Note: The giveaway is now closed, and the winner has been notified. Thank you for entering!

Dear Fug Nation,

We’ve never done a giveaway that we didn’t think was awesome. But this one is extra awesome. Smothered in awesome. It’s breaded in awesome crumbs, pan-fried in melted awesome, and served with awesome sauce on a plate that reads, “Great.” (Fine, okay, it says AWESOME. In chocolate drizzle.) In short: Pack your bags, y’all, and clear your Oscar weekend schedule. Oh, and get your commenting fingers ready; you will have to act really fast on this one.

The Prize: The kind folks at Piper-Heidsieck – who will once again be providing all the Champagne for the Academy Awards — would like to send you and a friend to Los Angeles the weekend of the Oscars, February 25-27 (the awards are Sunday, February 26). They’ll put you both up at the famous Roosevelt Hotel, the site of the first-ever Academy Awards in 1929, and basically across the street from where they hold the Oscars today. (It was also featured in The People vs. OJ Simpson, in the hallway scene where Marcia and Chris almost kiss — which means it puts you a degree closer to Sterling K. Brown.) They’ll host you at the official Piper-Heidsieck Academy Awards viewing party — and get you glammed up beforehand, with hair and makeup services. They will then, accordingly, serve you some of the most delicious Champagne you’ve ever guzzled… um, we mean gently savored.

Prize includes two economy tickets to Los Angeles; transportation to the Roosevelt Hotel; two nights at the Roosevelt Hotel (one room to share, so don’t bring someone whose snoring makes you rage); entry to the Piper-Heidsieck Oscars Party on Oscar Sunday; professional hair and make-up services; a stipend for breakfast and lunch; and perhaps more goodies to come!  (If you live somewhere in Los Angeles, Piper will provide car service to the Roosevelt instead of airline tickets.)

The Task: It’s not a party without Champagne, and you can’t have a cocktail without a toast. We’ll be picking our winner by random draw, but to keep it fun, please comment and tell us which celebrity you’d most like to share a bottle of bubbly with — living or dead.

The Rules:  Unlike our usual contests, this one is only open until noon Pacific time tomorrow, January 25th. Please note that we will need to hear back from the winner in a very timely fashion, or need to pick a new one, for logistical reasons, so please use an email address that you actually check on a daily basis.  (And if you do enter, make sure you check your email tomorrow!) If this is your first time commenting here, you may get thrown into moderation and your post might not appear immediately. If that happens, don’t fret: I will rescue you. Official rules and regulations are as follows:

  • This contest is open to residents of the continental United States only.
  • You must be 21 or older to enter; the guest of the winner must be 21 or older as well.
  • All those selected will be required to provide a valid social security number (or international equivalent) for the purposes of a security background check, and will need to sign a liability/publicity release form.
  • The prizes cannot be sold, traded, or otherwise transferred.
  • Government issued photographic ID will be required for entrance to the events.
  • All other expenses not outlined are the sole responsibility of the winner
  • By entering, you are agreeing to receive further email communication from Piper-Heidsieck

GOOD LUCK! And we’ll see you at the party!