Golden Globes Party Diary: Inside the A-List Weekend Events

1:06 PM 1/8/2016

by THR Staff

THR's reporters and editors are on the scene, zigzagging to the industry's hottest parties.

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Awards season is in full swing as the red carpet has officially been rolled out for this year's first major event, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. The arrival of Sunday's big show at the Beverly Hilton also delivers a packed party schedule (see THR's complete party guide and party scene gallery). 

Below, a play-by-play of the VIP action, with more to come ...

  • Film Independent Hosts Boa Brunch With Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

    Indie filmmakers, producers, partiers and press gather in the morning at Boa Steakhouse for eggs, bacon and business talk on Saturday morning.

    Film Independent president Josh Welsh, hosts Rami Malek and Uzo Aduba speak onstage at the 2016 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant and Spirit Award Nominees Brunch at BOA Steakhouse on Jan. 9, 2016, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
    Film Independent president Josh Welsh, hosts Rami Malek and Uzo Aduba speak onstage at the 2016 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant and Spirit Award Nominees Brunch at BOA Steakhouse on Jan. 9, 2016, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
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    11:16 a.m. On the blue carpet outside Boa Steakhouse, which is hosting the 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. event, Jason Segel approaches the end of the line for press, but not before apologizing to one of the reporters for missing a scheduled phoner he had with her. He'd already left a voicemail and sent a few texts but wanted to apologize again in person. The journalist accepts the apology with a smile, saying, "He's just the nicest person."

    11:22 a.m. Orange is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne arrives with her castmate Uzo Aduba, who is hosting the morning affair along with Golden Globe nominee Rami Malek (Mr. Robot). Standing not far from where Segel was, a Marc Jacobs-clad Lyonne laughs and says she must vet reporter's questions from where she's standing before agreeing to answer and move closer to their tape recorders. She's joking, sort of, but does answer every question that comes her way.

    11:23 a.m. It's THR's turn to ask Lyonne a question. Following Friday night's busy Spotlight shindig (see above), how is she looking so fresh and relaxed a little more than 12 hours later? "I kept it real simple. I dress myself, maybe get hair or makeup done, and do the other half myself. Yesterday's hair is fine. I'm not nominated and there are so many celebrities out on a weekend like this that nobody really cares that much. I've been around for like 30 years, we get the idea, people know what I look like. So I took it down a notch and therefore, I'm well rested and smoking less."

    11:25 a.m. But it's Globes weekend, so she's posing more. Lyonne stands next to an impressive roster of indie darlings for a group photo with filmmakers Kimberly Peirce, Allison Anders and Catherine Hardwicke

    11:27 a.m. Malek approaches Lyonne and the two exchange compliments. "I'm really happy for you," she says, referencing his nomination for best actor in a drama series for his work on the USA series. "You look really beautiful," he says to her. He then tells THR that he feels blessed to be shaking hands with so many notable names. "I've met more famous people in the last week than I'll meet in my entire life." 

    11:45 a.m. "Nice to meet you finally," Marisa Tomei gushes to Tangerine director Sean Baker, who has just wrapped up a couple of press interviews. "I love your movie and I love your first movie too!" 

    11:59 p.m. Tomei is locked in a friendly conversation with film director Josh Mond (James White) and the two swap phone numbers and promise to stay in touch.

    12:21 p.m. This is hours before the big reveal that Sean Penn secretly interviewed El Chapo for Rolling Stone, but the actor is the topic of discussion between Spirit Award nominee Segel and a THR staffer. Penn has been tweeting how much he loved Segel's performance in The End of the Tour. Segel admits that he doesn't know Penn at all but he's incredibly honored and surprised that Penn decided all on his own to compliment him.

    12:32 p.m. Film Independent president Josh Welsh takes over at the podium, kicking off the grant winners program that will see Aduba and Malek name three winners who will take home trophies for the Piaget Producers Award, the Kiehl's Someone to Watch Award and the Truer Than Fiction Award. For the list of winners, click here. Welsh notes that last year's Spirit Awards saw all the winners go off script and deliver acceptance speeches free of little white pieces of paper. "It made for good television, and I want to ask everyone here -- if you know you're going to win, when you get up on stage speak from your heart, be brief and do not pull out a piece of paper."

