Oscars: Ultimate Party Guide 2020

Oscar week has come early this year.

With the shortened awards season, the festivities kick off during the first days of February. Voting closed on Feb. 4, so now it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy some partying. From brunches, lunches and late-night dinner soirees, there’s plenty to do before the 92nd Academy Awards are handed out on Feb. 9 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

But the party doesn’t end when the winners are announced. There are plenty of post-Oscar parties to attend. Just make sure you’re on the list — no one wants to be seen getting rejected at the door.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Emily’s List Pre-Oscars Brunch
Annual panel about women in entertainment and politics includes Chelsea Handler, Eva Longoria and Amber Tamblyn.
Four Seasons Hotel, 300 Doheny Dr., Los Angeles
9-11 a.m.

COS Restore Collection Launch
Panel discussion about sustainability in fashion with Who What Wear editor-in-chief Kat Collings, The Renewal Workshop founder Nicole Bassett, influencer Jenny Ong and Nopor Stuart, global head of sustainability for COS.
COS Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
6-8 p.m.

2020 Makeup Artistry Dinner
Variety and Armani Beauty celebrate makeup artists Carolina Gonzalez, Melanie Inglessis, Kayleen McAdams, Molly R. Stern and Mai Quynh with presenters Chloe Moretz, Olivia Wilde, Maya Rudolph, Rachel McAdams and Alessandra Ambrosio.
Sunset Tower Restaurant Terrace, 8358 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
7-9:30 p.m.

Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling Opening Night
New photography and multimedia exhibit curated by Vanity Fair creative development editor David Friend and the magazine’s former director of photography Susan White. Expected guests: Charlize Theron, Bobby Berk, George Hamilton, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Jay Ellis, Ashley Greene, Bobby Berk, Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Zoe.
Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Oscar Week: Documentaries
Hosted by Academy documentary branch governors Kate Amend, Rory Kennedy and Roger Ross Williams. Presentation of clips from this year’s nominated films in the documentary short subject and documentary feature categories.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Diane von Furstenberg and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ Oscars Luncheon
Diane von Furstenberg, Ava DuVernay, Dawn Hudson and Tessa Thompson co-host the 6th annual event with nods to DVF’s InCharge movement and the Academy’s Women’s Initiative.
Private Residence
12 p.m.

Alfre Woodard’s Sistahs’ Soirée
Presented by Morgan Stanley, the 11th annual soirée honors Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”), Lashana Lynch (“No Time to Die”) and Taylor Russell (“Waves,” “Lost in Space”). Expected guests: Tiffany Haddish, Aisha Tyler, Aja Naomi King, Amandla Stenberg, Lorraine Toussaint, Lynn Whitfield and Yolonda Ross.
Absolut Elyx House, 2003 La Brea Terrace, Los Angeles
7-9 p.m.

Oscar Week: Shorts
Hosted by director Vicky Jenson. Screening of all 10 nominated shorts followed by discussions with their filmmakers.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
7 p.m.

Amandla Stenberg, Angela Bassett. Amandla Stenberg, left, and Angela Bassett attend the 12th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif12th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards, Beverly Hills, USA - 21 Feb 2019
CREDIT: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

Thursday, Feb. 6

Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon
Essence honors the cast of “Pose,” Niecy Nash, Lashana Lynch and “Queen & Slim” director Melina Matsoukas. Presented by Ford.
Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
11 a.m.

Universal Pictures, Focus Features and DreamWorks Animation Party
Celebrating “1917,” “Harriet” and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
Spago, 176 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills
8 p.m.

KALH Party
Celebrate the launch of Korean American Leaders in Hollywood
Korean Consulate General Residence
627 S. Rossmore Ave., Los Angeles
6:30 p.m.

Dolby Laboratories
Celebrating nominees in the sound editing, sound mixing and cinematography categories.
Saban Media Center, 5210 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood
7 p.m.

The Webster Opening Party
Luxury retailer founder and creative director Laure Heriard Dubreuil unveils new flagship; hosted by Dakota Fanning, Arianne Phillips and Tallulah Willis. Performances by Jacques Lesure and Kelsey Lu, myst by DJ Kitty Cash. Piper-Heidsieck champagne, Rémy Martin cocktails and bites by Petrossian. Expected guests: Demi Moore and Taylor Hill.
The Webster LA, 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles
7-10 p.m.

