Unless you’ve gone completely off grid, in which case you wouldn’t even be reading this blog, the 58th Annual Grammy Awards of 2016 were held last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  What’s next?  The Oscars!

The Oscars, or 88th Annual Academy Awards will be presented on February 28, 2016.  The biggest names in movies will gather together for one night of glitz, glamour and awards.

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What does this mean?

It means throw an Oscar Scavenger Hunt of course!

Actually, there are a number of different awards to choose from including the Grammy’s for music, the Emmy’s for television and the Tony’s for theater, not to mention the Teen and People’s Choice Awards.  Thinking a little differently, have fun with a Razzie Scavenger Hunt.  A Razzie Award is given for Worst Actor.  The possibilities are endless.

Choose one award for your theme, or combine them into a Hollywood Award Scavenger Hunt, call it GETO Scavenger Hunt (Grammy, Emmy, Tony, Oscar) or TOGE Scavenger Hunt.  Regardless, these are the perfect themes for an adventurous and fun event to suit an eclectic crowd.

Who would participate?

Invite anyone and everyone, young and old.  Hold a tween or teenage birthday party or a bachelorette party using these themes.  Perhaps, you’re a theater or organization in school, or a dance and theater company.  Those are the perfect reasons to hold a Hollywood themed scavenger hunt.

Don’t be shy if your friends are total movie or music buffs.  A Hollywood Scavenger Hunt is the perfect excuse to get your friends together for a unique evening with adults, or the entire family.


Use a scavenger hunt as a fundraiser or a team building event, or simply as a fun activity.  No matter the reason, it will capture the attention of the community to gain recognition to your club, organization or business.

Thrill of the Hunt suggests incorporating online and social media interaction as part of the scavenger hunt.  This form of activity will increase your online footprint and credibility, and adds as another level of interaction and fun.


When building a themed scavenger hunt of any sort, the success in the details.  With a Hollywood award themed scavenger hunt, incorporate the essence of the movies with film strips, cameras, directors chair, clapboard, or sound tracks.  These can be actual pieces, graphic embellishments or ideas for prizes, unless you’re creative enough to make your very own trophy.

Make sure you know your audience.  It’s okay, to supply simple clues and challenges, as long there are an equal number of clues and challenges to meet the skill level of the participants.  The same goes for the opposite.  If the clues and challenges are too difficult, then the participants will be discouraged.  Sometimes it’s hard to gauge the difficulty level, so mix it up and give alternatives or additional clues to find answers.

Thrill of the Hunt allows everyone the same opportunity to use their smartphones to find the answers.  Heck, they can even phone a friend, ask a stranger, or take a guess.  Those are our rules.  If yours are different, make sure to clearly outline them prior to beginning so everyone is on the same page, making the game fair.


Here are a few Thrill of the Hunt clues to get you started.

Maybe use photos of certain celebrities.  Either use their face shots, or make it more difficult with a profile picture, or a silhouette or a partial.  If you’re really ambitious mess two together.  Have the participants identify the photos before moving to the next clue.

Use fun facts to add to the adventure.  Thrill of the Hunt suggests highlighting the good deeds or accomplishments verse the negative.  Example.  Natalie Portman, an Academy award winner has dual citizenship, American and Israeli.  She also has her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University.

As a challenge, have the participants give their best impersonation of said celebrity.  Make sure to video that challenge and post it online!


Don’t go Rolling in the Deep ’cause I’m a star
But Hello, James Corden & I karaoke in a car
Answer:  Adele

Anna Faris knows me all too well
But not when I’m in a dinosaur hell
Did I mention I’m the sexiest man alive
Ask Star-Lord, he speaks no jive
Answer: Chris Pratt


Thrill of the Hunt suggests setting up this scavenger hunt theme at your location, if you’d like to bring an interest to your facility.  However, this might be the perfect excuse to take your scavenger hunt into a city or town, and incorporate museums, theaters, coffee shops, and boutiques.  Use your area to your advantage and be creative.

Upon conclusion of the scavenger hunt, host a red carpet type of event, or meet at the movies, or simply relax with a home cooked meal.

Participate in a Hollywood themed scavenger hunt, or star in one of your own!  Have fun on your red carpet event!

Did you create your very own Oscar or Hollywood themed scavenger hunt?  Share your story with us!  Game@thrillofhunt.com.

If you’d like to learn more about our suggested themes and ideas, let us know.  We’d be happy to discuss and provide you with a free quote.

Thrill of the Hunt exclusively develops and administers to themed scavenger hunts for public and private events such as team building activities, company outings, fundraisers and private parties.

Remember, Everyone needs to … Experience the Game!

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