Oscar celebrates the night before
corporate sponsors, the companies and the hundreds of individuals who provide such generous donations to the MPTF help make the Night Before one of the most successful fund-raisers each year in the industry,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, chairman of the MPTF Foundation, noting that the $6.5 million raised was the second-biggest total in its nine-year history. This year’s presenting sponsors were HP, Target, L’Oreal, Legendary Pictures, McDonalds, Relativity Media and AOL. The sold-out event was again held inside the hotel instead of poolside, as it was for the first six years. Click here for the complete Night Before photo gallery. Also on the list: MPTF biggies: Bob Beitcher, Ken Scherer Honchos: Rupert Murdoch, Tim Armstrong, Tom Bernard, Rob Friedman, Jim Gianopulos, Alan Horn, Robert Iger, Donna Langley, Leslie Moonves, Rich Ross, Stacey Snider, Harvey Weinstein Performers: Tim Allen, Annette Bening, Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Julie Bowen, Adrien Brody, Josh Brolin, Kate Capshaw, Chace Crawford, Kristin Davis, Viola Davis, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Aaron Eckhart, Chris Evans, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt, Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson, Samuel L. Jackson, Elton John, Joel McHale, Eva Mendes, Lea Michele, Helen Mirren, Matthew Morrison, Gary Oldham, Teresa Palmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Spade, Hailee Steinfeld, Eric Stonestreet, Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Mia Wasikowska Producers and execs: Ashok Amritraj, Mark Canton, Gary Gilbert, Anne Globe, Chris McGurk, Hawk Koch, John Palermo, Jamie Patricof, Joel Silver, Nancy Utley Directors and writers: Gil Cates, Lisa Cholodenko, Taylor Hackford, Michael Mann, Kenny Ortega, Adam Shankman, Aaron Sorkin Agents: Ari Emanuel, Richard Lovett, Chris Silbermann, Patrick Whitesell
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