This year was so much better then last year, with this new location at The Iconic Hollywood Palladium, which is so retro, situated at 6215 Sunset Boulevard, this gigantic music venue has been built in a very chic and modern style. The dance floor inside alone measures around 11,200 sq. ft., which means it has the capacity for around 4,000 people. Since the time that the Palladium was built in 1940, it has held up its legacy quite stalwartly. Whether it is because it was built at the place where the famous Paramount structures once stood or not, luck has certainly been loyal to the reputation of the Hollywood Palladium.
“Where Academy Members Love to Watch The Oscars Over Dinner then Join The Nominees After Party”
Roger and Lynn Neal, Founder and Chairman of the annual Oscar night event, announces along with their partners Maryanne and Thomas Lai, the 4th Annual Roger Neal Oscar Viewing Party
For the past three years this event was held at the Hollywood Museum however the party has grown beyond the museum’s capacity. Neal and his associates moved into their new home The Hollywood Palladium, operated by Live Nation. It’s the first time in 50 years since an Oscar party has been held there. Neal added an after party that saw Oscar winners and presenters stop by to celebrate their win on Oscar night. “We are most excited for booking the Palladium and its beautiful restoration. We can set up to 800 for dinner if needed.” said Roger Neal.
Entertainment included live on stage R&B Pop sensation/Foundation Records recording artist 22 yr. old Roger Neal, and his dancers followed by Richard Halpern’s Hollywood Cavalcade show with a live band, (from LA’s Cicada Club) and special guests performing high brow music from the 20’s and 30’s. A special appearance by Howard Hewett of Shalamar will rock the Palladium performing at the after party.
The Roger Neal Oscar Viewing Dinner once again honors stars with the ICON AWARD during the pre-show to the Academy awards. This year’s honorees include: For Television, award winning actress Loretta Swit star of Mash. Oscar nominees Robert Forster(Oscar Nominee), Margaret Avery(Oscar Nominee) and Lainie Kazan(Oscar nominee) for Motion pictures. Ernie Hudson for Motion Pictures, Bernie Kopell (Love Boat), for TV and Walton’s star Ms.Michael Learned, for TV. The Music Icon Award will go to Grammy and Golden Globe nominee Frank Stallone. Woman in Philanthropy Icon award goes to actress/philanthropist/ 2 time Daytime Emmy Award Winner Kira Reed Lorsch (The Bay). Awards presenters include:(TBA) All Awardees accepted in person.
The Academy Awards viewing dinner was a sit down, black tie white glove service experience for the stars, their guests, sponsors and ticket buyers.
During the Oscar Viewing dinner party, tradition has the 4 charities spotlighted receiving a donation check from Roger & Lynn Neal and partners Maryanne and Thomas Lai, which benefited them from funds raised. The 2019 non-profits are:
1. Environmental Charter Schools 2. Love From Music City 3. The Hollywood Museum, 4. The Robert H. Lorsch Foundation.
Eileen Bradley, from ‘The Real’, ‘E-Entertainment Television’ and 25 years in talent bookings for networks, serves as the Talent Executive and Edward Lozzi of Edward Lozzi & Associates PR (who was publicity and red carpet coordinator for the now ended Night of 100 Stars), has been brought in for the Roger Neal Oscar Viewing Dinner and after party for 2019. Over 100 Stars came and 600 Guests in total for dinner. “Over 200 media worldwide to cover our very long step & repeat Red Carpet”, said Edward Lozzi, Media and red carpet coordinator for the Roger Neal Oscar Viewing and After Party.
Souley Vegan owner and Celebrity Gourmet chef Tamearra created the Dinner for Oscar Party guests. Emerald Hare Winery will be among the wineries that supplied exceptional wines for dinner and afterwards.
