Oscar Parties 2015: The Complete Guide

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A roundup of all the hottest parties and events around town leading up to and after the Feb. 22 telecast.

The home stretch is here. 

The chemical peels have peeled, juice cleanses are underway, gowns are getting a final fitting and speeches are being rewritten as Hollywood braces for a final round of awards season bashes leading up to the biggest night of the year, the Academy Awards on Feb. 22. But before any gold statuettes are handed out, there will be a string of chic, red carpet bashes to celebrate the year's best films. Here's our roundup of what's happening thanks to Oscar: 

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Global Green’s 12th Annual Pre-Oscar Party
Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St., Los Angeles
Hosted by Ashley Greene and Theo Von (with a host committee that includes Orlando Bloom, Lyn and Norman Lear and Kathy Freston), the “zero waste” event will feature a performance by Oscar nominee Common. KCRW’s Jason Bentley and DJ Syrena will handle the turntables. “This year’s event will be especially celebratory, as the Hollywood community will join us at the fête to help launch our next phase of development – Global Green USA 2.0 – a new and exciting initiative to scale our national and global impact exponentially to fight climate change by making our cities greener and more resilient,” says Les McCabe, president and CEO of Global Green USA.

ICM Partners
Private residence, Beverly Hills
Partner Hildy Gottlieb and her husband, writer/director/producer Walter Hill host the annual agency bash at their luxe home.

Alfre Woodard’s annual pre-Oscar dinner
Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
The actress pauses every year to toast (with Piper-Heidsieck's help) the accomplishments of black women in entertainment. This year, she’ll honor Ava DuVernay and Gugu Mbatha-Raw with a guest list that includes Angela Bassett, Loretta Divine, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Octavia Spencer, Rashida Jones, Viola Davis and Zoe Zaldana.

Diane Von Furstenberg, Hilary Swank and Anne Sweeney
Private residence, Beverly Hills
The trio are teaming to celebrate this year’s crop of female Oscar nominees at a chic afternoon event at Furstenberg’s spacious estate.

Oxfam Benefit Dinner Hosted by Barneys New York and Rooney Mara
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
The organization, which works to combat worldwide poverty and injustices, is the focus of this Vanity Fair event.

Thursday, Feb. 19

Hollywood Domino Pre-Oscar Charity Gala
Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Nominee Patricia Arquette is one of the many hosts for this year’s annual bash — sponsored by XXIV Karat Champagne — which will feature a special performance by Pirulo y la Tribu.

10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards
Bad Robot, 1666 Euclid St., Santa Monica
The Late Show successor Stephen Colbert will receive the Oscar Wilde Award at this event created by the nonprofit US-Ireland Alliance to recognize the contributions of Irish in film and TV. Also tapped for honors are Carrie Fisher and artist Colin Davidson. Abrams will present to Colbert, Stephen Fry to Fisher and Garrett Kelleher to Davidson. Irish singer-songwriters Gavin James and Megan O'Neill will perform.

2nd Annual Red Carpet Green Dress Pre-Oscar Celebration

Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Suzy Amis Cameron’s eco-fashion campaign will celebrate sustainable fashion with an annual fete complete with revelers including James Cameron, will.i.am, Kellan Lutz, Jason Lewis, Missi Pyle and Gina Rodriguez, who will wear a sustainable creation on Oscar night. Also in attendance? American Sniper star Jake McDorman who will wear the campaign's tuxedo.

Vanity Fair and Chrysler Toast Richard Linklater and Boyhood
Cecconi’s, 8764 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
The mag handpicked the director and his awards standout film for a special event, which benefits the Austin Film Society.

Canadians 2nd Annual Pre-Oscar Party
Four Seasons, 300 S. Doheny Dr., Los Angeles
Hosted by Eric McCormack, Hollywood stars from the land of the Mounties like Oscar-nominated Dean DeBlois, Norman Jewison, A.J. Cook, Rachel Lefevre, Anna Silk, Jason Priestley and Karine Vanasse will be on hand to toast Toronto Film Festival CEO Piers Handling as he receives a legacy award.
Canadian Consul General in Los Angeles James Villeneuve, Telefilm Canada's Carolle Brabant and  Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television topper Helga Stephenson are throwing the pre-Oscars Canadian talent bash.

