By Leah Ornstein - Radar Style & Beauty Editor
Talk about an action-packed and star-studded weekend!
The 2012 Academy Awards is the most important red carpet event of the year, with Hollywood’s A-listers flying in from all over the world to attend all of the swanky soirees! RadarOnline.com has the lowdown on where the stars will be partying all weekend long.
The excitement begins on Friday, when the weekend kicks off with pampering, gifting suites and swanky soirees. During the day, stars will head to Kari Feinstein’s Oscars Style Lounge at The Mondrian Hotel, where they will be gifted luxurious items, gadgets and trips from BeautyMint, Capella Hotels, Icelandic Glacia and more.
Friday night, several of the studios and talent agencies will be hailing their nominees with star-studded parties. CAA clients like Brad Pitt and George Clooney will celebrate at Bryan Lourd’s annual bash at his Beverly Hills mansion, while UTA clients will head over to Jim Berkus’ house for their party. Finally, Rooney Mara and Octavia Spencer will be celebrating their first-time nominations at the WME party at Ari Emanuel’s Brentwood pad.
Stars will get an early start on Saturday at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards, which takes place in a beachside tent in Santa Monica. This year’s nominees include Michele Williams, Elizabeth Olsen, Ryan Gosling and Shailene Woodley. After the show they will be treated to swag, such as an Exclusive AMC Entertainment Signature Pass, New Balance 1400 kicks and Crunch 1-Year Gym Memberships & Private Training Sessions at The Official Presenter Gift Lounge Produced by On 3 Productions.
Saturday night, The Weinstein Co. is throwing their annual party at the members only SoHo House, where nominees such as Meryl Streep and Michelle Williams are expected. The Night Before party will also be going on at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
After spending Sunday morning getting pampered and dressed for the 2012 Academy Awards, stars will hit the red carpet at The Kodak Theatre for the big show. Directly proceeding the show is the Governors Ball, where the winners will show off their trophies and nosh on the finest food.
All nominees will be gifted with Distinctive Assets annual Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag, valued in excess of $50,000 with everything from bejeweled hand-sanitizers from Purell to an African Safari from Premier Tours.
Sunday night stars will party hop to the most exclusive events of the year, including, of course the annual Vanity Fair party that will once again take place at Sunset Tower Hotel.
Madonna and Guy Oseary are hosting their annual party Oseary’s Coldwater Canyon mansion, while Elton John’s AIDS Foundation party will take place in a West Hollywood tent and feature a performance from Foster the People.
Other parties on Oscar night include Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley’s annual party, the InStyle party at BOA, and newcomer to the Oscar social scene Maxim Late Night, a party at a secret location hosted by Ford Mustang and featuring a performance by Ludacris that will go until the wee hours of the morning.
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