This Year’s 2019 Oscar Nominees In Attendance:
Peter Farrelly-Oscar nominated Writer & Director of Green Book, Tony McNamara-Oscar nominated for Best Original Screenplay for The Favourite, Erick Beckman & David Jesteadt-Distributors of Oscar Nominated film Mirai, Mamoru Hosoda- writer & Director of Oscar Nominated film Mirai, Yuichiro Saito, Producer of Oscar nominated film Mirai, Joe Cortese(co-star) of Green Book. Patrick Don Vito (Oscar Nominated Best Film Editing for Green Book), Ethan Van der Ryn and Eric Aadahl(Oscar Noninees for Best Sound Editing for A Quiet Place), Kirk Bovill (starred as Henry Kissinger-Oscar nominated movie Vice) Emma Eliza Regan(Oscar Nominated “Detainment” 2019), Steve Kingston(Production Designer of Oscar Nominated “Detainment” 2019), Darren Mahon & Vincent Lambe Oscar nominated director and filmmaker (Oscar Nominated Film Detainment) Bryce Nielson(Special Effects for Roma),Ms. Tan Kheng Hua (star of Crazy Rich Asians).
Celebrities In Attendance:
Loretta Swit, Ilya Salkind(Superman), Ms. Michael Learned(Little House), Joe Cortese(The Green Book), Barbara Luna(Star Trek), Frank Stallone(Barfly), Lou Ferrigno, Jr (Swat), Cory Oliver, Lydia Cornell(Too Close for Comfort), Bridgette Nielson(Red Sonya), Sofia Milos(CSI Miami), Dawn Wells (Gilligan’s Island), Lorenzo Lamas(Falcon Crest/Renegade), Dee Wallace (ET), Mary Wilson(The Supremes), Lainie Kazan(My Favorite Year), Bernie Kopell (Love Boat), Ernie Hudson(Ghostbusters), Cory Feldman(Stand By Me), George Papadopoulous(fmr Trump’s Foreign Policy Advisor), Courtney Stodden(Celebrity Big Brother), Nic Novicki(Sopranos), Teale Sperling(Toy Box), Kate Linder(Young & Restless), Kami Kotler, Judy Tenuta(HBO Specials), Ieva Georges(No Way Out 15’), Katherine Kelly Lang( the star of Bold and Beautiful), Katherine Pacino, James Jurdi(Reaper), Noreen Taylor(The Bay), Patrika Darbo(Days Our Lives), Meredith Thomas, Miles Tagtmeyer(Emmy nom Broken), Stanley Livingston(My 3 Sons), Suzanne Marques(Enlightened HBO), Donna Spangler(Beverly Hills Christmas), Patty McCormack(The Bad Seed Oscar nom), Gabrielle Stone(Speak No Evil), Tanya Banks(Little Women), Ivan Modei, Rebecca Holden( Knightrider), Joel Diamond(Grammy Record Producer Engelbert Humperdinck), Robert Mack(Host Good Morning LaLa Land), Autum, and Todd McGinley, Dr. Paul Nassif(E!’s Botched), Danny Arroyo(tv series regular Sangre Negra), Clarence Gilyard(Walker Texas Ranger series star), Brenda Dickson(Young&Restless), Kathy Garver(Family Affair), Joann Worley(Laugh In), Ava Cantrell(Niclelodeons Haunted Hathaways), Melody Anderson(Flash Gordon/Firewalker), Carrie Schroder(I Am Frankie-Nickelodeon), Petri Byrd(Judge Judy), Renee Lawless(Tyler Perry’s Have and Have Nots), Sonika Vaid, James Dumont(Law & Order: True Crime), Lucille Soong(Fresh Off the Boat), Sheryl Lee Ralph(Instant Mom), Alison Arngrim(Little House), Yi Zhou(Runaway Pistol), Keith Carlos(Bold & The Beautiful America’s Top Model), Emmanuel Kabongo(21 Thunder), Gloria