Oh, what a glorious week it was in Hollywood. Sensible Socialite was on the scene in beautiful Los Angeles for the hottest happenings during Oscar Week.
Things started off with a bang with Cadillac hosting their annual cocktail bash at Chateau Marmont. The grand soiree was the place to be seen for nominees, artists and trendsetters. The exclusive event hosted the industry’s top insiders in addition to Oscar nominees Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Bryan Fogel (Icarus), Benj Pasek (The Greatest Showman) and Katja Benrath (Watu Wote: All of Us), along with Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Joel McHale, Dan Stevens, Elizabeth Perkins, Angela Basset, Aisha Tyler, Kathryn Hahn, Missi Pyle, Will Arnett, Mamie Gummer and more.
Also on site Gersh hosted their pre-Oscars bash drawing a star-studded crowd including Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, Brad Pitt, Elizabeth Olsen, Leslie Bibb, among many other nominees and Hollywood notables. I, Tonya‘s Robbie and Janney were in great spirits, celebrating the film’s nominations and toasting over flowing glasses of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque champagne. Olsen mingled throughout the event, also spotted with champagne in hand as guests celebrated this year’s Oscar nominations late into the night.
The scene was not just hot at night on the red carpets. There was also several shinning moments during the day all over town. British Consul General Michael Howells’ Film is Great Reception was a great success with U.K.-born nominees in 17 of the 24 Oscar categories and representation in five of the top races being celebrated including Best Picture (“The Darkest Hour,” “The Phantom Thread,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Best Actress (Sally Hawkins), Supporting Actress (Lesley Manvill), Best Actor (Daniel Kaluuya, Daniel Day Lewis, Gary Oldman), and Director (Christopher Nolan).
The 11th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Party took place at the newly redesigned Crustacean Beverly Hills. The evening, hosted by Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone and Oscar-winning producer and WIF President Cathy Schulman, honored all the women, in front of and behind the camera, who have been nominated for an Academy Award this year. Surprise guest was the legendary tennis player, Billie Jean King, whom Emma portrayed in Battle of the Sexes. Attendees included nominees Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig, Mary J. Blige, Rachel Morrison, Emily V. Gordon, and more. Additional guests included Elizabeth Banks, Kate Beckinsale, Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis, Lea Michele, Julianne Hough, Jamie Dornan & Amelia Warner, Bradley Whitford & Amy Landecker, and Heather Graham, among others.
On Oscar night it was also time to shine for fashion. Lucky attendees on the red carpet were styled by Devon Nuszer. Others sparkled in Aniise Liquid Lips by MJ and their grandmother’s vintage from the 1940s. Viewing parties took place all over town from Elton John’s annual bash to the inaugural fashionista party hosted by Nordstrom Local and catered by STK.
Vanity Fair and Nespresso celebrated the Academy Awards with a private viewing party at the Nespresso Beverly Hills Boutique. Guests enjoyed the Ultimate Coffee Experience at the Boutique, with custom Nespresso cocktails, delicious food and plenty of quality coffee, while watching the awards ceremony. And, all over town too guests were enjoying parties featuring cocktails, Peroni and bubbly upon bubbly.
After the winners were announced all over town guests enjoyed glorious after-parties. From the Dolby Theatre’s Governor’s Ball to the hippest spots on Sunset Boulevard there was a magical energy in the air. Dunkirk celebrated their big night in style at Sunset Tower. Treats! held their annual bash at a private mansion in the hills with Elyx Vodka. The party went on til the sun came up. Some stayed for breakfast while certain other socialites ran to LAX for crack of dawn flights back to the Big Apple.
Here is to a beautiful Oscar weekend and cheers to all the golden winners:
The Shape of WaterBEST ACTRESS
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriBEST ACTOR
Gary Oldman, Darkest HourBEST DIRECTOR
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of WaterBEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Allison Janney, I, TonyaBEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriBEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Jordan Peele, Get OutBEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
James Ivory, Call Me By Your NameBEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of WaterBEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
CocoBEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A Fantastic WomanBEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
The Silent Child
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roger A. Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Shape of Water