6 months ago
Since the vast majority of us were intently watching the Oscars from the comfort of our homes Sunday night, we had to sleep on the thought of the gaffe heard ’round the world. But if you were one of the Hollywood elite in attendance, you could process the uproar over a fancy cocktail at one of the glitzy after-parties.
The Los Angeles Times had reporters at the major Oscars after-parties. We’ve curated a list of the five highlights from each below.
(1) As soon as the Oscars wrapped and the talent streamed into the The Governors Ball after-party, the topic of conversation was the big mixup.
(2) In an incredibly thoughtful gesture, Barry Jenkins, director of best picture–winning Moonlight, embraced La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz at the official Oscars after-party.
(3) Attendees weren’t just being nourished by the gossip du jour; onsite appetizers included carb-heavy specials such as truffle mac ‘n’ cheese and baked potatoes topped with caviar.
(4) The Lionsgate tables were bereft of La La Land co-stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, as well as director Damien Chazelle, for obvious reasons.
(1) Reporters are only allotted a single hour at Vanity Fair‘s big post-Oscars bash.
(2) Members of the media needed a credit-card-like “key” to get into the event.
(3) Amy Kaufman, the Times reporter stationed at the event described it as such: “It feels kind of like the best dream ever, one in which every huge star you’ve ever heard of is in the same room, and you’re all eating hamburgers and doughnuts together.”
(4) RealClearLife favorite Adrien Brody was spotted there, along with Mick Jagger, Javier Bardem, and a gaggle of other A-listers.
(5) Elton John and his husband, David Furnish, had a bodyguard flag down some In-N-Out burgers for the couple.
Elton John’s Charity Event
(1) The event raised $7 million for the AIDS Foundation.
(2) Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay prepared a five-course meal to attendees.
(3) At an auction following the Oscars-viewing party, John brought up politics: “We’re going to extend an olive branch to the new administration….We have to work with people, we can’t work against them. I’ve already written to [Secretary of State] Rex Tillerson. Dialogue is the most important thing we have.”
(4) At auction, tickets to the Vanity Fair party (see above) sold for $75,000.
(5) Buzzing band St. Paul and the Broken Bones performed live at the event. Check out the band doing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert below.
To read the Los Angeles Times’ full roundup of the Oscars after-parties, click here.