While most of us spend Oscars on a friend's couch or maybe at a restaurant's Oscar bash, the lucky few get to watch the awards doled out, this year to actors such as Colin Firth and Melissa Leo. Afterwards, many celebrate at the Governor's Ball and Elton John's.Â Â In case you missed it, the Best Film was awarded to the King's Speech, which also got Colin Firth the award for Best Actor; Natalie Portman won for Best Actress in Black Swan, Melissa Leo for Best Supporting Actress and Christian Bale for Best Supporting Actor in The Fighter. James Franco, also nominated for Best Actor in 127 Hours, and Anne Hathaway were fantastic and amusing hosts.
If you were an attendee, you were lucky enough to be invited to the little get-together hosted next door, the Governor's Ball, catered this year by Wolfgang Puck. Attendees nibbled on Kobe sliders, Dover sole, vegetarian paella, and chocolate Oscars in the company of some of Hollywood's most esteemed.
780 fortunate others attended to Elton John's annual Viewing Party that benefits the Elton John Aids Foundation. Old and new friends mingled and watched the Oscars and a performance of Grammy-nominated Florence and the Machine while enjoying chef Ludovic Lefevbre's innovative cuisine.
Whether at a table with stars or surrounded by family at home, we hope you enjoyed the show! Perhaps with our suggestion for a Governor's Ball-worthy meal.