Hollywood’s Pre-Oscar Parties Wednesday Feb 24, 2016
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Here’s where they will be hanging out on Feb 24th. Check back daily as we’ll be posting each day’s hottest parties and venues, now through Oscar Sunday Feb 28, 2016.
12 PM-6 PM: VANITY FAIR SOCIAL CLUB, DAILY THROUGH THROUGH FEB. 27th
PLATFORM, 8840 Washington Blvd., Culver City
Vanity Fair Social Club returns for a third straight year with a local destination outstanding programming, interactive opportunities, and a private Oscar Viewing Party for social media influencers, journalists and guests of Vanity Fair on Sunday. Featuring panels with Oscar nominees from movies including Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, Straight Outta Compton, as well as last year’s best supporting actress Oscar winner for Boyhood Patricia Arquette.
PLATFORM, Culver City
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG LUNCHEON
Private residence, Los Angeles
The fashion designer teams with Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures, to host the third annual luncheon to honor this year’s female Oscar nominees. The luncheon is set for von Furstenberg’s private Los Angeles residence, which last year welcomed co-host Hilary Swank and Anne Sweeney along with guests including Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Rosamund Pike, Patricia Arquette, Rita Ora and Laura Dern.
6 PM: 13TH ANNUAL GLOBAL GREEN USA’S ANNUAL PRE-OSCAR PARTY
Mr. C Hotel 1224 Beverwil Drive, Beverly Hills
The program will be emceed by journalist Soledad O’Brien and Stevie Wonder will give a special performance. Attendees include Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Quincy Jones, and Global Green Champion honorees Nereida Chavez, Olivia Gorcey, Emma Leyson, and Jazzmyn Stallworth.
Mr. C Hotel, Beverly Hills
7:30 PM: VANITY FAIR AND BARNEY’S NEW YORK PRIVATE DINNER TO CELEBRATE SPOTLIGHT AND FILMMAKER TOM MCCARTHY
Chateau Marmont Hotel – 8221 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
The magazine and high-end shopping destination partner for a private, intimate dinner to celebrate Open Road’s Spotlight and best director nominee Tom McCarthy. The event serves as a fundraiser for the non-profit investigative journalism group ProPublica.
Chateau Marmont Hotel, West Hollywood
OSCARS SISTERS SOIREE
The London Hotel West Hollywood, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood
Hosted by Alfre Woodard, the event toasts African American women and women of color and their accomplishments. Confirmed to attend are Aisha Tyler, Aja Naomi King, Anika Noni Rose, Beverly Todd, CCH Pounder, Chandra Wilson, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Gloria Reuben, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, LaTanya Richardson, Lorraine Toussaint, Loretta Devine, Margaret Avery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Octavia Spencer, Regina Taylor, Rosario Dawson, Viola Davis, Yolanda Ross and others.
The 7th annual party — taking place in the newly-minted Vivienne Westwood Penthouse — will serve up Tanqueray No. Ten Gin drinks like “French 75,” “Southside,” and “London Buck.”
RUSSELL SIMMONS’ ALL DEF MOVIE AWARDS
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Tony Rock is hosting this inaugural event — created by Simmons as “a fun, entertaining and hopefully thought provoking celebration of the uncelebrated” — where Will Smith will receive a lifetime achievement award and Norman Lear will be honored with the Vanguard Award for championing people of color.
This first-ever awards ceremony that will laud such prolific Black films as Beasts of No Nation, Straight Outta Compton, Creed, Concussion, Chi-raq and Dope.
Other award categories being handed out: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director as well as Best Bad Muh F**ka and other often overlooked categories, such as Best Helpful White Person and Best Black Survivor in a Movie.
TCL Chinese Theater, Hollwyood
MADISON & MULHOLLAND
RetroSpecs, 363 N. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills
Madison & Mulholland will be displaying an ultimate gift bag packed with more than $20,000 worth of gifts including a trip to Antigua, Pratesi Luxury Linens, Le Metier de Beaute, Travelon luggage and RetroSpecs.
The bag will be hand delivered to female nominees and presenters and will be up for auction on eBay to raise money for the Noreen Fraser Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of female cancers.
THE IRISH FILM BOARD AND IDA
Laurel Hardware – 7984 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood
Between “Room” and “Brooklyn”, Irish Hollywood is celebrating 7 Oscar nominations, the first time this group has thrown an Oscar week event.
Colin Farrell, Chris O’Dowd, Fionnula Flanagan and Anne Anderson host this Irish celebration that honors the country’s awards season standouts, including Saoirse Ronan, Michael Fassbender, Room director Lenny Abrahamson and Brooklyn director John Crowley.