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The Plaza x The Academy Awards


By Kelsey Butler

After A Host-Less, Yet Thrilling 91st Academy Award Ceremony On Sunday, February 24th, The Plaza Family Is Esteemed To Know That We Have Played A Small Part Of It.

We were honored to host not one, but two Academy Award-winning premiere parties this past fall and to have had been a part of the magic. Both films hosted their premiere screenings in New York City’s famed Paris Theater, followed with receptions at The Plaza.


The movie’s stars and surviving members of Queen all entered through the front steps of the hotel and were whisked through the Palm Court and into the Terrace Room where the drinks were flowing and waiters awaited with hors d’oeuvres. Décor and design were provided by The Firm’s Samantha Sackler and included costumes from the movie tastefully placed around the room. Everything felt as if Freddy Mercury had planned it himself! We are thrilled to congratulate them for the following awards:

A1ctor in a Leading Role – Rami Malek; Bohemian Rhapsody

Film EditingBohemian Rhapsody; John Ottman

Sound EditingBohemian Rhapsody; John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone

Sound MixingBohemian Rhapsody; Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali


The famed Oak Room was the perfect setting for Green Book’s intimate premiere reception. The dark wood was complimented once again by The Firm’s design, decorated simply to accentuate the details of the room with candlelight, dark coffee tables and soft cushions. The crowd enjoyed a buffet of Tuscan Styled Chicken Breast, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and even a selection of Italian Salami. Guests mingled over cocktails anticipating the Academy Awards nominations to come. We are thrilled to congratulate them for the following awards:

Actor in a Supporting Role – Mahershala Ali; Green Book

Best PictureGreen Book; Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, Producers

Writing (Original Screen Play)Green Book; Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

Image Credit: ©Arnold Brower