LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A star-studded host committee, Academy Awards® nominees and presenters, along with some of the most powerful industry influencers came together on February 8, 2020 for the 18th annual 'Night Before' party to benefit MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund). Funds raised during the evening will be used to support their industry colleagues and friends who benefit from MPTF's charitable programs and services such as financial assistance, crisis counseling, care giving support and of course the legendary retirement facility in Woodland Hills that is "home" to television and film veterans alike. The annual event raised over $5.4 million last night, totaling just over $90 million in the event's history.
The 2020 host committee included a lineup of the industry's most elite talent, including Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo, Antonio Banderas, Tanya Haden Black & Jack Black, Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cynthia Erivo, Josh Gad, Stella & Sir Anthony Hopkins, Scarlett Johansson, Regina King, Jennifer Lopez, Rami Malek, Joe Pesci, Jonathan Pryce, Florence Pugh, Margot Robbie, Octavia Spencer, Charlize Theron, Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks, and Renée Zellweger.
Attending guests included Malin Åkerman, Mahershala Ali, KJ Apa, Bonnie Arnold, Rosanna Arquette, Katie Aselton, Morena Baccarin, Elizabeth Banks, Garcelle Beauvais, Kate Beckinsale, Lake Bell, Matt Bomer, Abigail Breslin, Madeline Brewer, Adrien Brody, Billy Brown, Yvette Nicole Brown, Logan Browning, Mark Burnett, Gerard Butler, Ross Butler, Nicolas Cage, Nick Cannon, Linda Cardellini, Tia Carrere, Zoë Chao, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eliza Coupe, Viola Davis, Ariana DeBose, Kaitlyn Dever, Guillermo Díaz, Nina Dobrev, Mark Duplass, Lisa Edelstein, Billy Eichner, Cary Elwes, Peter Facinelli, Fortune Feimster, Beanie Feldstein, Barbie Ferreira, Karen Gillan, Eiza González, Topher Grace, Kelsey Grammer, Roman Griffin Davis, Tiffany Haddish, Jon Hamm, Emily Hampshire, Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Hardwick, Angie Harmon, Lydia Hearst, Marin Hinkle, Olivia Holt, Derek Hough, Ernie Hudson, January Jones, Mindy Kaling, Michael Keaton, Keegan-Michael Key, Hunter King, Joey King, Diane Kruger, Brie Larson, Ron Livingston, Tzi Ma, Danielle Macdonald, Andie MacDowell, Benji Madden, Camryn Manheim, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Dylan McDermott, Katharine McPhee, Camila Mendes, Sam Mendes, AJ Michalka, Omar Miller, Mike Moh, Cameron Monaghan, Jennifer Morrison, Marisol Nichols, Sydelle Noel, B.J. Novak, Jimmy O. Yang, Catherine O'Hara, Christina Ochoa, Leslie Odom Jr., Jenna Ortega, Emily Osment, Chord Overstreet, Elizabeth Perkins, Madelaine Petsch, Billy Porter, Charlie Puth, June Diane Raphael, Retta, Nicole Richie, Jason Ritter, Britt Robertson, Mj Rodriguez, Ray Romano, Phil Rosenthal, Halston Sage, Reid Scott, Molly Shannon, Harry Shum Jr., Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jessica Szohr, Lorraine Toussaint, Michelle Trachtenberg, Sam Trammell, Aisha Tyler, Gabrielle Union, Goran Višnjić, Dita Von Teese, Lena Waithe, Taika Waititi, Diane Warren, Kerry Washington, Steven Weber, Samira Wiley, Casey Wilson, Ariel Winter, and more!
This year's generous presenting sponsors included Delta Air Lines, Facebook Watch, Ford Motor Company, L'Oréal USA, Target, The Hollywood Reporter, Yahoo!, and YouTube. The event was held at Fox Studios, where Carmelized Productions by Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo provided specialty foods for the guests.
"MPTF's Night Before once again brought our industry together in the spirit of a community that truly takes care of its own. We're incredibly grateful for the generosity of the corporate sponsors and donors from the entertainment community who came out to support and sustain our mission," said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Board of Governors. "We look forward to celebrating with them again next year, our organization's 100th anniversary."