Loring, Carl Crawford (LA Dodgers), Francesca Fanti(American Crime Story:Versacae), Frank Pesce(29th Street), Carolyn Hennessey(Terminator 3), Peter Mark Richman(Naked Gun’Star Trek), Erin Haskell(Good Morning La La Land, Richard Brooks (Emmy winner), Ron Moss( Emmy winner star of The Bay), Devin Devasquez (tv & film producer Emmy winner & former Playmate), Marla Gibbs(The Jeffersons), Freyda Payne(singing legend), Ernest Harden Jr., (White Men Cant Jump), Kathleen Bradley(Price is Right), Art Evans(Die Hard 2), Janet Dubois(Good Times), Roger E. Mosley(Magnum PI), Ella Joyce( Roc), Margaret “Shug” Avery-(Oscar nom.The Color Purple), Cisco Reyes(Amazon’s Chosen Kin), Luenella (A Star is Born) nominated Best picture, Jamie Farr(Mash-presenting Icon award to Loretta Swit), Joe Fria(Guardians of the Galaxy) Kevin Seymour( NFLCarolina Panthers), Adoree Jackson(NFL Tennessee Titans), Vincent Spano(Alive), Willard Pugh(Air Force 1), Mother Love, William McNamara(Nun), Jaclyn Lopez(The Lucky Man), Roger Neal Jr.(recording Artist), Tanya Roberts(Charlies Angels& Sheena), Stephanie Szostak(ABC’s A Million Little Things& Iron Man 3), Gloria Garayu(How To Get Away w Murder), Farah Abraham(star of Teen Mom), Carrie Mitchum(James Dean Live Fast Die Young), Vincent DePaul( The Bay), Ken Davitian(Borat), Shadoe Stevens(Hosts Top of The World), Beverly Stevens(Shadoevision), Amber Stevens West(ABC’s Greek), Laurene Landon(All the Marbles/Maniac Cop), Jeremy Miller(Growing Pains)Jeannie Kasem (Cheers/The Tortellis), Lou Ferrigno(The Hulk), Burt Ward(Batman), Susan Olson(The Brady Bunch), Buzz Aldrin, Chris McDonald(Thelma & Louise-Happy Gilmore), Donovan Carter(HBO’s BALLERS) Jamie Kennedy (Scream), Johnny Roastbeef Williams( Good Fellas & Green Book), Katherine Kramer, Karen Kramer, Gloria Allred( Netflix-Seeing AllRed, Celeste Thorson(How I Met Your Mother,)Lee Purcell-JL Ranch +Murder She Wrote), Sean Kanan(Bold Beat, )Camila Banus(Days of Our Lives),Phil Crosby(Bing’s grandson performing)Richard Halpern(performing)Terry Moore(Oscar Nominee Come Back Little Sheba)Sally Kirkland(Oscar Nominee-Golden Globe winner), Roslynd Kind(singer Streisand sister), Nancy O’Brian- Playboy Playmate, Vince Lazano(Pirates of the Caribbean),Wes Geer, Jeri Jewel(Facts of Life), Jeraldine Saunders(The Love Boat Lady), Kirk Bovill (starred as Henry Kissinger-Oscar nominated movie Vice) Emma Eliza Regan(Oscar Nominated “Detainment” 2019), Steve Kingston (Production Designer of Oscar Nominated “Detainment” 2019) Darren Mahon & Vincent Lambe Oscar nominated director and filmmaker of The Oscar Nominated Film Detainment), Maria Conchita Alonso( Moscow on The Hudson), John Ratzenberger(Cheers/Toy Story), Bryce Nielson(Special Effects ROMA), David Permut(Producer Hacksaw Ridge),Ms. Tan Kheng Hua(star of Crazy Rich Asians),Joyce Bulifant (Mary Tyler Moore Show regular.
OSCAR GIFT SUITE Part of The Evening:
The stars were gifted with a gift bag filled with couture, and service brands worth $20k.
