The Norby Walters 26th Annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar Awards Viewing Gala - The Only Way to View the Oscars

On Oscar® Sunday February 28th, the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel was popping with flashbulbs as the media greeted the arrival of approximately 100 Academy film and television stars for the Norby Walters 26th Annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar Awards Viewing Gala.

Lou Ferrigno Jr,. Carla and Lou Ferrigno (Photo Courtesy: Night of 100 Stars)

Norby Walters, veteran music agent/producer, once again reprised his role as Dinner Chairman, while billionaire clothing designer/manufacturer Peter Nygard, Founder and Chairman of Nygard International was Executive Producer of this event. Beverly Hills Public Relations executive Edward Lozzi served as the co-organizer and media public relations director.

Event Media/and Co-organizer Edward Lozzi with Jacquie DeGato (Photo Courtesy: Night of 100 Stars)

Other than being inside of the Dolby Theatre for the actual awards, Night of 100 Stars is the place to be on Oscar night. The evening began with stars and their guests walking the red carpet dressed by the finest design houses while being interviewed by various ‘fashion police’ reporters who lined the red carpet doing live and taped reports. This year over 250 media outlets from the United States and nearly 50 International news outlets covered the Night of 100 Stars.

Oscar nominees Robert Forster and Dianne Ladd (Photo Courtesy: Night of 100 Stars)

Other than being at the awards themselves, there was no better spot to join in celebrating such highlights at "Spotlight" winning best picture, Leonardo DiCaprio finally claiming best actor or such movie musical performances including the amazing “Til it Happens to You” by Lady Gaga

John Savage (Photo Courtesy: Night of 100 Stars)

The International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton was filled with over 800 guests including over 100 stars including: Jake Busey, Dee Wallace, Bruce Davison (Oscar nominee), Tony Bentley (The Big Short), Martin Landau, Patrick Muldoon, Diane Ladd, Michael Nouri, Maria Conchita Alonso, Robert Carradine, Willie Garson (Hawaii 5-0), Robert Costanza, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, Jack McGee, Susie Abromeip, Kristina Loken (Terminator), Robert Forster, Lou Ferrigno Sr, and Jr, Shery Lee Ralph, Florence LaRue, Steve Valentine, Downtown Julie Brown, Doris Roberts, Chris McDonald, Powers Booth, Frankie Valli, Cindy Margolis, Vincent Spano, Sally Kirkland, Kelly Hu, John Savage, Gloria Allred, Beverly Johnson, Stuart Pankin, Tony Dennison, Gary Marshall, Patrick Warburton, Bai Ling, Sean Patrick Flanery, Ernie Hudson, Don Murray(Oscar nominee), Naomi Grossman (Amercian Horror Story), Hector Alizando and many more.

Peter Nygard, Founder and Chairman of Nygard International

Over the years Night of 100 stars has been home to the biggest names in Hollywood including former Academy Award Winners and Nominees such as; Bryan Cranston, Jamie Foxx, Peter Fonda,  Jon Voight, Danny Aiello, Jennifer Tilly, Linda Blair, Michael Lerner, Sally Kirkland, Gary Busey, Bruce Davison,  Richard Dreyfuss, Cathy Moriarty, Kathleen Quinlan, Eric Roberts, Robert Forster,  Diane Ladd, Caroll Baker, Rip Torn, Dean Stockwell, , Theodore Bikel, Don Murray, William H. Macy, Samantha Eggar, Glynis Johns, Terry Moore,  Burt Young, George Chakiris, James Cromwell,  Shirley Jones, Martin Landau, David Paymer, Robert Loggia, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, Brenda Vaccaro, Shirley Knight, Stuart Whitman, Seymour Cassel, Lesley Ann Warren, Russ Tamblyn, Sally Kellerman and the late Mickey Rooney.

The formal sit-down dinner viewing party pay tribute to this year's favorite Award nominees including the Oscar winning and nominated Walters family’s five Oscar nominations last year for WHIPLASH (Gary and Richard Walters, co-hosts are founding executive at President of Bold Films and have produced over 22 motion pictures in the past 15 years).  While the party is all about the Academy Awards, for guests the event is a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you never know what celebrity you might wind up being seated next to.

Silent Auction

Night of 100 Stars always has an amazing collection of Hollywood and Sports Memorabilia displayed by KB Collections in Beverly Hills but this year spokesperson Edward Lozzi stated that the 26th Annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Black tie Gala at the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom had ordered their Silent Auction fundraiser company to withdrawal any Bill Cosby, Phil Spector or OJ Simpson items from the auction.

If you are a fan of the Academy Awards or are star struck by celebrities, Night of 100 Stars is a must add to your bucket list. One of the most fun nights of the year anywhere you will not be disappointed and guests are already counting the days until 2017 and anxious to find out who will be the big names to walk the red carpet next year.

For more information visit: Night of 100 Stars

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