Where you’ll finish in your Oscar pool may still be up in the air, but if you’re a UK resident who shares a first name with a British Oscar nominee, you may already be a winner – of a free pizza.
Proving that the Academy Awards are truly a global event in the most pizza-centric way possible, Pizza Hut in the UK is giving away some free pies to people who share a first name with an Oscar nominee with British roots. The list includes Christian Bale, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Charlotte Rampling and Kate Winslet. I know what you’re thinking: Christian Bale is English? Apparently he moved to the US at age 17. Who knew?
Of course, there is a pretty major catch: To take advantage of the deal you have to jump through a number of hoops. First, although you can get any toppings you like, the total value of your free pie cannot exceed £15. Second, you have to have an ID proving your name. Third, the deal is only available at five participating restaurants. Fourth, the deal is only available on Oscar weekend: February 27 or 28. Fifth, each restaurant will only be giving away ten pizzas in total. Sixth, Pizza Hut isn’t actually giving away any pies.