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Monday 28 February 2011 @ 15:26 - GMT

(EXCLUSIVE ACCESS SPECIAL RATES APPLY; NO NORTH AMERICAN ON-AIR BROADCAST UNTIL MARCH 3, 2011) Elton John (L) and Billy Crystal attend the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Graydon Carter at the Sunset Tower Hotel on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. Musician Elton John speaks onstage at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at the Pacific Design Center on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.

Elton is seen with Billy Crystal at last night's Oscar party, hosted by Vanity Fair magazine's Graydon Carter, at Sunset Tower on Sunday in West Hollywood.

Of course, the singer had his own gala as well (as seen above).

The 19th EJAF Oscar event was held at the Pacific Design Center, where the menu consisted of goat cheese soup, marinated seared beef tenderloin, salad and apple tarte tatin.

Attendees included Rufus Wainwright, Kelly and Sharon Osbourne, Steven Tyler, Seal, Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian, and Tori Spelling.

Florence + The Machine did several tunes before Elton came onstage to join Florence Welch in Tiny Dancer and You Got The Love.

Auction offerings included a five-night stay in Elton and David's Venice residence, which went for $150,000.

Elton alluded to his roots and the fact that UK film The King's Speech won Best Picture, telling the crowd it was a great night for the Brits.

It turned out to be a superb night for Elton's foundation as well, with nearly $4 million being raised.