    12:34 p.m. Aduba and Malek take the stage to announce the winners.

    12:35 p.m. Not so fast. The podium mic goes out. A production aide standing nearby hands Aduba a cordless mic. That doesn't work either. Aduba cracks, "This is where theater comes in," as the crowd laughs. Suddenly, the mic comes on and it's showtime again. 
    12:42 p.m. Malek, looking handsome in a Paul Smith speckled suit, prepares to hand out another award, but not before telling the indie spiriters gathered on Boa's outdoor patio, "I gravitate to films like this ... and the people who foster them." (His film credits include such indies as Short Term 12, Oldboy and Ain't Them Bodies Saints.)

    12:51 p.m. UTA partner Rena Ronson greets Welsh and touches his blazer, pointing out that one of the shoulders is now caked in makeup. "It's Uzo's," he laughs, mentioning that it happens when you greet someone too closely. "Happens every year."
    Other attendees: Brie Larson, Bel Powley, Jay Duplass, Alfre Woodard, Michael Shannon, Ben Mendelsohn, Chandra Wilson, Stephanie Allain, Tom McCarthy, John Lesher, Phyllis Nagy, Abraham Attah, Nina Bongiovi, Tracey Bing and UTA's David Flynn.
  • "Spotlight" Basks in Globes Weekend Glow With Bouchon Bash

    Open Road, Anonymous Content and Participant Media toasted three nominations for the Tom McCarthy film along with Ketel One vodka at the Thomas Keller-led restaurant, which put Boston-inspired fare on parade on Friday night.

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    7:03 p.m. Hollywood revelers have a packed party schedule this weekend, and it shows because everybody is on time this weekend. The invite reads 7 p.m. and just minutes later, Michelle Monaghan arrives to the top of the stairs and hands her coat to a Bouchon staff member. 

    7:20 p.m. Spotlight star Mark Ruffalo, who plays one of the Boston Globe journalists on the Spotlight investigative unit that uncovered sexual abuse among the Boston Archdiocese, arrives, flanked by wife Sunshine and his publicist, Jessica Kolstad. He hugs Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg before settling into the bash in front of one of Bouchon's banquettes. 

    7:25 p.m. Gersh partner Leslie Siebert and husband, manager Steven Siebert, say they're headed for the kitchen where the real action of the party is happening. Bouchon has set up a strolling buffet supper in the kitchen for guests to enjoy offerings like fried clams, lobster cigarettes, fried clam po-boys, New England clam chowder, mini stadium hot dogs and french fries. Several Bouchon staff members are wearing black T-shirts emblazoned with the Boston Globe logo while carrying Ketel One-infused specialty cocktails, some of which are served in classic copper mugs or martini glasses (Ketel One Vodka is also celebrating its own milestone this year: the 325th anniversary of The Nolet Family Distillery). Other party bonus points: Reprinted editions of the Boston Globe from the time the scandal broke in 2002.

    7:35 p.m. Filmmaker Stephen Gaghan and wife Minnie Mortimer are spotted on the strolling buffet in front of the dessert section. Gaghan tells THR that Spotlight helmer McCarthy appeared as an actor in Gaghan's 2005 hit Syriana, and he's a longtime fan of McCarthy. "I've seen all of Tom's films and he always does great work; Spotlight was a real achievement," he says, adding that the subtle scene featuring a billboard promoting AOL serves as a eulogy of sorts for journalism of the time and signaling how the Internet would soon completely change the game. The party provided a break in for Gaghan, who says he's currently editing his next movie, Gold, starring Matthew McConaughey, Bryce Dallas Howard and Edgar Ramirez.

    7:57 p.m. A reveler points out an unlikely awards season party guest: M.C. Hammer. The rapper-turned-entrepreneur tells THR that he's at the bash to show support for his friends at Anonymous Content, including partner Steve Golin and the team. "I was over there (at their offices) congratulating them on their tremendous year. Spotlight is a very deep film and very comprehensive — so award worthy," Hammer tells THR. As for his next project, Hammer teases that in the "next couple of months," he will surprise audiences when he shows up in a "high profile film." Asked to elaborate, he backtracks saying that he's already said too much. He will however dish on the fact that he just dropped a brand new track, titled "Kurious." Moments later, a spotlight flashes on Hammer as he poses for a pic with Globes nominee Rami Malek. Over their shoulder Michael Keaton is swarmed by revelers.

