Oscars Week 2017: The Complete Party (and Protest) Guide
From the Spirit Awards and the Night Before Party to Elton John's major milestone and Vanity Fair, get the scoop on all the A-list parties happening in Hollywood to celebrate all things Oscar.
Politics has factored into every major awards show this season — both on red carpets and stages — and the Academy Awards are likely to be the same. It has already affected Oscar week's party schedule with UTA announcing that the agency would scrap its annual pre-Oscar party in favor of a United Voices Rally at its headquarters on Civic Center Drive in Beverly Hills while also donating a decent chunk of change to the American Civil Liberties Union and the International Rescue Committee.
It's not the only shift organizers of major events this week are making in the wake of a politicized cultural landscape: The annual Global Green Gala will focus on Stand With Standing Rock efforts by toasting a Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council leader; and Vanity Fair and Barneys New York are teaming for a La La Land dinner with distributor Lionsgate that will also benefit the ACLU.
But the glamour of the Academy's lovefest for film isn't completely overshadowed this week as there are a slew of high-profile red carpets happening in and around Hollywood to toast this year's crop of nominated talent. The world is just moments away from finding out how host Jimmy Kimmel will handle the 89th annual Academy Awards when he takes the stage on Feb. 26 inside the Dolby Theatre, but before that happens, get the lowdown of the top parties during this final stretch of Hollywood's busiest season of the year.
TUESDAY, FEB. 21
Costume Designers Guild Awards
Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. dinner, 8:30 p.m. awards
Mandy Moore hosts the 19th annual show, which is produced by JumpLine, presented by Lacoste and honoring excellence in film, television, and short-form costume design as voted on by the guild's membership. Presenters include James Corden, Darren Criss, Kathryn Hahn, Bob Mackie, Salvador Perez, Glen Powell, Ann Roth, and Dianne Wiest. Confirmed attendees include Angelique Cabral, Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Frances, Paola Nunez, June Diane Raphael, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Jess Weixler, and more.
Oscar Week: Shorts
Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 7 p.m.
Hosted by director Tim Miller, who received an Oscar nomination in the short-film category for Gopher Broke and followed it up with Deadpool, hosts this program that takes a deep dive into animated short-film and live-action short-film categories with complete screenings of all the nominated films as well as onstage panel discussions with filmmakers. Tickets are available online at Oscars.org.
Vanity Fair and L’Oréal Paris Celebrate Young Hollywood
Delilah, 7969 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood
Vanity Fair executive West Coast editor Krista Smith and Fifty Shades star Dakota Johnson host this invitation-only event in support of the Roar Foundation Shambala Preserve.
Madison & Mulholland
Private location, Hollywood
Exclusive gifting experience for select nominees and A-listers who receive a 2017 Awards Season Gift Bag (the 11th annual) from celebrity gifting company Madison & Mulholland, launched by Jane Ubell Meyer in 2002. Included this year in the $29,000 bag is a stay at Baron's Cove Sag in Sag Harbor, N.Y., along with clothing, accessories, beauty/personal care or home products including A-1 Array by Super A OK, Caterina Jewelry, Isabella Hearst, OM Shanti Clothing, Tinsley Radix, Bio Miracle Skincare, Neutrogena, Culture Hair Products, One Two Cosmetics, the Olive Fruit and the Julia Knight Collection. For the first time, consumers will be able to snag items from the bag at a pop-up shop at Hollywood & Highland through March 14.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
Nuit de Champagne
Official Residence of the Consul General of France, 813 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, 6 p.m.
Celebrating cinema, Christophe Lemoine, Consul General of France in Los Angeles, Anne-Laure Tuncer, Director of Atout France US and Christine Noiret-Richet of Champagne Tourism as well as Sandrine and Rod Kukurudz, Alfredo Gangotena of Nuit du Champagne host this French affair at the Consul General's private Beverly Hills residence. The evening will feature a special "Sabrage" induction ceremony by the Confrerie du Sabre d'Or. Caviar and champagne will be served.
Oscar's Sistahs Soiree
Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 7 p.m.
Alfre Woodard brings her annual pre-Oscars celebration back to the Beverly Wilshire. This year, the eighth annual, it's sponsored by Farfetch with transportation provided by Audi of America. David Merrell and his AOO Events are back once again to handle event design. Confirmed attendees include Oscar nominees Ruth Negga, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Naomie Harris along with Edwina Findley and Aja Naomi King.
