CT NEWS JUNKIE | Academy Awards Nominations 'Pajama Party' at Real Art Ways | Josalee Thrift photos
Date: 1/24/2012 Album ID: 1401237
Photos by Josalee Thrift
Film enthusiasts and other members of Hartford's Oscar Night Committee gathered in their pajamas at Real Art Ways in Hartford on Tuesday morning to watch as nominations for the 84th Academy Awards were announced.

The party is a precursor to the main event on Sunday, Feb. 26, when Real Art Ways will be the home of Oscar Night Hartford in collaboration with the Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition. The excitement and glamour of Hollywood will come to Hartford for the evening where local residents can experience the glamour and surprises of the 84th Academy Awards!

Special features will include an exclusive VIP Reception at 6 p.m., swag bags, red carpet interviews, "Most Glamorous" prizes, silent auction, private cinema, large screens throughout and delicious cuisine provided by Carbone's Ristorante, DISH Restaurant Group, East-West Grille, The G Stream, Grants Restaurant & Bar, Max Restaurant Group, Miya's Sushi, Peppercorns Grill, Pond House Cafe, and Salute Restaurant.

Tickets are $55 or two for $100 GA or $100 for VIP (6-7 p.m. reception). Tickets are now on sale - click on the banner below or visit http://www.ctaidscoalition.org or http://www.realartways.org/ . . . or you can call (860) 761-6699.



HARTFORD, CT - From left, Valerie Drachova, Daniela Vlad, Chris Tropasso, and other members of Hartford's Oscar Night Committee gather in their pajamas at Real Art Ways in Hartford to watch as nominations for the 84th Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday morning. Vlad is designing a gown that is to be auctioned during next month's Oscar Night event presented by Real Art Ways and the Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition. The event, on Feb. 26, at Real Art Ways, will feature a pre-event VIP reception, private cinema, silent auction, and food from local restaurants. (Photo by Josalee Thrift)<br /><br /><center><!--/* OpenX Javascript Tag v2.8.8 */--><script type='text/javascript'><!--//<![CDATA[   var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php':'http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php');   var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999);   if (!document.MAX_used) document.MAX_used = ',';   document.write (<scr+ipt type='text/javascript' src='+m3_u);   document.write (?zoneid=212&target=_blank);   document.write ('&cb=' + m3_r);   if (document.MAX_used != ',') document.write (&exclude= + document.MAX_used);   document.write (document.charset ? '&charset='+document.charset : (document.characterSet ? '&charset='+document.characterSet : ''));   document.write (&loc= + escape(window.location));   if (document.referrer) document.write (&referer= + escape(document.referrer));   if (document.context) document.write (&context= + escape(document.context));   if (document.mmm_fo) document.write (&mmm_fo=1);   document.write ('><\/scr+ipt>);//]]>--></script><noscript><a href='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ck.php?n=abaf3719&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE' target='_blank'><img src='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=212&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=abaf3719' border='0' alt='' /></a></noscript></center><br /><br />
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HARTFORD, CT - From left, Daniela Vlad, Valerie Drachova and Greg Goode gather in their pajamas at Real Art Ways in Hartford with other members of Hartford's Oscar Night Committee to watch as nominations for the 84th Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday morning. The event, on Feb. 26, at Real Art Ways, will feature a pre-event VIP reception, private cinema, silent auction, and food from local restaurants. (Photo by Josalee Thrift)<br /><br /><center><!--/* OpenX Javascript Tag v2.8.8 */--><script type='text/javascript'><!--//<![CDATA[   var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php':'http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php');   var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999);   if (!document.MAX_used) document.MAX_used = ',';   document.write (<scr+ipt type='text/javascript' src='+m3_u);   document.write (?zoneid=212&target=_blank);   document.write ('&cb=' + m3_r);   if (document.MAX_used != ',') document.write (&exclude= + document.MAX_used);   document.write (document.charset ? '&charset='+document.charset : (document.characterSet ? '&charset='+document.characterSet : ''));   document.write (&loc= + escape(window.location));   if (document.referrer) document.write (&referer= + escape(document.referrer));   if (document.context) document.write (&context= + escape(document.context));   if (document.mmm_fo) document.write (&mmm_fo=1);   document.write ('><\/scr+ipt>);//]]>--></script><noscript><a href='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ck.php?n=abaf3719&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE' target='_blank'><img src='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=212&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=abaf3719' border='0' alt='' /></a></noscript></center><br /><br />
