After several days of glitzy events, it was time for another party on the eve of the official opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. On Wednesday night, some of Hollywood’s best young talent, recent Oscars and biggest rising stars came together to celebrate the new movie sanctuary, which not only honors Hollywood’s past, but its future as well.
After a star-studded gala last weekend, Wednesday night’s party was a more casual cocktail that took over the cavernous lower outdoor space in addition to the jaw-dropping dome on the building’s fifth floor. The event was moderated by the co-chairs Robert Pattinson, HER., Vanity Showwest coast editor of Britt Hennemuth, and the director and president of the Academy Museum Bill Kramer, and showcased an eclectic mix of talent in front of and behind the camera.
Euphoria and White lotus Star Sydney sweeney was one of the first to arrive, walking the red carpet to take photos before going upstairs. Other TV shows present included The right place and Nine Perfect Strangers actor Manny Jacinto, american horror story ordinary Finn Whitrock, and one Veep reunion with the two Clea Duvall and Sam richardson in the room. Rebellious wilson made her way through the party in a black sequined dress while Natasha Lyonne also went with a glitter number, hers in silver and finished with matching boots. Symone, the winner of the 13th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, was surrounded by fans as soon as she walked into the fifth floor party. Between chatting with other partygoers, filmmakers love Michael mann and King Shaka joined other attendees as they perused the Academy’s many exhibits that were open for a preview.
Near the elevators on the fifth floor, a large group gathered around Miky lee, the Korean producer who received the Oscar for best film for Parasite in 2020. She chatted with another Oscar winner, the actress Youn Yuh-jung, who became the first Korean actress to win an Oscar earlier this year for her work in Minari. Korean actors also gathered in the busy hallway. Lee byung-hun and Lee min jung.
Pattinson, with his girlfriend Suki waterhouse beside him, got comfortable in a booth under the dome when SHE came to chat with him and take some pictures. The recent Oscar winner for Best Original Song was then greeted by the model Adriana lima, and the pair also posed for more photos together. Lima seemed to be having so much fun in the newly opened space that she decided to pose for a few more photos near the beautiful dome balcony.
And Lima wasn’t the only one who clearly enjoyed this last night of celebration. CEO of the Academy Dawn Hudson forcefully made her way through the crowd, even though this was her fourth night of events at the Museum. She and the rest of the team behind this new Los Angeles staple have something to celebrate – nearly every reveler sang her praises as they walked through the exhibits or admired the views. Even in the queue, you could hear the whispers, “This is amazing. “