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It has been almost 12 months since last year’s Golden Globes, a night that saw The Revenant, The Martian, Mr. Robot and Mozart in the Jungle go home with trophies in top categories, along with individual winners like Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Taraji P. Henson and Jon Hamm. But before any golden trophies are handed out this Sunday, many drinks will be had at 2017’s first Hollywood party circus of the year. Below is a roundup of the major events around town…and here’s to hoping everyone makes it where they’re going on time.
Wednesday, Jan. 4
Moet & Chandon
Doheny Room, 9077 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 7 p.m.
The champagne set will gather for the 2nd Annual Moet Moment Film Festival, aka “The Minis,” an annual competition that aims to inspire a new generation of talent dedicated to telling their stories on film. Moet — the longstanding official champagne of the Golden Globes — welcomes this year’s head judge, Bryce Dallas Howard, along with Gina Rodriguez, Primary Wave’s David Guillod, Serial Pictures’ Violaine Etienne, Tribeca Film Festival’s Sharon Badal, HFPA journalist Elisabeth Sereda and Ghetto Film School’s Kisha Imani Cameron.
The Ivory Game
Conservatory, Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N. Canon Dr., Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Lesley Chilcott, Paola di Florio, Geralyn Dreyfous, Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Pedro Kos and Arnold Scwhartzman are hosting a reception for the Netflix documentary (about illegal elephant poaching) with the filmmakers Richard Ladkani and Kief Davidson.
Thursday, Jan. 5
W Magazine & Audi
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
Hosts include W‘s Stefano Tonchi and Lynn Hirschberg with hotelier Andre Balazs at this always-packed penthouse party to celebrate the Globes and the mag’s “Best Performances” issue in partnership with the luxury automaker. Audi will chauffeur VIP guests to and from the Chateau.
Friday, Jan. 6
AFI Awards Luncheon
Four Seasons Los Angeles, 300 S. Doheny Dr., Los Angeles
The AFI Awards celebrate the year’s “most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image” — honoring 10 films and 10 TV shows that the organization deems culturally and artistically significant. In addition to the AFI Special Award being given to O.J.: Made in America, AFI will honor movies Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, Silence, Sully, and Zootopia. TV honorees include The Americans, Atlanta, Better Call Saul, The Crown, Game of Thrones, The Night Of, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Stranger Things, This is Us, and Veep.
Estrella, 8800 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 7 p.m.
David O. Russell and Lee Daniels are hosting a screening and reception for Lion director Garth Davis and the Weinstein Co. release. Also confirmed to attend this special event are producer Angie Fielder, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar, cinematographer Greig Fraser and composers Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka.
Catch LA, 8715 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
The agency is relocating its pre-Golden Globes event from Soho House to West Hollywood’s new hot spot. Expect the bash to be star-studded as usual. CAA’s Golden Globe-nominated talent this year includes Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Andrew Garfield, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Annette Bening, Lily Collins, Hailee Steinfeld, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant, Viola Davis, Nicole Kidman, Jeff Bridges, Tom Ford, Barry Jenkins and Evan Rachel Wood.
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards
Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St., Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m.
Winners will be announced for the 6th annual AACTA awards, which recognize film excellence regardless of geography, as determined by a jury of more than 150 of Australia’s most recognized filmmakers and executives. Confirmed attendees include awards season standouts Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), Joel Edgerton (Loving), Nicole Kidman (Lion) and Dev Patel (Lion), along with presenters Isla Fisher, Ruby Rose, Julian McMahon, Angus Sampson, Alan Dale, Damon Harriman and Luke Bracey.
Saturday, Jan. 7
BOA Steakhouse, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 11 a.m.
Top names from the indie film crowd always start their Globes weekend here (over eggs, bacon, coffee and mimosas) at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch, being hosted this year by Sterling K. Brown and Issa Rae. The duo will be charged with helping Film Independent president Josh Welsh announce the filmmaker grant winners. Cash aside, expect to see some of this year’s nominees mingling, including filmmakers Kenneth Lonergan, Mike Mills, Taylor Sheridan, Barry Jenkins, Andrea Arnold, Pablo Larrian, Jeff Nichols, and Kelly Reichardt, along with actors Natalie Portman, Casey Affleck, Annette Bening, Sasha Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Ben Foster, Molly Shannon, Riley Keough and Shia LaBeouf. Sponsors include Piaget, American Airlines, Jeep, IFC and AT&T.
Gold Meets Golden
Equinox Sports Club, 1835 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles
This event is where sports meets entertainment; a luncheon featuring actors, athletes, artists and Olympians in celebration of awards season, while raising awareness for Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. On the program is a live performance by Rumer Willis and Brian Justin Crum of the La La Land Globes-nominated song “City of Stars.” Confirmed to attend: Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain, Dwayne Johnson, Christian Slater, Matt Bomer, Eddie Redmayne, Gina Rodriguez, Rumer Willis, Emma Roberts, Sarah Paulson, Caitlyn Jenner, Terrell Owens, Nadia Comaneci, Bart Conner, Greg Louganis, Janet Evans, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gracie Gold, Conor Dwyer, Ashton Eaton & Brianne Thiesen-Eaton, and more.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles)
Four Seasons Los Angeles, 300 S. Doheny Dr., Los Angeles, 2 p.m.
