Oscars 2012 After Parties: Vanity Fair, Elton John Host Hollywood's Hottest Bashes
9:42 PM PST 2/27/2012 by THR Staff
Jean Dujardin, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone mixed and mingled with the likes of Sandra Bullock, Selena Gomez, Liam Hemsworth and more at a slew of glitzy after-Oscar soirees. The Billy Crystal-hosted awards ceremony wrapped earlier in the evening at Hollywood & Highland Theatre, with "The Artist" nabbing the night's final honor of Best Picture.
Sandra Bullock, winner of the 2010 best actress Oscar for her role in The Blind Side, greets Meryl Streep, who took home the same trophy at Sunday's ceremony for her turn in The Iron Lady, at the Governors Ball.
Jean Dujardin, winner of the best actor Oscar for his turn in The Artist, keeps the charm going with his new golden friend. The star kissed his statuette at Governors Ball after telling the audience that he loves America during his emphatic acceptance speech.
Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep
It was a golden night for Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep, pictured together at the Governors Ball. The two actresses each took home Oscar gold for their history-heavy films, with Spencer winning best supporting actress for her role as a maid in The Help and Streep for her life-like portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
Jean Dujardin, Thomas Langmann
The French were the toast of Hollywood on Sunday. Thomas Langmann scored a best picture win for his work producing The Artist, while Dujardin danced and smiled his way to best actor. The two posed together at the Governors Ball.
Christopher Plummer, Elaine Taylor
Christopher Plummer and his wife Elaine Taylor toasted his best supporting actor Oscar win at the Governors Ball. While accepting his award, Plummer said that his wife "deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for coming to my rescue every day of my life."
Michel Hazanavicius, Berenice Bejo, Jean Dujardin
The Artist trio of director Michel Hazanavicius and stars Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin were all smiles at the Governors Ball. Bejo fell short in her quest for best supporting actress, but happily embraced husband Hazanavicius and on-screen love interest Dujardin as they held their trophies.
His heart may be in San Francisco, but Tony Bennett's voice rang loud at the Governors Ball, where he performed for a crowd filled with Hollywood royalty.
Katy Perry, Elton John, Dita Von Teese
Style and song collided at 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, as the host posed with singer Katy Perry and model Dita Von Teese.
James Tupper, Anne Heche
James Tupper and Anne Heche got close at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Viewing Party. The parents of a young daughter, the pair have plenty on the docket for 2012: Tupper has a recurring role in ABC drama Revenge, while Heche will appear in the drama Black November.
Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth
A young power couple, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lit up the Elton John AIDS Foundation Viewing Party. Hemsworth is set to break out in The Hunger Games, while Cyrus will co-star with Demi Moore in the comedy LOL and also star with Jeremy Piven in So Undercover.
Brody Brown, Adam Lambert, Sauli Koskinen
Adam Lambert, boyfriend Sauli Koskinen and writer Brody Brown were all smiles at at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Viewing Party. Brown later tweeted to Lambert, excited about hanging out with the singer.
Steven Tyler, Paz Vega
Steven Tyler and Paz Vega struck a close pose at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Viewing Party. Tyler is currently starring in his second season as a judge on American Idol.
Petra Nemcova, Karolina Kurkova, Paz Vega
Three beautiful stars struck a pose at John's Viewing Party. Petra Nemcova, a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model, has tried her hand in Hollywood, including a run on season 12 of Dancing with the Stars.
Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder
Vampire Diaries co-stars and real-life couple Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder hit up the night's festivities, posing together at John's Viewing Party. Appropriate for their show, they were both dressed in black.
Miley Cyrus, Kelly Osbourne
Second generation stars and good friends Miley Cyrus and Kelly Osbourne embraced at John's Viewing Party. Earlier in the night, Osbourne critiqued red carpet fashion for E!.
Malin Ackerman flashed her pearly whites while attending John's Viewing Party. The star will feature in a number of films in 2012, including Adam Shankman's Rock of Ages, and in 2013 she'll star as Linda Lovelace in Inferno, one of two biofilms about the former porn star.
Mena Suvari went against the grain with her loud, white dress at John's party. The star of past best picture winner American Beauty will reunite with her high school buddies in the upcoming American Reunion.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita
Jesse Tyler Ferguson was able to enjoy John's Viewing Party with boyfriend Justin Mikita on Sunday; the Modern Family star generally finds himself on stage, accepting a trophy with his co-stars when TV awards are being handed out.
Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum, Kourtney Kardashian
The trio brought a bit of reality to the procedings at John's party. Both Heid Klum and Kim Kardashian will try to move past very public splits this year, while Kourtney Kardashian will give birth to her second child.
David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka struck a close pose at John's viewing party.
Mischa Barton stood out in a short-sleeved white dress as she posed for a photo at John's viewing soiree.
It's a tall task to perform at a music legend's bash, but Cubbie Fink successfully rocked out at John's party.
