Can't wait to roll out the fondue, sample ballots and Champagne for your own at-home Oscar party? You'll be in fine company as the stars roll out to their own celebrations surrounding the big show. Here are a few of the weekend's biggies:
Starting out ahead of the game is the Weinstein Co., which returns to the Soho House with jeweler Chopard to toast its nominees on Saturday night. Keeping it informal and sentimental, Weinstein is known for taking the mike and serenading the journey of his filmmakers and stars to Oscar Sunday. Nominees Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Quentin Tarantino and more can expect tribute.
On Sunday, the hottest spot to catch the awards on TV is the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing and after-party in West Hollywood Park. Cocktails at 4 p.m. follow a red carpet arrival and precede a sit-down dinner by Gordon Ramsay that accompanies the show. Last year the event marked its 20th anniversary, with Elton and partner David Furnish bringing along their eldest, Zachary — then a little over a year old — to mingle with VIPs. New son Elijah, born in January, might be a little too young to make the cut this year.