The 88th annual Academy Awards roll out Feb. 28 inside the Dolby Theatre (and on ABC) at the Hollywood & Highland complex with Chris Rock at the helm. In the days and nights leading up to the big show, there are what seem to be 88 events and parties to celebrate Hollywood's biggest night. Though not quite, Oscar-worthy stamina is required to barrel through this roundup of all the events during the final stretch of awards season.
Wednesday, Feb. 24
Diane von Furstenberg Luncheon
Private residence, Los Angeles
The fashion designer teams with Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures, to host the third annual luncheon to honor this year's female Oscar nominees.The luncheon is set for von Furstenberg's private Los Angeles residence, which last year welcomed co-host Hilary Swank and Anne Sweeney along with guests including Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Rosamund Pike, Patricia Arquette, Rita Ora and Laura Dern.
Vanity Fair Social Club
Platform, 8840 Washington Blvd., Culver City
The magazine's awards season activation continues for a third straight year, posting up at a local destination and offering programming, interactive opportunities and a private Oscar viewing party for social media influencers, journalists and other VIP Vanity Fair guests. The club runs through Feb. 27 from 12-6 p.m. daily. On the lineup will be panelists from Carol, Mad Max, Straight Outta Compton and last year's best supporting actress Oscar winner Patricia Arquette.
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Global Green USA
Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel, 1224 Beverwill Dr., Los Angeles
Green-minded celebrities come together for this 13th annual pre-Oscar event, featuring a performance by Stevie Wonder. Up-and-comer Charlie Puth will open for the legendary singer. The organization will honor young eco-champions like Nereida Chavez, Olivia Gorcey, Emma Leyson and Jazzmyn Stallworth in front of expected attendees Seal, Sarah Hyland, Jason Ritter and CeeLo Green. Journalist Soledad O'Brien will serve as the night's emcee.
Oscars Sisters Soiree
The London West Hollywood, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood
Hosted by Alfre Woodard, the event toasts African American women and women of color and their accomplishments. The 7th annual party -- taking place in the newly-minted Vivienne Westwood Penthouse -- will likely to take on a different tone this year on the heels of Hollywood's diversity controversy. But a good party always happens once the journalists leave the stars to chat amongst themselves following the cocktail hour, which this year features Tanqueray No. Ten drinks like "The French 75," "Her Majesty" and "The London Buck." Confirmed to join Woodard are Aisha Tyler, Aja Naomi King, Anika Noni Rose, Beverly Todd, CCH Pounder, Chandra Wilson, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Gloria Reuben, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, LaTanya Richardson, Lorraine Toussaint, Loretta Devine, Margaret Avery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Octavia Spencer, Regina Taylor, Rosario Dawson, Viola Davis, Yolanda Ross and others.
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Vanity Fair and Barneys
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
The mag and high-end shopping destination partner for a private dinner to celebrate Open Road's Spotlight and best director nominee Tom McCarthy. The bash benefits ProPublica.
Russell Simmons' All Def Movie Awards
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Tony Rock is hosting this inaugural event -- created by Simmons as "a fun, entertaining and hopefully thought provoking celebration of the uncelebrated" -- where Will Smith will receive a lifetime achievement award and Norman Lear will be honored with the Vanguard Award for championing people of color. Other awards categories include Best Actor, Actress, Director, Best Helpful White Person and Best Bad Muh F--ka.
Madison & Mulholland
RetroSpecs, 363 N. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills
Madison & Mulholland will be displaying an ultimate gift bag packed with more than $20,000 worth of gifts including a trip to Antigua, Pratesi Luxury Linens, Le Metier de Beaute, Travelon luggage and RetroSpecs. The bag will be hand delivered to female nominees and presenters and will be up for auction on Charity Buzz to raise money for the Noreen Fraser Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of female cancers.
The Irish Film Board and IDA
Laurel Hardware, 7984 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood
Colin Farrell, Chris O'Dowd, Fionnula Flanagan and Anne Anderson host this Irish celebration that honors the country's awards season standouts, including Saoirse Ronan, Michael Fassbender, Room director Lenny Abrahamson and Brooklyn director John Crowley.
Thursday, Feb. 25
Vanity Fair, Lancome and Clarisonic Makeup Artist Spa Day
Ciel Spa, SLS Hotel, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles
Lancôme, Clarisonic and Vanity Fair beauty director SunHee Grinnell host an invite-only gathering to celebrate the industry's top makeup artists as a benefit for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
MAC Cosmetics Zac Posen Luncheon
Ennis House, 2607 Glendower Ave., Los Angeles
MAC's global brand president Karen Buglisi Weiler, Demi Moore and Jacqui Getty will co-host a private luncheon at the picturesque Los Feliz estate in honor of the fashion designer.
