It’s time to get ready for Hollywood’s biggest weekend. From Sunset Boulevard to The Kodak Theater there will be glorious moments of glory for Oscars 2017.
For the ceremony legendary producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd have announced the third slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. The presenters, including past Oscar winners and nominees, are Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Mann, Janelle Monáe, David Oyelowo, Emma Stone and Charlize Theron.
“No matter who you are or where you live, movies bring us together,” said De Luca and Todd. “Through indelible, fearless performances these extraordinary actors help make it happen. We are thrilled to welcome them to the 89th Oscars stage.”
Wednesday February 22, OK Magazine will host their annual soiree with DJ Chelsea Leyland spinning hot tunes with the event sponsored by Le Vian, Hydroxycut, Sexyhair and Toffifay.
On February 23, longtime supporter and musical legend Jackson Browne will curate an intimate benefit concert, co-hosted by Paul Haggis, Pascal Raffy and friends, in support of Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) called Songs from The Cinema. Jackson and Haggis will curate a group of top artists, musicians and actors, each of whom will sing an iconic song from film during the show. Songs from The Cinema will be a unique, exclusive experience, featuring performances from top talent – an unforgettable evening to celebrate the music from the movies we all know and love. Founded by filmmaker Paul Haggis, Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) is a non-profit organization that encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty around the world. APJ’s immediate goal is to serve the poorest communities in Haiti with programs in education, healthcare, and dignity through the arts. The organization is committed to long-term, sustainable development in direct partnership with the Haitian people. The model is simple: APJ believes in empowering local communities, fostering economic growth, and the power of education to change a nation.
Cadillac will host a fun-filled night at Chateau Marmont. Andrew Lipman and Michael Patrick kick off the brand’s face to the entertainment community with another much-discussed bash that last year hosted the best in power players.
At the Skirball Cultural Center, The Eighth Annual Experience, Strength and Hope Awards will take place to honor Pat O’Brien. Hosted by Bruce Davison, the show will feature actor and author DeJuan “DJ” Verrett (“Sons of Anarchy”) kicking off the show with a spoken word performance. HBO favorite Sarge, will entertain the audience with his power comedy routine. As well, there will be a musical appearance by Sherri Lewis (performer and consultant for UCLA AIDS Institute). The event will also include catered cuisine and 90-minute social soiree. The Experience, Strength and Hope Award is given in recognition of an individual’s honest life’s memoir including their journey through addiction to recovery. Founded by Leonard Buschel, Writers in Treatment offers free referral services to individuals seeking treatment for addiction issues.
On Friday Febraury 24 at Fig & Olive, Film is Great will host a beautiful Hollywood bash. British Consul General Chris O’Connor will honor the wonderful British nominees Dev Patel, Naomie Harris, Andrew Garfield and Michachu.
Also, taking place at hotspot Nightingale Plaza will be the 10th Annual Pre-Oscars Women in Film cocktail soiree. Last year the event was the toast of the town. Oscar winner Brie Larson will host the night to honor the 46 women nominated for the beloved award.
At Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, Screen Australia and Australians in Film will hold a special Oscars bash. It is sure to be a night full of bliss and boisterous laughs.
Here is to a glamorous weekend in Hollywood.