rolls

Brown Butter Butternut Rolls by inpatskitchen

We'd like to thank our parents, and our test kitchen chefs, and our editors, and our tech team, and our community members, and... Nominate your own winners in the comments.

Tags: oscars, awards season