An awards season guide to the top celebrity hangouts in Los Angeles as the Oscars approaches

Mail Online | 2/17/2019 | Frank Mannion For Mailonline
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Dorothy Parker unkindly dismissed Los Angeles as being '72 suburbs in search of a city'.

I have always loved the city, and spent many months in its suburbs filming Grand Theft Parsons with Johnny Knoxville, Michael Shannon and Christina Applegate. The Golden Globes last month fired the starting gun for the annual awards season, culminating in the Oscars on February 24.

Year - Bradley - Cooper - Lady - Gaga

This year Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Emma Stone and Glenn Close have all been nominated. The Brits are well represented with ten Oscar nominations for The Favourite, several for Bohemian Rhapsody and recognition for Richard E Grant, Christian Bale (for his transformation into Dick Cheney in Vice), Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman for their tour de force turns as Queen Anne and Duchess of Marlborough in The Favourite. This is my awards season guide to Los Angeles...

The Oscars take place at the Dolby Theatre in downtown Hollywood, while the annual Golden Globes ceremony has been held at the Beverly Hilton since 1962.

Globes - Times - Ricky - Gervais - Evening

The Globes has been hosted three times by the acerbic Ricky Gervais, who described the evening as 'a night of partying and heavy drinking - or as Charlie Sheen calls it, breakfast'.

The Beverly Hilton's central location at the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevard puts it within walking distance of the upmarket boutiques of Rodeo Drive, scene of Julia Roberts' famous shopping spree in Pretty Woman.

Beverly - Hilton - Aqua - Star - Pool

The Beverly Hilton's aptly named Aqua Star Pool is the largest in Beverly Hills, it's where Angelina Jolie famously jumped in after winning a Globe for Gia.

Stay in this family friendly hotel and you will be able to walk the red carpet or at least witness the arrival of the stars at the glitzy awards ceremonies that are held there each year – the Golden Globes, the Hollywood Film Awards and the...
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