Table Talk: The Academy Awards

Oscar statue, on texture, partial graphic
Oscar statue, on texture, partial graphic

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book:

Topic: The 2014 Academy Awards

What to say to your kids: This Sunday night, movie fans everywhere will tune in to the 86th annual Academy Awards -- a ceremony honoring great movies produced in the past year. The categories include Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Writing, to name a few. Winners receive a coveted golden statuette -- along with lots of praise from their colleagues.

For the full list of nominees, click here. Even Frozen is up for an award!

Questions for discussion:
  • What's your favorite movie?
  • Have you seen any of this year's Oscar-nominated films?
  • What do you think makes an actor's performance -- or a movie overall -- Oscar-worthy?

In her cookbook, The Family Dinner, Laurie David talks about the importance of families making a ritual of sitting down to dinner together, and how family dinners offer a great opportunity for meaningful discussions about the day's news. "Dinner," she says, "is as much about digestible conversation as it is about delicious food."

We couldn't agree more. So HuffPost has joined with Laurie and every Fridayafternoon, just in time for dinner, our editors highlight one of the most compelling news stories of the week -- stories that will spark a lively discussion among the whole family.

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