Honoring Female Oscar Nominees
Diane von Furstenberg, Salma Hayek Pinault, and friends at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures co-host a luncheon in LA to honor the female nominees of the 90th Academy Awards.
Ahead of the 90th Oscars on Sunday, Diane opened her home in Los Angeles to co-host a luncheon with Salma Hayek Pinault, Dawn Hudson, Kathleen Kennedy, Cheryl Saban, and Kimberly Steward.
The sun shone in full glory as guests arrived to the intimate celebration, including Laura Dern, Greta Gerwig, Ava DuVernay, Regina Hall, Felicity Huffman, Donna Langley, Rashida Jones, Miranda Kerr, Charli XCX, Molly Shannon, and Rita Wilson. 31 of the 51 female Academy Award nominees, working both in front of and behind the camera, were amongst them.
Over lunch, Diane addressed the room of Oscar nominees, friends, and esteemed women working in film:
“Through your storytelling, you can make the world a better world. You can make people aware of things. And so I encourage you – all of you wonderful women – to continue to tell stories,” she said. “You are all women in charge.”
Co-host Salma Hayek Pinault joined Diane’s sentiment: “Everybody here is a survivor,” she said in her speech, “and with all the exciting things we have accomplished, how exciting that the best is yet to come.”
A board member of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Diane has been a longtime supporter of the film industry. Designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano, the museum will showcase the very best of the movie-making world – from famous costumes to new premieres in its state-of-the-art theaters and more.
A longtime supporter of women in film, this is the fifth year Diane has hosted a luncheon in honor of the female Oscar nominees.