14th Annual Global Green Gala
TAO Los Angeles, 6421 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
The pre-Oscar event — billed as "the green event of Oscar week" — will host more than 300 guests while honoring sustainable solutions and eco-friendly bold-faced names. This year, the event focuses on the Stand With Standing Rock efforts by toasting Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council Chairman David Archambault II, and other environmental leaders. Confirmed attendees include Ed Begley Jr., Orlando Bloom, Sebastian Copeland, Maggie Grace, Jesse Jackson, Ed O’Neill, Oliver Stone, Cody Simpson, Estelle, Taylor Dayne and Matt Walsh.
Oscar Week: Documentaries
Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Documentary Branch governors Kate Amend (The Case Against 8) and Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam), this event presents clips of films nominated in the documentary feature and documentary short-subject categories this year along with onstage discussions with filmmakers. Tickets are available online at Oscars.org.
Vanity Fair and Barneys New York
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
The mag teams with Barneys for a special dinner to celebrate La La Land with distributor Lionsgate. The evening serves as a benefit for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Swarovski and Louise Roe
Swarovski boutique, The Grove, 189 Grove Dr., Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
The luxury jeweler teams with style star Roe for an exclusive Oscar week event.
Russell Simmons’ All Def Movie Awards
Belasco Theatre, 1050 Hill St., Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
This year marks the second annual event, which serves as an alternative to the Oscars with a special focus on black talent. Simmons announced after last year's that his All Def Digital struck a deal with the Fusion cable network to air a one-hour version of the All Def Movie Awards for the next five years.
Los Angeles Confidential Magazine
Palihouse, 8465 Holloway Dr, West Hollywood, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Kicking off their Oscar issue, the luxury lifestyle magazine celebrates their cover star Janelle Monae in partnership with Ciroc at West Hollywood's Palihouse.
Nightingale Plaza, 643 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
The magazine hosts a pre-Oscar party with music by Chelsea Leyland, treats by Coolhaus Ice Cream and sponsorship by Hydroxycut, Le Vian, Satin, and Sexy Hair.
Bungalow 8 Oscars Bash
Blind Dragon, 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
The celeb favorite returns to Oscar week with invite-only "AmyOeke," a karaoke party with nightlife guru Amy Sacco and friends. DJ Amazonica will kick off the one-night-only celebration.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23
Kari Feinstein's Style Lounge
Andaz Hotel, 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. (Thursday and Friday)
For two days, Feinstein hosts her celebrity swag spot, but this year she partners with the Los Angeles LGBT Center to promote its sex positive HIV/AIDS awareness campaign "F*ck Without Fear" to promote PrEP. Brands that have boarded the Style Lounge include Skin Inc., Zazen Bear, Votivo, Palace Resorts, Casper mattresses, Polaroid, Pimax, iDeal of Sweden, Chapstick, Melissa Shoes, Teva, Re:Code clothing, Glyph, Petcube and Pikagos.
Canadian Nominee Reception
Official Residence of the Consul General of Canada, 165 S Muirfield Rd., Los Angeles, 11 a.m.
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Telefilm Canada, and the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles host this year’s event, presented by CTV’s ETALK. Guests include Denis Villeneuve, Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte, Sylvain Bellamare, Bernard Gariépy Strobl, Theodore Ushev, Marc Bertrand, Cara Speller, Daniel Bekerman, Howard Barish, Maxim Roy, and Benjamin Hollingsworth, among others.
Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party
Fig & Olive, 8490 Melrose Pl, West Hollywood, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Doris Bergman's ninth annual Valentine Romance style lounge features fashion and lifestyle items, including gowns and bespoke tuxedos, beauty products, jewelry, fragrances and more. The event doubles up as a post-holiday charity toy drive, as guests are requested to bring new, unwrapped toys to help older children in foster care through Wednesday's Child, the party's official charity partner.
Vanity Fair and Lancôme Toast to Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 6 p.m.
