Deets: With the Oscars race underway, TheWrap, the leading digital-first news organization covering the business of entertainment and media, and WanderLuxxe, a membership-based luxury experience brand, hosted an intimate reception with this year’s Academy Award nominees entitled “An evening honoring Women and Inclusion" on Wednesday, February 13th at Norah in West Hollywood. We are proud to bring together the leading women and diverse nominees of the season to raise a glass to the values we all share.
Grammy nominated award winning producer & songwriter Diane Warren (RBG doc. “I’ll Fight,” featuring Jennifer Hudson) (Original Song)
Mary Zophres, Netflix’s “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (Costume Design)
Mildred Iatrou Morgan, “First Man” (Sound Editing)
Shannon Dill, Producer, “Free Solo”
Melissa Berton, Producer, “Period. End of Sentence.” (Best Documentary Short)
Talal Derki, Director, “Of Fathers and Sons” (Best Documentary Feature)
Kicking off their reception, TheWrap CEO and Founder Sharon Waxman, gathered the attendees to raise a glass to the most diverse set of Oscar nominees to date. Following the speech, GLAAD’s Director of Entertainment Research Megan Townsend, and Color of Change's Managing Director of Campaigns Arisha Hatch, spoke about what diversity and inclusion means to them and the constituents they advocate for. Sponsors included: Guillotine Vodka.
Spotted: Diane Warren, Zoe Kazan, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Peter Ramsey, Ruth E. Carter, Ai-Ling Lee, John Ottman, Paul Massey, Mary Zophres, Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Even Hayes, Diane Quon, Bing Liu, Melissa Berton, Talal Derki, Lisa Taback, Ken Duncan, Marta Kauffman, Chinonye Chukwu, Bronwyn Cornelius
Additional talent included: D.J. Shangela Pierce (“A Star Is Born”); Ken Duncan, Animation Supervisor/ Studio Creative Director (“Mary Poppins Returns”); Dennis W. Hall (“Green Book”); Kristin Carey (“Hall Pass”); Stephanie Shepherd (“Keeping Up with the Kardashians”); Carly Craig (“Sideswiped”); KJ Smith (BET’s “The Family Business”); Nicki Micheaux (“Six Feet Under” and “Soul Food”); Melvin Jackson Jr. (“The New Edition Story”); Katie O'Brien and Katy Colloton (TV Land’s “Teachers”),Tia Carrere (“Wayne’s World”); Jake Borelli (“Grey’s Anatomy”); Emily Nelson (“True Detective”); and Melissa Bolona (“Acts of Violence”), to name a few.
Hint for the Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only! Follow @averagesocialite on Instagram for live coverage from AS Host Erika De La Cruz!
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