Secrets of Golden Globes Weekend Revealed
How Leonardo DiCaprio spent his wild weekend, inside Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's secret party and more.
This story first appeared in the Jan. 23 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
LEO'S WILD GLOBES SATURDAY
Leonardo DiCaprio currently may be teaming with Alejandro G. Inarritu on The Revenant (to the jealousy of all other actors, according to Michael Keaton's speech the next day on the podium). But the 40-year-old found time to mix business and pleasure Jan. 10. All on that night, he hosted a Sunset Tower Hotel dinner for pal Edward Norton, stopped by Harmony Korine's art show at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills and swung by Julianne Moore's pre-awards party. Then a fresh-from-St. Barts DiCaprio ended at a birthday party for handbag designer Nikki Erwin at the Playboy Mansion.
JULIANNE'S PRIVATE PRE-BASH
Management 360 partners Eric Kranzler and Evelyn O'Neill gave double nominee Julianne Moore — O'Neill's client for 25 years — a private cocktail party at Kranzler's Trousdale Estates home on Saturday. Congratulating Moore (in a black Balenciaga dress and jacket) were Eddie Redmayne, Mark Ruffalo, Maria Shriver, Christoph Waltz, Chloe Grace Moretz, Kirsten Dunst, Jennifer Garner, producer Joel Silver, Geena Davis, CAA's Kevin Huvane and his brother, Moore's longtime PR man Stephen Huvane, and her Game Change director Jay Roach with his wife, Susanna Hoffs. Working the party were cool girls Ellen Page and Kate Mara, while Tobey Maguire hung out with Leo; Ralph Fiennes, Moore's The End of the Affair co star, showed up late. Surveying the A-listers, Kranzler said, "Everyone loves Julianne." So does the HFPA: Moore won for Still Alice 24 hours later.
Camila Alves and Jennifer Aniston with Aniston's fiance, Justin Theroux, and Alves' husband, Matthew McConaughey, at the HBO afterparty.
FOX'S COMPLICATED NIGHT
While Moore, Ruffalo and Bill Murray garnered attention for their two noms, another double nominee had a more bittersweet evening: Fox Searchlight, home of Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel. The latter film pulled off a surprise coup in the musical or comedy category, besting the Inarritu odds-on favorite. Two prominent awards consultants — one repping Birdman and the other Budapest — sat at the same table during the telecast when the winner was announced. One beamed and the other appeared startled. At the Fox bash, the energy was overflowing in Budapest's corner, where helmer Wes Anderson held court with Norton, Kristen Wiig, Khloe Kardashian and Foxcatcher's Bennett Miller and Ruffalo. How Searchlight toppers Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula equitably split their attention is a mystery.
Foxcatcher's Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan Tatum got wild on the dancefloor at TWC/Netflix.
TINA/AMY'S OTHER HOSTING GIG
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler toasted their third and final Globes outing with a secret soiree Sunday, Jan. 11, at the Chateau Marmont. Sipping Ketel One cocktails at the Worldwide Orphans benefit — which took place at the same time as CAA's Sunset Tower afterparty — were Michael Keaton, Reese Witherspoon, Prince (still carrying his Globes-show cane), Jared Leto, Claire Danes, Page, Poehler's beau, Nick Kroll, WME's Richard Weitz, Sharon Jackson and Michelle Bohan, and SNL's Lorne Michaels and Bill Hader. "Amy was dancing until late," relayed one guest. NBC chief Bob Greenblatt gave THR a simple reason for why Tina and Amy's party was so bangin': "They are so much fun to be around."
Wild nominee Reese Witherspoon and the woman she portrayed, author Cheryl Strayed, at the Fox afterparty.
NIGHT'S PLIGHT FOR A-LIST FEET
The Globes delivers the best partyhopping — but also the most walking — with bashes happening in and around The Beverly Hilton. Adding to the challenge: The back of the hotel was a muddy mess. Upon arriving at the Weinstein/Netflix bash after 9 p.m., Dakota Johnson hopped on the first sofa arm she saw and told a friend she needed to rest (Transparent winner Jeffrey Tambor did the same after 10 p.m.). The Affair winner Ruth Wilson told THR she desperately wished for flats at 9:45 p.m. But nobody's feet hurt more than nominee Kathy Bates, who was heard screaming, "Ow!" during the telecast after someone trod on her foot.
J.K. Simmons holds his Golden Globe next to Whiplash co-star Miles Teller at the Warner Bros./InStyle party.
THE WINNERS AND LOSERS
The Theory of Everything winner Redmayne ran down Wilshire Boulevard hooting while carrying wife Hannah Bagshawe to a limo area. … Jennifer Aniston lost in the actress race for Cake but was a winner at HBO's party, inadvertently cutting to the head of the ladies' restroom line. … A Manhattan Beach housewife scored a compliment from Murray: "You look like 794 million dollars of fun." … Brad Grey won for best way to end the night: "Either home for Cheerios and bananas or to CAA." … Benedict Cumberbatch busted winning moves with his pregnant fiancee. … Clint's son Scott Eastwood was lost inside the Weinstein/Netflix party, yelling at a security guard, "Which way to the bar?!"
Helen Mirren wears a Charlie Hebdo tribute pen at the TWC/Netflix party.