Neil Patrick Harris and Dua Lipa Join Elton and David at Their First-Ever Virtual Academy Awards Pre-Party

The 29th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Pre-Party will be hosted by Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor and New York Times bestselling author Neil Patrick Harris alongside Elton and David on April 25, 2021. For the first time, you’re invited to attend the famed Oscar party by joining a 60-minute Pre-Party Special featuring a must-see stripped back performance from GRAMMY Award Winner, Dua Lipa!

“This year, we are bringing our Oscar Party into people’s homes for the first time virtually for an unforgettable evening with David, myself, our dear friend Neil Patrick Harris and the incredible Dua Lipa plus many fabulous surprise names,” John said. “Now more than ever, we need to ensure that one pandemic does not override another, and we cannot forget the 38 million people living with HIV globally who need our care, love and support so we hope everyone joins us for this special one of a kind Oscar Pre‐Party.”

This year’s Academy Awards Pre-Party will raise critical funds for young people at risk and living with HIV around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us in unimaginable ways, but we must ensure that one pandemic does not override another. With the Coronavirus pandemic, many healthcare appointments are now possible online and don’t require physical interactions to seek support and care. Your support will help the Elton John AIDS Foundation and partners to create tailored digital health care services for young people so we can reach them with information and care that is best suited to them. For more information, please visit:

Elton John AIDS Foundation, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) organization (EIN: 58-2033460). The event is not affiliated with nor endorsed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.