Oscar Wilde Awards
U.S.-Ireland Alliance honors Norman Lear, Jenn Murray and Tig Notaro; J.J. Abrams emcees, musical performance by The Rua. Expected guests: Martin Short, Chris O’Dowd, Jason O’Mara, Sarah Bolger, George Drakoulias, Roma Downey, Kerry Condon, Elsie Fisher, Nicola Coughlan, Zach Galifianakis and Oscar conductor Eimear Noone.
Bad Robot, 1221 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica
7:30-11 p.m.

Cadillac Oscar Party
Music by DJ Michelle Pesce.
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
8 p.m.

Red Carpet Green Dress Pre-Oscars Gala
Hosted by RCGD founder and OMD plant-based pioneer Suzy Amis Cameron and RCGD CEO Samata. Presenters include TENCEL Luxe, Absolut Elyx and Tesla. Expected guests: Kaitlyn Dever, Léa Seydoux, Danielle Macdonald, Lakeith Stanfield.
Private estate

Oscar Week: International Feature Film
Hosted by international feature film award executive committee co-chairs Larry Karaszewski and Diane Weyermann. Presentation of clips from this year’s nominees for best international feature film, followed by a panel discussion with the directors.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
7:30 p.m.

Hollywood Beauty Awards
Jennifer Lopez’s hairstylist Chris Appleton is this year’s ambassador. Morgan Fairchild receives the Timeless Beauty Award, also honoring Larry King with the Gentleman’s Award. Fragrance of the Year goes to Mugler Angel EDP Standing Star. Proceeds benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

Vanity Fair and Lancôme Toast Women in Hollywood
Hosted by Laura Dern and VF editor-in-chief Radhika Jones.
Soho House, 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood

MACRO Pre-Oscars Party
Hosted by Charles D. King and Stacey Walker King
Fig & Olive, 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Friday, Feb. 7

A Celebration for British Oscar Nominees
British Consul General Michael Howells kicks honors British nominees and celebrates UK and US excellence in film. Co-hosted by the British Film Commission, British Film Institute and BAFTA Los Angeles. Champagne by Hattingley Valley, Glenfiddich whisky and Black Cow Vodka cocktails along with non-alcoholic drinks crafted with Seedlip’s spirits and Fever-Tree mixers.
Private residence
4-7 p.m.

ICG Publicists Awards
Nominees for the Les Mason Award for Career Achievement in Publicity include unit publicists Gabriela Gutentag and Peter J. Silbermann, Stephen Huvane (Slate PR), Maureen O’Malley (Warner Bros.) and David Waldman (Paramount Pictures). Rachel Aberly (42West), Michelle Alt (Paramount Pictures), Kira Feola (Walt Disney Studios), Alex Kang (Walt Disney Studios) and unit publicist Carol McConnaughey vie for publicist of the year.
The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills

Baja East Fashion Show
Debut of the Fall 2020 collection.
Sunset at Edition, 1090 N. Doheny Dr.
2 p.m.

MTV Documentary Films
Celebrates “St. Louis Superman.”
Soho House, 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
5-8 p.m.

Women in Film Female Oscar Nominees Party
Hosted by WIF board president emerita Cathy Schulman and “Frozen 2” and “Uncut Gems” star Idina Menzel, the event recognizes all 63 women nominated this year for an Oscar. Presented by Max Mara, Stella Artois, Cadillac and Don Julio Tequila.
Sunset Room Hollywood, 1439 N. Ivar Ave., Los Angeles
6-9 p.m.

Tom Ford Fashion Show
The designer debuts his AW20 collection.
Milk Studios, 855 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
7 p.m.

San Vicente Bungalows, 845 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood

Sunset Tower Hotel, 8358 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
8 p.m.

Plant-based menu from Nic’s on Beverly and The Messy Table LA in honor of client Joaquin Phoenix.
Private residence, 7:30 p.m.