    8:00 p.m. Speaking of flashbulbs, cameras go crazy when onetime Sex and the City stars Chris Noth and John Corbett are spotted having a Carrie Bradshaw-less reunion next to the oyster bar, joined by Corbett's longtime girlfriend Bo Derek and Sharon Stone. The quartet pose for pictures and one guest next to THR raves about how beautiful the actresses look. "She's still a perfect 10," the reveler jokes about Derek. "And it's nice that Mr. Big and Aidan could put aside their differences for the sake of awards season."

    8:10 p.m. Stone weaves her way through the party, stopped by actress Thora Birch. "I'm not sure if you remember me, but my name is Thora," she says as Stone cuts in, "Yes, of course. Your last name is Birch," she smiles.

    8:35 p.m. Mr. Robot co-stars Christian Slater and Malek catch up on Bouchon's outdoor terrace. While Malek respectfully declines to offer a quote about his Globes weekend, Slater offers one about the upside of being a nominee — hearing from friends. "I've been texting with Bradley Cooper for the last three or four years just saying how amazing it has been to watch his career explode the way it has and it's been lovely to hear from him. And John Travolta. He's super sweet and very happy for me. He and I love each other." 

    Other attendees: Jamey Sheridan, Rashida Jones, Clifton Collins Jr., Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Clea Duvall, Kimberly Peirce, Peter Gallagher, James Woods, Toni Howard and Wendy Goldberg.

  • Brie Larson, Saorise Ronan, Alicia Vikander and Mark Ruffalo Join BAFTA LA's Tea Party

    The Four Seasons ballroom is packed on Saturday afternoon as awards season stars mingle and munch on traditional British fare like PG Tips and cucumber sandwiches.

    Saoirse Ronan and Brie Larson attend the BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea Party at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles on Jan. 9, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The GREAT Britain Campaign)
    Saoirse Ronan and Brie Larson attend the BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea Party at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles on Jan. 9, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The GREAT Britain Campaign)
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    1:49 p.m. Start time for the event is 2 p.m., but that doesn't stop Rooney Mara from arriving early and skipping the red carpet, heading straight inside the party where she's one of the first guests to arrive to the ballroom. By the entrance, there is a large sign announcing that the BAFTA LA event is a "Selfie Free Zone: Personal photography is not permitted beyond this point."
    2:24 p.m. Harvey Weinstein is holding court near the entrance, surrounded by The Weinstein Company's David Glasser and Carol star Mara.
    2:47 p.m. Carol producer Elizabeth Karlsen pauses to tell THR how grateful she is to be at the BAFTA event on the heels of the org's film nominations. The film received a total of nine nominations."You work so hard and don't know how the work will be received," she says. "But you walk in the room today and feel so loved and appreciated. Everyone wants to feel appreciated in life, and I'm just so thrilled for Todd (Haynes). He's one of the most important contemporary filmmakers."
    2:53 p.m. Transparent star and filmmaker Jay Duplass is new to the awards season circuit, but he's already discovered an upside to the the packed schedule and hand-shaking. "I got some good advice once," he says. "If you want to be an actor, you can go to auditions, or you can go to awards shows and awards season parties."
    3:01 p.m. Carol producer Christine Vachon is drinking white wine because she’s nervous: “I shouldn’t drink this crappy wine, but I’m nervous. I know we have a good movie – but I’ve been around long enough to know you can’t take anything for granted. Anyway, crappy wine is better than crappy champagne. I know people who think the opposite, but this is how it works for me."
    3:08 p.m. Saoirse Ronan: “I’m wearing Lela Rose. If I’m getting good press from the fashion writers this week, it’s all because of my stylist Elizabeth Saltzman. She communicated with all the designers beforehand, worked out special things with them, she’s amazingly organized and inspired. It’s all her.”
    3:12 p.m. Aaron Sorkin describes the weekend madness as a "fun weekend," but not one that he gets too caught up in because he's a father. "That always keeps me grounded," he tells THR.
    3:26 p.m. Lola Kirke, who stars opposite Gael Garcia Bernal on Mozart in the Jungle, is gushing over the cucumber sandwiches. "They're my favorite food," she smiles. When asked how she feels about the selfie-free zone instructions for the ballroom, the actress jokes that she can count on two hands the number of times she's been asked to take a selfie with a fan. Jokes aside, Kirke is "still pinching myself" over the success of the Amazon hit. She's equally stoked about moving into a new place with her boyfriend, partially because there's a recording studio inside.
    3:30 p.m. Golden Globe nominated actor Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) was accompanied by his publicist Susan Patricola. When
    someone commented on his excellent white trash American accent playing the villain in the Netflix series, he smiled. “Well, I’ve been coming here for two decades, so it better be good by now. I think it really sucked for a while. It only took two decades to get it right.” The longtime Australian character actor has had a good year – making the leap from key small parts – to big ones. “But next year,” he mused, “next year’s better. That’s my year.” Sure enough, he stars in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.
    3:37 p.m. Carol screenwriter Phyllis Nagy gushes about the reception the film has received from BAFTA. "I have particular affection for the awards because I lived in London for 15 years and I'm a British citizen as well. They are my people too."
    Other attendees: Lenny Abrahamson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Sean Baker, Rachel Bloom, Sean Bean, Emilia Clarke, Priyanka Chopra, Dominic Cooper, R. J. Cutler, Leonardo DiCaprio, Pete Docter, Dede Gardner, Dennis Haysbert, Tom Hooper, Asif Kapadia, Brie Larson, Adam McKay, Mark Ruffalo, Patrick Stewart, Danny Strong, Jeffrey Tambor, Colin Trevorrow, Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Diane Warren and Ed Westwick.
  • W┬áMagazine's "Best Performances" Issue Party