A private cocktail reception at the Chateau Marmont to celebrate Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood issue. This year, the actresses featured include Natalie Portman, Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Ruth Negga, Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning, Dakota Johnson, Greta Gerwig, Aja Naomi King and Janelle Monáe as photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
12th annual Oscar Wilde Awards
Bad Robot, 1221 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
Put on by the nonprofit U.S.-Ireland Alliance in an effort to recognize the contributions of the Irish in film and on TV (even if they aren’t Irish), this yearly Oscar week event is always a hot ticket. Why? J.J. Abrams is the emcee and this year's roster of talent includes honorees Ruth Negga, Caitriona Balfe, Glen Hansard, Zachary Quinto and Martin Short. Chris Pine has RSVP'd to present to his Star Trek mate Quinto while Catherine O'Hara will do the honors for her fellow Canadian Short and Cameron Crowe presenting to Hansard.
Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
The white-hot distributor will toast its films 20th Century Women, Moonlight and The Lobster at this invite-only affair.
Oscar Week: Animated Features
Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera, who collaborated on the Oscar-winning Inside Out, presents nominees in the animated feature category (schedules permitting) discussing their creative processes and presenting film clips. Tickets are available online at Oscars.org.
12th Annual Final Draft Awards
Paramount Theatre, 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
The awards ceremony will feature 2017 Hall of Fame Award inductee Robert McKee along with additional attendees Brian Cox, Quincy Jones, Allen Maldonado, Margaret Nagle, Steven Pressfield, Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, Alexis Perkins, Rowan Wheeler, Final Draft president Scott McMenamin and CEO of Cast & Crew Eric Belcher.
Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards
Beverly Wilshire, N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills
Since its inception in 2008, the awards have honored big-name talent including Oprah Winfrey, Lupita Nyong'o, Ava DuVernay, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson. This year the plans see the luncheon move to an evening schedule for a gala celebration for the first time.
Red Carpet Green Dress
Private home, Hollywood Hills, 7 p.m.
Suzy Amis Cameron hosts the eighth annual Red Carpet Green Dress pre-Oscar celebration in partnership with Swarvoski. With thanks to Earth Friendly Products, some of the confirmed attendees include Cameron, Nadja Swarovski, Emma Roberts, Missi Pyle and Priyanka Bose along with other supporters of the eco-fashion campaign.
Songs From The Cinema Benefit
Private location, Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Academy Award winner Paul Haggis and his charity Artists for Peace and Justice team with BOVET 1822 for this charity benefit that will feature a concert curated by music legend Jackson Browne of beloved songs from iconic movies, sung by Jeff Bridges, Rita Wilson, Jack Black, Moby and others.
London West Hollywood, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 7 p.m.
Dolby gathers nominees for achievement in sound mixing, sound editing and cinematography at this annual bash.
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 8 p.m.
Cadillac — a sponsor of the 89th annual Academy Awards — will celebrate awards season with its second annual Oscar-week cocktail party produced and designed by Tony Schubert and his Event Eleven.
SMASH Global Pre-Oscar MMA Fight Gala
Taglyan Complex, 1201 Vine St., Los Angeles
Founder Steve "Hulk Smash" Orosco and his SMASH Global — a producer of luxury events that feature professional MMA fighters — will be hosting a private, black-tie charity gala to benefit anti-bullying while featuring a cocktail reception and a four-course dinner with guests seated around a fight cage. Orosco will honor a yet-to-be-announced "high-profile individual" for their contribution to the sport of mixed martial arts before the night's centerpiece entertainment: five sanctioned MMA fights live in the cage.
Ebony Magazine and iTunes Movies
Delilah, 7969 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 9:30 p.m.
The 2nd annual pre-Oscars celebration will honor storytellers with confirmed attendees to include Raoul Peck, Joi McMillon, Issa Rae, Jesse Williams, John Singleton, Omar Dorsey, Mary J. Blige, Mo'Nique, Teyana Taylor, Andra Day and Vivica Fox.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24
54th ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon
Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 11 a.m.
On the schedule this year: Jeffrey Katzenberg will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Oscar winner Denzel Washington will receive the Motion Picture Showmanship Award; Ryan Murphy will be honored with the Television Showmanship Award; and BWR Public Relations co-founder and veteran talent publicist Nanci Ryder will be honored with the President's Award. Other honors at this packed luncheon include the Les Mason Award, the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship of the Year Awards for Motion Picture and Television, the Press Award and the International Media Award.
