Elton John hosted the 8th Annual In Style Oscar Night Party to Benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation on March 26, 2000. This year, the event was held at 8800 Melrose Ave. (formerly Pagani Restaurant). The gala party began with a benefit dinner and viewing of the Academy Awards telecast, followed by an after-party in honour of the Oscar nominees and winners.
The event raised approx. $500,000 and had a guest list that included Gloria Estefan, Elizabeth Hurley, Leelee Sobieski, Jane Seymour, James Woods, Jay Leno, Janet McTeer, Martina Navratilova and Olivia Newton-John.