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Navigate your way to behind the velvet ropes at the top entertainment industry events with the Oscar parties 2018 guide.
SATURDAY, FEB. 25 – MARCH 2
Four Seasons Screening Series
Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 S. Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, daily
The hotel hosts its Oscar Dinner and a Movie series, with Oscar-nominated films in the Screening Room, leading up to the Academy Awards.
TUESDAY, FEB. 27
ICON MANN Sixth Annual Pre-Oscar Dinner
Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
Cheryl Boone Isaacs will be honored at this event by ICON MANN, which is also presenting panels and a cocktail event. Schedule: 12 p.m. ‘In Conversation With…” Cheryl Boone Isaacs moderated by filmmaker Reginald Hudlin at SAG-AFTRA headquarters; 1:30 p.m. “The Art of Creation” discussion with filmmakers and cast (TBA) from Black Panther at SAG-AFTRA headquarters; 6 p.m. evening event at Beverly Wilshire hosted by Cedric the Entertainer with Quincy Jones, Halle Berry, Common, Lee Daniels, Hudlin, Franklin Leonard, nominee Dee Rees, nominee Raphael Saadiq, Charles D. King, nominee Kobe Bryant, Paula Wagner, Terrence Howard, Jay Ellis, French Montana, John Singleton, nominee Yance Ford, Nia Long, Jeremy Kleiner, TV Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, ABC president Channing Dungey, Ava Duvernay, Jada Pinkett Smith and more. Performance by ELEW.
Oscar Week: Shorts
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
Hosted by director Taika Waititi, this official Academy event shines a spotlight on animated short and live-action short film categories with complete screenings of all the nominated films as well as onstage panel discussions with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).
EMILY’s List “Resist, Run, Win” Panel and Brunch
Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 S. Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, 9-11 a.m.
The Washington, D.C.-based political action committee dedicated to electing more pro-choice Democratic women to national, state and local office is presenting this special event featuring Hollywood and political advocates and candidates in a conversation about women in power as well as female political candidates. Host committee and panelists include Chelsea Handler (moderator), Padma Lakshmi, Jaime King, Constance Wu, Kathryn Hahn, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, James L. Brooks, Moby, Lindsay Shookus, Maha Dakhil, Yvette Nicole Brown, Wendy Greuel, Ari Graynor, Danai Gurira, Lea DeLaria, BBC America president Sarah Barnett, UTA’s Rene Jones, ICM Partners’ Hannah Linkenhoker and CAA’s Maha Dakhil.
An Unforgettable Evening
Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, this James Corden-hosted event benefits the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will receive the Nat King Cole Award, Emmy nominee Sofia Vergara will accept the Courage Award and Grammy winner Pitbull will perform, all in front of a starry crowd that could include honorary chairs Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with WCRF co-founders Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie, Kelly Chapman Meyer and Jamie Tisch.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28
Oscar Week: Documentaries
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
Hosted by Academy documentary branch governors Kate Amend and Roger Ross Williams, this evening will shine a spotlight on all the films in the documentary feature and short categories. Selections will be presented in an evening of clips and onstage discussions with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).
The Oscar Concert presented with the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 8 p.m.
With Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Terence Blanchard, trumpet; and other special guests, this event helps celebrate the Oscars and its 90th birthday. On the program: the LA Phil will present suites from each of this year’s original score Oscar nominees: Dunkirk, by Hans Zimmer; Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood; The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat; Star Wars: The Last Jedi, John Williams; and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Carter Burwell.
Vanity Fair, Barneys New York & Sony Pictures Classics Celebrate Call Me by Your Name
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
A private cocktail party for cast, filmmakers and friends of the film.
Global Green’s 15th Annual Pre-Oscar Party
Neuehouse Hollywood, 6121 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 6 p.m.
Eco-conscious guests will fill this event along with a list of honorees that includes Jaka Bizilj, Cinema for Peace founder, and Terry Tamminen, founder of Energy Independent Now and CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. Expected: Sophia Bush, Cobie Smulders, Elisabeth Rohm, Ed Begley Jr., Sharon Lawrence, Ed O’Neill and Jason Lewis, among others.
Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree
Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Alfre Woodard hosts this annual gathering that features her friends, colleagues and peers in the business as they come together to honor women of color. Honorees include Mary J. Blige (Mudbound); Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water); and the cast of Girls Trip, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
Dorothy Arzner Building Dedication Ceremony
Paramount Pictures Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 2:30 p.m.
Paramount is hosting a dedication ceremony honoring the trailblazing female director Dorothy Arzner. Special guest Francis Ford Coppola.
Oscar Week: Animated Features
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore, and producer Clark Spencer, this event features nominees in the animated feature category (schedules permitting) who will be on hand to discuss their creative processes and present clips illustrating their techniques.
Kari Feinstein’s Pre-Oscars Style Lounge
Andaz West Hollywood, 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, through March 2, 12-6 p.m. daily
Sponsors include Petcube, Maidenform, Votivo, Hoka One One, Babor, Alina Z, Samba Sol, Honig Wine, Moon Palace Jamaica, Swanky Retreats, Mane & Tail and Pinkbox Doughnuts.
Private residence, 6:30 p.m.
Ted Sarandos and wife, Nicole Avant, open their Hancock Park home for a private, invite-only affair to celebrate the streamer’s nominations including nods for Mudbound, Strong Island, On Body and Soul and Heroin(e).
Universal, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation
Spago, 176 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, 8:30 p.m.
The studio teams come together to toast the Academy’s recognition of such films as Get Out, Phantom Thread, Darkest Hour and Victoria & Abdul.
13th Annual Oscar Wilde Awards
Bad Robot, 1221 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, 7:30 p.m.
J.J. Abrams emcees this event every year on behalf of the U.S. Ireland-Alliance. Set for top honors this year are Mark Hamill, Barry Keoghan, Paula Malcomson and Catherine O’Hara. Colin Farrell will present to Keoghan, Martin Short will hand off to O’Hara. Expected guests: The Academic, Kathy Griffin, Sean Hayes, Luke Hemsworth, Rian Johnson, Maura Tierney, Joe Wright and Ava DuVernay.
London West Hollywood, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Nadja Swarovski hosts this awards season celebration, which will showcase a “display of collaborations in stage and screen, Atelier Swarovski, Swarovski Crystal Palace and SS19 innovations and trends,” per the invite.
London West Hollywood, Penthouse, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 7-11 p.m.
Dolby toasts Oscar nominees for their achievements in sound mixing, sound editing and cinematography.
Cadillac Oscar Party
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 8 p.m.
The official automotive sponsor of the Oscars hosts this annual pre-awards event, which has gathered the likes of Barry Jenkins, Allison Janney, Julie Goldman, Naomi Watts, Christoph Waltz, Zoe Saldana, Chrissy Metz, Jessica Pare, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Morrison and others. Select guests will be chauffeured to the event in Cadillac vehicles, which will also be transporting nominees and other VIPs to the Academy Awards. Tunes by celeb DJ Michelle Pesce.
Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards
Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
The 11th annual event honors Lena Waithe, Tessa Thompson, Danai Gurira and Tiffany Haddish. Confirmed to present are Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Janelle Monae and Lil Rel Howery.
Gersh Agency Celebrates the 2018 Oscar Nominees
Chateau Marmont, Penthouse 64, 8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Guests will enjoy specialty cocktails and a Tequila Don Julio 1942 tasting bar, and mix with notable attendees like Oscar nominees Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell and Richard Jenkins.
Gagosian Gallery’s Damien Hirst’s The Veil Paintings Opening
Gagosian Gallery, 456 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, 6-8 p.m.
Larry Gagosian’s 90210 outpost is always a hot spot leading up to the awards weekend with many A-listers stopping by, this year to check out Hirst’s wares.
Kodak Auteur Awards
Crossroads Kitchen, 8284 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 7:30 p.m.
