Elton John Announces Oscars Party
The Academy Award nominations are set to be announced tomorrow (Feb. 8), and Elton John is already announcing his party plans for March 27.
Sir Elton and his husband David Furnish’s annual Oscar viewing party for the Elton John AIDS Foundation will return as an in-person affair after going virtual last year due to the Covid-19pandemic. Grammy winner Brandi Carlile will perform during the festivities, which take place in West Hollywood Park.
“David and I are so grateful to celebrate 30 years of the foundation and especially grateful to Brandi Carlile and the many fabulous guests supporting us for another magnificent night in West Hollywood Park,” John said in a statement. “Our success reflects the passion, commitment and generosity of our supporters. Together, we are making a difference and bringing light and hope to people living with HIV around the world.”
Furnish added that although Covid-19 is still making headlines, HIV/AIDS is still “a global epidemic.”
“It remains paramount to continue raising funds and awareness toward issues affecting people living with and at risk of HIV, and there is no better platform than our annual Academy Awards Viewing Party to do just that,” he said.
Additional performers will be unveiled at a later date.
Presenting sponsors of the party include the singer’s Walmart exclusive Elton John Eyewear, Christian Lundberg & R. Martin Chavez in partnership with Equality Utah, Bob and Tamar Manoukian and Neuro Brands. Cadillac, Gilead Sciences, Robert K. Kraft, The Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund and MAC Viva Glam are co-sponsors.