Oscar 2020: Guide to Parties–January

Thursday, Jan. 2

Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala
Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, 5 p.m.

This annual fundraiser for the film festival will host many of this year’s nominees and awards-season standouts as Hollywood takes over the desert for one starry night.

Honorees include Jennifer Lopez, Renée Zellweger, Charlize Theron, Martin Scorsese, Adam Driver, Jamie Foxx, Joaquin Phoenix, Laura Dern, Antonio Banderas and Zack Gottsagen.

Mary Hart is hosting the event.

Friday, Jan. 3

AFI Awards Luncheon
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles, 300 Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills
The awards event celebrates 2019’s most outstanding achievements with a selection of 10 films (1917, The Farewell, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Knives Out, Little Women, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Richard Jewell).

10 TV shows (Chernobyl, The Crown, Fosse/Verdon, Game of Thrones, Pose, Succession, Unbelievable, Veep, Watchmen and When They See Us). Additionally, Parasite and Fleabag will receive special prizes created to honor works of excellence outside the Institute’s criteria for American projects.

DPA Luxury Lounge
Brentwood Suites at Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday
The invite-only luxury style retreat will feature De Marquet, Civetta Los Angeles, Naughty Girl, Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, Soori Bali, Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort, Sofitel’s Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, Artskül, Fazup, Haas Wellness Center, Cutera, TruSculpt Flex, Truth in Hand, Sway, Sheer Necessity, Maine Island Soap, AMT Global, Path Water, Carvery Kitchen, Dreamy Creations, Sünder, Topo Chico, Sunny Blue and charities Pablove Foundation, Lollipop Theater Network and Inner City Arts.

Secret Room Events Style Lounge
InterContinental Century City, ballroom lobby level, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
This year’s lounge will feature clothing, shoes, skin care, CBD, beauty, Botox and baby items along with gift bags featuring more than 50 items in each. Charity partner: DoVE Project — Dogs of Violence Exposed — a registered non-profit created to support the end of the dog meat trade in Asia.

Ninth Annual AACTA International Awards
Mondrian Los Angeles, 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts will give out prizes as part of its annual awards event, which “honors the best achievements in film excellence, regardless of geography.” The Irishman received the most nominations with six, followed by Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Joker and Parasite. Acting nominees include Christian Bale, Robert De Niro, Adam Driver, Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Saoirse Ronan, Charlize Theron, Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt, Toni Collette, Nicole Kidman, Florence Pugh and double nominee Margot Robbie. Sponsors include Foxtel, Destination NSW, Sydney.com, It’s On! In Sydney, and Penfolds.

Saturday, Jan. 4

Spirit Awards Nominees Brunch
BOA Steakhouse, 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
American Airlines, IFC and Mazda are sponsoring this annual gathering of indie talent and auteurs during which Film Independent will announce filmmaker grant and awards recipients.