Gold Derby 2017 fall awards campaign party welcomes top industry insiders to Hollywood event

On Monday, September 25, in Hollywood, Gold Derby’s 2017 Oscar party welcomed almost 200 executives, publicists and industry insiders to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to celebrate the movie awards season. The many guests included contenders and campaigners from such films as “Downsizing,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Blade Runner 2049,” and “The Glass Castle.” Many attending also represented companies with upcoming television campaigns. Click through our photo gallery above to see many of the famous folk who let loose at Gold Derby’s private shindig, which included an open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres.

Parties like these are an integral first step in a film awards season where several titles are vying for a very limited slice of the pie. Campaigning begins earlier and earlier for recognition at SAG, the Golden Globes, and ultimately the Oscars. The more present you are at these types of events, the more likely your chances.

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That’s especially important this year, as a true Best Picture front-runner has yet to emerge. Films such as “Dunkirk,” “The Shape of Water,” “Darkest Hour,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Call Me By Your Name,” “Lady Bird,” “Get Out,” “Battle of the Sexes,” and “The Big Sick” have already planted their flags in a crowded field, to name but a few. Meanwhile, we’re still anxious to see if “The Post,” “Wonder Wheel,” “All the Money in the World,” “The Greatest Showman,” and the still untitled Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel Day-Lewis project can muscle their way in at the last minute.

Tour through our photo gallery to see who was present at Gold Derby’s 2017 Oscar party.

Be sure to make your Oscar nomination predictions so that Hollywood studio executives and top name stars can see how their films are faring in our Academy Awards odds. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on January 23. And join in the fierce debate over the 2018 Oscars taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our film forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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