8:00am PT by Chris Gardner
Golden Globes: Paramount Chief Brad Grey's Secret Birthday Bash
A version of this story first appeared in the Jan. 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
Talent agency events weren’t the only private shindigs on the packed party schedule. Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey celebrated his recent birthday (he turned 58 on Dec. 29) with a hush-hush bash hosted by his wife, Cassandra, at Sunset Tower on Jan. 9.
The party started at 10 p.m. after the studio’s late-afternoon pre-Golden Globes party at Chateau Marmont. The VIP guests from that event — including The Big Short filmmaker and Golden Globe nominee Adam McKay — made their way down the street to toast Grey, though the studio mogul didn’t blow out any candles or give a speech, a source said.
Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin confirmed to THR on the Globes red carpet that he attended the party, adding: “It was a nice party. His wife did a great job and there were a lot of good people there — very fun.”
Relevant PR joined the private party ranks this year (perhaps the only publicity firm to throw a Golden Globes bash) by hosting an event at No Name on Saturday night for clients and friends of the agency, including eventual winner Leonardo DiCaprio. Other attendees at the Cadillac-sponsored bash were Paul Dano, Mark Ruffalo, Elizabeth Banks, Nicholas Hoult, Christian Slater (who also won Sunday night for his supporting role on Mr. Robot), Joss Whedon, Channing Tatum, Saoirse Ronan and Kristen Wiig.
Relevant principals Nicole Caruso, Jessica Kolstad and Evelyn Karamanos hosted and THR heard dancing continued past 3 a.m.
On Jan. 9, Eric Kranzler and Management 360 hosted a private party in Krantzler’s midcentury home for client and Carol nominee Rooney Mara — similar to the 2015 fete for Julianne Moore in the same location. In fact, Moore turned out along with Mara’s Carol colleagues (director Todd Haynes, writer Phyllis Nagy and The Weinstein Co.’s Harvey Weinstein), Moby, Christoph Waltz and a pregnant Anne Hathaway with her 360 manager Suzan Bymel.
West Hollywood vegan restaurant Crossroads catered the intimate affair that saw Rooney looking relaxed and toned down in a simple jacket and no makeup.
Other under-the-radar shindigs included a bash for DiCaprio at the home of Mike and Irena Medavoy (attended by Barbra Streisand and Sean Penn) on Jan. 7. But the best quote of the weekend came from Transparent star Gaby Hoffmann, who, when asked where the best under-the-radar parties are after the Globes, quipped, “In my pants.”