Oscars to host viewing parties in New York and London

The motion picture academy is once again holding viewing parties for its members in New York and London that don’t make the trek to Hollywood to attend the Oscars on Feb. 26. Those who do line up to pass through security to get into the Dolby Theater for the three-hour plus show may well be envious when they learn of the swell-egant events being planned for their east coast and English brethren.

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For the second year in a row, the Gotham crowd will gather at the iconic Rainbow Room on the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Surrounded by stunning panoramic views, guests will be able to watch the live Oscars telecast while enjoying an inspired menu by Executive Chef Jim Botsacos.

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Likewise, the English set will return to Soho’s Ham Yard Hotel to view the 89th Oscars at a two-tier screening venue. Guests will enjoy a midnight feast, complete with espresso martinis, and will watch the Oscars telecast streamed live on the big screen, from red carpet arrivals through the announcement of the Best Picture award.

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