SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

The Santa Barbara Film Club hosted its own Oscar night.

The event at Reds Bar and Tapas in the Funk Zone was sold out.

Party-goers dressed up and took pictures on the mini red carpet. Then they went inside and enjoyed the food, some drinks and watched Ellen DeGeneres host the Oscars.

"It's always a good time to have people out and watch the oscars as a group. It's a little bit like the super bowl, people gather, people have rooting interests, people bet on this sometimes," said event organizer Brian Howie.

This is the first time Reds hosted an Oscar viewing party. Organizers hope to do it again next year.