    The Chateau Marmont penthouse was overflowing Thursday night with nominees like Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Kirsten Dunst at the Audi and Dom Perignon-sponsored affair.

    Donato Sardella/Getty Images for W Magazine

    7:36 p.m. -  Untitled Entertainment partner Jason Weinberg gets into a packed elevator, headed up the penthouse. One of his fellow party guests cracks a joke that the elevator is being pulled up by one man from the basement. “Reminds me of that movie, what was it? Oh, The Grand Budapest Hotel! I loved that movie,” she says. The elevator door opens and the guests rush out, greeted by a server holding a tray of Dom Perignon.

    7:46 p.m. - Weinberg kisses Golden Globe nominee and Fargo star Kirsten Dunst. He then heads out to the patio to greet fellow nominee Rooney Mara, who is standing in a group that includes W's Stefano Tonchi and artist Catherine Opie. “Hi, I’m Catherine,” she says as she introduces herself to Weinberg. There are only 10 people on the outdoor patio, which feels brisk on a winter L.A. night. Both Tonchi and Carol star Rooney Mara light up cigarettes, as Rooney dashes over to a heat lamp.

    7:53 p.m. - Dunst catches up with W’s Lynn Hirschberg, while Mara wraps her arms around photographer Peter Lindbergh, who proves to be one of the more popular guests at the party mingling with all the A-listers including Blanchett, who is wearing an embroidered Erdem from spring 2016.

    8:12 p.m. - Dunst, joined by longtime manager Eric Krantzler of Management 360, tells THR that she’s already got her Globes dress. “I just have the one. I picked it and it’s done — I know what I like,” she smiles.

    8:14 p.m. - Michelle Monaghan (joined by ICM Partners agent Carter Cohn) is wearing a striking (and plunging) Prabal Gurung pre-fall ensemble paired with Jennifer Meyer jewelry and a Lee Savage clutch. She tells THR that she’s excited about her new Hulu show, The Path. “It’s really edgy material,” she says, before commenting on how streaming services like Hulu have provided new venues for Hollywood’s storytellers. “It’s not only a great time for actors but for directors and writers and everyone involved.”

