The African American Film Critics Association held an exclusive 87th Academy Awards viewing party, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in the Grand Ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel.
Guests enjoyed a menu that featured sushi, arugula hummus, spicy beef empanadas and duck confit quesadillas, complemented with cocktails that were specifically crafted for the occasion. The event was accented by special treats courtesy of luxury cosmetic brand, Estée Lauder; prizes and other surprises intended to enhance attendees’ Oscar viewing experience. “Mercedes-Benz is proud to join with AAFCA to host this year’s Academy Awards Viewing Party,” said Drew Slaven, Vice President of Marketing at MBUSA. “We’re delighted to be a patron of AAFCA for the 2015 awards season.”
“Everyone had a blast as they celebrated the Oscars and what they mean to our industry,” adds Robertson. “Being able to team with Mercedes-Benz USA for this event was a beautiful thing and it’s an opportunity we look forward to doing again!”
A host of beautiful black stars were in attendance including Natalie Cole, Beverly Johnson, Star Jones and Vanessa Bell Calloway.
(Photos by Mike Melendy for Steed Media Service)