Apple Hosts Its First Oscar Party Hoping ‘CODA’ Wins Best Picture
Apple is getting ready to party on Oscar night.
While the love and the pile of awards for “CODA” has grown over the award seasons, I hear Apple is hosting a post-Academy Awards party at the newly renovated mid-century building at 8899 Beverly Blvd .
Not only does “CODA” have more than a strong possibility of landing best picture, but Troy Kotsur is the long-time favorite to win gold for supporting actor.
The festivities begin at 8 p.m. The invitation asks for “cocktail attire”.
The Apple party joins several others taking place on Sunday, including the Annual Governor’s Ball, the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party, the Mercedes-Benz Viewing Party and the legendary Vanity Fair.
Talent manager Guy Oseary hosts his late-night shindig while Oscar-nominated show opener Beyoncé and Jay-Z hold court at their Gold Party, a VIP all-nighter that takes place at Bar Marmont .
Most recently, “CODA” won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Producer, the film’s top prize at the Producers Guild Awards. The film also won Best Adapted Screenplay at the BAFTA and Writers Guild of America Awards. At the SAG Awards, it was named Best Ensemble.
Writer and director Sian Heder told me at the Oscar nominees luncheon earlier this month that she could never have imagined the reception the film received. “I was moving fish and powdering [star] Emily [Jones’] nose because we had this small crew and we were at sea,” she recalled of filming in Massachusetts. “It was the scariest movie to make – in the best possible way…I remember after Sundance my neighbor said to me, ‘You’re going to be at the Oscars!’ And I was like, ‘You don’t know how Hollywood works.’ It’s just amazing to do this trip.
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