Per the invite: “The second annual Kodak Auteur Awards recognize talented motion picture artists who have created critically acclaimed motion picture art and who are unyielding in their specific artistic processes. Kodak is celebrating all of the movies shot on film in 2017 and especially those who have been recognized during this award season.” Award recipients include Sean Baker, The Florida Project; Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name; Dee Rees, Mudbound; and Edgar Wright, Baby Driver. Additional guests include Steve Bellamy (president of motion picture and entertainment, Kodak), Chad Michael Murray, Donna Mills, Ana de Armas, Charlbi Dean Kriek, Douglas Smith, Sky Ferreira and more.
Paloma, 6327 Hollywood Blvd., 7-10 p.m.
“Please join us in celebrating all of our Verve voices,” reads the invite for this awards season party put on by the agency for its nominees and friends.
Vanity Fair and Lancome Paris Toast Women in Hollywood
Soho House, 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 7-10 p.m.
Hosted by editor Radhika Jones and filmmaker Ava DuVernay, the event celebrates powerful and inspirational women in the entertainment industry. Party with a purpose: A donation will be made to Time’s Up on behalf of all in attendance.
Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Blvd., 9 p.m.
The indie distributor hosts a private, invite-only celebration for its breakout nominees Lady Bird, Disaster Artist and The Florida Project heading into an awards weekend that also includes the Spirit Awards.
Red Carpet Green Dress Pre-Oscars Celebration?
Private residence, 7 p.m.
Suzy Amis Cameron will host the 9th annual event, which shines a spotlight on sustainable fashion. This year it’s presented in partnership with Absolut Elyx and TESLA. Funds raised through the campaign benefit MUSE School CA, an environmental non-profit educational organization Amis Cameron founded in Calabasas, Calif., with her sister Rebecca Amis.
Keep It Clean Live Comedy Benefit
Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St., cocktails 6 p.m., show 7:30 p.m., after party 9 p.m.
Just three days before the Oscars, top comedians in Hollywood will put on a benefit for Waterkeeper Alliance to raise funds for clean water worldwide. Former SNL cast member Taran Killam will serve as master of ceremonies, with appearances by Larry David, Sarah Silverman, Ray Romano, Bill Burr, Rachael Harris, Cheryl Hines, Nick Kroll, Kevin Nealon and Tig Notaro. Artist Shepard Fairey, known for his 2008 Barack Obama “Hope” poster, will guest DJ. John C. Reilly and Harper Simon will also perform a musical number at the historic nightclub. And as president of Waterkeeper Alliance, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will address the crowd as well. Tickets are $125 for the live show, and start at $250 for cocktails, the show and VIP after-party.
FRIDAY, MARCH 2
ICG Publicists Awards
Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, cocktails 11 a.m.
The International Cinematographers Guild Fund hosts the 55th annual ICG Publicists Awards, which will honor Betty White with the lifetime achievement award, plus Andy Serkis and Dan Fogelman.
Belvedere Vodka X Fem The Future
Catch L.A., 8715 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 12-3 p.m.
Janelle Monae and Belvedere are hosting an interactive brunch “celebrating #FemtheFuture and voices of the next generation,” says the invite, which includes a panel discussion. Confirmed to attend: Lupita Nyong’o, Lena Waithe and Alicia Quarles. Monae is hot off the release of two new tracks and videos from her new album, Dirty Computer.
Film Is Great
Private residence, Hancock Park, 5-8 p.m.
Honoring the British Oscar nominees, the British Consul General Michael Howells and BAFTA chairman Kieran Breen will kick off Oscar weekend with a soiree in partnership with BAFTA.
Piaget’s celebration of the Film Independent Spirit Awards
Chateau Marmont, Penthouse, West Hollywood
An evening celebration of independent film and art together with Art of Elysium. Host committee members include Beau Dunn, Laura Dunn, Molly Smith, Kaily Smith, Rachel Smith, Tara Smith, Sasha Spielberg and Mickey Sumner. DJ Daisy O’Dell will handle the music.
11th Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party
Crustacean Beverly Hills, 9646 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 6-9 p.m.
