WME agents celebrated their Oscar-winning clients, including Sarah Polley, Ruth Carter, and Guillermo del Toro, at the firm’s Beverly Hills headquarters. Polley, Carter, and del Toro received standing ovations at the meetings, with del Toro speaking about incorporating animation into clients’ projects. Carter made history as the first black woman to win two Oscars, and joked about curling her two statuettes.
WME agents celebrated their award-winning clients, including Sarah Polley, Ruth Carter, and Guillermo del Toro, who spoke about the importance of animation in the next era of moviemaking at an all-company meeting after his Best Animated Feature win.
Celebrations were in full swing at the Beverly Hills headquarters of talent agency WME after the Oscars ceremony. Best Adapted Screenplay winner Sarah Polley, Best Costumer Ruth Carter and Best Animated Feature director Guillermo del Toro, all clients of WME, were among those toasted by the agency’s agents.
Del Toro, who also attended an all-company event hosted by co-chairman Richard Weitz, spoke about the significance of animation in the future of moviemaking and urged agents to incorporate more of it into their clients’ projects. Polley attended a separate event where she reflected on her 26-year journey working with WME partner Gaby Morgerman. Meanwhile, Carter joked that her two statuettes from her historic win made for a good workout.
Weitz was also seen celebrating Gabé Doppelt, the outgoing Hollywood power player and maire d’ of the Sunset Tower’s celebrity favourite Tower Bar. His toasts were joined by fellow WME agents Andrew Dunlap, Max Maulitz and Michael DeVeau, as well as popular musician and Sunset Tower staffer Max Fite.
Other WME winners included Best Documentary Short winner Guneet Monga and An Irish Goodbye directors Tom Berkeley and Ross White. Del Toro’s visit to WME coincided with his Oscar win and he celebrated his success with WME partner Robert Newman.
The glitzy gatherings were an opportunity for WME to recognise the successes of their clients and agents. With many of this year’s winners hailing from underrepresented groups, the event also highlighted the importance of diversity in the entertainment industry. Del Toro spoke of the need for animation in moviemaking, while Carter celebrated her landmark win as the first black woman to take home two Oscars.