It was a beautiful night in Hollywood as Women In Film hosted their lovely 13th annual Female Oscar Nominees Party.
Sunset Room Hollywood was packed with fantastic leaders in the industry and those who are making incredible waves promoting platforms supporting diversity and equal rights in film.
Co-hosted by Tony Award Winner Idina Menzel and Best Picture Oscar Winner and WIF, LA Board President Emerita Cathy Schulman, the evening honored the 65 women who have been nominated for an Academy Award in 2020.
“There is nothing more powerful than sisterhood,” Menzel told the crowd before presenting the night’s honorees. “ We all have to really keep supporting each other. We have taken so many steps forward and every once in a while we fall back. We need more women of color. We need more women in the director’s category. And we have to be kind and loving to each other.”
The party was presented by Max Mara, Stella Artois, Cadillac and Tequila Don Julio with additional support from Vero Water. Guests enjoyed divine passed hors d’oeuvres along with rose water and Tequila Don Juilo cocktails. The night went on as guests mingled with Stella Artois toasts and sips of fruit-infused Vero Water.
Over 35 nominees in attendance including Sandy Powell, Diane Warren, Arianne Phillips, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Shannon McIntosh, and more. Additional guests included Connie Britton, Kyra Sedgwick, Beanie Feldstein, Caitriona Balfe, Dove Cameron, Lydia Hearst, Haley Lu Richardson, Logan Browning, Lake Bell, Rachel Roy, Nikki Reed, Hari Nef, Madeline Brewer, Angelique Cabral, Xosha Roquemore and more.
In addition, during the program remarks, Cathy Schulman and Idina Menzel both showed off their Shiffon Duet Pinky Rings on-stage. ReFrame Project and Shiffon Co. recently announced their #PinkyPledgeforParity ahead of the 92nd Oscars.
Women In Film advocates for and advances the careers of women working in the screen industries—to achieve parity and transform culture. The organization advocates for gender parity through research, education and media campaigns. Membership is open to all media professionals and more information can be found on our website: wif.org. Follow Women In Film on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.