    8:31 p.m. - Ronan gives Kristen Wiig a big hug on the outdoor terrace. Wiig is one of many guests at the bash — including Elizabeth Banks, Julie Delpy, Monaghan, Christoph Waltz and Paul Dano — chauffeured to the event in Audi’s new 2017 Q7 vehicles. THR compliments the Brooklyn breakout star on her recent speech at the Palm Springs Film Festival gala, where she told the audience that they were too busy eating to listen to her remarks. “Well, there’s nothing more disconcerting than having to give a speech and listen to everyone talking and eating. It was my five minutes – so I took it!” she smiles.

    8:35 p.m. - Transparent star and writer-producer-director Jay Duplass jokes that he’s typically “a hermit” who likes to hide out in Eagle Rock with his wife and kids and spend his time creating projects to write and direct. But he’s also an actor (and part of the ensemble cast of the hit Amazon show nominated for an upcoming Screen Actors Guild Award). “I’m here tonight to declare to the world that I’m actually an actor,” he laughs. “And I’m faking myself into enjoying being out. I’m acting tonight.” He’s joined by longtime friend Steve Zissis, who he compliments for being named as one of Indiewire’s best TV breakout actors of 2015 for his work on Togetherness.

    8:36 p.m. - Hateful Eight filmmaker Quentin Tarantino arrives to the party — by himself — and immediately makes a break to the outdoor patio.

    8:37 p.m. - Tangerine star Mya Taylor tells THR about her outfit: “It’s a high waisted skirt. I wanted an old-Hollywood look. It’s very vintage and very sexy,” she says, before saying how happy she was to meet Caitlyn Jenner on Jan. 4 at a screening for the Magnolia Pictures release. “The film will reach a broader audience because of her support.”

    8:56 p.m. - Tarantino is no longer alone, surrounded in one of the patio’s corners by a group of revelers, including Dunst. He gestures wildly and the guests laugh.

    9:06 p.m. - Tarantino is less chatty now. When approached by THR to talk about the night’s festivities and the upcoming Golden Globes, he quickly declines. “I have nothing to say right now because I’m being bombarded at this party.”

    9:13 p.m. - One of his actors, Jennifer Jason Leigh, arrives with her manager, Untitled Entertainment’s Greg Clark. Like Dunst, she too has her Globes ensemble already picked out for Sunday. “Right now I'm wearing Libertine, but I’m not sure I can tell you what I’m wearing on Sunday,” she smiles before Clark encourages her to keep it a secret, opting for a big reveal on the Globes carpet. She does open up about her favorite performances of the year — since the party is in honor of W’s Best Performances issue after all. “Oh my God, there are so many,” she teases. On her shortlist: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Steve Carrel, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Dano, Brie Larson and Mara.

    9:18 p.m. - Kelly Rohrbach — just cast in the new Baywatch reboot — arrives and reaches over to scratch the face of Andre Balazs, telling him, “I like the new beard.” Moments later, the Chateau owner (who once dated Chelsea Handler) greets CAA’s Kevin Huvane with a kiss on the mouth.

    9:21 p.m. THR asks Dylan Penn if she’s headed to Sunday’s Globes with her mother. “No, she’s not going,” she answers. “She’s training to be a super hero for a movie.” That movie is the upcoming Wonder Woman reboot.

    9:29 p.m. - Tangerine director Sean Baker is joined by his star Taylor on the outdoor patio next to a heat lamp. When pressed for his best performances picks of 2015, he tells THR: “This young woman here, I'm rooting for her first and foremost. But I have to say that I adore Jennifer Jason Leigh. I absolutely adore her from the beginning through her entire career.”

    9:35 p.m. - Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria makes his way to the exit. “It’s good to be here but I think it’s a little too crowded,” he says. “I’m feeling claustrophobic so I’m heading out.” Before he goes, he tells THR that the forecast looks sunny for Sunday, but the organization isn’t taking any chances. “As we speak, we are putting the tent up,” he notes. “Right now, I think we have it all together and I don’t want to be so arrogant, but I’m quite comfortable that we’re in a good place for the awards and we’re going to have a great show.”

    9:58 p.m. - Gersh partner Leslie Siebert says hello to friends on the patio outside, joined by her son, Jack. The apple doesn’t fall from from the successful tree as the 19-year-old tells THR that he’s in school at NYU and juggling studies with launching a new business and an upcoming internship at Balenciaga.

