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Tuesday, February 23
5:30PM: 18th Annual Costume Designer Guild Awards
Location: Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills
Details: Lauding the nominees across TV and film including but not limited to Beasts of No Nation, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Cinderella, Joy, The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road and more. Honorees include Cate Blanchett, Quentin Tarantino, Ellen Mirojnick and Edwina Pellinka.
8PM: Vanity Fair + Fiat Young Hollywood Celebration
Location: Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Details: Krista Smith and Olivia Munn host an invite-only toast to young Hollywood talent, presented by Fiat, benefiting the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
Wednesday, February 24
Diane von Furstenberg & Donna Langley Host 3rd Annual Luncheon Honoring Female Nominees
Location: von Furstenberg’s private Los Angeles residence
Details: Last year’s luncheon was hosted by von Furstenberg, Hilary Swank and Anne Sweeney, and was attended by guests including Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Rosamund Pike, Patricia Arquette, Rita Ora and Laura Dern, among others.
12PM-6PM: Vanity Fair Social Club, Daily through Saturday, Feb. 27
Location: PLATFORM, Culver City
Details: Vanity Fair Social Club returns for a third straight year with outstanding programming, interactive opportunities, and a private Oscar Viewing Party for social media influencers 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.
6PM: 13th Annual Global Green USA’s annual pre-Oscar party
Location: Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel, 1224 Beverwil Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90035
Details: 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, Jazzmyn Stallworth. Pictured last year’s performer Common.
7:30PM: Vanity Fair and Barney’s New York Private Dinner to celebrate Spotlight and filmmaker Tom McCarthy
Location: Chateau Marmont
Details: Vanity Fair, Barney’s New York and Open Road Films host an intimate dinner at the Chateau Marmont celebrating Spotlight and director and co-writer Tom McCarthy to benefit ProPublica.
8PM: Russell Simmons’ All Def Movie Awards
Location: TCL Chinese 6 Theaters
Details: All Def Digital is hosting the 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. Tony Rock is emceeing. Simmons is the founder and chairman of All Def Digital.
Thursday, February 25
10AM: Vanity Fair, Lancôme and Clarisonic Makeup Artist Spa Day
Location: Ciel Spa at the SLS Hotel
Details: Lancôme, Clarisonic and Vanity Fair Beauty Director SunHee Grinnell host an invite-only intimate afternoon in celebration of the industry’s top makeup artists before the biggest awards show of the season. The event will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
6PM: Swarovski Celebrates Oscar-Nominated Costume Designers
Details: Top Costume Designers including Sandy Powell (Cinderella) Lyn Paolo (Scandal), Daniel Orlandi (Saving Mr. Banks), Arianne Phillips (Madonna’s Rebel Hear Tour) are the highlight of this Swarovski event. Various pieces from these projects and films will be on display.
6:30PM: The 11th annual Oscar Wilde Awards
Location: Bad Robot HQ, 1221 Olympic Blvd. Santa Monica, CA
Details: The nonprofit U.S.-Ireland Alliance is behind this kudo event which chiefly recognizes contributions of the Irish in film and on television. This year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens leading lady Daisy Ridley is being lauded along with The Late Late Show host James Corden, Penny Dreadful actress Sarah Greene and Northern Ireland rockers Snow Patrol. J.J. Abrams traditionally emcees the event.
4PM: 3rd Annual An Evening With Canada’s Stars
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 300 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills
Details: Telefilm Canada, the Consulate General of Canada and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television co-host this event lauding Canadian talent and Oscar nominees. Of the Oscar nominated talent expected to attend (including Non-Canadians): Finola Dwyer (producer, Brooklyn), David Gross (producer, Room), Nick Hornby (screenwriter, Brooklyn), Amanda Posey (producer, Brooklyn), Colm Toibin (writer, Brooklyn) among many others. Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara are receiving the Legacy Award honor.
A24’s pre-Oscar party
Location: Sunset Tower Hotel, 8358 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Details: Distributor will celebrate their nominees from Amy, Ex Machina and Room.
7:30PM: OK! Magazine’s Pre-Oscar party
Location:Beso, 6350 Hollywood Blvd.
Details: Guest DJ performance by Brody Jenner, musical performance by Sonacay. Event is in support of the Global Gift Foundation.
8PM: Cadillac’s Pre-Oscar Celebration
Location: Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd.
Details: Cadillac,. a sponsor of the 88th Oscars, will host its first-annual cocktail party in celebration of the Academy Awards with music by DJ Michelle Pesce. Select guests will be chauffeured to the event in the all-new 2016 Cadillac CT6, the brand’s full-size luxury sedan debuting this March.
8PM: Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Lounge and their “Salute to the Oscars!”
Location: The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Stardust Penthouse
Details: Cocktail reception for Shriners Hospitals for Children Los Angeles with signature cocktails, FETE TODAY wine tasting, farm-to-table passed appetiziers, DJ Mike Shay, photo booth and Blackjack.
Friday, February 26
11AM: 53rd ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon
Location: Beverly Hilton, International Ballroom, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills
Details: Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg will receive the Motion Picture Showmanship Award, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf the Television Showmanship Award and a Special Award of Merit will be presented to lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman. And Deadline co-editor-in-chief Mike Fleming Jr. has been nominated for the fifth time in the Press Awards category.
