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Steve McQueen, British consul general host pre-Oscars reception
Steve McQueen, British consul general host pre-Oscars reception

The event: In the run-up to the Oscars, British Consul General of Los Angeles Chris O’Connor and Academy Award-nominated director Steve McQueen cohosted the Great British Film Reception in Hancock Park on Friday, in partnership with the British Film Commission, as part of the Great Campaign, which spotlights British business, education, tourism, technology, music, sports and heritage. Celebrating 26 British Oscar nominees in 18 categories, the cocktail party took place on the back lawn of the British official's residence, comfortably tented to shelter guests from the stormy night. And for extra ease of mingling, organizers also offered heel protectors to keep skinny-heeled shoes...

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