The roster of 2018 female Oscar nominees will be feted at this annual event which will be co-hosted this year by Cathy Schulman and last year’s best actress winner Emma Stone. Notable news: The event is being held to coincide with the opening night of the iconic and newly-renovated Crustacean restaurant, once a hot spot in the 90210. Presented by Max Mara (for the 11th year) and Lancôme with additional support from Crustacean Beverly Hills, Johnnie Walker, and Stella Artois, the party honors all 49 women who are nominated.
Vanity Fair with Fashion Designers Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez
Private residence, Beverly Hills
A private, invite-only cocktail celebration and lunch to celebrate the launch of Proenza Schouler’s First Fragrance, Arizona.
Vanity Fair, Genesis, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight
20th Century Fox and Searchlight celebrate noms for The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Post, The Greatest Showman, Ferdinand, Logan and War for the Plant of the Apes. Guests will receive VIP transportation courtesy of luxury car sponsor Genesis.
The agency hosts its annual bash for nominated clients, agents and friends of the agency. The former includes Sally Hawkins, Meryl Streep, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Woody Harrelson, Jordan Peele and Paul Thomas Anderson.
The agency hosts its annual bash for nominated clients, agents and friends of the agency. Expected to be making the rounds: nominees Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Timothee Chalamet and Rachel Morrison.
Private residence, Beverly Hills
The agency hosts its annual bash for nominated clients, agents and friends of the agency. The former includes Denzel Washington, Octavia Spencer, Laurie Metcalf, Guillermo del Toro, Dee Rees, Christopher Nolan, Luca Guadagnino, Hans Zimmer, James Mangold and Michael Green. Music by celeb DJ Michelle Pesce.
Common’s Toast to the Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art
Private location, 8 p.m.
Academy Award-winning musician and actor Common hosts his 4th annual soirée. The event, which will host 200 boldfaced names, will honor Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige, Mudbound director Dee Rees, and Mudbound producer Charles King, and filmmaker Charles Burnett. The garden-set intimate dinner has played host to Oprah Winfrey, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union, Shonda Rhimes, Pharrell Williams, Samuel L. Jackson and many others. Last year’s honorees included Barry Jenkins and the cast of Moonlight, Ava DuVernay, Ezra Edelman and Raoul Peck. Expected this year: cast and creatives from Get Out and Mudbound, and the Ayars Agency and MVD Inc. are curating the evening.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
Oscar Week: Foreign Language Film
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 10 a.m.
Hosted by Academy producers branch Governor Mark Johnson, this event will feature directors of the nominated films in the foreign language film category (schedules permitting) on hand to discuss the challenges of the profession and how they got their stories to the screen. The program will include clips from each of the nominated films.
Film Independent Spirit Awards
Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, 10 a.m.
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are returning to host the big show and will share the stage with presenters including Fred Armisen, Chadwick Boseman, Carrie Brownstein, John Cho, Jason Clarke, Ava DuVernay, Jon Hamm, Ethan Hawke, Salma Hayek Pinault, Scarlett Johansson, Spike Lee, Ben Mendelsohn, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, Amanda Seyfried, Tessa Thompson and Lena Waithe. Also on site: AT&T returns as the official sponsor, and will rep in a major way with the DIRECTV Bungalow presented by AT&T. The backstage respite, designed to look like a home in the Hamptons, will entertain VIPs with food and drink while offering winners a chance to have their trophies engraved.
Spirit Awards Viewing Party
5670 Wilshire Blvd., 9th Floor, Los Angeles, 1:30 p.m.
Guests will get to watch the broadcast live on IFC, as they indulge with signature cocktails and bites and views inside Film Independent’s brand new office.
IFC Films + Sundance Selects
41 Ocean Club, Santa Monica, after the show, 4 p.m.
MovieGrade App, Hendrick’s Gin and Kona Brewing Company sponsor this post-Spirit Awards bash at Santa Monica’s 41 Ocean Club, between Red O and Del Frisco’s Grille. The companies fete nominees including Jonas Carpignano for the film A Ciambra and Jeff Unay for the Truer Than Fiction Award for the film The Cage Fighter.