5PM: Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne & British Consul General Chris O’Connor co-host “The Film Is GREAT” Reception
Location: Fig & Olive
Details: The event will honor the UK’s creative accomplishments in film. The evening will be emceed by James Corden, with music from Jamie Cullum and a special menu will be prepared by award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay.
5:30PM: 9th Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party
Location: Hyde Sunset
Details: Cathy Schulman hosts this event which honors all 51 women, in front of and behind the camera, who have been nominated for an Oscar this year.
8PM: United Talent Agency Oscar pre-party
Location: Home of UTA chairman Jim Berkus
Details: A gathering of clients, agency’s nominated clients and industry friends.
Time TBD: CAA Pre-Oscar party
Location: Private residence
Time TBD: ICM Partners Oscar Party
Location: Chateau Marmont
Time TBD: WME Pre-Oscar party
Location: Private residence
9PM: Vanity Fair + L’Oréal Paris D.J. Night
Location: Palihouse, 8465 Holloway Dr, West Hollywood, CA
Details: Vanity Fair and L’Oréal Paris along with Hailee Steinfeld host an invite-only evening of music and cocktails, with a DJ set by Taryn Manning. The evening will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Saturday, February 27
10:30AM: DreamWorks Animation: A Special Brunch Celebration
Location: BOA, 9200 Sunset Boulevard
Details: Honoring this year’s Animation and Visual Effects Academy Award nominees.
1:30PM: 31st Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards
Location: Tent on the Santa Monica Beach
Details: Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani host
2PM: 6th Annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel
Location: UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall
Details: Presented by Swarovski and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Panelists include 2016 Oscar nominees Jenny Beavan (Mad Max: Fury Road), Paco Delgado (The Danish Girl), Sandy Powell (Carol, Cinderella) and Jacqueline West (The Revenant).
3PM-5PM: The Society of Composers and Lyricists Champagne reception
Location: La Boheme, 8400 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood
Details: Event in association with the Academy’s music branch, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC celebrates this year’s Oscar music nominees.
Motion Picture Television Fund’s 14th Annual Night Before The Oscars
Location: Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Details: Fundraiser to support MPTF in providing social services, financial assistance, a renowned retirement community and innovative programs for seniors and those who care for them. A star-studded host committee, Oscar nominees, and presenters in attendance.
7PM: Pre-Oscar Hungarians in Hollywood Gala Celebrate Son of Saul
Location: The Peninsula Hotel, Verandah Room, 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills
Details: Bunyik Enterprises, Inc., Susan Pekarovics, MD, and Attila Béres PhD, PE and the Hungarian Film Fund celebrate Laszlo Nemes’ Sony Pictures Classics title.
Sunday, February 28
3:30PM: Doug Benson Watches The Oscars At Cinefamily
Location: Cinefamily, 611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Details: Before the show, Hollywood’s favorite comedic stoner will be taping a new episode of the “Dining With Doug And Karen” podcast — hosted by Benson and Karen Anderson. This event is indeed a potluck; things like bags of chips and drinks are not encouraged — please bring a dish, and impress Doug & Karen with your culinary chops as they sample everyone’s creations live on the podcast.
4PM: The 88th Oscars and Governors Ball
Location: Dolby Theatre, Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland
4PM/7PM EST: Oscar Night New York
Location: The Rainbow Room @65th floor at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC.
Details: AMPAS’ viewing party with an inspired menu by Executive Chef Robert Aikens and Executive Sous Chef Mathew Woolf.
Oscar Night London
Location: Soho’s Ham Yard Hotel
Details: Supported by Swarovski, guests will enjoy a midnight feast, complete with espresso martinis, and will watch the Oscars telecast streamed live on the big screen, from red carpet arrivals through the announcement of the Best Picture award.
4PM: 20th Century Fox Oscar party
Location: Hollywood Athletic Club, 6525 Sunset Blvd
Details: Viewing party at the onset and continues well after the show is over. If The Revenant walks away with best picture, best director and best actor, well, then there’s no other place to be than here.
Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Location:Entrance at the Annenberg Center, Beverly Hills
4PM: The Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 24th annual Oscar Viewing Party
Location: West Hollywood Park
Details: Following dinner and an exciting live auction, Elton and his band will perform various selections, including songs from Elton’s new album Wonderful Crazy Night, co-produced by Elton and T-Bone Burnett with lyrics by Bernie Taupin. For a fourth consecutive year, award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay will prepare the sumptuous dinner for party guests to enjoy while watching a live telecast of the 88th Academy Awards. DJ Johnny Dynell also returns to spin tunes for guests to dance the night away. The event raises funds to help people at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS.
Vanity Fair Party
Location: A custom-designed space that connects the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills.
Details: Hollywood’s creme de la creme party on.
3:30PM – 26th Annual Night of 100 Stars
Location: Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills
Details: Viewing party with Academy voters attending. Norby Walters, veteran music agent/producer, reprises his role as dinner chairman. Event’s EP is clothing designer/manufacturer Peter Nygard, Founder and Chairman of Nygard International. Tickets are $1,000 a seat.