Executives Walk the Walk
Continuing an annual tradition, The Hollywood Reporter hit the red carpet to shoot an exclusive gallery of stop studio brass at the awards. Among those seen at the Kodak:
Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard flashed their IDs before a winning night with Inside Job and In a Better World. “And it all starts again on Monday,” Bernard said. ... Focus Features’ Andrew Karpen, James Schamus and Jack Foley had high hopes for The Kids Are All Right. ... Supporting The Social Network were Sony’s Elizabeth Cantillon, Doug Belgrad and Amy Pascal. ... Sony Corp.’s Howard Stringer. ... Fox’s Tom Rothman walked the carpet with wife Jessica Harper. ... SPE chairman Michael Lynton and wife Jamie ... Fox’s Jim Gianopulos and wife Ann. ... Summit’s Rob Friedman and his wife, Shari, before the show, which included a musical takeoff on Summit’s Twilight franchise. ... Disney’s Robert Iger, with wife Willow Bay, rooted for Alice in Wonderland and Toy Story 3. ... Viacom’s Sumner Redstone, with grandson Brandon Korff, came to cheer on The Fighter and True Grit. ... News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, with wife Wendi Deng, checked a copy of his New York Post for the latest Charlie Sheen headline. ... Warners’ Barry Meyer with his wife, Wendy. ... Disney/ABC’s Anne Sweeney appeared on the show to announce that ABC will broadcast the Oscars through 2020. ... Disney’s Rich Ross got a last-minute tux adjustment from partner Adam Sanderson. “We got four Oscars. What more do you want?” Ross said after the show. ... Warners’ Sue Kroll, whose marketing turned Inception into an $824 million worldwide hit, was ready to applaud the movie’s four Oscar wins. ... Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh, who provided the financing that brought The Fighter to the screen, brought along his mom, Leslie. ... Sony’s Jeff Blake and daughter Heather Senner. ... Roadside Attractions’ Eric d’Arbeloff, Gail Blumenthal and Howard Cohen had two pics in play, Winter’s Bone and Biutiful. Said d’Arbeloff, “We have to be willing to zig as everybody else is kind of zagging." ... Accompanied by his wife, Jessica, Paramount’s Adam Goodman played a role in overseeing True Grit, which came armed with 10 nominations. ... Fox’s Tony Sella with daughter Taylor. ... “This is definitely a date night for us,” said Universal’s Adam Fogelson, with his wife, Hillary. He called the evening “a great moment to reflect on how fortunate we are to work in the business." ... Fox Searchlight’s Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley were hoping for a Natalie Portman win. ... Fox Animation’s Vanessa Morrison and her mother, Harriett. ... Paramount vice chair Rob Moore and his wife, Rebecca, shared a moment before heading into the Kodak to take their seats. ... Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman with wife Deborah. ... Paul Lee, with son Danny, hit his first Oscars since taking over the ABC Entertainment Group. ... Red-carpet vet Gary Barber, with wife Nadine, appeared in his new role as co-CEO of MGM. ... Warners’ Greg Silverman, with wife Amanda, broke with the black-tie look by sporting a brand new pair of Nikes.