Sketch to Screen Costume Design Oscar Panel
UCLA’s James Bridges Theater, UCLA campus, 2 p.m., reception to follow
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design present this 8th annual event which will feature three current Oscar nominees, Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread), Jacqueline Durran (Beauty and the Beast and Darkest Hour) and Luis Sequeira (The Shape of Water) as well as costume designers Jennifer Johnson (I, Tonya), Nadine Haders (Get Out) and April Napier (Lady Bird). Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Ph.D., founding director of UCLA TFT’s The David C. Copley Center for Costume Design will moderate. UCLA TFT’s The David C. Copley Center for Costume Design has a longstanding partnership with Swarovski to provide annual support to the Sketch to Screen Costume Design Oscar Panel; the Swarovski Designer in Residence master-class program; and the Swarovski Shooting Star Award for Excellence in Costume Design.
Oscar Week: Makeup and Hairstyling Symposium
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 3 p.m.
Hosted by Academy Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch Governors Lois Burwell, Leonard Engelman and Kathryn L. Blondell, this event — the final entry of Oscar Week’s public events — the nominees in the makeup and hairstyling category (schedules permitting) will reveal secrets behind their on-screen work. Photographs, appliances, molds, wigs and other items will be on display.
Giorgio Armani Celebrates The Shape of Water
Giorgio Armani, 436 North Rodeo Dr., 5-7 p.m.
Hosted by Roberta Armani, this cocktail event celebrates nominee Guillermo del Toro and the cast and filmmakers behind his Fox Searchlight hit.
Chanel & Charles Finch
Madeo Restaurant, 8897 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
The 10th annual pre-Oscars event, it typically features a long list of boldfaced names. This year, expect to see Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, Griffin Dunne, Joe Wright, Haley Bennett, Joel Coen, Frances McDormand, Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Martin McDonagh, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton, Mick Jagger, Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott, Scarlett Johansson, Sienna Miller, Bret Easton Ellis, Cassian Elwes, Crystal Lourd, Derek Blasberg, Eric and Lisa Eisner, Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos, Kate Young, Kelly Sawyer, LIz Goldwyn, Nathalie Love, Ron and Kelly Meyer and Sue Kroll.
Call Me By Your Name Dinner
Nordstrom Local, 8401 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, 7:30-11 p.m.
This invite-only seated dinner (at the newly opened retail concept store) will play host to Sony Pictures Classic’s co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, director Luca Guadagnino, Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, along with the cast, directors and producers behind Loveless and A Fantastic Woman. Food by annual partner STK LA. Joining the dinner will be the winner of the OMAZE fundraiser. Evening benefits the Trevor Project and the Foundations for The AIDS Project.
MPTF’s Annual ‘Night Before’ Party
20th Century Fox Studios, 10201 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
This is the 16th annual A-list-packed benefit for the Motion Picture & Television Fund, which, in 2017, raised $5 million, totaling more than $75 million in the event’s history to help the org’s mission of providing social services, financial assistance and many services to the entertainment community. Leonardo DiCaprio, Mary J. Blige, Margot Robbie & Tom Ackerley, and Denzel & Pauletta Washington are among those who have signed on as host committee members. Also listed are Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo, Tanya Haden Black & Jack Black, Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg, Jessica Chastain, Tom Cruise, Gal Gadot & Jaron Varsano, Greta Gerwig, Allison Janney, Sharon & Richard Jenkins, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep, Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks and Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth. Music by celeb DJ Michelle Pesce. This year’s presenting sponsors include Delta Air Lines, Ford Motor Company, L’Oréal, Target, The Hollywood Reporter (back for a 5th time as sole media sponsor) and YouTube. Carmelized Productions by Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo will provide specialty foods for the guests, and Lavazza, as the official coffee of the ‘Night Before,’ will provide its signature espresso.
The Shorts Experience
Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave., Los Angeles 8:30 p.m.
