The Producers Guild of America honored nine people for their contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling in an event held in the Bel Air mansion of entrepreneur Elon Musk.
The Digital VIP awards celebration attracted some Hollywood notables, including Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman and Bill Westenhofer, the visual effects supervisor whose team at Rhythm & Hues won an Academy Award this year for work on "Life of Pi."
But it was an acrobat dubbed "Champagne Girl" who arguably received the most of the attention at Thursday's night celebration, dangling upside-down from a chandelier and pouring bubbly as the 100 or so guests snapped photos.
Indeed, the whole event had the atmospherics of a Baz Luhrmann film.
Two women on stilts, wearing all-white Victorian costumes and wigs, greeted guests at the entry to the home and spread white rose-pedals at their feet. In the yard, another performer in period costume (adorned with wings) served champagne from a hoop skirt constructed of metal, while another sat perched above the guests in an opulent, elevated parrot stand.