With the Vanity Fair and Elton John Oscar after-parties cancelled (along with the late-night Oscar party hosted by Rick Yorn, Brent Bolthouse, Patrick Whitesell and Mike De Luca), the Governors Ball has become “the undisputed, hot-ticket, must-go-to after-party,” says Variety‘s Bill Higgins.
Also eighty-sixed are Ed Limato‘s annual Friday before the awards party, Dani Janssen‘s Academy Awards party for the over-70 crowd, the Barry Diller and Diane Von Furstenberg Oscar-eve luncheon for Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter.
All that leaves, according to Higgins, is the annual Night Before party on Saturday, 2.22, the Night Before the Night Before on Friday, and Saturday’s Film Independent Spirit Awards on the beach (which always includes the hugely crowded Shutters party that follows). There’s another thing that Higgins doesn’t mention — an Oscar-nominee party being thrown by Miramax, happening in a cool, high-up place.