At this private event, ShortsTV will honor all five nominated films in each of the three categories: Live Action, Animation and Documentary. In addition to the nominated filmmakers, ShortsTV will honor Shorts Visionaries, those in the industry who have contributed to the development of short film, as well as the winner of this year’s Best Of India Film Festival.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4
Ray Dolby Ballroom, Hollywood and Highland Center, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., immediately following the 90th Oscars
The Ball’s 1,500 invited guests include Oscar winners and nominees, show presenters and other Oscarcast participants. Academy governor Lois Burwell (making her first outing as awards and events committee chair), event producer Cheryl Cecchetto of Sequoia Prods. and celeb chef Wolfgang Puck are teaming up to handle the details this year for the special 90th edition of the Oscarcast. This year marks Cecchetto’s 29th consecutive year producing the event, while Puck and team are back for a 24th time. The Ball will feature an array of original, seminal artifacts; footage and stills from both behind and in front of the camera; curated music from every era of the silver screen; and a historical presentation of Oscar statuettes. On the menu: smoked salmon Oscars; potato with caviar; truffle macaroni and cheese; Miyazaki Wagyu beef tartare on puffed black rice; crab-stuffed hibiscus; taro root tacos with spiced eggplant; edamame and black truffle pot stickers; black bass with salsa verde; made-to-order sushi and raw bar; and ruby chocolate strawberry and cream.
Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills
The magazine returns to the 90210 but this year, marks the start of a new era for the ever-hot stop on the Oscar night circuit. Legendary editor Graydon Carter stepped down from his post atop the VF masthead and thus, he’ll exit a party that he helped build during his nearly three decades in the job. That means newly-installed editor Radhika Jones will have a lot of handshakes and hugs to dole out to the dozens upon dozens of A-listers who show up to party inside Basil Walters’ custom tented creation on the Wallis Annenberg property. It’s been announced that Catt Sadler will host the exclusive livestream along with digital director Mike Hogan for VF.com and Twitter. More details on the way…
Elton John AIDS Foundation 26th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party
West Hollywood Park, 647 N San Vicente Blvd., 4 p.m.
The annual event returns during a year featuring headlines about John retiring from touring, so expect many eyeballs to be focused on the stage to see if the legendary host tickles the keyboards. The 25th annual viewing party last year — hosted by Sir Elton and partner David Furnish — raised a record-breaking $7 million for the global effort to end AIDS.
Academy Viewing Parties: New York & London
Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor, New York; Ham Yard Hotel, 1 Ham Yard, Soho, London
The Academy hosts live Oscar viewing parties in New York and London for members and invited film industry guests. Oscar Night London returns to Soho’s Ham Yard Hotel to view the 90th Oscars at a two-tier screening venue. Guests will be treated to a midnight feast (thanks, time difference), complete with espresso martinis. The iconic Rainbow Room in New York will host for the only East Coast event hosted by the Academy. From the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, surrounded by stunning views, guests will watch the live Oscars telecast while enjoying a customized menu.
Mercedes Benz Oscars Viewing Party
Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 S. Doheny Dr., Los Angeles, 4-9:30 p.m.
Preliminary confirmed talent includes: Chrissy Metz, Christoph Waltz, Colman Domingo, Jane Lynch, John Singleton, Melora Hardin, Peyton List, RJ Mitte, Sarunas Jackson, Serayah, Skeet Ulrich, Viola Davis and others.
Byron Allen’s Second Annual Entertainment Studios Oscar Gala
Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 3:30 p.m.
This year’s event — featuring a cocktail soiree, dinner and viewing party — benefits Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and will showcase performances by A-listers Jamie Foxx and Katy Perry. Last year’s gala brought in more than $1 million for CHLA.
Twentieth Century Fox & Fox Searchlight Pictures
TAO, 6421 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, 8 p.m.
The distributor dominated Oscar nominations, landing a total of 20 for its breakout films Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. While it is sure to be a busy night on the party circuit, expect to see helmers Guillermo del Toro and Martin McDonagh holding court here with stars including Sally Hawkins, Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Octavia Spencer, and others. Party chatter: The slated merger with Disney which could mean this might be the last joint Fox hurrah for these divisions, and one that will be bumping with music by celeb DJ Michelle Pesce.
