Christina Hendricks, Heidi Klum and country superstar Maren Morris led the glitz and glam at Elton John‘s 31st star-studded Oscar viewing party in West Hollywood, California on Sunday.
While arriving to the 75-year-old British singer’s annual event, which John is hosting alongside his husband David Furnish this year, the Mad Men star, 47, oozed elegance in a turquoise gown with a plunging neckline, which she accessorized with a black velvet clutch and sparkly drop earrings.
For the occasion, she rocked a bright pink lipstick, a sweeping of blush and her fiery red tresses in a chic curly updo with a few face-framing pieces.
Klum stood out from the crowd in a bold feathery frock with a billowing semi-sheer train while attending the bash, which raises money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, with her husband Tom Kaulitz.
The mom-of-four, who was styled by Rob Zangardi, commanded attention in her billowing yellow gown by fashion designer Georges Hobeika and gold heels.
Chic as always: For the occasion, her fiery red tresses were styled in a chic curly updo with a few face-framing pieces
Wow! Klum stood out from the crowd in a bold feathery frock with a billowing semi-sheer train while attending the bash, which raises money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, with her husband Tom Kaulitz
Happy couple: The mom-of-four, who was styled by Rob Zangardi, commanded attention in her billowing yellow gown by fashion designer Georges Hobeika and gold heels
There were no shortage of stunning ensembles, which included Morris’ timeless, one-shoulder black gown with a slit up the right side.
The 32-year-old My Church crooner opted for a pop of color with a bold red lipstick as she posed for numerous solo shots.
Also in attendance were Hilary Duff, Brooke Shields, Zooey Deschanel, who wore a cobalt blue gown and pearls, her boyfriend Jonathan Scott and model Lydia Hearst.
The How I Met Your Father star, 35, wore a red tulle gown, matching lipstick and her short blonde tresses slicked back with gel.
Her musician husband Matthew Koma cut a dapper figure in a burgundy suit over a black button-down and matching tie.
The New Girl actress, 43, received a sweet kiss on the forehead from her reality star beau, 44, best known for his HGTV series Property Brothers, as they posed for pictures together.
Hearst and husband Chris Hardwick also put on an affectionate display as she placed one hand tenderly on his chest.
The publishing heiress, 38, made a bold statement in a skintight red dress adorned with sequins and scarlet glitter in her hair.
Elton has hosted a Hollywood party on Academy Awards night for the past 30 years, in order to raise money for his Aids Foundation.
Fabulous: Tiffany Haddish donned a white gown with a hood and low-cut neckline and black sequins on the side
Taking the plunge: Brooke Shields wore a black sequined jumpsuit and red lipstick
Red hot! Hilary Duff wowed in a red tulle gown with a dramatic skirt and matching lipstick
Shimmering: Sara Sampaio posed with her boyfriend Zac Frognowski, who sported a black tuxedo and Gucci loafers
From the back: The Portuguese model 31, turned around and gave fans a glimpse of her backless garment
Radiant: Also in attendance were Zooey Deschanel, who wore a cobalt blue gown, her boyfriend Jonathan Scott and model Lydia Hearst
Classy: The actress carried an acrylic handbag, pearl bracelet and matching necklace
Yellowjackets star Melanie Lynskey wore a flowing white gown, silver clutch and coordinating pumps.
Harry Hamlin and his wife Lisa Rinna looked every inch the happy couple as they strutted down the champagne carpet together.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum wore a unique Jean Paul Gaultier dress, which resembled a tuxedo.
Her former costar Kyle Richards, who attended with husband Mauricio Umansky, arrived in a strapless black gown.
