Go Behind The Velvet Rope At Elton John’s Dazzling Oscar Viewing Party

Sir Elton John and Diana Ross attend the 27th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party sponsored by Cadillac in West Hollywood, California.

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Elton John once again returned to Hollywood Park to host his 27th annual Cadillac-presented Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party alongside partner David Furnish, raising over $6.3 million for the global effort to end AIDS.

Tiffany Haddish

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The Foundation welcomed a slew of celebrity guests, including: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mädchen Amick, Patricia Arquette, Alina Baikova, Jamie Bell, Thora Birch, Chad Buchanan, Candace Bushnell, Charlie Carver, Kristin Chenoweth, Erika Christensen, Chris Colfer, Chace Crawford, Terry Crews, Kaitlyn Dever, Taron Egerton, Dexter Fletcher, Peter Fonda, Isabeli Fontana, Georgia Fowler, Bryan Fuller, Toni Garrn, Willie Garson, Jeff Gum, Tiffany Haddish, Harry Hamlin, Marcia Gay Harden, Colton Haynes, Paris Hilton, Emile Hirsch, Scott Hoffman, Madison Iseman, Alex Israel, Paris Jackson, Lauren Jauregui, Brody Jenner, Kaitlyn Carter Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, Quincy Jones, Lala Kent, Gus Kenworthy, The Killers, Ilana Kloss, Heidi Klum, Amy Landecker, Diane Lane, Sandra Lee, Damaris Lewis, Leona Lewis and Judith Light.

Sir Elton John and Brandon Flowers of The Killers perform onstage

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Additional attendees included Adriana Lima, Lorna Luft, Kate Mara, Eric McCormack, Neal McDonough, Miles McMillan, Jesse Metcalfe, Janet Mock, Luisa Moraes, Stephen Moyer, Petra Němcová, Kathryn Newton, Jasper Pääkkönen, Anna Paquin, Busy Philipps, Corinne Bailey Rae, Nikki Reed, Christina Ricci, Lais Ribeiro, Kieron Richardson, Lisa Rinna, Diana Ross, Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson, Jasmine Sanders, Cara Santana, Nico Santos, Nicole Scherzinger, Jane Seymour, Shanina Shaik, Maria Sharapova, Sophie Skelton, Josephine Skriver, Ian Somerhalder, Cole Sprouse, Lakeith Stanfield, Lewis Tan, Bernie Taupin, Ty Dolla $ign, Lindsey Vonn, Shane West, Matt Wilkas, Rumer Willis, Mary Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Katheryn Winnick, Bellamy Young, Billy Zane, DJ Zedd, among others.

Maria Sharapova

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Guests arrived at the Academy Awards Viewing Party via Cadillac CT6 sedans and Escalades for cocktails, followed by a gala dinner and viewing of the 91st Academy Awards telecast.

Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin

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For the 15th year, Chef Wayne Elias and Crumble Catering designed and prepared the delicious gala dinner enjoyed by guests.

Patricia Arquette and Diane Lane

For the first time, IMDb broadcasted its annual IMDb LIVE streaming companion show from the event, co-hosted by Aisha Tyler and Dave Karger, offering viewers four hours of celebrity studded conversation and unique, entertaining and informative coverage of Hollywood’s biggest night.

Adriana Lima

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During the auction lot for “ROCKETMAN,”ban epic musical fantasy about the incredible biographical story of Sir Elton’s life, Alexander Gilkes of Paddle 8 welcomed to the stage actor Taron Egerton, star of the upcoming motion picture film.

Judith Light, Caitlyn Jenner, and Sophia Hutchins

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Following a short preview of the trailer and a round of bidding on a trip to London premier of the film, the audience was taken by surprise when Gilkes asked Taron to sing one of Elton John’s songs.

Diana Ross, Quincy Jones, and Mary Wilson

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Only agreeing to the performance if Elton played the piano, guests were brought to their feet as they watched Elton John take his position on the keys while Taron belted out the lyrics to one of his most beloved ballads, “Tiny Dancer.”

Sir Elton John and Taron Egerton perform onstage

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The auction also featured a Yahama piano signed and played by Sir Elton John at the Lion King 20th anniversary concert, studio sessions for the “Devil Wears Prada” Musical in Las Vegas and Toronto, as well as at this year’s Academy Awards Viewing Party.

David Furnish and Sir Elton John

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Additional auction items included the silkscreen print with faceted Lightness of Being (Her Majesty) 2013 by Chris Levine, a Catherine Opie Photograph with a tour of the private Elizabeth Taylor Archive, a neon artwork by Tracey Emin, “The Heart Has Its Reasons,” a week-long vacation to JOALI Resort in the Maldives, and invitations for two to the Vanity Fair after party.

Kate Mara and Jamie Bell

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The evening ended with a long, amazing set by The Killers, who were joined onstage by Sir Elton to perform his hit song, “Daniel.”

Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin

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The lucky winners who correctly guessed the most Oscar winners received two round-trip business class tickets on American Airlines and a Chopard watch.

Tom Kaulitz and Heidi Klum

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