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
Cadillac -- a sponsor of the 88th annual Academy Awards -- will celebrate awards season with its inaugural Oscar-week cocktail party. VIP guestswill be chauffeured to the event in the all-new 2016 Cadillac CT6, the brand's full-size luxury sedan which debuts in March. Expect lots of dancing at this event, courtesy of beats by celeb DJ Michelle Pesce.
11th annual Oscar Wilde Awards
Bad Robot, 1221 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica
British actress Daisy Ridley will take center stage when she's honored by at the fete, put on by the nonprofit U.S.-Ireland Alliance in an effort to recognize the contributions of the Irish in film and on TV (even if all aren't Irish). Ridley's director on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams, serves as the emcee.
An Evening of Canada's Stars
Four Seasons Beverly Hills, 300 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills
The 3rd annual event, presented by Telefilm Canada and the Consulate General of Canada and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, will feature Canadian stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara who will receive the Legacy Award. Adam Beach, Lyriq Bent, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Jessica Paré will serve the evening's presenters. Additional attendees include Jillian Barberie, Adam Benzine, Finola Dwyer, David Gross, Tricia Helfer Nick Hornby, Paul Massey, Robert Pandini, Amanda Posey, Hamish Purdy, Colm Toibin and Richard Williams.
Swarovski Costume Designer Cocktail Event
The luxury jeweler hosts top costume designers, stylists and friends of the brand including double nominee Sandy Powell, Lyn Paolo, Daniel Orlandi and Arianne Phillips at this cocktail party to celebrate nominated costume designers. Pieces from films such as Cinderella will be on display.
Sunset Tower Hotel, 8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
The distributor toasts its standout films from 2015 -- Room, Ex Machina and Amy -- along with talent from those projects. Expected to attend are Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Alicia Vikander, Lenny Abrahamson, Asif Kapadia and Alex Garland.
Friday, Feb. 26
Vanity Fair and Stuart Weitzman
A.O.C., 8700 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles
Elizabeth Banks will be the center of attention at this luncheon that celebrates her success as a multi-hyphenate on the heels of a big 2015 that saw the success of her directorial debut, Pitch Perfect 2, and acting gigs in Love & Mercy and the final Hunger Games.
53rd ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon
Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
More than 900 guests are expected to break for lunch at this annual awards gathering. On the schedule this year: Lily Tomlin will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Open Road CEO will receive the Motion Picture Showmanship Award; FX Networks CEO John Landgraf will be honored with the Television Showmanship Award; and Alan and Marilyn Bergman will take home a Special Award of Merit.
Though typically held every year at the home of partner Ari Emanuel, the agency moves its pre-Oscars party to a new address. Expected to show at the always eclectic agency party (think A-listers, sports stars, musicians and models) this year are WME's nominees like Christian Bale, Rachel McAdams, Ridley Scott, Sylvester Stallone, Steve Carrel, Rooney Mara, Lenny Abrahamson and Brie Larson.
Always one of the hottest tickets on Oscars weekend is this star heavy bash. If you get on the list, your name will be alongside such Oscar nominees as Steven Spielberg, Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Eddie Redmayne, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Hardy, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kate Winslet, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Alejandro G. Inarritu, George Miller and Simon Kinberg.
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
The agency, which reps Oscar host Chris Rock, will toast its roster of nominees including costume designer Sandy Powell, What Happened Miss Simone? director Liz Garbus, The Big Short editor Hank Corwin, The Revenant editor Stephen Mirrione, The Revenant cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and Sicario cinematographer Roger Deakins.
Private residence of partner Jim Berkus
Expected to attend this bash will be UTA nominees like Bryan Cranston, Mark Ruffalo, Alicia Vikander, Bridge of Spies' Ethan and Joel Coen, Straight Outta Compton's Jonathan Herman, Carol's Phyllis Nagy, The Martian's Drew Goddard and Room's Emma Donoghue.
Women in Film
Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails, 8117 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
Hosted by WIF president Cathy Schulman, this 9th annual event brings together female professionals from all areas of the business (celebrating the 51 women who are nominated for Oscars) for a bash presented by Max Mara, BMW, Mac Cosmetics and Perrier-Jouët.
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The Film is GREAT Reception
Fig & Olive, 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood
Oscar winner and a nominee this year, Eddie Redmayne, will co-host this bash along with British Consul General Chris O'Connor. Funnyman James Corden will serve as emcee while jazz-pop singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum will perform. Gordon Ramsey will handle the menu.