Some of our stars Invited and or attended last year:
Mel Gibson, Natalie Portman, Bryce Dallas Howard, Hilary Swank, Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith, Dakota Johnson, Renee Lawless ( Tyler Perry’sThe Have and Have Not’s) Kevin Sorbo, Burt Ward ( Robin From TV’s Batman), Fred Willard, Michelle Johnson(Blame it on Rio), Lee Purcell, Suzanne Sena, Don Most(HAPPY DAYS), Fernando Allende, Ruta Lee( Seven Brides For Seven Brothers), Hank Garrett, Nikki Leigh- (Lifetime Movie) , Jen Lilley( Days of Our Lives), Phil Morris( Seinfeld), , Matty Cardarople( Netflix Series of Unfortunate Events), Oscar Winner George Chakiris, Mayf Nutter ( The Waltons), Lindsey Bloom ( Mike Hammer), Jayne Kennedy, Lee Benton ( NOCTURNAL ANIMALS), Marla Gibbs, Kymberly Hefner, Anne Marie Johnson, Marci Miller ( Days of Our Lives) Khandi Alexander, Maria Conchita Alonso, Alice Amter, Geri Jewel, Jeremy Miller ( Growing Pains), Rex Smith, Benjamin Onyango, Fred Willard, Isidora Goreshter ( Shameless), Renee Taylor, Lou Ferrigno, Gloria Allred, Lee Meriwether, The Pointer Sisters(receiving Icon Award), Burt Ward, Dawn Wells, Lee Purcell, Courtney Stodden, Judy Tenuta, Ruta Lee, Marion Ross(receiving Icon Award), Paul Sorvino, Don Most, Erin Murphy, Anson Williams, Katherine Kelly Lang( Bold and The Beautiful), Gloria Allred, Cerina Vincent, Jake Busey, George Chakiris(Oscar winner), Janice Dickinson, Jeremy Miller(Growing Pains), Rex Smith,Charlene Tilton, Leyna Nguyen, Kristy McNichol, Chester Rushing(Stranger Things), Martin Klebba( Pirates of the Caribbean), Dee Wallace (ET), Ronnie Schell (Gomer Pyle USMC), Fran Drescher (The Nanny), Carol Connors(2 x Oscar nominee), Ed Asner(Icon Award recipient), Shadoe & Beverly Stevens, Chester Rushing (Stranger Things), Claudia Lee(Kick Ass2) Jayson Blair(The New Normal, Moniqua Plante (Nashville), Lou Gossett Jr.(Oscar winner, Hal Linden( Barney Linden, Tracy Scoggins(Dynasty), Victorial Rowell – (Young and The Restless & Rich and The Ruthless), Sean Kanan, Dorian Davis – (Star of The Oscar Nominated Best Live Action Film Short. ‘ My Nephew Emmett) Shana Solomon (The Big Sick’)Pat Boone, Jacqueline Murphy ), Kym Whitley(The Parkers) Maria Conchita Alonso, Nicky Whelan(Dusk til Dawn, Nic Novicki( Boardwalk Empire, Bernie Kopell (Love Boat, Kelsey Scott (Fear The Walking Dead) Tylon Larry (My Nephew Emmett), Sam Humphrey( The Greatest Showman), Margaret Avery(The Color Purple), Christine Divine(Fox News personality), Margaret O’Brien-Oscar winner,
Sponsors: ~ Presenting Sponsor is World Zhitan Art Finance Co., LTD.(MaryanneLai), Greg Chapman executive tailor Beverly Hills, Souley Vegan, Emerald Hare Wine, Monte Cristo Cigars, Black Coffee, Bertha Maes Baking Company, Takako, Party and Sushi Catering, The Worlds Most Talented Mom, GM Collin Skincare Paris, The Hollywood Museum, The Red Skelton Museum, Greg Chapman, Belleeck Castle Ballina Ireland, Timmy Woods Beverly Hills Handbags, Glamour Bonbonier Chocolatiers, Raju Rasiah Rare Exotic Jewelry Beverly Hills and Hint Water, Bertha Maes Brownie CO, The Organic Face Cosmetics, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Papira Health & Wellness Group, SAY YES To HOPE.org, Hot Town Events, MSP.
This event is up there with the best of the best. It is always done with elegance and class. Both Roger Neal and Ed Lozzi really pulled off an amazing evening, filled with everything you would want from Oscar Sunday. The room looked beautiful and this iconic venue added the overall glamour of Old Hollywood. Next year, once again, I will be there with bells on!
The 4th Annual Roger Neal Oscar Viewing Dinner-Icon Awards and After Party
The Hollywood Palladium
6215 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA. 90028