The Best and Brightest 2015 Pre-Oscar Parties

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GIORGIO ARMANI’S PRE-OSCAR PARTY

Matt Bomer and Chris Pine attended Giorgio Armani's pre-Oscar party
Matt Bomer and Chris Pine attended Giorgio Armani’s pre-Oscar party

Photo Credit: Giorgio Armani

Roberta Armani joined forces tonight with long-time friend and Academy Award© winning actress Cate Blanchett to host an intimate celebration on the occasion of the 87th Annual Academy Awards©. The event took place on the private terrace overlooking the city, at the Giorgio Armani boutique in Beverly Hills. Blanchett is currently the face of ‘Si’, one of Giorgio Armani’s signature fragrances. Guests included Faith Hill, Maria Shriver, Camilla Belle, Chris Pine, Armie Hammer, Tim McGraw, Matt Bomer, Scott Eastwood, Nastassja Kinski, Dana Brunetti, Diane Warren, Matthew Modine, Rachel Zoe, Bobby Shriver, Mira Sorvino, Olga Fonda, Teddy Sears, Vanessa Getty, Phoebe Tonkin, Marjorie Gubelmann, Irena and Mike Medavoy and Jim Gianopulos.

WOMEN IN FILM’S PRE-OSCAR SOIREE

Michelle Monaghan and Jennifer Hudson at WIFs pre-Oscar soiree
Michelle Monaghan and Jennifer Hudson at WIFs pre-Oscar soiree

Photo Credit: Getty Images for WIF & Perrier Jouet

Influential Hollywood females stepped out on Friday night to attend the Eighth Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party at Hyde Sunset Kitcnen + Cocktails on Friday night. Guests included Meryl Streep, Rosamund Pike, Lake Bell, Laura Dern and Michelle Monaghan all who toasted with a glass of Perrier-Jouët to the successes of women in film. The event was presented by M·A·C Cosmetics and Perrier-Jouët and hosted by Women In Film, LA President, Cathy Schulman, and Academy Award-winning actress and recording artist Jennifer Hudson.

THE 30TH FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

Kerry Washington at the Independent Spirit Awards
Kerry Washington at the Independent Spirit Awards

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Lincoln Motor Company

Kristen Bell and Fred Armisen hosted the beachy Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica the day before the Oscars. Big winners at the ceremony included Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons, Patricia Arquette and Michael Keaton. The Lincoln Motor Company was onsite to celebrate the beauty and balance of independent filmmaking with filmmakers and the 2015 MKZ Hybrid. Lincoln underscores the idea that luxury car buyers need not compromise style and substance to be environmentally responsible. Lincoln will also make a donation to Project Involve, Film Independent’s signature diversity program to cultivate the careers of filmmakers.

BARNEY’S NEW YORK HOSTS OXFAM DINNER

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski at the Oxfam pre-Oscar party
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski at the Oxfam pre-Oscar party

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Vanity Fair

Barneys New York, along with Rooney Mara, hosted a private dinner at Chateau Marmont to benefit OXFAM, an international confederation of organizations working together to combat worldwide poverty and injustices around the globe. Guests were gifted MICA (“My Intelligent Communication Accessory”), a feminine communications accessory designed by Opening Ceremony and engineered by Intel. Host Rooney Mara and special guests Patricia Arquette, Emily Blunt, Lee Daniels, Kristin Davis, Mitch Glazer, Poppy Jamie, John Krasinski, Brit Marling, Moby, Elizabeth Olsen, Suki Waterhouse and more attended the event.

GLOBAL GREEN’S PRE-OSCAR PARTY

Common performs at the Global Green pre-Oscar party
Common performs at the Global Green pre-Oscar party

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Global Green

Global Green USA’s 12th Annual Pre-Oscar Party kicked off Oscar Week with a headlining performance by 2015 Oscar nominee Common, as Hollywood’s elite gathered to celebrate this zero-waste event at the Avalon Hollywood. Notable attendees included Maggie Grace, Alyssa Reiner, Ashley Greene and Missi Pyle. 

THE GREAT BRITISH FILM RECEPTION

Sir Patrick Stewart attends the Great British Film Reception
Sir Patrick Stewart attends the Great British Film Reception

Photo Credit: Getty Images/GREAT British Film Reception’

Brits were well represented at this year’s Oscars with 40 nominations across 20 categories, and as such, needed an Oscar celebration of their own. Thus, The Great British Film Reception took place at, appropriately, The London West Hollywood on Feb. 20. Event sponsors  included Aston Martin, Virgin Atlantic and Delta: guests were able to take a close look at Aston Martin’s 2015 Vanquish Coupe (decked out in the Union Jack) and they got a sneak peek at the Virgin Atlantic LAX Clubhouse that will be unveiled shortly. Hosts British Consul General Chris O’Connor and Deputy Head of Mission to the USA Patrick Davies were joined by the likes of Nigel Lythgoe, Sir Patrick Stewart, Carmen Ejogo, Jacqueline Bisset and Tom Cullen, all of whom dined on British delicacies including Beef Wellington, Scottish Eggs, Shepherd’s Pie, Fish & Chips and English Toffee pudding.  Drinks were courtesy of Hendrick’s Gin and Balvenie Scotch Whisky.

KARI FEINSTEIN’S PRE-OSCAR SUITE

Aaron Paul attends the Kari Feinstein Oscar gifting suite
Aaron Paul attends the Kari Feinstein Oscar gifting suite

Photo Credit: Wireimage

Celebs popped by Kari Feinstein’s Pre-Academy Awards Style Lounge presented by Kameco at the Andaz Hollywood for an awards season reprieve. Attendees included Aaron Paul, Miles Teller, Cody Simpson, Christina Milian, Brandi Cyrus, Acacia Brinley, Alexis Knapp, Rick Fox and Alicia Witt, all of whom picked up items from Painted Woman by Kameco, The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas, Innergie, Ultimate Ears, Chariot Luggage, OtterBox, Jolie MD and Jamba Juice.

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