“Bohemian Rhapsody” led the 91st Academy Awards, taking home four awards in the actor, film editing, sound mixing, and sound editing categories. Close behind with three wins each were “Roma,” “Black Panther,” and “Green Book,” which won best picture. In addition to a foreign language film nod, “Roma” also took home directing and cinematography Oscars for Alfonso Cuaron, while “Black Panther” surprised with wins in production design, costume design, and original score.
On the acting side, Olivia Colman won for actress, and “Bohemian Rhapsody” star Rami Malek won for actor. The Oscars also featured musical performances by Queen and Adam Lambert, as well as Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, and Bette Midler.
The Oscars weekend was filled with much anticipation and excitement. Check out our roundup of the hottest people, places and parties during this red carpet weekend!
By: Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY
Mercedes-Benz USA Annual Oscars Viewing Party
Mercedes-Benz hosted their Annual Awards Viewing Party where select talent and industry insiders along with other invited guests enjoyed a live broadcast of the show within an elegant and comfortable environment at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. At the event, guests including Estelle, Kelly Rowland, Tracee Ellis Ross, and more enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
Photo Credit: Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz USA
MPTF’s 17th Annual ‘Night Before’
Academy Awards nominees and presenters came together for the 17th annual ‘Night Before’ party to benefitting MPTF. The long list of A-list celebs in attendance included George Clooney, Glenn Close, Regina King, Rami Malek, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay, Henry Golding, Meagan Good, Ginnifer Goodwin, Topher Grace, Tiffany Haddish, Vanessa Hudgens, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael B. Jordan, Heidi Klum, Spike Lee, Helen Mirren, Trevor Noah, Nicole Richie, Emma Roberts, Taylor Swift, Gabrielle Union, and more. The annual event raised $5 million to support MPTF’s charitable programs and services.
Vanity Fair and Lancôme Toast Women In Hollywood
Vanity and Lancôme, along with Ava DuVernay and Zendaya, hosted a private cocktail reception honoring Women in Hollywood. The event, held at the Soho House West Hollywood, celebrated leading and inspirational women in the entertainment industry. Other celebs in attendance included Tiffany Haddish, Jaime King, Judith Light, Olivia Munn, Lupita Nyong’o, Tika Sumpter, Rumer Willis, and more. Guests enjoyed cocktails and drinks provided by Belvedere Vodka, Hennessy XO, Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker, and Peroni Nastro Azzurro.
Common’s A Toast to the Arts Pre-Oscar Event
Common, hosted ‘A Toast to the Arts Pre-Oscar Celebration’ at Ysabel honoring a group of diverse female artists who have used their voices to inspire and impact culture. This year’s honorees included Academy Award nominated Ruth Carter (BLACK PANTHER), writer-director and actor Rashida Jones (QUINCY), Academy Award nominee Regina King (IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK), actress Amandla Stenberg (THE HATE U GIVE) and director Chloe Zhao (THE RIDER).
GBK Productions Annual Pre-Oscars Celebrity Gifting Lounge
GBK held their Pre-Oscars Awards Luxury Celebrity Gifting Lounge at St. Supery by Chanel in Beverly Hills. More than 20 Oscar nominees and Hollywood’s biggest stars attended the 2-day event including Viola Davis, Spike Lee, Anthony Anderson and Craig Robinson. Guests were gifted over $50,000 worth of luxury items including International trips, a personal robot, the latest CBD products and skincare, clothing, jewelry and Beautytap unveiled its premiere product Afterglow Ampoule by AZN Labs.
Upon arrival, were greeted with personal styling tips by celebrity stylist Chaz Dean and received products from the WEN Hair and Body Care line. Attendees also receive The Personal Robot from temi, Ettitude 100% organic bedding made from bamboo, U.SK Under Skin premium dermocosmetics, PlaneAire Surface & Air Purifying Travel Mist, Lucky Soul CBD products, waxing services from LunchboxWax, Nicole Frank TWE clothing, Drop Stop car accessories, hempSMART botanical supplements, Sound of Sleep LectoFan Micro sound machines, International Star Registry, Huggaroo weighted blankets, Signature by basicare beauty tools and brushes, candles from Bridgewater Candle Company, and more!
On the travel side, guests received a stay at Palace Resorts AA Four Diamond resort in Ocho Rios from Caribbean Living Magazine, a trip to the Kempinksi Hotel Suzhou in China from Suzhou Tourism, and complimentary stays at Fit Farm fitness retreat in Nashville. Onsite, guests enjoyed sips of wine from St. Supery by Chanel, bites of Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese, a taste of CA Caviar and walked away with a bag full of must-have luxury items.
Photo Credit: Kirsten Moore, Just Davidson Photography & Chris Carlisle
Doris Bergman’s Oscar Style Lounge
Doris Bergman’s Oscar Style Lounge, benefitting Wednesday’s Child, was held at Fig and Olive with over 100 guests in attendance including Oscar Nominated actors, former Oscar winners, presenters, stylists and industry VIPs. The event featured an array of fashion for him and her including couture gowns, bespoke tuxedos and suits along with the finest in beauty, jewelry collections, fashion-forward footwear, timeless travel gear, and premiere Napa wines from buywine.com. Guests were gifted with a variety of items from Precious Vodka, Montecristo Cigars, Quantum Rejuvenation, La Cristallerie des Parfum de Paris, Beauty Kitchen, Twisted Silver Jewelry, My Saint, My Hero Bracelets, Zirconmania & Diamond Veneer, Art Lewin Bespoke Suits & Tuxedos, Spa Girl Vodka, Olecea Beaute, and more!
Celebrity Connected Honoring The Oscars Luxury Gifting Suite
Celebrity Connected hosted a gifting suite in honor of the Oscars at the W Hollywood hotel. More than 100 of Hollywood’s finest turned out to celebrate and honor film nominated actors including presenters, stylists, social media mavens, and industry VIP’s. Guests were treated with some of today’s most fashionable products and services including makeup, wine, apparel, home décor, technology products, tasty treats, and more. Celebs in attendance including Billy Porter and Craig Robinson, received the best in luxury, fashion, jewelry, and beauty products. Each guest walked away with gifts and services from a variety of brands including BethCarina, Borcik Jewelry, Divine Spark Art, KJ Couture, MyMedic, Neptune & Co., Ready Set Romper, Fab Pops, NULA and WOLO Snacks.