Debbie Durkin's EcoLuxe Lounge
The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Held at the Beverly Hilton hotel's Stardust Penthouse, this annual gifting suite celebrates 10 years while supporting nonprofit Autism Changes. Enjoy Piper-Sonoma champagne and brunch, while enjoying the OC Makeup And Beauty Bar, among other offerings.
United Voices Rally
UTA, 9336 Civic Center Dr., Beverly Hills, 3 p.m.
Replacing its annual glitzy Oscar party, UTA is organizing a rally outside its headquarters while donating $250,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union and the International Rescue Committee. Awesomeness TV has lent its support by closing early that day, allowing employees to attend the rally.
Women in Film
Nightingale Plaza, 643 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 6 p.m.
Hosted by WIF president Cathy Schulman (herself an Oscar-winning producer) and last year's best actress winner Brie Larson, this 10th annual pre-Oscar cocktail party (designed and produced this year by Tony Schubert and his Events Eleven) brings together female professionals from all areas of the business to toast this year's crop of female nominees. Presented by Max Mara and BMW, the event has added Microsoft this year as a sponsor. Extra details: DJ Nikki Pennie will oversee the music.
Film is GREAT Britain Reception
Fig & Olive, 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, 5-8 p.m.
British Consul General Chris O'Connor, OBE, hosts this event that toasts British nominees while recognizing the U.K.'s contribution to film and the creative industries. Chef Gordon Ramsay will handle the menu, cocktails are provided by Berry Bros Rudd and Ridgeview Sparkling Wine and British Airways is the presenting sponsor. Jessie J will perform.
Vanity Fair and Genesis Celebrate Hidden Figures
Spago, 176 N Canon Dr., Beverly Hills
The mag teams with luxury car company Genesis for this exclusive party at Wolfgang Puck's Beverly Hills eatery to celebrate the Fox film.
Australian Oscar Nominee Reception
Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 6-8 p.m.
Screen Australia and Australians in Film will host a reception honoring Australian Oscar nominees and previous Australian Oscar winners. Special guests include Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason, Australian Consul General Chelsey Martin, Luke Hemsworth, Jai Courtney, Jacki Weaver, Eva Orner and Dean Semler. The event is supported by Qantas, Australian Consulate Los Angeles, Ausfilm and Penfolds.
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 6 p.m.
Bungalow 1 is the place for this cocktail event in honor of Loving star and best actress nominee Ruth Negga and her stylist, Karla Welch.
Verve Nominees Party
The Phoenix, 8480 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Verve TLA hosts a private cocktail reception to celebrate the Verve Voices nominated this year across various awards shows, including Stephane Ceretti (Doctor Strange), Victoria Strouse (Finding Dory), Allison Schoeder (Hidden Figures), Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), Adam Mansbach (Barry), Dane Clark & Linsey Stewart (The Commute), Shannon Tindle (Kubo and the Two Strings), Philip John (Moon Dogs), Dennis McNicholas (Saturday Night Live), Karl Gajdusek (Stranger Things), John Collee (Tanna), Keith Maitland (Tower).
Common’s Toast to the Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art
Private location, 8 p.m.
For the past two years, the rapper turned actor has hosted an intimate dinner doing just what the invite says: celebrating the arts. Though it's not been revealed who will show this year, previous years have seen the likes of Oprah Winfrey dancing with BFF Gayle King, Jay Z and Beyonce dining next to Ava DuVernay and Shonda Rhimes, Halle Berry, Russell Simmons, Idris Elba, Pharrell Williams, and Quincy Jones, all in a garden setting.
Piaget & The Weinstein Co.
Private residence, Los Angeles, 8 p.m.
The luxury jeweler teams with TWC and host Jessica Chastain for a cocktail event in the Hollywood Hills with drinks provided by Grey Goose Vodka. The event celebrates awards weekend and Piaget's 10th consecutive year as the premier sponsor of the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
The agency hosts its typically hot party with expected attendees to include nominees Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Andrew Garfield, Viola Davis, Nicole Kidman, Jeff Bridges and Barry Jenkins, among others.
Private residence, 7:30 p.m.
The agency and its talent hold court at this hot-ticket bash — this year, held at Ariel Emanuel's residence — that is expected to draw nominated clients like Casey Affleck, Denzel Washington, Emma Stone, Naomie Harris, Octavia Spencer, Michelle Williams, Mahershala Ali, Dev Patel, Damien Chazelle and Kenneth Lonergan.
