Oscar parties: Vanity Fair

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Fairest of the all: It was an affectionate scene Sunday at Vanity Fair's party, held at Morton's restaurant in West Hollywood, where A-listers of the film, music and fashion worlds hugged it out en masse. As soon as he entered the restaurant, Graham King, producer of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Departed," received a warm embrace from that film's best supporting actor nominee Mark Wahlberg, and moments later, Fox's Jim Gianopulos also threw his arms around King to offer his congratulations. Close by, Elton John squeezed Jamie Foxx, cupping the former best actor winner's face and saying, "I love you." In a somewhat more reserved fashion, nominee Peter O'Toole accepted hearty hellos from friends like Pixar Animation Studios' John Lasseter, who cast the veteran actor in Buena Vista's upcoming animated release "Ratatouille." As she spied King tightly clutching his Oscar, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Sherry Lansing conceded that she should have brought her statuette to the soiree as well. "My husband told me someone would have held it for me," said Lansing, who is happy in her new life raising funds for stem cell research. Also taking part in the festivities, winner Forest Whitaker was spotted proudly wielding his Oscar, as Clive Owen shook hands with nominee Ryan Gosling, and Jerry Bruckheimer hung out with pal Michael Bay. Actress Liv Tyler chatted with Gwen Stefani and Rashida Jones, while Jon Bon Jovi and Tommy Hilfiger quietly surveyed the crowd.

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