Stars flock to Elton John's Oscar party to cheer on winners

Stars flock to Elton John's Oscar party to cheer on winners

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Stars flock to Elton Johns Oscar party to cheer on winners

Jwan Yosef (L) and Ricky Martin

Elton John's annual AIDS Foundation viewing party has attracted numerous entertainers who cheered on the biggest moments of the Academy Awards.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, Ricky Martin, Billie Jean King, Lionel Richie, Caitlyn Jenner, Lea Michele and Judith Light were among other celebs who cheered loudly during some of the show's bigger moments on March 4.

Allison Janney's best supporting actress win got wild applause, as did Frances McDormand when she called for an "inclusion rider" during her acceptance speech celebrating diversity and women storytellers.

The 26th annual event features an elegant dinner during the show, then later, a silent auction to raise funds for the charity and a concert. This year's talent was the rock band Greta Van Fleet.

Organizers say the event raised $5.9 million.

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