“Can I wrap myself in this blanket, or is that tacky?” Viola Davis asked, pointing at a faux fur throw.
“Girl, of course,” Alfre Woodard replied, encouraging Davis to break up the just-so couch arrangement.
At any other Oscar-week gathering it might seem uncouth to actually use the fancy blanket clearly intended more for decoration than warmth. But at the Sistahs Soiree — the party Woodard has been hosting for eight years to honor women of color in the film business — the vibe was far more relaxed.
Well, in some respects, anyway. The party took place in the extravagant Royal Suite at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel — yes, the legendary...