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HARTFORD, CT - From left, Daniela Vlad, Chris Tropasso and Wendy Graveley, development director of the Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition, gather in their pajamas at Real Art Ways in Hartford with other members of Hartford's Oscar Night Committee to watch as nominations for the 84th Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Josalee Thrift)<br /><br /><center><!--/* OpenX Javascript Tag v2.8.8 */--><script type='text/javascript'><!--//<![CDATA[   var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php':'http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php');   var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999);   if (!document.MAX_used) document.MAX_used = ',';   document.write (<scr+ipt type='text/javascript' src='+m3_u);   document.write (?zoneid=212&target=_blank);   document.write ('&cb=' + m3_r);   if (document.MAX_used != ',') document.write (&exclude= + document.MAX_used);   document.write (document.charset ? '&charset='+document.charset : (document.characterSet ? '&charset='+document.characterSet : ''));   document.write (&loc= + escape(window.location));   if (document.referrer) document.write (&referer= + escape(document.referrer));   if (document.context) document.write (&context= + escape(document.context));   if (document.mmm_fo) document.write (&mmm_fo=1);   document.write ('><\/scr+ipt>);//]]>--></script><noscript><a href='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ck.php?n=abaf3719&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE' target='_blank'><img src='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=212&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=abaf3719' border='0' alt='' /></a></noscript></center><br /><br />
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HARTFORD, CT - From left, Greg Goode, Valerie Drachova, Daniela Vlad, Chris Tropasso, Wendy Graveley, development director of the Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition, and Steven Adelstein gather in their pajamas at Real Art Ways in Hartford with other members of Hartford's Oscar Night Committee to watch as nominations for the 84th Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Josalee Thrift)<br /><br /><center><!--/* OpenX Javascript Tag v2.8.8 */--><script type='text/javascript'><!--//<![CDATA[   var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php':'http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php');   var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999);   if (!document.MAX_used) document.MAX_used = ',';   document.write (<scr+ipt type='text/javascript' src='+m3_u);   document.write (?zoneid=212&target=_blank);   document.write ('&cb=' + m3_r);   if (document.MAX_used != ',') document.write (&exclude= + document.MAX_used);   document.write (document.charset ? '&charset='+document.charset : (document.characterSet ? '&charset='+document.characterSet : ''));   document.write (&loc= + escape(window.location));   if (document.referrer) document.write (&referer= + escape(document.referrer));   if (document.context) document.write (&context= + escape(document.context));   if (document.mmm_fo) document.write (&mmm_fo=1);   document.write ('><\/scr+ipt>);//]]>--></script><noscript><a href='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ck.php?n=abaf3719&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE' target='_blank'><img src='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=212&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=abaf3719' border='0' alt='' /></a></noscript></center><br /><br />
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HARTFORD, CT - From left, Greg Goode, Valerie Drachova, Daniela Vlad, Chris Tropasso, Wendy Graveley, development director of the Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition, and Steven Adelstein gather in their pajamas at Real Art Ways in Hartford with other members of Hartford's Oscar Night Committee to watch as nominations for the 84th Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Josalee Thrift)<br /><br /><center><!--/* OpenX Javascript Tag v2.8.8 */--><script type='text/javascript'><!--//<![CDATA[   var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php':'http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php');   var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999);   if (!document.MAX_used) document.MAX_used = ',';   document.write (<scr+ipt type='text/javascript' src='+m3_u);   document.write (?zoneid=212&target=_blank);   document.write ('&cb=' + m3_r);   if (document.MAX_used != ',') document.write (&exclude= + document.MAX_used);   document.write (document.charset ? '&charset='+document.charset : (document.characterSet ? '&charset='+document.characterSet : ''));   document.write (&loc= + escape(window.location));   if (document.referrer) document.write (&referer= + escape(document.referrer));   if (document.context) document.write (&context= + escape(document.context));   if (document.mmm_fo) document.write (&mmm_fo=1);   document.write ('><\/scr+ipt>);//]]>--></script><noscript><a href='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ck.php?n=abaf3719&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE' target='_blank'><img src='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=212&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=abaf3719' border='0' alt='' /></a></noscript></center><br /><br />
