The Complete Oscar Week Party List

 Charlie Gray

Oscar week is upon us. Here's the list of parties which The Hollywood Reporter will continue to update throughout the week.

Wednesday, Feb. 23

GREY GOOSE/SOHO HOUSE PRE-OSCAR PARTY
With the cast of The Kids Are All Right
Cecconi's, 8 p.m.

Cast members expected for attendance include Annette Benning, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo
 
BENEFIT FOR DKMS, the world's largest marrow donor center
British designer Solange Azagury-Partridge's store on Rodeo Drive
Zooey Deschanel hosts
 
GLOBAL GREEN'S 8TH ANNUAL PARTY
Avalon Hollywood
 
DIOR DINNER WITH HARVEY WEINSTEIN
Chateau Marmont
 
PIECES OF HEAVEN AUCTION
Art of Elysium benefit
Siren Studios

Thursday, February 24

THE GAGOSIAN OSCAR SHOW
Gagosian Gallery
456 N. Camden Drive
Beverly Hills

An odd hybrid of New York and L.A. art world with a bit of Hollywood sheen. Classes up Oscar Week with highbrow event. Ed Ruscha's paintings; dinner after at Mr. Chow. The only shindig where Julian Schnabel would outrank Christian Bale.
 
THR's NOMINEE'S NIGHT
The Getty House
605 S. Irving Blvd.
Los Angeles
 
This very magazine and Oscars producer Bruce Cohen co-host the best picture nominees. Held at L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's official residence, expected guests include Amy Adams, Aaron Sorkin and Andrew Garfield.

GREY GOOSE/SOHO HOUSE PRE-OSCAR PARTY
With the cast of Biutiful and Winter's Bone
Soho House, 8 p.m.

Cast members expected for attendance include Biutiful's Javier Bardem, Marciel Alvarez and Hanaa Bouchaib and Winter's Bone's Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes and Garret Dillahunt
 
IFC FILMS PARTY
Andaz Hotel
For the Independent Spirit Award nominees

CANADIAN CONSUL GENERAL PARTY
Canadian Consulate
For the Canadian nominees, who are mostly in the technical categories.

HOLLYWOOD DOMINO GALA
Sunset Tower
Benefits the Seven Bar Foundation that helps impoverished women become self-sufficient.

MULTICULTURAL MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION
Student Filmmakers Scholarship Luncheon
 
ESSENCE WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD LUNCHEON
Beverly Hills Hotel
Honors Angela Bassett, Viola Davis, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Hudson
 
LEEZE GIBBONS' DARE2CARE
BOA Steakhouse
Cocktail party benefiting Leeza Gibbons' Memory Foundation
 
OXFAM/INSTYLE MAGAZINE LUNCHEON
Soho House
 
VANITY FAIR/FOX SEARCHLIGHT PARTY
Bar Marmont
 
US-IRELAND ALLIANCE OSCAR WILDE PARTY
Honors Paul Rudd
The Wilshire Ebell Theater

Friday, February 25

CAA'S BRYAN LOURD PARTY
Lourd residence
Bel-Air

Lourd has picked up where the late Ed Limato left off -- though Lourd wears shoes when he entertains. The guest list is heavy with CAA clients -- they picked up 10 of the 20 acting noms this year -- along with the studio execs who hire them.

WME's ARI EMANUEL PARTY
Emanuel residence
Brentwood

Emanuel and Lourd duke it out on Friday, with some studio execs referring to shuttling between the agents' parties as "the Stations of the Cross." The likes of Javier Bardem, Amy Adams, Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Sorkin will fill the backyard tent.

UTA PARTY FOR THE COEN BROTHERS
The home of UTA Chairman Jim Berkus in Beverly Hills fete-ing the Coen brothers.

ICM DINNER FOR NOMINEES
Private residence

WOMEN IN FILM
Soho House

BRITISH OSCAR NOMINEES RECEPTION
British Consul-General's residence in Hancock Park
 
QVC RED CARPET STYLE EVENT
Four Seasons
 
VANITY FAIR'S DJ NIGHT
Palihouse
DJs include Nicole Lyn, Mina Moretti and Daisy O'Dell

OK MAGAZINE BRIT WEEK PARTY
London Hotel

BOOK PARTY FOR KATHY FRESTON
Arianna Huffington and Wendi Murdoch host
Huffington residence
Brentwood

Hollywood mixed with New York publishing: Barry Diller, Jeffrey Katzenberg with Tina Brown and Harold Evans.


