The GofG L.A. 2011 Oscar Weekend Party Guide!

by THEO HENDRIX · February 27, 2011

It would be a sick joke to sit here and remind you that it's Oscar weekend since the biggest Hollywood circle jerk of the year has probably had a direct effect on your life in one aspect or another if you live in L.A.  We already know the ceremony will be deathly boring but I'm concerned it will do to James Franco for me what it did to Hugh Jackman when it turned into a VH1 Divas Live show that year. Sad... But let's get to the parties with open bar, and there are lots of them this weekend so you might as well take advantage. All of the weekend festivities can be found on our calendar, but we've selected the best Oscar-related events of the weekend for you here in our 2011 Oscar Weekend Party Guide!

-FRIDAY-

WME's Ari Emanuel Oscar Party

Where: Private Residence Description: Nominees represented by WME and their friends will be celebrating the Oscars at Emanuel's mansion. [Details]

British Oscar Nominee Reception

Where: Private Residence in Hancock Park Description: The British Consul-General invites guests to celebrate the British Oscar nominees at an exclusive mansion party. [Details]

OK! Magazine and BritWeek Oscar Party

Where: The London Hotel Description: BritWeek, a group that fosters relationships between California and England, and OK! Magazine is hosting a party on the rooftop of The London Hotel, with a screening room on site. [Details]

QVC Red Carpet Style Event

Where: The Four Seasons Description: QVC celebrates the Oscars with a night of red carpet style. [Details]

Vanity Fair's DJ Night

Where: Palihouse Description: DJs Nicole Lyn, Mina Moretti and Daisy O'Dell will be spinning at Palihouse in honor of the Oscars. [Details]

-SATURDAY-

LA Confidential Oscar Party

Where: Latitude 33 Description: A select few have been invited by LA Confidential Magazine for a celebration in the honor of Jesse Eisenberg's Best Actor nomination. [Details]

Sony Pictures Classics Dinner

Where: Hotel on Sunset Boulevard Description: Sony Pictures is hosting a small dinner for their nominees. [Details]

The Night Before Oscar Party

Where: Beverly Hills Hotel Description: As Tinsel Town gets ready for its biggest night of the year, Academy Award nominees and presenters joined some of the most well-known film stars in the world for the eighth annual "Night Before" party to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF). Money raised supports the extensive programs and services MPTF provides to more than 60,000 members of the entertainment industry every year. [Details]

Dani Janssen's Oscar Party

Where: Janssen's Penthouse Condo Description: While Vanity Fair, the Governor's Ball, and Elton John cornered the market for specialized Oscar parties, what about Dani Janssen? In case you don't know, Dani and her late husband actor David Janssen - yes, the Fugitive! - started the whole Oscar party business years ago. So you know this is going to be one great party. [Details]

HBO Oscar Party

Where: Four Seasons Description: HBO will be celebrating its five documentary nominees; the cable TV network is the hidden power in the documentary category! [Details]

-SUNDAY-

Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Gala

Where: Beverly Hills Hotel Description: Norby Walters has produced the star-studded black-tie gala in Los Angeles for over 20 years. Walters brings together the Glamour of Hollywood Stars, Industry Big Wigs and Corporate Underwriters, all gathering under one roof of the Beverly Hills Hotel, for the biggest and best Awards Night Party. [Details]

Fox Searchlight Oscar Party

Where: MyHouse Description: Searchlight celebrates their nominees, including Black Swan's best actress front runner Natalie Portman and 127 Hours star (and Oscar host) James Franco. [Details]

Elton John's AIDS Foundation Oscar Party

Where: Pacific Design Center Description: Each year this party raises money for AIDS research. The party is just a viewing dinner with no after party, Sir Elton usually moseys over to Vanity Fair when the telecast ends. [Details]

Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Where: Sunset Tower Hotel Description: 50 Guests are invited for dinner and 500 more will enter later on. Major destination for A-listers including winners, non winners and everyone who is anyone. [Details]

The Envelope Please

Where: The Abbey Description: APLA's benefit viewing party, hosted by Pauley Perrette, "The Hills" star Stephanie Pratt and Marisa Ramirez. [Details]

Demi Moore & Madonna's Oscar Party

Where: Guy O'Seary's private residence Description: Guy O’Seary, Madonna and Demi Moore are hosting a late-night mansion party up in the hills. Expected guests include Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, Justin Timberlake, David Fincher, Nicole Kidman and more! [Details]

InStyle's Oscar Viewing Party

Where: Boa Steak House Description: Guests can look forward to a dinner of New York strip steak and truffled gruyere macaroni and cheese while they watch the award show! [Details]

The Governor's Ball

Where: Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Description: Moet & Chandon champagne will be flowing to accompany a Wolfgang Puck menu that includes chicken pot pie and black truffle and ricotta cheese pizza. "L'Etoile de Oscar" aka baked Alaska with espresso glace chocolate sorbet is on the list of desserts. [Details]

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