Stars, Power Brokers Come Out for TheWrap's 3rd Annual Pre-Oscar Party (Slideshow)
TheWrap CEO Sharon Waxman congratulates nominee Demian Bichir.
The Von Sydow family surrounds Max Von Sydow to congratulate him on his Oscar nomination for "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."
TheWrap welcomed a packed house of celebrities, Oscar nominees and entertainment industry power players at its third annual Oscar party on Wednesday night at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The Culina restaurant rocked with congratulations and excitement for nearly 30 Oscar nominees, who gathered a day after the voting had closed for Sunday’s awards. Among attendees were acting nominees Demian Bichir from “A Better Life,” and the legendary Max Von Sydow from “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” Nominated producers Michael Barnathan and Brunson Green from “The Help” attended along with J.C. Chandor, nominated for the screenplay of “Margin Call,” and Stan Chervin, nominated for the screenplay of “Moneyball.” Celebrities including astronaut Buzz Aldrin made merry with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Robert Forster from the cast of “The Descendants” hobnobbed with Missi Pyle and Beth Grant from “The Artist.” Actress Bai Ling and Jane Seymour joined producer Laura Bickford, “Like Crazy” writer-director Drake Doremus and “Paranormal Activity” director Oren Peli. Studio chiefs and industry leaders included Harvey Weinstein, whose “The Artist” is tipped to win Best Picture for his company for the second year in a row after “The King’s Speech,” Fox Searchlight's Nancy Utley, Sony Classic's Tom Bernard and Michael Barker, plus Ryan Kavanaugh, the CEO of Relativity. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak attended as did AMPAS CEO Dawn Hudson and COO Ric Robertson. Tech leaders included – besides Bezos - Jon Miller, the chief digital officer of NewsCorp, Tony Bates, the CEO of Skype, and Tony Orsten, CEO of twofour54. Sponsors of the evening were FilmFunds, Alert by MicroStrategy, Skype and Chivas Regal. Couldn't be there? Click through our slideshow to check out the celebration.
TheWrap's CEO/Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman talks to The Weinstein Company's chief Harvey Weinstein as LD Distribution CEO David Dinerstein looks on
Oscar-nominee for Best Actor in "A Better Life" Demian Bichir with Stefanie Sherk inside TheWrap Pre-Oscar Party.
Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos with astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Nick Krause, actor from Oscar-nominated "The Descendants" attends The Wrap's Pre-Oscar Party
Amara Miller, actress in "The Descendants," attends The Wrap's Pre-Oscar Party.
Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Bridesmaids") arrives at The Wrap Pre-Oscar Party
Deb Adair, an Oscar nominee for "Moneyball," enjoys TheWrap's Pre-Oscar Party inside Culina
Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, nominees for the Animated Feature "A Cat in Paris," join fellow nominees Wednesday night.
Jordan Schur and Relativity Media President Ryan Kavanaugh share a laugh at TheWrap Pre-Oscar Party
Actor Ken Davitian changes pace from roles in movies like "Borat" to be featured in the Oscar-nominated "The Artist."
Actress Bai Ling makes the rounds at TheWrap's Pre-Oscar Party at The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.
Michael Nouri, Jane Seymour and James Keach chat at Culina during TheWrap's Pre-Oscar Party.
Actor Robert Forster with actress Denise Grayson inside TheWrap's Pre-Oscar Party.
Actress Jane Seymour and husband James Keach arrive at TheWrap's Pre-Oscar Party.
Actor Dennis Haysbert arrives at the red carpet.
TheWrap's Sharon Waxman with Lucy Walker, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary short, "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom."
Oscar nominee for "The Descendants" Nat Faxon smiles with fellow nominee, "The Help" Producer Brunson Green.
Chivas offers a unique tasting bar at TheWrap's Pre-Oscar Party.
Jeffrey Haboush, nominee for Sound Mixing for "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," stops on the red carpet.
Jeff Cronenweth, cinematography nominee for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," is beaming at TheWrap's Pre-Oscar Party.
E!'s Lawrence Zarian arrives at TheWrap's Pre-Oscar Party at The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.
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