If you think getting a ticket to the Oscars was difficult before COVID, try scoring a seat in 2021. This year’s Academy Awards, taking place April 25 at Union Station, is limited to nominees, presenters and their one guest. That’s nowhere near the 3,400 who traditionally pack the Dolby Theatre on the big night. While some people may be heading to Craig’s to celebrate this year’s Oscars, booking a suite for a COVID-safe viewing party at Jeff Klein’s Sunset Tower or reserving the private dining room at Ralph Lauren’s The Polo Bar in NYC, most of Hollywood will likely be watching the show from home. With that in mind, Variety asked some of the industry’s power event planners for suggestions on how to turn at-home Oscar viewing into an affair to remember.
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“While it is looking good that we will be back to in-person