    10:07 p.m. - Better late than never: Golden Globe nominee Aziz Ansari gets out of the elevator holding a drink in his hand and headed toward the entrance of the party.

    Other attendees: Hosted by W's Tonchi and Hirschberg along with hotelier Balazs, the event drew Alicia Vikander (in Marc Jacobs), Brie Larson, Elizabeth Banks, Helen Mirren, Adam McKay, Gerard Butler, Rami Malek, Tom Hiddleston, Lily James, Gael Garcia Bernal, Lola Kirke, Jacob Tremblay, Zendaya, Vivienne Westwood, Irene Neuwirth, Monique Lhuiller, Jacqui Getty, Liz Goldwyn, Amber Valetta, Suki Waterhouse, Max Azria, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Alex Israel and Mark Bradford.


  • Weinstein/Netflix Party Draws Cate Blanchett, Katy Perry and Jamie Foxx

    The joint bash, presented with DeLeon Tequila, Laura Mercier, Lindt Chocolate, Marie Claire and Hearts On Fire, is always a hot ticket on Sunday night.

    9:29 p.m. Orlando Blooms hovers over Rooney Mara while Rod Stewart's Do Ya Think I'm Sexy plays. Todd Haynes and his Carol producer Elizabeth Karlsen bust a move a bit while Kevin Iwashina smiles and joins in. Meanwhile over his shoulder, Angela Bassett chats with Spotlight director Tom McCarthy.

    9:41 p.m. Jamie Foxx's daughter and Miss Golden Globe Corinne is writing a thank you card at the "gratitude lounge" sponsored by Tiny Prints. Approached by THR, the USC student says one of her favorite moments of the night was watching Leonardo DiCaprio win for his performance in The Revenant. "I'm so happy for Leo, he's a good family friend," she says. As for one of the more challenging moments? Definitely trying to corral all the winners and direct them to the proper exit from the stage. "It was like being a cowboy with wild horses running off. That was unexpected," she laughs. As for how she used the Tiny Prints' "gratitude lounge," Corinne says: "I sent one to my publicist for her hard work in getting me here, but I should've also sent one to my mom because she couldn't be here tonight but I know she's so happy for me."

    9:58 p.m. Bloom has moved on and is now in Harvey Weinstein's VIP area that is roped off and protected by multiple security guards. He's vaping and sharing his vaping stick with superstar singer and Golden Globe presenter Katy Perry. Beyonce's Naughty Girl plays. Next up is another Beyonce track, Get Them Bodied, and nearly everyone in the VIP section (including Heidi Klum and fashion journalist Derek Blasberg) are dancing and throwing their hands up. Perry shakes it down and takes another puff from Bloom's vape stick.

    10:07 p.m. Perry and Bloom are still talking. Still vaping.

    10:19 p.m. Weinstein and Netflix chief Ted Sarandos are huddled in a corner on the sofa talking in what looks like a deep discussion while Sarandos' wife Nicole Avant is seated next to Weinstein. Actress (and former DiCaprio girlfriend) Kelly Rohrbach swings over to say hello.

    10:29 p.m. Overheard: Ricky Gervais and his team of writers started out with approximately 100 jokes and he picks the best ones and whittles it down.

    10:45 p.m. Peter Facinelli says that the best part of his night is hanging with his "beautiful fiance," Jaimie Alexander, the Blindspot star who had a teleprompter issue during the telecast. "If things go too smoothly we have nothing to talk about afterwards," Facinelli notes. "Those moments make it real and the audience loves that sort of stuff."

    11:00 p.m. Full House star Jodie Sweetin is just arriving to the party and although she's smiling, she reveals to THR that she's got in line for the party shuttles in Century City at 8:30 p.m. "It was an ordeal," she says. "Like the worst DMV nightmare." 

    11:02 p.m. HFPA president Lorenzo Soria is spotted near the entrance of the Weinstein/Netflix bash. He tells THR that he's happy with the evening and it's time to celebrate. Asked to pic a favorite moment, he says "so many," but singles out Denzel Washington and Stallone as well as applauding Gervais for another good hosting outing.

