Oscars Week 2017: The Complete Party (and Protest) Guide
From the Spirit Awards and the Night Before Party to Elton John's major milestone and Vanity Fair, get the scoop on all the A-list parties happening in Hollywood to celebrate all things Oscar.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23
12th annual Oscar Wilde Awards
Bad Robot, 1221 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
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 they aren’t Irish), this yearly Oscar week event is always a hot ticket. Why? J.J. Abrams is the emcee and this year’s roster of talent includes honorees Ruth Negga, Caitriona Balfe, Glen Hansard, Zachary Quinto and Martin Short. Chris Pine has RSVP’d to present to his Star Trek mate Quinto while Catherine O'Hara will do the honors for her fellow Canadian Short and Cameron Crowe presenting to Hansard.
SUNDAY, FEB. 26
Custom space next to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills
The mag is back once again to host its ever-hot post-Oscar party. Last year, making the rounds while toting their Oscars were Leonardo DiCaprio, Sam Smith and Alicia Vikander along with host Chris Rock, Sylvester Stallone, Amy Adams, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Serena Williams, Matt Damon, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Nick Jonas, Margot Robbie, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Even Elton John made an appearance after his own party.