The Golden Soiree
VIVA Restaurant, 6350 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 8 p.m.
A pre-Oscar celebration sponsored by Champagne Tattinger featuring a special wish being granted for Make-a-Wish with special guests Eva Longoria, Derek Hough, Lana Del Rey, Apolo Ohno, Rob Minkoff, Victor Ortiz, Rob Gronkowski, Chuck Liddell, Eric Benet, Alexandra Dinu, Kennedy Summers and the wish beneficiary Tara, who will walk the red carpet with her mother and sister.
SATURDAY, FEB. 25
Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, 8:30 a.m.
The International Documentary Association presents this annual event which allows guests to watch the most recognized documentaries of the year and meet nominees. Tickets are now available for back-to-back screenings including Fire at Sea; I Am Not Your Negro; Life, Animated; O.J.: Made in America; and 13th, as well as short nominees Extremis, 4.1 Miles, Joe’s Violin, Watani: My Homeland and The White Helmets.
Oscar Week: Foreign-Language Films
Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 10 a.m.
Hosted by Producers Branch governor Mark Johnson (Rain Man), this event features directors of the nominated films on a wide range of topics, from their experiences developing their projects to the specific challenges of their profession. Tickets are available online at Oscars.org.
32nd annual Film Independent Spirit Awards
Tent, Santa Monica Beach
Airing live on IFC, the annual indie awards love fest will feature hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. Andrea Arnold's American Honey and Barry Jenkins' Moonlight scored a leading six nominations each, followed by Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea with five noms. Expect to see nominees Casey Affleck, Natalie Portman, Annette Bening, Ruth Negga, Isabelle Huppert, Viggo Mortensen, Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges and Ben Foster. The cast of Moonlight — Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes and Ashton Sanders — will be honored with the Robert Altman Award with their director Jenkins and casting director Yesi Ramirez.
IFC Spirit Awards After Party
41 Ocean Club, 1541 Ocean Avenue, Santa Moncia, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
IFC Films and Sundance Selects host a party after the Spirit Awards to celebrate their Independent Spirit Awards nominated films Certain Women, Kiki, The Childhood of a Leader and the 2017 releases of American Fable, Wolves, Personal Shopper, I Daniel Blake, Graduation, Queen of the Desert, Chuck, Citizen Jane: The Battle For the City, Wakefield, The Trip to Spain, The Journey, Band Aid, 78/52. The party will be held just a stones throw away from the actual Spirit Awards. Guests expected to attend include Ava DuVernay, Javier Bardem, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon, Kim Gordon, Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter, Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller, Natalie Morales, Sasha Lane, Lucas Hedges, Jess Weixler, Taylor Sheridan, Jay Duplass, Brett Ratner, Ira Sachs, and more.
UCLA’s 7th annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel
UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, 445 Charles E. Young Dr. E, Los Angeles
An annual event that celebrates Oscar-nominated costume designers.
Oscar Week: Makeup and Hairstyling Symposium
Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 3 p.m.
At the event moderated by Academy governors Kathryn L. Blondell (The Aviator), Lois Burwell (Braveheart) and Leonard Engelman (Heat), Oscar Week’s final public event, the nominees in the makeup and hairstyling category speak to the secrets behind their onscreen work. Photographs, appliances, molds, wigs and other items will be on display in the theater lobby. Tickets are available online at Oscars.org.
Private residence, Beverly Hills
The agency hosts its annual pre-Oscars event, this year honoring nominated talent Ruth Negga and Raoul Peck, among others.
Chanel and Charles Finch
Madeo Restaurant, 8897 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
The famed fashion house and Finch present the ninth annual pre-Oscar dinner to toast an evening of fashion and film. Expected guests include Kristen Stewart, Janelle Monae, Jessica Chastain, Hugh Grant, Liev Schreiber, Lily Collins, Michael Keaton, Ruth Negga, Andre Balazs, Carson Meyer, Damien Chazelle, Derek Blasberg, Dree Hemingway, Dylan McDermott, Ellie Bamber, Garth Davis, Jemima Khan, Juan De Dios Larrain, Kelly Sawyer, Laura Love, Lauren Santo Domingo, Liz Goldwyn, Nathalie Love, Pablo Larrain, Paul Haggis, Poppy Delevingne, Ridley Scott, Rosetta and Balthazar Getty, Rupert Sanders, Shiva Rose and Vanessa Getty.