The 'Night Before,' held annually the night before the Academy Awards® has become one of the most coveted invitations in town since its inception in 2003.
Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines is the U.S. global airline leader in products, services, innovation, reliability and customer experience. Powered by its 80,000 people around the world, Delta continues to invest billions in its people, delivering a world-class travel experience and generating industry-leading shareholder returns. Delta serves nearly 200 million people every year, taking customers across its industry-leading global network to more than 300 destinations in over 50 countries. Delta has been recognized on Fortune's top 50 Most Admired Companies list in addition to being named the most admired airline for the ninth time in ten years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented eight consecutive years and been named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies Worldwide for two consecutive years. Delta believes that its social responsibility lies at the intersection of its core values and core competencies, making a difference where Delta people live, work and fly by giving time, talents and one percent of the company's annual profits. More about Delta can be found on the Delta News Hub as well as delta.com, via @DeltaNewsHub on Twitter and Facebook.com/delta.
Facebook Watch is a place to discover and enjoy video on Facebook. Home to a wide range of video – from scripted comedy and drama, to competition and reality series, to individual creators and live sports – Facebook Watch is a destination where content, community and conversation come together. This is a personalized viewing experience, where you can discover new content based on what your friends are watching, and catch up on the shows you follow. Facebook Watch is available for free on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop, all Portal devices and on TV apps listed HERE.
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 199,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.ford.com.
L'Oréal USA is the largest subsidiary of the L'Oréal Group, the world's leading beauty company. L'Oréal USA manages a portfolio of more than 35 iconic beauty brands, including Garnier, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Kérastase, Lancôme, La Roche-Posay, L'Oréal Paris and Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. L'Oréal USA also serves as the international hub for the product development and marketing strategy for L'Oréal's 22 American brands: AcneFree, Baxter of California, Carol's Daughter, CeraVe, Clarisonic, Color&Co, Dermablend, essie, IT Cosmetics, Kiehl's, Matrix, Maybelline New York, Mizani, NYX Professional Makeup, PulpRiot, Pureology, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken, Seed Phytonutrients, Softsheen-Carson, SkinCeuticals and Urban Decay. Generating more than $7 billion in sales annually, L'Oréal USA is committed to growth through sustainable innovation, driven by the company's Sharing Beauty With All ambition for sustainable development across the Group's value chain. The company is headquartered in New York City, employs more than 11,000 people, and operates administrative, research, manufacturing and distribution facilities across 14 states, including Arkansas, California, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Washington. For more information, visit www.lorealusa.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @LOrealUSA.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at more than 1,800 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals millions of dollars a week. For the latest store count or more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit Target.com/abullseyeview or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.
The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry's flagship media brand, offering in-depth reporting, analysis, unparalleled access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives in its award-winning weekly magazine and dynamic web and mobile sites. The Hollywood Reporter also boasts prestigious live events, industry-leading philanthropic initiatives and hugely successful video series including "Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter," which was nominated for a 2019 Daytime Emmy Award.
The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard and Vibe are part of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, one of the world's leading entertainment news and music publishers, reaching more than 36 million people a month and garnering more than 2 billion annual online views of video content. The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group is a division of Valence Media, a diversified global media company that includes dick clark productions, MRC Film, MRC Television, MRC Data and MRC Non-Fiction. The company has minority investments in A24, Fulwell 73 and T-Street.
Verizon Communications Inc.
Verizon Communications Inc. is headquartered in New York City. The company operates America's most reliable wireless network and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. With brands like Yahoo, Techcrunch and HuffPost, the company's media group helps consumers stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. Verizon's corporate responsibility prioritizes the environmental, social and governance issues most relevant to its business and impact to society.
Launched in May 2005, YouTube's mission is to give everyone a voice and show them the world. We believe that everyone deserves to have a voice, and that the world is a better place when we listen, share, and build community through our stories. YouTube is a Google company.
MPTF supports working and retired members of the entertainment community with a safety net of health and social services, including temporary financial assistance, case management, and residential living. From childcare to living and aging well with dignity and purpose, MPTF is there to guide the industry workforce through the enormous obstacles life presents. For nearly 100 years, the extraordinary generosity of the entertainment community has enabled MPTF to deliver charitable services to industry members in need. To learn more, visit mptf.com.