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Parties: Oscar Week 2018 Fun with the Stars at Chateau Marmont with Cadillac

Allison Janney enjoys a night out at Cadillac's Annual Oscar Week Celebration held at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on March 1, 2018. Photo courtesy Cadillac.

By Jenny Peters

There are so many parties leading up to the Oscars that it’s tough to choose where to go on any given night; but Oscar awards season just wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Cadillac’s Annual Oscar Week Celebration bash held at the Chateau Marmont. This year’s party definitely didn’t disappoint, as nominees and other famous faces flocked to the scene on March 1, 2018, to schmooze a little, drink a little and generally have a little fun out on the town.

Cadillac has been a key sponsor of the Oscars for five years (thus this annual celebration) and unveiled three new ad spots during the Academy Awards telecast, focusing on performance, technology and the future of Cadillac vehicles.

The packed party scene at Cadillac’s Annual Oscar Week Celebration held at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on March 1, 2018. Photo courtesy Cadillac.

Our favorite frontrunner, Allison Janney (who eventually took home the best supporting actress Oscar on Sunday for her incredible performance in “I, Tonya”), led the pack, decked out in an Oscar-gold jumpsuit that made her stand out in the packed crowd. It doesn’t hurt that she is six feet tall, too, and was even taller in her strappy gold Jimmy Choo “Lance” sandals!

Angela Bassett attends the Cadillac Annual Oscar Week Celebration held at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on March 1, 2018. Photo courtesy Cadillac.

Other nominees who wandered through the Chateau’s gardens and crowded into the inside front bar/parlor area (it was a chilly night) included Martin McDonagh, the director/writer whose “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” garnered seven Academy Award nominations, including his for original screenplay and best picture, as well as song composer Benj Pasek, nominated for “The Greatest Showman” and Bryan Fogel, who later took home the Oscar for best documentary with “Icarus.”

Tiffany Haddish and Aisha Tyler have fun together at Cadillac’s Annual Oscar Week Celebration held at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on March 1, 2018. Photo courtesy Cadillac.

Lots of other Hollywood luminaries turned out, including Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Joel McHale, Dan Stevens, Elizabeth Perkins, Angela Basset, Aisha Tyler, Kathryn Hahn, Will Arnett, Mamie Gummer and many others. Two of our favorite actresses, Missi Pyle and Christina Moore, were excited to discuss their newest movies with us.

Sarah Silverman, one of the many Hollywood stars attending the Cadillac Annual Oscar Week Celebration held at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on March 1, 2018. Photo courtesy Cadillac.

“I produced ‘Dirt,'” Moore, who also stars in the off-road racing saga, said with a happy grin. “It’s coming out from Warner Bros. this week! It was incredible to work on this one with them, especially since I convinced all the big racing sponsors – think Rockstar, Geico – to be a part of our movie. I had no idea how complicated that was, until I did it.” Kevin Dillion and DeRon Horton co-star with Moore in the action-packed flick.

BFFs Missi Pyle and Christina Moore share a red-carpet moment at Cadillac’s Annual Oscar Week Celebration held at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on March 1, 2018. Photo courtesy Cadillac.

Missi Pyle’s “Traffik” hits theaters in late April; that one’s an intense thriller that co-stars Paula Patton and Omar Epps. And she’s really excited about her new YouTube Red TV series “Impulse.” “I play the mother of a teenage girl who has the ability to teleport,” she explained. “It’s created by Doug Liman – he did ‘Swingers’ and ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ – and based on a film he did called ‘Jumper.’ He wanted to revisit it, which is how the series came about. It’s really a fascinating premise.”

The Chateau was actually a hotbed of parties on that Thursday night, as The Gersh Agency celebrated their A-list clients’ nominations (that powerhouse talent agency represents Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell and Richard Jenkins, among a host of others) in the sixth-floor penthouse and patio. Allison, Sam and Richard made the scene late into the evening – despite Allison’s complaint that “shooting ‘Mom’ at 7 a.m. tomorrow is going to be rough” – but how often in a career are you celebrating an Oscar nomination? As we say, “we can sleep when we are dead.”

Danny Huston made the Chateau Marmont scene at both the Cadillac Annual Oscar Week Celebration and The Gersh Agency Oscar Party held in Los Angeles on March 1, 2018. Photo courtesy Cadillac.

Also making the Gersh party a place where the stars outnumbered the common folk were Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie (also a 2018 Oscar nominee), Danny Huston, Melanie Lynskey and her fiancé Jason Ritter, Adam Driver, Angela Bassett, John Slattery, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Bibb and Walton Goggins, who looked incredibly tan and relaxed and ready to ride the reboot of “Tomb Raider” along with co-star Alicia Vikander into theaters on March 16, 2018.

All in all, it was an Oscar week evening that actually met – and exceeded the hype!

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Jet Set Jen is the brainchild of Jenny Peters, a longtime freelance journalist whose career has spanned everything considered "Lifestyle" reporting, from movies and celebrities to fashion and fast cars, with plenty of food, wine and travel thrown in too. She currently contributes regularly to USA Today's 10Best.com, AARP.org, New York Magazine, Coast Magazine, Bask Magazine and numerous other newspapers, magazines and websites worldwide. She is a founding and voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (www.criticschoice.com), which annually honors the year's top films with the Critics' Choice Awards. Jenny and her crack cadre of reporters at Jet Set Jen offer up opinions, suggestions and insider scoops on the best that the world has to offer, to keep you on the cutting edge of that ever elusive pursuit of life, liberty, happiness – and fun, fun, fun.