The hottest celebrity Oscars viewing party in town is known for its star-studded red carpet and while in its 26th year, is being held for the second consecutive year at Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom.
Norby Walters, veteran music agent/producer, reprises his role as dinner chairman with clothing designer/manufacturer Peter Nygard, Founder and Chairman of Nygard International, returning as executive producer.
The formal sit-down dinner viewing party has always included past Oscar winners and nominees who will return to pay tribute to this year’s Academy Award nominees. Organizers are expecting between 150-200 Academy film and TV stars this year, “with even bigger names than last year.”
“The actors support it and in turn so does the public,” Walters told Westside Today. “Each year we have well over 100 pretty well-known actors from television and film and that always means we sell out tickets to the general public.”
A strictly black-tie affair beginning at 3.30pm Sunday February 28, stars and their guests will be dressed to the nines in formal fashions, represented by the nation’s finest design houses, according to the organizers.
“Various ‘fashion police’ reporters will line the red carpet doing live and taped reports,” they said.
An institution on the Awards Season calendar, Night of 100 Stars is known for the number of celebrities attending. Stars attending last year and invited this year include Vince Vaughn, Ryan O’Neil, Lee Majors, Naomi Grossman, Anne Heche and Laura Dern amongst a long list of others.
“I think that it’s the most available game in town,” Walters said. “You can’t get into the Governor’s Ball, you can’t get into the Vanity Fair party, and Elton John’s party is $5,000 a ticket. We are the most available and truthfully we have more celebrities than what Elton John gets at his party. He usually gets 50 to 60 actors, but we always get 100 to 125. We present more stars for less money.”
A silent auction fundraiser is always an important part of the event and will be displayed at KB Collections in Beverly Hills.
Tickets are $1,000 per seat.
“Except for the Governor’s Ball, which is part of the Oscars itself, we are the longest running party in town,” Walters said. “We’re the grande old dame of Oscar parties.”
The Night of 100 Stars is being held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom, 9876 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills.
For tickets or more information, call 310.446.5416, email [email protected], or visit nightof100stars.com.