Friday, Feb. 20

Women in Film Pre-Oscar Party
Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails, 8117 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
The organization always draws a healthy crowd of boldfaced names and industry vets. Oscar winner and WIF President Cathy Schulman and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (a performer at the 2015 Oscarcast) will host the event, sponsored by MaxMara, BMW, Tiffany & Co., M•A•C Cosmetics and Perrier-Jouët. 

The GREAT British Film Reception
The London Hotel, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood
British Consul General to Los Angeles Chris O’Connor OBE hosts the bash, which happens during a big year for Brits thanks to Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection
Milk Studios, 855 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles
The superstar designer brings his fashion show to L.A. for the first time, capitalizing on all the star power in town for Hollywood’s golden weekend. Expect to see lots of A-listers and plenty of reps from CAA, which reps Ford.

Secret Room Events Beauty Bar and Luxury Lounge
Private location, Los Angeles
Invite-only private gifting suite for talent and industry insiders. Highlights include: Trips to Anantara Thailand, Aria Hotel Budapest, Westglow Resort and Spa, Aitutaki Resort Cook Islands, Old Bahama Bay Grand Bahamas, Langham Place Manhattan and Windstar luxury cruises to Tahiti; luxury swim and resortwear from LeTarte, Elizabeth Jane and Paula Callejus, Murad skincare, Revita Lash lash and brow enhancer, Rusk haircare, Uzurri Swarovski encrusted sandals and Muller yogurt.

Treats! Magazine Issue 8 Launch Party at the Treats! Oscar Villa presented by OMNIA Nightclub
Private residence, Bel-Air
Fine art print and digital publication Treats! hosts a “Hollywood Issue” launch party featuring cover star
Lydia Hearst at a Treats! Oscar Villa pop-up (hosted through Sunday). Treats at the exclusive soiree include music by DJ Zen Freeman, dinner by Steven Fretz of Church Key and interactive elements including a “Heart of OMNIA” VIP lounge presented by OMNIA Nightclub Las Vegas, an Absolut Elyx bar and a groundbreaking virtual reality experience developed by Cinovus in which guests can experience elements of issue 8 in virtual reality.

Private residence, Beverly Hills
The agency hosts an A-list event to celebrate it’s standout crop of Oscar nominees.

Private residence, Beverly Hills
Chairman Jim Berkus opens the doors of his new home for an annual fete that is always a big draw as the weekend kicks off. Celebrity DJ Michelle Pesce, hot off her return from the official Grammys after party, returns to handle the turntables.

Vanity Fair D.J. Night with L’Oreal Paris
10AK, 9039 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Pitch woman Freida Pinto hosts the hip dance party that will feature a DJ set by Taryn Manning.

Private residence, Brentwood
The agency hosts a hot-ticket bash for the rep-set to fete clients, colleagues and friends.

Alfa Romeo Luncheon
Polsky residence, Beverly Hills
Vanity Fair
, Romeo, filmmaker Alan Polsky and restaurateur John Terzian host this luncheon, which will feature Alfa Romeo's 4C and benefit Girl Rising.

Saturday, Feb. 21

Motion Picture & Television Fund's The Night Before Party
Fox Lot, 10201 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Benefiting the MPTF, the A-list event — the biggest draw for the town’s top movie stars and major execs — is sponsored by Delta Air Lines, Dodge, L’Oreal, Relativity Media, Target and The Hollywood Reporter. The 2015 event moves to the lot following more than a decade at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The Weinstein Co.
Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills
Harvey and friends will gather for the company's annual night-before dinner party. Expect to see nominated director Morten Tyldum and his Imitation Game crew celebrating the film's eight nominations. Sponsors include DeLeón Tequila, FIJI Water, MAC Cosmetics, Heineken and Meiomi Wines.

Michael Sugar, Warren Zavala and Doug Wald’s annual party
Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Many of the town’s top industry insiders are expected to attend this Grey Goose-sponsored fete.

30th Annual Independent Spirit Awards
Santa Monica Beach, 2030 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica
Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell host the lively awards ceremony under a giant white tent on the beach. Expect to see presenters including Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Jared Leto, Kerry Washington and more. FIJI Water returns as one of the sponsors.

Giorgio Armani with Roberta Armani & Cate Blanchett
436 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
The invite only event offers a fabulous respite during a busy weekend — an intimate toast to the Oscars with Armani and Oscar winner Blanchett.