Fresh off his big night at the Grammys, Dave Grohl was able to relax and take in the festivities on Oscar Sunday. The Foo Fighters frontman watched at his fellow Grammy winner's party.
Adrian Young and Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani and Adrian Young brought the rock to Elton's blast. The No Doubt rockers are scheduled to release their first new album in a decade this year.
Jennifer Lopez posed on the carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. The American Idol judge is due to star in the upcoming ensemble comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting.
Sofia Vergara struck a hand-on-hip pose while arriving at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Claire Danes added some color to the black and white Vanity Fair party. Last month, she home the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama for her role in Homeland.
Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt
Jon Hamm and partner Jennifer Westfeldt posed together at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. The pair will co-star in the upcoming comedy Friends with Kids, which Westfeldt also wrote and directed.
Mirror mirror on the wall, who was the best dressed young star of them all? Some might say it was Lily Collins, who will feature as Snow White in the upcoming fantasy-comedy Mirror Mirror.
A three-time Oscar nominee, Amy Adams wowed at the Vanity Fair party. Her film The Muppets picked up best original song. She'll co-star with Clint Eastwood in the upcoming baseball-family drama, Trouble with the Curve, and feature in Paul Thomas Anderson's drama The Master.
Elizabeth Banks went sleeved and green to the Vanity Fair party; she'll be in full, disguising makeup in the upcoming film adaptation of The Hunger Games, while she'll sport a baby bump in What to Expect When You're Expecting.
Emma Stone, pictured here at the Vanity Fair party, had a productive night: she scored laughs for her presenting skit with Ben Stiller, and saw her The Help co-star Octavia Spencer take home the Oscar for best supporting actress.
Once Upon a Time actress Ginnifer Goodwin arrived at the Vanity Fair party donning a little black dress by Peter Som.
Gerard Butler gave a smile while arriving at the Vanity Fair party. The Scottish actor has a loaded 2012, including his starring turn in the surfing flick Of Men and Mavericks.
David Beckham, Victoria Beckham
Perhaps the UK's most glamorous non-royal couple, the Beckhams appeared on the carpet at the Vanity Fair party. David will has plenty of Oscar parties in his future, as he recently re-signed with his soccer team, the LA Galaxy.
The young co-star of The Descendants, who won best supporting actress at the Independent Spirit Awards, saw screenwriters Alexander Payne, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon take home the best adapted screenplay Oscar, then sported flats and a striking green dress at the Vanity Fair party.
One of 2011's breakout stars, Elizabeth Olsen didn't get an Oscar nomination for her haunting turn in Martha Marcy May Marlene but did get to shine on the carpet at the Vanity Fair party.
Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise
After Tom Cruise presented at the Oscars, he and wife Katie Holmes appeared at the Vanity Fair party.
Cyrus showed plenty of skin in her backless gown, which she flaunted at the Vanity Fair carpet.
It was back to reality, at least for a day, for Zoe Saldana, who is currently filming the next Star Trek movie. She recently premiered her drama The Numbers, alongside Bradley Cooper, at Sundance.
Felicity Jones, who won awards from the voters at Sundance, the National Board of Review and the Gotham Awards for her breakout performance in Like Crazy, brought a youthful glint to the Vanity Fair party. She'll follow up her role in the Drake Doremus drama with a part in the upcoming period piece, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding.
Jason Statham, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
One of Hollywood's premiere action movie couples, Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley cleaned up quite well for the Vanity Fair party. Statham will continue his tough guy run in this year's The Expendables 2 and Parker.
Hangover star Bradley Cooper looked nothing like his hungover, beleaguered character in the comedy franchise, wearing a tux to the Vanity Fair Oscar party. He recently debuted The Words, and will continue a busy 2012 with The Place Beyond the Pines with Ryan Gosling and The Silver Linings Playbook with Jennifer Lawrence.
Cameron Diaz wore a tight-fitting orange dress to the Vanity Fair party. Later this year, she'll go full-blown pregnant in the comedy What to Expect When You're Expecting.
Lauren Miller, Seth Rogen
Fresh off his hosting job at the Independent Spirit Awards, Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller checked in at the Vanity Fair Oscar party. The pair co-star in the comedy For a Good Time, Call..., which Miller co-wrote.
Kate Hudson shined in red on the carpet at the Vanity Fair party. The former Oscar nominee will move from romantic comedies to drama in the 2013 film The Reluctant Fundamentalist, co-starring alongside Kiefer Sutherland, Riz Ahmed and Liev Schrieber.
Salma Hayek wowed once again as she arrived for the Vanity Fair party. Her animated feature, Puss in Boots, was nominated for an Oscar but fell to Rango.
Selena Gomez sparkled in Dolce & Gabbana at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, where the young star appeared with boyfriend Justin Bieber. The Wizards of Waverly Place star will move on from Disney with her role in the college drama Spring Breakers.
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