Academy Awards, South Beach Style

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On March - 11 - 2010
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Elaine Lancaster, Tara Solomon, and Nick D'Annuzio

While celebrity sightings were slim to none over the weekend, thanks to the Academy Awards being held out west, we had our fair share of former Oscar® winners, including:  Francesca Lo Schiavo and Brigitte Berman at Miami’s own edition of Oscar® Sunday as Miami Beach Film Society’s Cinematheque hosted the official local celebration of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscar Night® America (ONA) party at Smith & Wollensky. MBC was selected by the Academy for the eighth year in a row to host and be the beneficiary of the event. $50,000 was raised to fund MBC’s upcoming move to Miami Beach City Hall this summer.  VIP guests included:  Viktor Solnicki (producer of Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, and Rebel); Jesper Ganslandt, director of The Ape; Calin Peter Netzer, director of Medal of Honor; architect Scott Weinkle; interior designer Jeffrey Barone; Diana and Alan Lieberman; Michael Gongora; Alitza Weiss; Lily Zanardi; Elaine Lancaster, Nick D’Annunzio, Tara Solomon and MBC Founder Dana Keith.

Basketball pros Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade dined at Mr. Chow last Wednesday night. Seated a few tables away was Wade’s fellow Heat player Rafer Alston.

Scott Disick has been spotted all over the Gansevoort South, stopping by Coco de Ville for the “Favela Chic” party hosted by The ONE Group and One Fifty, on Tuesday.  On Saturday he spent the day poolside at Plunge rooftop and Monday night he and a group of five others enjoyed STK during a business meeting.  Disick was seen at Mokai on Monday night, where Jerry Bruckheimer was spotted on Saturday during the grand opening.

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