By Jayjay Epega – http://epegamedia.pressfolios.com/
Fykaa Caan – www.fykaacaan.com/
Team Hollywood London
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OSCAR NOMINEES OLIVIA COLMAN, RAMI MALEK, SPIKE LEE AND ALFONSO CUARON ATTEND 91st ACADEMY AWARDS CHAMPAGNE TEA RECEPTION AT CLARIDGE’S IN LONDON
London, Friday 8th February 2019:
The Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences celebrated the 2018 Oscar nominees with a Champagne Tea Reception at Claridge’s, hosted by the London office of the Academy.
This year’s Oscar nominees in attendance at the uber glamorous event included Olivia Colman (THE FAVOURITE), Rami Malek (BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY), Spike Lee (BLACKKKLANSMAN), Alfonso Cuarón (ROMA) and Regina King (IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK).
Other nominees in attendance included Yalitza Aparicio (ROMA), Marina de Tavira (ROMA), Pawel Pawlikowksi (COLD WAR), Brad Bird (INCREDIBLES 2), Nadine Labaki (CAPERNAUM), Julie Cohen and Betsy West (RBG).
They were joined by previous Oscar nominees and winners from recent years including Lesley Manville (PHANTOM THREAD) and Barry Jenkins (MOONLIGHT).
Carola Ash, Director of Member Relations and Programming, Europe, said “I am delighted to welcome this year’s nominees and past nominees and winners which include a range of talent; from fresh newcomers to established industry veterans at the height of their careers, with several nominees hailing from Europe. This event is just one of the initiatives the Academy conducts year-round to support its European members and we’re delighted so many could join us from around the world.”
Guests mingled in the sophisticated ballroom at Claridge’s whilst enjoying Piper-Heidsieck champagne and canapes.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.
The ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony takes place this year on Sunday 24th February in Los Angeles.