It’s not the Oscars, but it certainly looks like it. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is holding its opening gala tonight, Sept. 25, with a guest list that includes Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt, Regina King, Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman, Cher, Queen Latifah, Angela Bassett, Kate Hudson, Spike Lee, Patty Jenkins, Tiffany Haddish and so many more.
The evening, co-chaired by Ava DuVernay, Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum, is honoring Sophia Loren and filmmaker Haile Gerima. Tom Hanks, Annette Bening and Bob Iger are also being recognized for their fundraising efforts for the museum.
Designed by world renowned architect Renzo Piano, the museum is located on the LACMA campus on Wilshire and Fairfax and opens to the public on Sept. 30. At a press preview just days before the gala, museum director and president Bill Kramer said he was hopeful that the 300,000-square-foot complex would become “an instant landmark … a must-see destination for residents and visitors alike.”
Check out the photos below of all the stars and entertainment industry heavyweights on the red carpet at the opening night gala.