The Weinstein Co. Pre-Oscar Dinner
Marchesa Ballroom at the Montage, 225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, cocktails 8 p.m., dinner 9:30 p.m.
The annual event fetes The Weinstein Co.'s stars with a pre-Oscar dinner party at Montage Beverly Hills, sponsored by Bulgari, Grey Goose and Netjets.
Night Before Party
Fox Studios, 2030 Century Park West, Los Angeles
The starry event celebrates a milestone: the 15th annual pre-Oscar bash that benefits the Motion Picture & Television Fund in providing social services and financial assistance to the entertainment community, as well as its retirement community and innovative programs for seniors and caregivers. Presenting sponsors include Chrysler, Delta Air Lines, L’Oréal, Target and The Hollywood Reporter. Carmelized Prods. by Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo will provide specialty foods for guests and Lavazza, as the official coffee of the Night Before, will provide signature espresso.
Shorts Awards 2017
Mr. C Beverly Hills, 1224 Beverwil Dr., Los Angeles, 8 p.m.
Shorts HD presents the awards honoring achievements in short film, including the crop of 2017 Oscar-nominated short films in the categories of live-action, animation and documentary.
Film Carnival Pre-Oscar Party
Lou Xiaolou’s Beverly Hills residence, 8 p.m.
Lou Xiaolou, Stephen Castor and Jim Rygiel host this event, which celebrates nominees and China's partnerships in the film business.
SUNDAY, FEB. 26
89th annual Academy Awards and Governors Ball
Dolby Theatre and Ballroom, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Jimmy Kimmel hosts the big show live from the Hollywood & Highland complex’s marquee auditorium with Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd handling producing duties. The show airs on ABC and features presenters including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander and Mark Rylance, among others. Following the telecast, VIP guests head to the adjacent Roy Dolby Ballroom for the afterparty and dinner. "Magical transformation" is this year's theme of the event with Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck — all Governors Ball veterans — back on board to help create the entire evening for the 1,500 invited guests. (To get a rundown of the numbers inside the event, click here.)
Academy Viewing Party
Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York
The iconic venue will be the setting for the only East Coast event hosted by the Academy on Oscar night. Guests can watch the show while enjoying a menu by executive chef Jim Botsacos.
Academy Viewing Party
Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard, Soho, London
Oscar Night London, supported by Rolex, features a two-tier screening venue with a midnight feast, espresso martinis and a giant screen.
Custom space next to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills
The mag is back once again to host its ever-hot post-Oscar party. Last year, making the rounds while toting their Oscars were Leonardo DiCaprio, Sam Smith and Alicia Vikander along with host Chris Rock, Sylvester Stallone, Amy Adams, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Serena Williams, Matt Damon, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Nick Jonas, Margot Robbie, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Even Elton John made an appearance after his own party.
Elton John AIDS Foundation 25th annual Oscar Viewing Party
West Hollywood Park, West Hollywood
Sir Elton and his husband, David Furnish, are toasting a major milestone this year as their EJAF event celebrates 25 years and more than $56 million raised for the cause since the event's inception. Chef Gordon Ramsay returns for a fifth outing handling the menu, while turntable duties fall to DJ Johnny Dynell. Headlining the stage performance is St. Paul and the Broken Bones, led by frontman Paul Janeway. The gala event is supported by presenting sponsors BVLGARI, Neuro Drinks and Diana Jenkins. Alexander Gilkes of Paddle8 will conduct the evening’s live auction. Audi, BBVA Compass, M∙A∙C Viva Glam, TheBLUEFISH, and StyleHaul have partnered with EJAF as co-sponsors, and Fin Gray and Michael Melnick are associate sponsors. Wines will be provided by Domaine Bertaud Belieu, and spirits will be presented by Chopin Vodka and Clase Azul Tequila.
Delilah, 7969 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 4 p.m.
The streaming service celebrates its big year with Manchester by the Sea with a viewing party to be followed by a post-ceremony Oscar party.
Nobu, 903 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 5 p.m.