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HARTFORD, CT - From left, Greg Goode, Valerie Drachova, Daniela Vlad, Chris Tropasso, Wendy Graveley, development director of the Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition, and Steven Adelstein gather in their pajamas at Real Art Ways in Hartford with other members of Hartford's Oscar Night Committee to watch as nominations for the 84th Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Josalee Thrift)<br /><br /><center><!--/* OpenX Javascript Tag v2.8.8 */--><script type='text/javascript'><!--//<![CDATA[   var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php':'http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php');   var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999);   if (!document.MAX_used) document.MAX_used = ',';   document.write (<scr+ipt type='text/javascript' src='+m3_u);   document.write (?zoneid=212&target=_blank);   document.write ('&cb=' + m3_r);   if (document.MAX_used != ',') document.write (&exclude= + document.MAX_used);   document.write (document.charset ? '&charset='+document.charset : (document.characterSet ? '&charset='+document.characterSet : ''));   document.write (&loc= + escape(window.location));   if (document.referrer) document.write (&referer= + escape(document.referrer));   if (document.context) document.write (&context= + escape(document.context));   if (document.mmm_fo) document.write (&mmm_fo=1);   document.write ('><\/scr+ipt>);//]]>--></script><noscript><a href='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ck.php?n=abaf3719&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE' target='_blank'><img src='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=212&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=abaf3719' border='0' alt='' /></a></noscript></center><br /><br />
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HARTFORD, CT - From left, Chris Tropasso, Wendy Graveley, development director of the Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition, and Steven Adelstein gather in their pajamas at Real Art Ways in Hartford with other members of Hartford's Oscar Night Committee to watch as nominations for the 84th Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday morning. The event, on Feb. 26, at Real Art Ways, will feature a pre-event VIP reception, private cinema, silent auction, and food from local restaurants. (Photo by Josalee Thrift)<br /><br /><center><!--/* OpenX Javascript Tag v2.8.8 */--><script type='text/javascript'><!--//<![CDATA[   var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php':'http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php');   var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999);   if (!document.MAX_used) document.MAX_used = ',';   document.write (<scr+ipt type='text/javascript' src='+m3_u);   document.write (?zoneid=212&target=_blank);   document.write ('&cb=' + m3_r);   if (document.MAX_used != ',') document.write (&exclude= + document.MAX_used);   document.write (document.charset ? '&charset='+document.charset : (document.characterSet ? '&charset='+document.characterSet : ''));   document.write (&loc= + escape(window.location));   if (document.referrer) document.write (&referer= + escape(document.referrer));   if (document.context) document.write (&context= + escape(document.context));   if (document.mmm_fo) document.write (&mmm_fo=1);   document.write ('><\/scr+ipt>);//]]>--></script><noscript><a href='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ck.php?n=abaf3719&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE' target='_blank'><img src='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=212&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=abaf3719' border='0' alt='' /></a></noscript></center><br /><br />
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HARTFORD, CT - John Merz, executive director of the Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition, speaks with Johan Shumway and Essie Labrot as they gather in their pajamas at Real Art Ways in Hartford with other members of Hartford's Oscar Night Committee to watch as nominations for the 84th Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday morning. The event, on Feb. 26, at Real Art Ways, will feature a pre-event VIP reception, private cinema, silent auction, and food from local restaurants. (Photo by Josalee Thrift)<br /><br /><center><!--/* OpenX Javascript Tag v2.8.8 */--><script type='text/javascript'><!--//<![CDATA[   var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php':'http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php');   var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999);   if (!document.MAX_used) document.MAX_used = ',';   document.write (<scr+ipt type='text/javascript' src='+m3_u);   document.write (?zoneid=212&target=_blank);   document.write ('&cb=' + m3_r);   if (document.MAX_used != ',') document.write (&exclude= + document.MAX_used);   document.write (document.charset ? '&charset='+document.charset : (document.characterSet ? '&charset='+document.characterSet : ''));   document.write (&loc= + escape(window.location));   if (document.referrer) document.write (&referer= + escape(document.referrer));   if (document.context) document.write (&context= + escape(document.context));   if (document.mmm_fo) document.write (&mmm_fo=1);   document.write ('><\/scr+ipt>);//]]>--></script><noscript><a href='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ck.php?n=abaf3719&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE' target='_blank'><img src='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=212&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=abaf3719' border='0' alt='' /></a></noscript></center><br /><br />
