Which of the two biggest galas will draw the most celebs on Oscar night? I’d say Elton John’s AIDS Foundation.
EJAF has just announced three co-hosts for the annual soiree; Lady Gaga, Billy Porter, and Eric McCormack.
Just to see what Gaga and Porter will be wearing should bring out the A list. McCormack, I assume, will just be in a tuxedo. But he’ll also have his “Will & Grace” contingent. too.
Porter will fetch the Broadway crowd, and drag queens galore from “Pose.”
But Gaga will bring out the music and movie crowd. In droves.
Plus, Brandi Carlile is performing, and David Furnish will be the Foundation’s host for the evening.
Sadly, Elton John will be on tour, performing in of all places Lincoln, Nebaska. But maybe he’ll Zoom in for a duet with Carlile or Gaga.
The EJAF Oscar party usually brings out stars like Sharon Stone, Steven Tyler, Smokey Robinson, and all the Oscar winners from the evening.
In anticipation of the iconic event, Elton John AIDS Foundation will present an Instagram Live conversation with Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) and David Furnish (@davidfurnish) on March 3, 2022 at 8:45am ET/1:45pm GMT. Visit @EJAF’s social media for more details.
And so the Oscar party wars are on! Vanity Fair’s party is much diminished from previous years as the magazine’s popularity has faded. Their current web traffic is less than half of Vogue or New York magazine. Circulation has been dwindling as well.
The annual Academy Awards Viewing Party is aligned with the 30th anniversary of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and also marks its return to live events. Since the event’s inception in 1992, the Viewing Party has supported the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s efforts by raising more than $86 million for its lifesaving work. All funds raised support the Foundation’s network of partners and local experts across four continents to challenge discrimination, prevent infections and provide treatment, as well as influencing governments to end AIDS.