Sunday night the 82nd annual Academy Awards will be held in the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, but for those of us who can’t make California, the Ellie Fund’s Oscar Night Boston Gala is the next best place! Now in its 14th year, this is the only celebration in Massachusetts officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Academy Awards.
The evening kicks off at the Langham Hotel on Franklin Street in Boston at 6:30pm. Guests will be treated like the stars they are with glamorous red carpet arrivals, a pre-telecast party with live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, chef stations, the Langham Hotel’s famous Chocolate Bar buffet, official Academy Awards programs from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, celebrity memorabilia auctions that include items from Avatar, Up, The Blind Side, and others plus restaurant, spa, theater event packages, photos with an official Oscar statuette, and gift bags.
Local celebrity and tv/radio personalities will be in attendance including NYC TV and film actor Benjamin John Parrillo; local SAG actresses Jessica Hansen, Erica McDermott, Melissa McMeekin, Toni Saladna; former assistant to Matt Damon and model/entrepreneur Trinette Faint; Bill Fine of WCVB-TV 5, local comedienne Christine Hurley; event emcees WCVB-TV5 personalities Bianca de la Garza, David Brown, Randy Price, and JC Monahan; event emcees and Mix 104.1 radio personalities Fast Freddy, Sue Brady and Gregg Daniels; Gene Dante (actor/rocker) and Richard DeAgazio (20+ films), plus more expected! Hollywood East Connection reporter, Mary Pierce will also be schmoozing with guests and capturing the gala’s highlights. Also, join us on Facebook and Twitter as we cheer on local talent throughout the telecast!
The night’s festivities will carry on till the end of the telecast, with all proceeds from the ticket sales and auctions to go to the Ellie Fund, which is a Needham-based non-profit organization helping the fight against breast cancer and easing its effects on patients and families across Massachusetts.