Hollywood is still at a standstill from The 89th Academy Awards. The evening went to pay homage to the incredible work and cinematic intelligence displayed this previous year.
Held at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood, The Academy Awards were hosted by hilarious funny-man Jimmy Kimmel. Whether you had a ticket to the big show or not, there were plenty of watch parties in the 'City of Angels.'
Annual Mercedes-Benz + ICON MANN Viewing Party at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills:
Held at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills the star studded event had it all. Glam touch ups courtesy of GlamSquad and AJ Crimson Beauty products while watching the live broadcast of the show. The stunning new Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet also made its red carpet debut and shared the stage with the impressive list of Hollywood talent.
The annual event welcomed guests that included: Tracee Ellis Ross dazzling in Yanina Couture, Adrienne Bailon, Allen Maldonado, David Harewood, J. Alexander, Kandi Burruss, Lamorne Morris, Lorraine Toussaint, NeNe Leakes, and more.
The Four Seasons party was intimate and a great way to view Hollywood's biggest night!
2017 Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party:
It's no surprise that Elton John knows how to throw a party for a good cause. For the 25th consecutive year guests gathered at the West Hollywood Park for the Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation viewing party! Donations were to benefit his AIDS Foundation, and the party itself was a HUGE hit!
Celebs such as: Tracee Ellis Ross, Vanessa Hudges, Frieda Pinto, Caitlyn Jenner, Heidi Klum, Yvonne Orji, and more were in attendance looking glam, per usual. Ciara and Russell Wilson made an appearance as well! The cute couple was full on PDA as they graced the red carpet with a hard-to-miss baby bump! The mother-to-be was simply glowing with a hard to miss smile in a August Getty custom dress complete with a satin floor-length gown. The attractive duo will be welcoming their first child together in a few months and we can't wait - we are here for it!
Despite the debacle of the previous years that the Oscars faced with its lack of diversity, (#oscarssowhite) the Oscars overcame last night. With more nominations being people of color The 89th Academy Awards broke a few records.
Yvonne Orji (Insecure) displayed her excitement for the evening while also giving a few words of encouragement for up and coming actors that face diversity. As far as advice or words of encouragement, Orji advises to challenge yourself and create those opportunities when it comes to diversity in the entertainment industry.
Vanity Fair was the 'IT' party of the evening! Held at the Wallis Annenberg Center A-listers flocked to the annual event to catch up with colleagues. The soiree was the perfect way to celebrate the Oscars!
Damien Chazelle, Janelle Monae, Jordan Horowitz, Mahershala Ali, Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, were just a few of celebs that attended the star-studded event.
One of our favorite looks of the night was Lily Collins! Donning Forevermark jewels, the former model still turns heads! Additional celebs wearing Forevermark Diamonds were: Sarah Paulson, Halle Barry, and Molly Sims.
After long months on the campaign trial, tonight is THE night stars can finally let loose! The dance floor was packed and the champagne was flowing at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party! Now that 'award season' is finally over, we can all catch up on some much needed R&R.
No matter which event you were at the evening closed with one message that is finally getting addressed and that is bringing more minorities to the forefront. Talented individuals with powerful compelling stories to tell are relentlessly empowering across the globe - and it's beautiful! Cheers to the nominees and congrats to the winners. Till next time - we'll see you on the red carpet!