The Norby Walters 27th Annual Night of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Gala Review - The Oscars Take a Backseat to this Party

If you could not be at the Academy Awards themselves, the only other place was to be at was Norby Walters 27th Annual Night of 100 Stars Academy Awards Viewing Gala which took place at the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom on February 26th.

Norby Walters with Missy Pile and Naomi Grossman

The International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel provided the setting for the arrivals of approximately 100 plus voting Academy film and TV stars who attended the hottest celebrity Awards party in town. Norby Walters, veteran music agent/producer, reprised his role as Dinner Chairman along with his sons Richard & Gary Walters of Bold Films, executive producers of Best Picture Oscar Whiplash. Joining Norby once again as Title Sponsor of the event was billionaire clothing designer/manufacturer Peter Nygard, Founder and Chairman of Nygard International. Academy Award writer and Emmy Award actor Joe Bologna received the Night of 100 Stars Lifetime Achievement Award presented by actor, comedian/MC Richard Lewis.

Richard Dreyfuss, Norby Walters, Shirley Jones

The formal sit-down dinner viewing party has always included past Oscar winners and nominees who returnd to pay tribute to this year's favorite Award nominees. Stars and their guests were dressed to the nines in Formal fashions represented by the nations finest design houses. Various ‘fashion police’ reporters were on the red carpet doing live and taped reports. (Over 250 + media outlets from the U.S. and nearly 50 International news outlets covered the Night of 100 Stars on a 300 foot carpet media wall. The media has always rated the Night of 100 Stars as one of the top Oscar viewing Awards parties. The Daily News rated this party as "...the number one Oscar party, just for the sheer number of celebrities attending...". ABC's Good Morning America covers this party from inside and said. " Voting Academy members flock to the Night of 100 Stars and we are here tonight with many former Oscar and Golden Globe winners. Is this an Oscar party or the Golden Globes?” The Jimmy Kimmel Show tapes segments here for the show and said, " ...a wild party with mostly celebrities and they are everywhere you look..and they have the most beautiful girls". The Hollywood Reporter says, " Numerous former Academy Award winners and nominees turned out Sunday during the Night of 100 Stars Oscar Gala..including (150 stars) Richard Dreyfuss, Martin Landau, Chevy Chase, Fred Willard, James Cromwell, Ron Perlman, Renee Taylor, Jon Voight, and so many more."

Tamara Henry and Edward Lozzi

Stars attending included:, Richard Lewis, Barbara Carrera, ,Richard Dreyfuss, Shirley Jones, Diane Ladd, Mischa Barton (The O.C.), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Matty Cardarople(Jurassic Park4), Tom Sizemore, Kelly Hu, Nadine Valazquez(FLIGHT) NFL’s Terrell Owens, , Armand Assante, , Bo Derek, Kristanna Loken, Maria Conchita Alonso, , John Corbett, , Tia Carrere, Robert Carradine, , Richard Grieco, , Missi Pyle (The Artist), , Patrick Warburton, Gloria Allred , Ed Asner, Jason Alexander, Powers Boothe, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, , James Cromwell (The Artist), , Bruce Davison, Lou & Carla Ferrigno, , Joely Fisher, Robert Forster, Jeff Garlin, Lou Gossett Jr., Dule Hill, Richard Karn, Martin Landau, Vincent Spano, Ron Livingston, Hal Linden, Chris McDonald, Lou Diamond Phillips, Brenda Dickson (Young & Restless), Courtney Stodden(Big Brother /Couples Therapy), Bai Ling , Sharon Gless(Burn Notice), Gary Busey, Yakov Smirnoff(Happily Ever After), ,Doris Morgado (2 Guns),), Katrina Law(Training Day),Jake Busey(Starship Troopers, , Anthony Michael Hall, Tanya Roberts(A View to a Kill), Michael Antonavich(LA County Supervisor), Ronee Blakely(Oscar nominee),Corey Feldman, Bill Smitrovich(Ironman, Eliza Dushku(Buffy Vampire Slayer), and over 100 more. Jimmy Kimmel said, " The Night of 100 Stars has the most beautiful girls." (Jimmy Kimmel Show ABC)

Angie Everhardt at Night of 100 stars 2017

Tanya Tucker & Peter Nygard


(Photos Courtesy Glen Lipton and Jerry Lyzinsky)

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