Sony Pictures Classics
The Supper Suite by STK, 755 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood
Michael Barker and Tom Bernard host a dinner party (sponsored by Ketel One and the new K900 KIA) for its healthy crop of nominees including Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Bennett Miller and the Whiplash crew at the ONE Group's STK as part of A-List Communication's Supper Suite culinary platform events.

Charles Finch and Chanel's 7th Annual Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner
Madeo, 8897 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles
This invite only affair promises to be an A-list extravaganza: Keira Knightley, James Righton, Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Jessica Chastain, January Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Lily Allen, Lily Collins and Chris Pine are all expected, among others. 

EcoLuxe Lounge "Salute to the Oscars" Party Presented by Choices Recovery 
Stardust Penthouse, Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
Cocktails, appetizers, a photo booth, dancing, screenings, gift bags and a DJ are promised at a chic evening bash at the hotel. During the day leading up to the party will be Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Lounge which will feature the following: a styling bar, organic spray tan and makeup touchups by OC Hair & Makeup, Glamping vacations to Glacier Park, Yellowstone & The Moab Desert from Under Canvas, a Repurpose Compostable cocktail bar and a Café Press gift bag.

Fifth Annual UCLA TFT Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel and Oscar Celebration
UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, 445 Charles E Young Drive East, Los Angeles
Current Academy Award nominees Mark Bridges (Inherent Vice), Milena Canonero (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Jacqueline Durran (Mr. Turner) and Anna B. Sheppard (Maleficent), as well as Ruth E. Carter (Selma), Kari Perkins (Boyhood) and Albert Wolsky (Birdman) are the featured panelists at the Swarovski-sponsored event.

Gold Meets Golden
Equinox Sports Club, 1835 Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles
Nicole Kidman, Matt Bomer, Laura Dern, Gina Rodriguez and Eddie Redmayne have RSVP’d for this annual event, which supports U.S. Olympic teams and athletes in celebration of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, held in L.A. July 25-Aug. 2.

Sunday, Feb. 22

The 87th Oscars and Governors Ball
Dolby Theatre, Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Following the last award of the night, 1,500 guests will make their way inside the official after party, which will feature more than 2,000 select images from the Academy’s photo archives with a nod to Old Hollywood. Wolfgang Puck (in partnership with Matt Bencivenga of Wolfgang Puck Catering) oversees the menu including spicy tuna tartare, chicken potpie, lobster “BLT” with bacon and potato latkes with smoked salmon. Classy beverages will be provided by Piper-Heidsieck and Sterling Wines.



Elton John AIDS Foundation Viewing Party
West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood
John and husband David Furnish host this starry bash, sponsored this year by Audi, Neuro Drinks, Wells Fargo, MAC Viva Glam and the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Patron hosts a Patron Tequila Lounge featuring specialty cocktails like the "Stay Gold," the "Trophy" and the "Good Life." Cheers!

The Envelope Please
The Abbey Food & Bar, 692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood
NCIS star Pauley Perrette returns to host the friendly affair alongside Abbey founder David Cooley.

Vanity Fair
9390 North Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills
The mag moves its annual Oscar night affair from Sunset Boulevard to a custom-designed space between the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and City Hall.

Fox Oscar party
Boa, 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
The studio celebrates its roster of talent from all of its divisions (including standout Fox Searchlight) thanks to nominations for Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wild, Gone Girl, Planet of the Apes, X-Men: Days of Future Past and How to Train Your Dragon 2. Expect to see Reese Witherspoon, Michael Keaton and DJ Pesce spinning some tunes. The Piper-Heidseick will be flowing.



Norby Walters 25th Annual Night of 100 Stars Viewing Gala
Beverly Hilton International Ballroom, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
The event, always a draw among veteran Hollywood stars, will toast the Walters family’s five Oscar nominations for Whiplash.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost + MyHabit with OK!TV Oscars Viewing Party
W Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
Neutrogena Ambassadors are expected to turn out along with actors at this viewing party billed as a “dolled-up lounge environment.”

Madonna and Guy Oseary’s Oscar party
Private residence, Beverly Hills
Oseary’s Coldwater Canyon home plays host to the hottest late-night party in town. After Vanity Fair, the boldfaced names pack it in at Madge’s annual shindig, famous for it’s no press, no photographers policy. Gucci returns as the chic sponsor.