Vanity Fair + L'Oreal Paris DJ Night
Palihouse, 8465 Holloway Dr., West Hollywood
Vanity Fair and L'Oréal Paris team with Oscar nominated actress (and singer) Hailee Steinfeld to host an invite-only evening of music and cocktails. Orange is the New Black actress Taryn Manning will man her post at the turntables at the event, which benefits Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Saturday, Feb. 27
Boa, 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Jeffrey Katzenberg is expected at this DWA celebration brunch honoring the year's animation and visual effects Academy Award nominees.
31st annual Film Independent Spirit Awards
Tent, Santa Monica Beach
Airing live on IFC, the annual indie awards love fest will feature Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani as hosts. Todd Haynes' Carol leads the nominated films this year with six total nominations followed by Tom McCarthy's Spotlight and Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation with five each. Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Brie Larson, Bel Powley, Christopher Abbott, Jason Segel, Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mya Taylor, Idris Elba and Paul Dano are among the nominees expected to show up at the tent on the beach for the Fiji Water-sponsored event.
UCLA's 6th annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel
UCLA's Schoenberg Hall, 445 Charles E. Young Dr. E, Los Angeles
Swarovski presents this annual event that celebrates Oscar-nominated costume designers. This year's crop of panelists includes the four 2016 nominees:Jenny Beavan (Mad Max: Fury Road), Paco Delgado (The Danish Girl), Sandy Powell (Carol, Cinderella) and Jacqueline West (The Revenant), as well asMichael Wilkinson (Joy). Proceeds from the event benefit the UCLA TFT's David C. Copley Center for Costume Design.
The Night Before Party
Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
The A-list host committee are expected to again bring together a big-name roster of attendees and guests at this 14th annual pre-Oscar bash that benefits the Motion Picture & Television Fund. In addition to The Hollywood Reporter, presenting sponsors include Chrysler, Delta Air Lines, L'Oreal, Master Card in support of Stand Up To Cancer and Target. On the invites this year for the first time is celeb DJ Michelle Pesce, fresh off her outing as the official DJ of the Grammys afterparty. George and Amal Clooney, Steven Spielberg, Cate Blanchett, Reese Witherspoon, Eddie Redmayne, Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Kerry Washington, Kevin Hart, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Jim Gianopoulos and more attended the event in 2015.
Sunday, Feb. 28
88th annual Academy Awards and Governors Ball
Dolby Theatre and Ballroom, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Chris Rock hosts the big show live from the Hollywood & Highland complex's marquee auditorium. The show airs on ABC and features presenters including Tina Fey, Benicio Del Toro, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Charlize Theron, The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Quincy Jones, Jared Leto and Julianne Moore. Following the telecast, VIP guests head to the adjacent Roy Dolby Ballroom for the afterparty and dinner. The creative team for the 1,500-person event includes event chair and Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, producer Cheryl Cecchetto and her Sequoia Prods. team and renowned chef Wolfgang Puck. The theme? Art.
Custom space next to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills
Following a packed schedule of days of Oscar-week events, the mag saves the best bash for last with its ever-hot post-Oscar party. Last year, the list included Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Jay Z, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, Tom Ford, Zoe Saldana, Selena Gomez, Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Watts, Gigi Hadid, Jimmy Iovine and Les Moonves.
Elton John AIDS Foundation 24th annual Oscar Viewing Party
West Hollywood Park, West Hollywood
Sir Elton and his husband David Furnish return to host their annual gala event, with presenting sponsors including Bvlgari, Mac Cosmetics, Neuro Drinks and Diana Jenkins. The party title -- Wonderful Crazy Night -- is named after John's 33rd studio album, and guests will get to hear some of those new tracks live following dinner and a live auction. Chef Gordon Ramsay returns for a 4th time to handle the menu, while turntable duties fall to DJ Johnny Dynell. Other partners include Audi, BBVA Compass, TheBLUEFISH, StyleHaul and American Airlines, the latter serving as the event's official airline. VIP guests will get chauffeured Audis to and from the park.
The Roger Neal Style Hollywood Oscar Viewing Dinner
The World Famous Hollywood Museum, 1660 N. Highland Ave.
Presented by Datang International Entertainment and Desert Rock Entertainment the event is fundraiser for the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health and Safety Harbor Kids. Confirmed to attend are Faye Dunaway, Margaret O'Brien, Carrie Ann Inaba, Linda Thompson, Ken Howard, Janice Dickinson, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Amy Yasbeck, among others. Wine and Champagne provided by Lorimar Winery.
W Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Hosted by Oscar presenter Kevin Hart, this black-tie bash (viewing party and afterparty) is produced by Popular Press Media Group and Art, Resource & Entertainment.
Norby Walters 26th annual Night of 100 Stars
Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
The international ballroom will be packed with Hollywood stars from the stage and screen at this well-attended black-tie event. Per event spokesperson Edward Lozzi, organizers requested that the silent auction committee remove any Bill Cosby, Phil Spector and OJ Simpson memorabilia from the block.