Oscar Parties 2012: THR's Complete Guide
Hollywood prepares to cap off awards season with a slew of A-list bashes in celebration of the year's best and brightest films.
It wouldn't be awards season without the hottest parties to hit Hollywood.
As the Oscars approach, The Hollywood Reporter has the complete rundown of glitzy galas leading up to and capping off the Sunday night awards show. Among the hosts are Vanity Fair, Essence, QVC, Elton John, Madonna and even THR.
Nominees will mingle with TV stars, musicians, studio execs and the industry's top brass during the weeklong celebration. Read below for the full list of locales and expected guests.
Tuesday, February 21
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ACADEMY HONORARY AWARD RECEIVED BY SIR CHARLES CHAPLIN
Harvey Weinsten, Dolores and Carmen Chaplin, the granddaughters of Sir Charles Chaplin, and Jaeger-Le Coultre host.
VANITY FAIR AND MONTBLANC TRIBUTE TO GRACE KELLY
Hotel Bel Air
Vanity Fair Los Angeles Contributing Editor Wendy Stark Morrissey, hosts a cocktail reception to launch the new Montblanc “Collection Princess Grace de Monaco” jewelry collection. The event will support the Princess Grace Foundation-U.S.A.,
Wednesday, Feb. 22
GLOBAL GREEN AT THE AVALON
The Avalon Hotel
The New Division, Sheila E. and DJs play tunes for 1,500 partiers such as Adrian Grenier, Rosario Dawson, Maggie Grace and Allison Janney.
Thursday, Feb. 23
THR NOMINEES NIGHT
The Getty House
Editor Janice Min and Lynne Segall host THR’s second event in honor of the nine nominated films at LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa official residence.
VANITY FAIR AND CHRYSLER CELEBRATE THE EVA LONGORIA FOUNDATION
Eva Longoria will host the event for her foundation, which helps Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship. The evening will feature music by D.J. Kris Bones.
ESSENCE’S BLACK WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD LUNCH at the
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Kerry Washington, Paula Patton, Octavia Spencer, Pam Grier and Shonda Rhimes are honorees.
OK MAGAZINE PRE-OSCAR PARTY
Honoring Adrian Grenier and will feature a performance by the Glee Project.
OSCAR WILDE HONORING THE IRISH IN FILM
A toast to Michelle Williams, Melissa McCarthy and Hugo screenwriter John Logan.
QVC COCKTAIL PARTY
The Four Seasons
Nicole Richie, the Kardashians and Rachel Pally are expected
5TH ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD DOMINO GALA
The Sunset Tower
The board-game maker’s party should draw Paul Haggis and LeAnn Rimes, in support of Artist’s for Peace and Justice.
GREY GOOSE AND PARAMOUNT PARTY
The high-end vodka brand sponsors a party for the studios’ nominees
Friday, Feb. 24
19th ANNUAL MMPA STUDENT FILMMAKERS SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON AND AWARDS
The Multicultural Motion Picture Association will recognize the seven student filmmaker finalists. Octavia Spencer is expected to attend.
WOMEN IN FILM
A cocktail reception for the female nominees at the 5th anniversary, hosted by Cathy Schulman (President of WIF) and Gwyneth Paltrow
CHARLES FINCH & CHANEL
A pre-Oscar dinner
BRITISH CONSUL-GENERAL DAME BARBARA HAY HOSTS A RECEPTION FOR THE BRITISH NOMINEES
Hays’ Hancock Park residence
WARNER BROS. PARTY
A priivate soiree for their nominees
VANITY FAIR AND RICHARD MILLE
A toast to Martin Scorsese and the Film Foundation.
Ari Emmanuel’s Brentwood home
Set in a tent outside the super-agent’s home, Rooney Mara, Jonah Hill, Octavia Spencer and Martin Scorsese are expected.
Bryan Lourd’s Beverly Hills home
Studio execs mingle with CAA clients such as George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Brad Pitt.
Jim Berkus’ Beverly Hills home
Jim Berkus and Tracey Jacobs host. Expect clients such as Johnny Depp, the Coen brothers, Kristen Wiig to stop in.
Saturday, Feb. 25
SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
A private party for the specialty label’s nominees
AMPAS IN THE ACADEMY LOBBY: A SYMPOSIUM FOR THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM DIRECTOR NOMINEES
The Academy lobby
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION BRUNCH
A brunch honoring the animation and visual effects nominees.
THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS
Private Beverly Hills house
The society hosts it’s annual afternoon reception for the music nominees.
INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS
In a tent adjacent to the beach in south Santa Monica
The daytime party is a host to indie film actors from across the map. The laid-back event doesn’t require black-tie get-ups or formal seating.
THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
Expect The Weinstein Company’s nominees -- Jean Dujardin, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Kenneth Brannagh – to attend.
THE NIGHT BEFORE
Beverly Hills Hotel
The A-list event also raises money for the Motion Picture and Television Fund.
Sunday, Feb. 26
Upstairs from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland
The Academy’s official after-party for 1,500 guests. Look for a more laid-back atmosphere this year, as table seating will be replaced with couches and lounging areas.
Sunset Tower Hotel
East coast media schmoozes with West Coast industry execs.
ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION VIEWING PARTY
City of West Hollywood Park
Cat Cora is cooking up the five-course meal at the 20th anniversary of the musician’s party. Foster the People will perform.
A private viewing party, sans photographers, for 250 guests.
NIGHT OF 100 STARS
Beverly Hills Hotel
The 20-year-old dinner celebrates Old Hollywood (guests expected this year--Tom Sizemore, Anne Heche, Ron Perlman, Vincent Pastore, Toni Braxton, Billie Burke (Twilight), Ed Lauter (The Artist), James Tupper, Jennie Garth, Gary Marshall, Marisol Nicole, Richard Dreyfuss
MAXIM PRIVATE PARTY
A residence above Sunset Boulevard
Ludacris is performing at the late-night event.
Guy Oseary’s house at Coldwater Canyon near Mulholland Dr.
Madonna and talent manager Oseary host. Promises to be a big event with even bigger names. Will Demi Moore attend? Stay tuned.
BRENT BOLTHOUSE AND RELATIVITY’S RYAN KAVANAUGH LATE-NIGHT EVENT
Private Hollywood Hills home
The nightlife impresario and the Relativity execs party that starts at 11 pm.