Saturday, February 26

INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS
A tent on the beach
Santa Monica

Indie filmmakers get awards; corporate overlords pay for the tables. Didn't they just see each other at Sundance? The event moved downtown last year; smart play returning to the shoreline.

THE NIGHT BEFORE
Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd.

Jeffrey Katzenberg spearheaded this low-key, poolside fundraiser for the Motion Picture & Television Fund which totally dominates Saturday night and gets all the nominees. Bad karma to have a party opposite, as it raises millions for MPTF.
 
THE WEINSTEIN CO.
Soho House
9200 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood

Harvey's party for his nominees -- and he's got the contenders. Hollywood loves nothing more than riding a front-runner's coattails, and this is the shindig for that. The prime real estate at Soho House are the lower garden tables; look for Colin Firth there.

BARRY DILLER'S LUNCHEON FOR GRAYDON CARTER
At Barry Diller's home

HBO PARTY
For the its five documentary nominees
Four Seasons Hotel
The cable TV network is the hidden power in the documentary category.

SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS ANNUAL RECEPTIONS
For the music nominees
A home in Beverly Hills
AMPAS's Charles Bernstein chairs.
 
AWARDS WEEKEND BASH
Drai's
Peter Travers and Rolling Stone magazine host

BRITISH PRODUCER CHARLES FINCH AND CHANEL DINNER
Madeo
 
LA CONFIDENTIAL PARTY
Latitude 33

SPIRIT AWARDS VOTER VIEWING PARTY
Santa Monica Place

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS DINNER
Andaz Hotel
Small dinner for company's nominees

Sunday, February 27, Oscar Night

ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION

Pacific Design Center
San Vicente and Melrose
West Hollywood
 
Raises millions for AIDS research. But you'd still rather be at Vanity Fair, which is why this is now just a viewing dinner with no afterparty. Sir Elton usually moseys over to VF when the telecast ends.

DANI JANSSEN'S PARTY
Janssen Penthouse Condo
Century City

This is to the ancient regime what Madonna's is to the nouveau famous. The list of her friends begins with Clint Eastwood. The host does the cooking herself (Whoopi Goldberg loves the monkey bread). "This is the last time," Janssen says. "It's too much." She says the same thing every year.

MADONNA AND DEMI MOORE
Guy Oseary residence
Coldwater Canyon

Select list; starts late; siphons A-listers from Vanity Fair, with the guests getting the 11:30 p.m. invite to VF left wondering where everyone went. Has introduced the shocking concept of guests actually dancing at an Oscar party. No press.

VANITY FAIR PARTY
Sunset Tower Hotel
8358 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood

The Big Kahuna of Oscar Night. Invited arrival time offers a clue to status in the Hollywood caste system. If it says 11:30, you're not a Brahmin. Eclectic guest list ranges from big-name New Yorkers (Anderson Cooper, Fran Lebowitz) to Oscar-toting stars.

THE ACADEMY'S GOVERNORS BALL
Upstairs from the Oscars
Hollywood & Highland

Official post-Oscars dinner/schmooze that the Academy spends a million on. Like attending the principal's party after the prom before the ones your friends are having -- if the principal is the Sultan of Brunei.

 

FOX SEARCHLIGHT PARTY
My House
7080 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood

Searchlight celebrates their nominees, including Black Swan's best actress frontrunner Natalie Portman and 127 Hours star (and Oscar host) James Franco.

INSTYLE VIEWING PARTY

BOA

NIGHT OF 100 STARS
Beverly Hills Hotel

CSB CHARITY VIEWING PARTY
Jon Lovitz Comedy Club Universal
Joey Fatone, Chris Juss and Tara Reid host

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
APLA's benefit viewing party
The Abbey
Pauley Perrette, Stephanie Pratt and Marisa Ramirez co-host
 

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