WNY Celebrates Oscar Night In Style

February 27, 2012 Updated Feb 27, 2012 at 9:58 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 27, 2012 Updated Feb 27, 2012 at 9:58 AM EDT

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. ( WKBW ) While the world watched the Academy Awards on Hollywood's biggest night of the year, Western New Yorkers celebrated in style at the official Oscar Night America party.

Shea's Spotlight Committee invited everyone to don their red carpet best at the Protocol Restaurant on 6766 Transit Road in Williamsville.

Oscar Night ® America kicked off Sunday night, and hundreds enjoyed an elegant evening watching the Academy Awards on Channel 7 big screens. WKBW was a co-sponsor of the event.

What made this party special is that it is one of only a few select events that are officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The event raised thousands for restoration work at Shea's Performing Arts Center.

Guests picked up a program exactly like the one presented at the Academy Awards in Hollywood. Here is what the menu consisted of:

7:30 p.m. :Gourmet Dinner (choice of: Filet Mignon, Cranberry & Walnut Stuffed Chicken, Tarragon & Brown Crusted Salmon), dessert bar, red and white wines.