Kodak is hosting an inaugural Oscar gala to celebrate filmmakers, nominees and award winners with special recognition for those who shot on film including Doctor Strange, Fences, Hail Caesar! Hidden Figures, Jackie, La La Land, Loving, Nocturnal Animals, Silence, and Suicide Squad.
The Weinstein Co. Viewing Party
TBA, Beverly Hills
TWC typically hosts its viewing party at Montage Beverly Hills. Details to come ...
Piper-Heidsieck Viewing Party
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 5 p.m.
The French champagne house — hosting the exclusive pour at the Academy Awards and the Governors Ball for the third year in a row — hosts an official viewing party with Terlato Wines.
Mercedes-Benz Viewing Party with Icon Mann
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles, 300 S. Doheny Dr., 4:30 p.m.
Confirmed attendees include Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, Allen Maldonado, Mykelti Williamson, Anthony Hemingway, Colman Domingo, Issa Rae, Lamorne Morris, Dale Godboldo, Ernie Hudson, Gigi Gorgeous, J. Alexander, Jalen Rose, Jason Stuart, Jay Ellis, Kendrick Sampson, Kenya Moore, Luke James, Lynn Whitfield, Peter Fonda, Tia Mowry and Wale.
IMDb Live Viewing Party
NeueHouse Hollywood, 6121 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 5 p.m.
Presented by Oreo Chocolate Candy Bar, this first-ever live event — broadcast on IMDb.com, Twitter and Twitch — begins as a streaming event and turns into an insider dish session/party to provide fans and industry insiders "with unique, entertaining and informative coverage of Hollywood’s biggest night" hosted by beloved entertainment guru Dave Karger, an IMDb special correspondent, along with Rachel Smith, co-host of Amazon’s Style Code Live. More than 300 industry insiders are expected to attend while being treated to food, drinks and an Oreo Chocolate Candy Bar sampling station while watching the Academy Awards and the production of this event.
The Roger Neal Style Hollywood Oscar Viewing Dinner
The World Famous Hollywood Museum, 1660 N. Highland Ave.
Burt Ward, Kevin Sorbo and Tippi Hedren will receive Icon Awards at this annual event, which will double as a fundraiser for The Thalians, Generosity.org and Sheryl Lee Ralph's the Diva Foundation. Wine and champagne will be provided by Lorimar Winery and Sunshine Wines & Vineyard. Meanwhile, Neal is also hosting an exclusive gifting suite earlier in the day for VIP guests. Confirmed to attend are Carolyn Hennesy, Karen and Kat Kramer, Victoria Rowell, Judy Tenuta, Ruta Lee, Illeana Douglas, Kate Linder, Ed Asner and Marla Gibbs.
Norby Walters 27th annual Night of 100 Stars
Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
The international ballroom will be packed with Hollywood stars from the big and small screens at this well-attended black-tie event. Richard Lewis will emcee the event, which will see Joe Bologna presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by Lewis himself. Walters serves as dinner chairman with Peter Nygard and his Nygard International back as title sponsor. Confirmed guests include Fran Drescher, Richard Lewis, Cloris Leachman, Rumer Willis, Ryan O'Neil, Lee Majors, Mark Steines, Hector Alizondo, Naomi Grossman, Laura Dern, Antonio Sabata Jr., Steve Bauer, Mischa Barton, Courtney Stodden, Anthony Michael Hall, Tanya Roberts, Joely Fisher, Tia Carrere, Robert Carradine, Annie Wersching, Richard Grieco, Lou Ferrigno, Frances Fisher, Robert Forster, Renee Taylor, Barbara Carerra, Bo Derek, John Corbett, Lou Diamond Phillips, James Cromwell, and others.
Entertainment Studios Oscar Gala
Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 4 p.m.
This first annual viewing event — in honor of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles — is being presented by Entertainment Studios and Byron Allen and will feature a special live performance by Toni Braxton and Babyface following the Oscar telecast.
Tuck Room Tavern: Viewing Party
10850 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 4 p.m.
The neighborhood joint — a concept by chef and chief operating officer of iPic's restaurant division, Sherry Yard — is hosting a four-course prix fixe dinner to celebrate the awards.
"The After Party"
Heritage Penthouse, 467 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 9 p.m.
A post telecast private party presented by Champagne Tattinger.