Thanks to everyone who came out and helped make the 16th Annual Red Carpet Bash a huge success.

A near capacity crowd had a great time watching Argo win Best Picture and Amour win Best Foreign Film. The evening was all about dressing up as much as watching the Oscars, with many people attending as nominated stars or films. Guests milled in the lobby for photo ops and enjoyed delicious food and drinks in a Hollywood gala setting. Cathy Worley won the annual “You Pick the Winners” contest, predicting 20 out of 24 categories correctly. Cathy won a year’s worth of movies for two at the Drexel and gift basket of Hollywood prizes. This year’s runner-up was Stu Myers, who predicted 18 awards categories.

Special thanks to our Red Carpet hosts George Wolf of Rewind 103.5 Radio and the fabulous Sable Coate, Columbus’
Delectable Downtown Diva. And a tip of Oscar’s hat to Susan Gellman for her wonderful Red Carpet opening song, and Olympic Theatre Productions for performing several original Oscar themed skits. Kudos to this year’s sponsors: Sunny 95, Mix 107.9, Rewind 103. 5, The Columbus Dispatch Reader Rewards, Outlook, Hotcards Columbus, Stella Artois and Copa! wines.

The Red Carpet Bash wouldn’t be possible without the participation of these fine Bexley area restaurants: Giuseppe’s Ritrovo, Barrel 44 Bexley, The Top Steakhouse, Moshe Sushi Bar, Rusty Bucket Bexley, Aladdin’s Eatery, Piada Italian Street Food, Rubino’s Pizza, Catering by Scott and Graeter’s Ice Cream. 

Finally, thanks to our many Red Carpet volunteers, the CAPA usher corps, and to our many Red Carpet attendees -without your support this event would not be possible. Proceeds from the event benefited the artistic and educational programs of the Friends of the Drexel, Inc. 

Check out photos from the Red Carpet Bash by Tyler Joswick and the Drexel’s Nick Spaeth-Cook.