Lakeith Stanfield and Finn Wolfhard34th Film Independent Spirit Awards, Show, Los Angeles, USA - 23 Feb 2019
CREDIT: Chelsea Lauren/Variety/Shutterstock

Saturday, Feb. 8

Film Independent Spirit Awards
Aubrey Plaza hosts; A24’s “The Lighthouse” and “Uncut Gems” lead the nominations with five each. “Uncut Gems,” Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life,” Chinonye Chukwu’s “Clemency,” Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” and Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” are up for best feature.
Santa Monica Beach, 2 p.m.

Oscar Week: Animated Features
Hosted by last year’s animated feature film Oscar winners Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Program features clips from this year’s best animated feature film nominees along with an onstage discussion with the filmmakers.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
10 a.m.

Oscar Week: Makeup and Hairstyling Symposium
Hosted by Academy makeup artists and hairstylists branch governors Kathryn L. Blondell, Lois Burwell and Howard Berger. Includes a screening of the “bake-off” reels that Academy branch members viewed before voting on nominated films, followed by panel discussion with nominees.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
3 p.m.

IFC Films Celebrates the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards and the 20th Anniversary of IFC Films
In partnership with Tullamore D.E.W.
Guest include Zazie Beetz, Jon M. Chu, Alma Har’el, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Noah Jupe, Nick Kroll, Wnedell Pierce, Mary Kay Place, Keegan-Michael Key, Lorene Scafaria, Octavia Spencer, Taika Waititi, Olivia WIlde and Alfre Woodard.
The Bungalow at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica
4-7 p.m.

Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-Oscar Dinner
The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills
7:30 p.m.

It’s Just Us Productions Party
Jim Rygiel and Stephen Castor host the fourth annual event to celebrate nominees and Hollywood’s partnership with China.
Private residence
8 p.m.

MPTF Night Before Fundraiser
Hosts for the 18th annual event include Antonio Banderas, Laura Dern, Cynthia Erivo, Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lopez.
Fox Studios, 10201 West Pico Blvd., Century City
8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Elton John AIDS Foundation Viewing Party
The Oscar-nominated Rocket Man and husband David Furnish host along with “Queer Eye” stars Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Karamo and Bobby Berk. Performance by Sam Fender. Sponsors include IMDb and Neuro Drinks as well as Cadillac, M&M’S Chocolate Candies, Gilead Sciences and MAC Viva Glam.
West Hollywood Park
3:30 p.m.

“Parasite” Viewing and After Party
Celebrates the Neon film’s multiple nominations. Korean-inspired menu and cocktails along with karaoke.
Soho House, 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
4 p.m.

Entertainment Studios Oscar Gala
Byron Allen’s fourth annual viewing party and after party. Hosted by Jamie Foxx with a performance by Maroon 5. Benefits Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
5 p.m.

Children Uniting Nations & Daphna Ziman’s 21st Annual Viewing Party and After Party
Presented by Cinemoi. Musical guests include Paul Oakenfold, Paulina Aguirre and Dennis Quaid and the Sharks.
Harry Warner Estate, Beverly Hills
3 p.m.

Mercedes-BENZ USA Viewing Party
Four Seasons Hotel, 300 Doheny Dr., Los Angeles
4-10 p.m.

Netflix Viewing Party
San Vicente Bungalows
845 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood

Burbank International Film Festival Viewing Party
Expected guests: Patty McCormack, Jeff Rector, Lotte Verbeek, Tim Russ and more.
Castle Studios, 154 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank

Roger Neal & Maryanne Lai Viewing Party and After Party
Fifth annual gala honors Nancy O’Dell, Mamie Van Doren, Obba Babatunde, Andy Madadian, Joel Diamond, Lee Meriwether, Terry Moore and Donelle Dadigan. Evening benefits the Jose Iturbi Foundation. Performance by Rick James tribute band RJ2.
Hollywood Museum, 1600 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood

Governor’s Ball
The Academy’s official after-party, where Oscar winners get their statuettes engraved. Menu, which is 70% plant-based, by Wolfgang Puck, flowers by Mark’s Garden, Piper-Heidsieck champagne, Don Julio cocktails and wine from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery.
The Ray Dolby Ballroom, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Immediately following the Oscars telecast

Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Dinner and viewing followed by the night’s biggest and starriest after party.
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills

Madonna and Guy Oseary’s After Party
The 13th annual late-night bash will be, as it always has been, super VIP.
Private residence

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