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HARTFORD, CT - LB Muľoz, Vibe Manager at Real Art Ways, checks the live internet feed as she and other members of Hartford's Oscar Night Committee gather in their pajamas at Real Art Ways in Hartford to watch as nominations for the 84th Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday morning. The event, on Feb. 26, at Real Art Ways, will feature a pre-event VIP reception, private cinema, silent auction, and food from local restaurants. (Photo by Josalee Thrift)<br /><br /><center><!--/* OpenX Javascript Tag v2.8.8 */--><script type='text/javascript'><!--//<![CDATA[   var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php':'http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php');   var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999);   if (!document.MAX_used) document.MAX_used = ',';   document.write (<scr+ipt type='text/javascript' src='+m3_u);   document.write (?zoneid=212&target=_blank);   document.write ('&cb=' + m3_r);   if (document.MAX_used != ',') document.write (&exclude= + document.MAX_used);   document.write (document.charset ? '&charset='+document.charset : (document.characterSet ? '&charset='+document.characterSet : ''));   document.write (&loc= + escape(window.location));   if (document.referrer) document.write (&referer= + escape(document.referrer));   if (document.context) document.write (&context= + escape(document.context));   if (document.mmm_fo) document.write (&mmm_fo=1);   document.write ('><\/scr+ipt>);//]]>--></script><noscript><a href='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ck.php?n=abaf3719&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE' target='_blank'><img src='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=212&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=abaf3719' border='0' alt='' /></a></noscript></center><br /><br />
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HARTFORD, CT - From right, Chris Kelly of Hartford, LB Muľoz, Vibe Manager at Real Art Ways, John Merz, executive director of the Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition, Joan Shumway of Avon and Essie Labrot of East Hartford and other members of Hartford's Oscar Night Committee gather in their pajamas at Real Art Ways in Hartford to watch as nominations for the 84th Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday morning. The event, on Feb. 26, at Real Art Ways, will feature a pre-event VIP reception, private cinema, silent auction, and food from local restaurants. (Photo by Josalee Thrift)<br /><br /><center><!--/* OpenX Javascript Tag v2.8.8 */--><script type='text/javascript'><!--//<![CDATA[   var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php':'http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php');   var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999);   if (!document.MAX_used) document.MAX_used = ',';   document.write (<scr+ipt type='text/javascript' src='+m3_u);   document.write (?zoneid=212&target=_blank);   document.write ('&cb=' + m3_r);   if (document.MAX_used != ',') document.write (&exclude= + document.MAX_used);   document.write (document.charset ? '&charset='+document.charset : (document.characterSet ? '&charset='+document.characterSet : ''));   document.write (&loc= + escape(window.location));   if (document.referrer) document.write (&referer= + escape(document.referrer));   if (document.context) document.write (&context= + escape(document.context));   if (document.mmm_fo) document.write (&mmm_fo=1);   document.write ('><\/scr+ipt>);//]]>--></script><noscript><a href='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ck.php?n=abaf3719&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE' target='_blank'><img src='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=212&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=abaf3719' border='0' alt='' /></a></noscript></center><br /><br />
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HARTFORD, CT - From right, Chris Kelly of Hartford, LB Muľoz, Vibe Manager at Real Art Ways, John Merz, executive director of the Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition, Joan Shumway of Avon and Essie Labrot of East Hartford and other members of Hartford's Oscar Night Committee gather in their pajamas at Real Art Ways in Hartford to watch as nominations for the 84th Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday morning. The event, on Feb. 26, at Real Art Ways, will feature a pre-event VIP reception, private cinema, silent auction, and food from local restaurants. (Photo by Josalee Thrift)<br /><br /><center><!--/* OpenX Javascript Tag v2.8.8 */--><script type='text/javascript'><!--//<![CDATA[   var m3_u = (location.protocol=='https:'?'https://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php':'http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ajs.php');   var m3_r = Math.floor(Math.random()*99999999999);   if (!document.MAX_used) document.MAX_used = ',';   document.write (<scr+ipt type='text/javascript' src='+m3_u);   document.write (?zoneid=212&target=_blank);   document.write ('&cb=' + m3_r);   if (document.MAX_used != ',') document.write (&exclude= + document.MAX_used);   document.write (document.charset ? '&charset='+document.charset : (document.characterSet ? '&charset='+document.characterSet : ''));   document.write (&loc= + escape(window.location));   if (document.referrer) document.write (&referer= + escape(document.referrer));   if (document.context) document.write (&context= + escape(document.context));   if (document.mmm_fo) document.write (&mmm_fo=1);   document.write ('><\/scr+ipt>);//]]>--></script><noscript><a href='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/ck.php?n=abaf3719&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE' target='_blank'><img src='http://ctnewsjunkie.com/openx/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=212&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=abaf3719' border='0' alt='' /></a></noscript></center><br /><br />
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