3rd Annual Roger Neal Style Hollywood Oscar Viewing Black Tie Dinner Gala & Roger Neal Style Gift Suite
The Hollywood Museum 1660 Highland Ave., Hollywood
As Night of 100 Stars comes to an end — Norby Walters had elected to step down and retire from his Oscar event hosting duties after 27 years — Edward Lozzi, its co-organizer and PR director has jumped over to join Neal and his Oscar event. The event is not only a black-tie dinner and viewing party, there’s also a celebrity gifting component as well as an awards presentation. Stars also have the option of touring the museum prior to sitting down for dinner. The 3rd Annual RNSH ICON Awards will be presented before the Oscar broadcast to notable names including Renee Taylor, Marion Ross, Burt Ward, Karen Kramer and The Pointer Sisters. Those expected to attend include award winners along with Fran Drescher, Louis Gossett Jr., Billy Bob Thornton, Lily Tomlin, Lainie Kazan, Jon Voight, Lou Ferrigno, Carla Ferrigno, Ruta Lee, Paul Sorvino, Gloria Allred, Gary Busey, Jake Busey, Fred Willard, Michael Jai White, and Diane Ladd. Featured charities include the Thalians and Life & Hope Relief.
Route 66 Bar + Lounge Oscar Viewing Party
1160 North Vermont Ave., Los Angeles
Hollywood Hotel hosts an Academy Awards Viewing Party to introduce its new Route 66 Bar + Lounge to the local community and hotel guests. On the menu: Giveaways, cocktail specials and swag bags.
Oscars Viewing Party by Tres by Jose Andres
SLS Beverly Hills, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 5:30 p.m.
The hotel offers an event designed to make typical guests feel like A-listers. Here, they’ll be able to walk a red carpet and sip Oscars-inspired cocktails and bites by renowned chef José Andrés. Games, a grand raffle and a welcome glass of Cava are also on the menu.
IMDb LIVE Viewing Party
Neuehouse Hollywood, 6121 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 4:30 p.m.
IMDb’s second-annual invitation-only event will play host to more than 300 industry insiders who will be treated to food and drinks while watching the Academy Awards. Meanwhile, IMDb’s live companion show, featuring celebrity conversations and a stream of real-time facts, data and social commentary from IMDb and IMDbPro, will stream beginning with a pre-show at 4:30 p.m. It will wrap with a post-show once the Academy Awards broadcast concludes. IMDb’s show includes “Hosted Mode” — live conversation between hosts Dave Karger, Kevin Smith, The IMDb Show co-hosts Tim Kash and Kerri Doherty and celebrity guests including Peter Fonda and Tatum O’Neal – and “Second Screen Mode.”
Golden Soiree: “The After Party” Presented by VoilaVe
Warwick, 6507 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 7 p.m.
Expected at this event are Victor Ortiz, Mario Van Peebles, Derek Hough, Robert Ri’chard, Camille Kostek, Sean Faris, Chuck Liddell, Bridget Marquardt, Apollo Ohno, Post Malone, Emily Sears, Amanda Cerny, Terrence Newman, Jessica Ashley, Todd Gurley, Rob Minkoff, Camille Kostek, Casper Smart, Paola Paulin and Sophia Miacova.
Nordstrom Local ?Viewing Party
8401 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, 4-8:30 p.m.
Nordstrom Local is hosting an invite-only viewing party for the fashion industry, including top stylists and stars. The private event, produced by A-List Communications, will offer nail services, a mixology bar, plus champagne and gourmet food from the W Hotel’s steakhouse STK LA. Guests can walk the red carpet before enjoying the 4K HD viewing screens and Nordstrom gift card prizes.
Hollywood Roosevelt Viewing Party
The Hollywood Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Blossom Ballroom, 4 p.m.
The iconic hotel is hosting a one-of-a-kind event to celebrate the Oscar’s milestone 90th anniversary. In the same ballroom that hosted the very first Academy Awards — and across the street from the actual awards show live from the Dolby Theatre — the Roosevelt will welcome guests for a viewing dinner (at $175 per person) based off the menu at the first-ever show. Menu highlights include an heirloom tomato salad, fluke crudo and a cornish game hen. Guests looking to make reservations can email to purchase Eyim@thehollywoodroosevelt.com.
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