2009 NYC Oscar® Party to Be Held at The Carlyle
New York, NY (January 15, 2009) — On Oscar Night®, Sunday, February 22, 2009, New York-area members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 81st Academy Awards® at The Carlyle, the legendary Manhattan hotel that stands at the corner of East 76th Street and Madison Avenue.
Since 1990, the Academy has hosted a New York Oscar Night celebration for its East Coast members, many of whom are previous winners and nominees.
“This is an encore performance at The Carlyle for the Academy’s New York Events Committee,” said Bud Rosenthal, the committee’s chair. “Last year’s Oscar Night party at this cultural landmark drew so many rave reviews from our members that we're back by popular demand and looking forward to another gala evening.”
A familiar venue for New York’s entertainment elite since the 1930s, The Carlyle has served as a home away from home for countless movie stars, U.S. presidents and international artists, and has been the site of several film productions.
The evening’s festivities will begin with a cocktail reception in the Café Carlyle which since its original opening in 1955 has earned a reputation for intimate cabaret and jazz performances by legendary performers. Following cocktails, the invited guests will adjourn to the Trianon Suite for a multi-course dinner and live viewing of the Academy Awards telecast. Executive chef James Sakatos will create the menu.
New York's Oscar Night party is open to all Academy members who reside on the East Coast or who might be visiting at that time. For more information about the event, Academy members may call (212) 821-9255.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.