Wednesday night at Norah in West Hollywood, The Wrap and WanderLuxxe began to celebrate The Oscars, film’s biggest night, by commemorating women and inclusion in this year’s historic nominations.
All throughout the night there were many conversations and acknowledgements regarding the industry’s forward movement to the representation of women and diversity in films. Many nominees for this year graced the red carpet and shared what this opportunity meant for them and the importance to keep this momentum going. Some of the Oscar nominees at the event include Mary Zophres, Diane Warren and Terence Blanchard.
Not only were guests socializing with the stars but attendees got to enjoy a full service bar, delicious appetizers, and stop by an impromptu haiku station were you could get a unique poem written just for you.
As the event reached its peak for the night The Wrap, CEO and founder, Sharon Waxman, raised a toast to all those nominated for awards this year and shared the importance of the night.
“We are glad to see that this year there finally seems to be some movement towards greater inclusivity on film’s most prestigious evening. With films like ‘Black Panther’, ‘Green Book’, ‘BlackkKlansman’, and ‘Roma’ nominated for Best Picture, the 2019 Academy Awards reflect a diversity of experience and artistry that we haven’t seen in years past. Regina King, Mahershala Ali, Yalitza Aparicio, these are faces and performances that are so important to have as part of our cultural legacy.”
This moment at Norah, was exactly what the heart of the Hollywood entertainment industry should always be about, The Wrap and WanderLuxxe founders Marti Hines and Lola Wood embraced that and carried it out perfectly with this pre-Oscars celebration.