Mingle Media TV and host, Kristyn Burtt, were invited to come out and the 2012 Red Carpet Celebrity Lounge, honoring Academy Award nominees hosted by Secret Room Events and benefiting The Humane Society of The United States. This event took place on February 22nd in Beverly Hills at lavish L’Ermitage Hotel and will be featured in OK! Magazine with a photo of the gift bag and a featured giveaway.
Special thanks to Secret Room Events for inviting us. Contact them to be included in one of their upcoming celebrity suites: Amy Boatwright 310-403-3384 www.secretroomevents.com
Mingle Media TV and host, Kristyn Burtt, were invited to come out and cover Animated Feature Symposium celebrating the work of the 2011 Animated Feature Film Oscar nominees. At the symposium, the nominees discussed their films’ development and creative processes while screening clips illustrating their techniques.
Patton Oswalt hosted the event at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills with Academy Governor Bill Kroyer, animated filmmakers Javier Mariscal and Fernando Trueba, "Chico and Rita", Jennifer Yuh Nelson, "Kung Fu Panda 2", Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli "A Cat in Paris".
This Year’s Animated Feature Film Nominees are:
• “A Cat in Paris” Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
• “Chico & Rita” Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
• “Kung Fu Panda 2″ Jennifer Yuh Nelson
• “Puss in Boots” Chris Miller
• “Rango” Gore Verbinski
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements in 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
Mingle Media TV and host, Kristyn Burtt, were invited to come out and cover the setup of the official Red Carpet for the 84th Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland. Join us every day for updates on how the progress is going for getting the Oscars Red Carpet ready for Sunday, February 26th.
In this ongoing series of blog posts, we’ll be sharing the observations of our Entertainment Reporter, Kristyn Burtt, with you between now and the Oscars. We’ll be covering the Oscars from set up to day of at the Kodak Theatre and will be on the red carpet talking to celebrities on the day of the event as well.
Today, we’re looking at Best Picture Nominees that are up for the Oscar – and this is one that we believe will also be the Best Director too. Let us know your thoughts by posting here on our blog.
New rules – each movie had to had 5% of the vote in the #1 slot to be considered for Best Picture. We narrow it down to The Artist or The Help. The Help won big at the SAG Awards but as Kristyn points out the SAG Awards is about acting not that’s not a best picture. We all loved The Artist due to the romance and nostalgia celebrating movies – if you haven’t seen it, there’s still time.
Best Picture Nominees
“The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer
“The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer
“The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
“Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
“Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
“Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
“The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined
“War Horse” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
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Mingle Media TV and Kristyn Burtt were invited to come out and cover the preview of the Governors Ball for the 84th Academy Awards marking the 18th year that Wolfgang Puck has been at the helm for this Oscar event. This year’s menu was created by Wolfgang Puck with Chef Partner Matt Bencivenga and Executive Pastry Chef Sherry Yard and features fifty dishes that are comprised of local produce and sustainable seafood. The dishes range from one-bite hors d’oeuvres to small-plate entrees and will be served buffet style all evening. Seafood lovers won’t be disappointed as there will be smoked salmon Oscars, chicken pot pie with shaved black truffles, lobster tacos and beet salad. Everyone will be going home with an Oscar with Pastry Chef Sherry Yard’s infamous gold-dusted chocolate Oscars.
Gold Dusted Chocolate Oscars
The theme this year is the future of Oscar in 3D and guests will find themselves lounging on chaises and padded chairs with over 1400 strands of Swarovski crystals hanging overhead. With 1,500 guests and 950 staff there will be a lot of care given to make sure everyone enjoys the evening… especially with 1,000 bottles of Moët & Chandon Champagne to be enjoyed during the evening.
It’s amazing to know that over 90% of the menu will come from local providers except for the “Maine” lobster and the “French” truffles. There will also be over 5000 chocolate Oscar statuettes which are covered in over 25 pounds of 24K gold dust for dessert. Pastry Chef Sherry Yard was inspired by the future of movies with her chocolate mousse and chiffon cake dessert shaped like a staircase which leads up to an Oscar placard made of white chocolate.
Pastry Chef Sherry Yard
The care taken to provide the most sustainable, “green” foods for the menu is incredible. Meat, poultry, and dairy goods are raised without hormones or antibiotics, with the unused foods to be donated to Angel Harvest. They will also be recycling plastics, metals, paper, glass and composting floral arrangements. Some of the arrangements will also be donated to local homes for the elderly.
Wolfgang Puck Catering sets the standard for gracious hospitality and expert service in more than 45 exclusive venues nationwide. The Wolfgang Puck Companies – which comprise 21 fine dining restaurants, premium catering services, and quality kitchen and food merchandise – together express Puck’s passion for cooking and living well.
Mingle Media TV and Kristyn Burtt were invited to come out and cover the 3rd Annual TheWrap.com Pre-Oscar party at the Culina Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel and hosted by CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Sharon Waxman.
We got to talk to Oscar nominees and Hollywood notables alike on the red carpet – check out our interviews.
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