The OSCARS® Ceremony is all about celebrating the successes of the film and entertainment industry. Parties have been going strong all across the celebrity-filled city of Los Angeles, even before the event has taken place.
One of the most talked about parties of the week just happened to take place on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at the socially succulent steakhouse and lounge, STK Supper Suite , located in Los Angeles, amongst all the award ceremony activity. Some of the biggest names in Hollywood took over the club for one remarkable evening. Guests included:
Julianne Moore (nominated for Best Actress for STILL ALICE)
Mark Ruffalo (nominated for Best Supporting Actor for FOXCACTHER)
J.K. Simmons (nominated for Best Supporting Actor for WHIPLASH)
Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado (nominated for Best Documentary for THE SALT OF THE EARTH)
Damian Chazelle (nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for WHIPLASH)
Tom Cross (nominated for Best Editing for WHIPLASH)
Dick Pope (nominated for Best Cinematography for MR. TURNER)
Jacqueline Durran (nominated for Best Costume Design for MR. TURNER)
Dennis Liddieard (nominated for Best Hairstyling, FOXCATCHER)
Andrey Zvyagintsev (nominated for Best Foreign Film for LEVIATHAN)
Damián Szifrón (nominated for Best Foreign Film for WILD TALES).
Producer David Lancaster (WHIPLASH)
Singer Taylor Dane
Model Selita Ebanks
It was a grand occasion as guests enjoyed themselves toasting the Sony Pictures Classics Academy Awards® and Independent Spirit Awards nominees. The evening’s event was partially sponsored by Ketel One Vodka and the new KIA K900.
Sony Pictures Classics was proud to declare just how many nominees were part of their world. They proclaimed eighteen Academy Award® nominations which included WHIPLASH, FOXCATCHER, STILL ALICE, MR. TURNER, THE SALT OF THE EARTH (Best Documentary), LEVIATHAN (Best Foreign Film), and WILD TALES (Best Foreign Film). Predictions are pointing towards Julianne Moore as the favorite for winning Best Actress for her emotionally charged performance in STILL ALICE. It was a tough and yet touching role.
Bennett Miller’s FOXCATCHER is in the hunt for five awards, with nominees Steve Carell (Best Actor), Mark Ruffalo (Best Supporting Actor), Dan Futterman and E. Max Frye (Best Original Screenplay), and Miller for Best Director, as well as Best Makeup and Hairstyling, for Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard.
Sony Pictures Classics also has a Best Picture nominee with WHIPLASH, which received 4 additional nominations, including: Best Supporting Actor favorite, JK Simmons, Damien Chazelle (Best Adapted Screenplay), Tom Cross (Best Editing) and Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, and Thomas Curley (Best Sound Mixing).
Mike Leigh’s MR. TURNER received 4 nominations, including those for best cinematography for Dick Pope, Jacqueline Durran (Best Costume Design), Suzie Davies and Charlotte Watts (Best Production Design), and Gary Yershon for Best Original Score.
Guests were feeling on top of the world after coming from the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards where Sony Picture Classics had fifteen nominations and arrived at the event with three wins in hand by Julianne Moore (Best Female Lead for STILL ALICE); J.K. Simmons (Best Supporting Male for WHIPLASH); Tom Cross (Best Editing for WHIPLASH).
The celebration continued into the evening as guests feasted on fine cuisine specifically chosen for this evening and the exclusive taste of Ketel One Vodka cocktails. The pre-awards dinner featured a unique signature menu specifically crafted for the evening by STK’s culinary team led by Executive Chef Robert Liberato. The meal featured highlights such as grass fed Piedmontese filets and hand cut caper pappardelle, with each course expertly paired with Ketel One Vodka cocktails and Sterling wines. Guests were transported to the steakhouse and lounge in the new Kia K900 which will be a winner in its class this year because of world-class design, craftsmanship, technology and premium driving dynamics.
The countdown ends and the world learns all the Oscar® winners on Sunday evening, February 22, 2015, live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST and televised on ABC TV.