There is always a lot to celebrate during Oscar week, but many of this year’s special occasions toasted to something in particular: a historical year for Oscar nominations by the Academy. Diversity and inclusion was front and center for celebrations throughout the week, from Alfre Woodard
’s Sistahs Soiree, to Common
’s pre-Oscar dinner (pictured above), to African-American publications Ebony and Essence toasting to black Hollywood at their respective fetes.
Women were also a part of the conversation. While the landmark moment for people of color was applauded, the ladies in the industry were still pushing for progress at the Women in Film
’s annual cocktail reception, which sprinkled in motivational speeches from Brie Larson
and Meryl Streep
with the hors d’oeuvres.
Take a peek inside this year’s pre-Oscar celebratory gatherings below:
The Ultimate Oscar Party Guide 2017
Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree:
Progress, not politics, was what