Haute Events: The Top 10 Most Notorious Oscar Parties Are Hosted By…

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It’s that time of year again and we have a busy next few days leading up to Oscars! We thought it apt to take pay a little homage to all the best Oscar parties thrown every season…

1. Vanity Fair
The magazine hosts an annual Oscar Viewing & After party on Sunday – historically at the old Morton’s (now Cecconi’s) and has been at Jeff Klien’s hotel The Sunset Towers for the last 3 years. You can read inside coverage from last year here.

2. Bryan Lourd
CAA’s Bryan Lourd hosts an annual Oscar party chez lui.

3. Ari Emanuel
The head of William Morris Endeavor goes head to head with CAA’s Bryan Lourd the Friday before the Oscars with his Oscar party now in it’s 2nd year. The battle of CAA vs. WME is always a Truffle must.

4. Brett Ratner, Madonna, and Demi Moore
Madonna and Demi Moore have been throwing the coolest Oscar after party EVER at Brett’s house a couple years in a row now … Prince usually performs; and obviously Ashton performs too. ;)

5. Dani Janssen
Dani Janssen’s Oscar after party on Sunday, so the story goes, gets a full celeb turn out and each person gets a personalized doggie bag of Dani’s infamous cooking to take with them for rest of the night ahead of party hopping.

6. Jeffrey Katzenberg
DreamWorks CEO hosts the Annual “Night Before” Party held at the hotel pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel which benefits the Motion Picture and Television Fund where Jeffrey is the Chairman. (Jeff also throws an Emmys equivalent called “The Evening Before” which was held outside CAA in Century this past Emmys).

6. Nic Beggruen
Nic the Billionaire hosts an annual pre Oscar party at the Chateau each year with the usual L.A. suspects who go out and international travelers. Usually Nadine Johnson is on riff raff patrol.

7. Patrick Whitesell
WME’s Patrick Whitesell use to throw his party with Brent Bolthouse in that round house up up up up on Fairfax…it was known as the “Vanity Fair after party” … in addition to Patrick’s and Ari’s parties this year, WME is also hosting a soiree at a certain Bungalow 1 that sounds rather special.

8. Elton John & David Furnish
The most famous Oscar party is a fun viewing party if you are not nominated but still want to be in the element. It is at the Pacific Design Center ever year and benefits his charity–the Elton John Foundation.

9. Norby Walters
The man behind the Annual Night of 100 Stars at the Beverly Hills Hotel–if you are not at the Oscars, at Elton John’s viewing party, or your name is Steven Spielberg, you are here.

10. Harvey Weinstein
Annual party at Soho house on Oscar eve – this year he is also having a special dinner with Dior during the week.

This post was written by The Daily Truffle blog in Beverly Hills. If you are looking for the REAL “Beverly Hills 90210″ or a west coast Gossip Girl – this is the blog to read. The entire blog is written by native Angelenos on the Hollywood party circuit. Photos of celebrity event invitations and gift bags from the parties are a highlight.

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