    11:05 p.m. A well-known industry publicist brushes off chatter of the late shuttles, saying that "people in L.A. are way too impatient. Calm the f--- down. There's a lot of construction and security issues." 

    Other attendees: Uzo Aduba (spotted writing a Tiny Prints thank you note to her mother and Oprah Winfrey), Malin Akerman, Aziz Ansari, Will Arnett, Patricia Arquette, Cate Blanchett, Kate Bosworth, Carrie Brownstein, Georgina Chapman, Julie Chen, Laverne Cox, Alexandre Desplat, America Ferrera, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Nina Garcia, Gervais, Walton Goggins, Selena Gomez, Tony Hale, Jonah Hill, Kathy Hilton, Rick Hilton, Keegan-Michael Key, Jenji Kohan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Les Moonves, Phyllis Nagy, Nikki Reed, Krysten Ritter, Taylor Schilling, Stacey Sher, Ian Somerhalder, Mira Sorvino and Quentin Tarantino.


  • Overheard in and Around the Beverly Hilton

    "I just love her so much. I love her," cooes Sam Smith, a Globe winner tonight for his song "Writing's on the Wall" from Spectre. He's referring to Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes, who is stopped on the red carpet taking photos with fans. "I really love her," Smith says again, with a cigarette tucked behind his ear. He's already walked past her, craning his neck to get another glimpse. Because he's not looking while he's walking, he trips over a mini maroon roller suitcase that is on the red carpet (why is there a suitcase on the red carpet?) Undeterred (and lucky he didn't fall) he turns around and goes back to Leakes to say hello and pose for a quick pic. (Also overheard: Smith had a late night Saturday night, dancing the night away at hot disco club Giorgio's where he hung with songwriter Justin Tranter (Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani). 

    One of the most common overheard cell phone conversation on the party circuit: " 'Insert famous name here' doesn't have their tickets to the party."

    Sony Pictures Classics' Tom Bernard says there’s an amateur hockey team in Toronto that he plays with. While they watch the Globes back home, everyone has to take a shot when Bernard is spotted on camera.

    Anonymous exec: “Being in the pit, you’re surrounded by people who can only kill you. They can’t help you.”

    Anonymous guest: “Never, ever wear a gown with a train to the Globes.” Added another: “Particularly if you’re a man.”

    One angry NBC exec upset over the lack of nominations for The Wiz. “The biggest Black event show of the year. Nada.”

    Quentin Tarantino was asked for a selfie from a male fan while in the smoking area. “Hello," Tarantino retorted. "You could at least say hello first.” He then declined. (Other smokers joining Tarantino in the smoking zone? Aaron Sorkin and Sylvester Stallone.)

    Anonymous guest: “The makeup in this room alone cost half a million.”

    Judd Apatow: “I won a Cable Ace Award in 1995. That satisfied my need for awards.” 

    CW star and first time Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom finds Larry David at the HBO party and shakes his hand. "I'm such a huge fan," she tells the legendary producer. "Congrats on your win," he says in return.

  • Amazon Entertains Casts from "Transparent," Golden Globe-Winning "Mozart in the Jungle"

    Following the show on Sunday night, Amazon hosted guests in the Stardust Penthouse where Questlove handled musical duties.

    9:47 p.m. Showing that there are no hard feelings about Mozart in the Jungle upsetting critical darling Transparent in the best comedy category, Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor snaps a photo with Mozart executive producer Jason Schwartzman and Amazon head of comedy Joe Lewis. 

    9:48 p.m. Transparent star Amy Landecker already has her shoes off inside the Amazon party at the Beverly Hilton's Stardust Penthouse, where Questlove is spinning classic tunes for a currently empty dance floor. 

    9:50 p.m. Mad Dogs' Billy Zane chats up Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie

    10:12 p.m. Birkenstock-clad Transparent star Kathryn Hahn hands a plate piled high with pizza to Lewis. "I got this for everybody," she says.

    Also in attendance: Jill Soloway, Gaby Hoffmann, Melora Hardin, Bradley Whitford, Bryan Cranston and Catastrophe's Rob Delaney.