Deets: Sir Elton John and David Furnish will host the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)’s 27th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. IMDb will serve as this year’s Presenting Sponsor.
For the 15th year, Chef Wayne Elias will design and prepare a sumptuous dinner for party guests to enjoy while watching a live telecast of the 91st Academy Awards. For the first time, IMDb will broadcast its annual IMDb LIVE streaming companion show from the event, co-hosted by Aisha Tyler and Dave Karger, offering viewers four hours of celebrity studded conversation and unique, entertaining and informative coverage of Hollywood’s biggest night. Alexander Gilkes of Paddle8 will return to conduct the evening’s highly anticipated live auction. The event will conclude with dancing until dawn with DJ Johnny Dynell.
This year’s special musical guests will be The Killers. With five consecutive chart-topping studio albums and seven Grammy nominations, The Killers are widely considered one of the most successful rock bands of our time.
EJAF’s Academy Awards Viewing Party is the most highly visible and successful fundraising event in Hollywood on Oscar night. Over the past quarter century, this annual event has raised more than $68.2 million, thanks to the generosity of EJAF’s supporters. These funds help the Foundation to make a real difference in the lives of people at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS, including urgently needed medical care in the Caribbean, innovative treatment and prevention programs in the Southern United States, and national initiatives addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.
Cadillac and TheBluefish have partnered with EJAF as the evening’s Co-Sponsors; Fin Gray and Michael Melnick, Fred Latsko, and Bob and Tamar Manoukian are Associate Sponsors. Wines will be presented by Domaine Bertaud Belieu. The Foundation is especially grateful to the City of West Hollywood for continued collaboration with EJAF on shared goals. American Airlines is EJAF’s official airline.
Who You May Spot: This year’s event co-chairs are Tim and Jane Allen, Beck, Jamie Bell, Joseph W. Blount, Chris Colfer, Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Douglas, Taron Egerton, Jay Ellis, Boy George, Karen Gillan, Greg Gorman, Sir Lucian and Lady Caroline Grainge, Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Debbie Harry, Gillian Hearst, Patricia Hearst, Tracey Jacobs, Allison Janney, Caitlyn Jenner, Quincy Jones, Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, Heidi Klum, Robert K. Kraft, Diana Krall and Elvis Costello, Diane Lane, Sandra Lee, Spike and Tonya Lee, Judith Light, Eugenio Lopez, Siran Manoukian, Chris Martin, Rob and Sheryl Lowe, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, Eric and Janet McCormack, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Mike and Kelly Myers, Col Needham, Sharon Osbourne, Michael Patrick, Katy Perry, Tyler Perry, Busy Philipps, Andrew Rannells, Zoë Saldana, Jane Seymour, Sarah Silverman, Steve Sims, Britney Spears, Sharon Stone, Meghan Trainor, Steven Tyler, Denzel and Pauletta Washington, John David Washington and Jeffrey Wright.
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