NEW YORK (PIX11) — Forget Hollywood.
New York got its own red carpet as The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a star-studded viewing party in New York.
For the second year, the Academy celebrated Oscar Night New York at the Big Apple’s landmark restaurant Daniel. The Academy Awards isn’t just for the Hollywood elite on the West Coast, the red carpet rolled out for local East Coast members of the Academy, entertainment insiders, and executives.
The exclusive party featured state-of-the-art viewing screens placed all over the restaurant, in order to create an immersive experience for the guests. Best-picture table cards helped guests find their seats while huge Oscar statuettes greeted party goers as they came in.
Many sipped signature red carpet cocktails designed specifically for the event, while celebrity chef Daniel Boulud created an array of culinary treats that paid tribute to some of this years Best Picture nominees.