PDA: Deschanel received a sweet kiss on the forehead from reality star beau, 44, best known for his HGTV series Property Brothers
Better together: Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna looked every inch the happy couple as they strutted down the champagne carpet
Power couple: Kyle Richards and her husband Mauricio Umansky were among the A-listers at the event
Fashionable: Sophia Bush smiled next to husband Grant Hughes while rocking an emerald green dress
Ready to tune in: Tim Allen and wife Jane dressed to impress at the benefit
Chic: Yellowjackets Melanie Lynskey wore a flowing white gown and silver clutch
Icon: Donatella Versace showed off her enviable curves in a copper gown
Handsome: Spanish model Jon Kortajarena looked handsome in a classic black tuxedo, matching loafers and white button-down
Date night: Lydia and husband Chris Hardwick put on an affectionate display as she posed with one hand on his chest
Sophisticated: Inside the event, Emma Watson was pictured inside rocking a black gown and diamond necklace
Radiant as ever: The 32-year-old Harry Potter actress completed her look with a studded cat purse
Inside the event, Emma Watson was pictured inside rocking a black gown and diamond necklace.
The guests were gathered to watch the ceremony, hosted by late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Top Gun: Maverick has been nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, in a sign that Hollywood is finally listening to audiences and honoring box office hits instead of arthouse favorites.
The movie starring Tom Cruise is nominated for Best Picture along with Elvis, Avatar: The Way of Water, All Quiet On The Western Front and The Fabelmans.
While Cruise missed out on a nomination for Best Actor, the nomination for Best Picture could bring him his first Academy Award.
Thuso Mbedu, best known for starring in the drama series Is’Thunzi, wore a patterned minidress and sparkly pink heels
Making a statement: Dutch model Imaan Hammam, who has already appeared on the cover of Vogue 18 times before turning 30, opted to rock a vibrant orange gown with two slits and risqué bodice
Cool guy: Canadian actor Omar Sharif Jr. wore a white tuxedo jacket with a flowing skirt
Rocker: Melissa Etheridge cut a casual figure in black pants, a leather jacket and blue and white tie-dye scarf
However, Everything Everywhere All At Once led the pack with the most nominations with 11 and The Banshees of Inisherin earned nine nominations. The two films swept the Golden Globes earlier this month.
Elvis, by Baz Luhrmann, has eight nominations, including one for Austin Butler.
Best Actress at the Oscars will be a toss-up between Cate Blanchett in Tár and Michelle Yeoh, who won the award at the Golden Globes for her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Ana De Armas also earned a nomination for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Blonde.
While Cruise missed out on a nomination for Best Actor, Austin Butler (Elvis), Brendan Fraser (The Whale) and Bill Nighy (Living) all received nods.
All Quiet On The Western Front, a German-produced film, earned multiple nominations, as did Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, including Best Original Song.
Angela Bassett is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, as is Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Winners will be voted on by the roughly 10,000 actors, producers, directors and film craftspeople who make up the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The academy added more women and people of color to its ranks after the #OscarsSoWhite uproars of 2015 and 2016, and it increased membership from outside the United States.
Flying high: Top Gun: Maverick has been nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, in a sign that Hollywood is finally listening to audiences and honoring box office hits instead of arthouse favorites
Big favorite: However, Everything Everywhere All At Once led the pack with the most nominations with 11
This year, seven of the 20 acting nominees were people of color, including Yeoh’s Everything Everywhere All At Once castmates Ke Huy Quan and Stephanie Quan.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences will surely celebrate a best-picture field populated with blockbusters; according to data firm Comscore, their collective domestic box office of $1.574 billion is the most ever at the time of nominations.
Last year’s awards had been looking like a comeback edition before ‘the slap’ came to define the ceremony. In the aftermath, the academy banned Will Smith from attending for the next 10 years.
Though he could have still been nominated, Smith’s performance as a runaway slave in Emancipation didn’t catch on with voters.
Notorious: Last year’s awards had been looking like a comeback edition before ‘the slap’ came to define the ceremony. In the aftermath, the academy banned Will Smith from attending for the next 10 years
But larger concerns are swirling around the movie business. Last year saw flashes of triumphant resurrection for theaters, like the success of Top Gun: Maverick, but less stellar results for most dramas.
Partially due to an inconsistent stream of major releases, ticket sales for the year recovered only about 70 percent of pre-pandemic business.
Stocks for streaming services, meanwhile, have plunged as Wall Street looked to streaming services to earn profits, not just add subscribers.
Last year’s Oscar broadcast drew 16.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen, up from the record-low audience of 10.5 million for the pandemic-marred 2021 telecast.
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