BAFTA Los Angeles toasts awards with its annual tea party, serving British tea and scones, and cocktails. The event is presented by BBC America and the GREAT Campaign with event sponsors including Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills and American Airlines. Among the British talent vying for Golden Globes this year are Naomie Harris, Colin Farrell, Caitriona Balfe, Claire Foy, Charlotte Rampling, Riz Ahmed, Tom Hiddleston, Lena Headey, Thandie Newton and Hugh Laurie.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association and American Cinematheque
The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 1 p.m.
The HFPA and American Cinematheque are partnering to present the Golden Globes Foreign-Language Nominees Series, an event that will include a panel with the five directors of the nominated films in the best motion picture — foreign language category. Moderated by Sam Asi, the chat will feature Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann), Pablo Larrain (Neruda), Paul Verhoeven (Elle), Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman), Houda Benyamina (Divines).
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 5 p.m.
Hosted by Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey in partnership this year with Vanity Fair and Richard Mille, the studio’s party will celebrate its Globe nominations for Arrival‘s Amy Adams and Johann Johannsson; Florence Foster Jenkins‘ Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg; Fences‘ Denzel Washington and Viola Davis; and others.
Art of Elysium
Red Studios, 846 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
The arts-based organization, which will celebrate a 20th anniversary in 2017, hosts its 10th annual Heaven gala. Confirmed attendees include Camilla Belle, James Franco, Topher and Ashley Grace, Shanola Hampton, Ali Larter and Hayes MacArthur, Jesse Metcalfe, Cara Santana, Cameron Silver, Will.I.Am., Alicia Witt and Stevie Wonder, among others.
Sunday, Jan. 8
Circa 55 Restaurant, Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 8:30 p.m.
HBO’s bash is always a hot stop on the Globes party circuit. Though the cable network finished second behind Netflix last year, it found its way back to the No. 1 spot when 2017 nominations were announced. With a leading 14 noms, expect to see nominees from such shows as newbies Westworld and The Night Of alongside veterans from Game of Thrones and Veep.
Stardust Ballroom, Beverly HIlton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 8:30 p.m.
Amazon once agains joins the Globes party circuit, and the streaming giant has a lot to celebrate: It snagged the fourth spot amongst the film distributors and the fourth spot amongst the TV set, besting rival Netflix in both categories. Expect this party to be filled with many Manchester by the Sea faces like Kenneth Lonergan, Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams along with talent from Amazon’s other nominated shows Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle and Goliath. On deck to handle the music: The Roots with a DJ set by Questlove.
Fox Pavilion, Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 8 p.m.
Backed by nine noms for FX — thanks in large part to the five scored by The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story — six noms for Twentieth Century Fox and one for Fox Searchlight, Fox again hosts a diverse roster of guests across film and TV divisions. The Fox bash is sponsored by American Airlines.
Parking Garage Rooftop, Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 8:30 p.m.
The corporate conglomerate invites talent from its divisions including NBC, Universal Pictures, Focus Features and E! for a Chrysler-sponsored bash immediately following the ceremony. Focus Features scored the most nominations with six, scoring for Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals (so expect Mr. Ford and Aaron Taylor-Johnson to swing by) as well as Kubo and the Two Strings, the latter of which will compete in the best animated category against Universal’s Sing. NBC stars expected here include This Is Us nominees Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz.
Weinstein Co. & Netflix
Netflix/Weinstein Co. Pavilion, Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 9 p.m.
The two companies are partnering on another Globes party this year with Netflix toasting one film nomination and five TV nominations including two best TV series drama nominations for its series The Crown and Stranger Things along with acting nominees John Lithgow and Claire Foy for The Crown and Winona Ryder for Stranger Things. Meanwhile Weinstein celebrates five film nominations including noms for best drama Lion, best musical or comedy Sing Street, acting nominations for Lion stars Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, and best original score nomination for Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka for their collaboration on Lion. The exclusive afterparty is presented in partnership with Grey Goose vodka, Lindt, Moroccanoil and Fiji Water.
Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle
Oasis Courtyard, Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 8:30 p.m.
The women’s magazine partners with Warners for this always well-attended bash inside the hotel. Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Television snagged recognition for Jonah Hill, nominated for best actor in a musical or comedy for his work in War Dogs; three nominations for Westworld including best drama series along with acting noms for Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton. But back to the party: This 18th annual event will feature music by celebrity DJ Michelle Pesce, and designs by Thomas Ford of Tom Ford Designs (not the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker), all presented by eyelove. The #instyleglobes bash will see the Oasis Courtyard transformed into “Matrix Glam” with peacock blue, plum and fuschia.
Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.
The agency hosts its annual post-show event at the exclusive property, which always proves to be one of the night’s hottest events. The question is: Will Globes host and CAA client Jimmy Fallon come here or host his own private shindig?
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 10 p.m.
The agency returns to Bungalow 1 for a post-show bash that will likely pull many stars from the Beverly Hilton complex toward the Chateau. WME clients who may (or may not) be holding golden trophies that night include Amy Adams, Casey Affleck, Denzel Washington, Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Ryan Reynolds, Naomie Harris, Octavia Spencer, Michelle Williams, Mahershala Ali, Dev Patel, Damien Chazelle and Kenneth Lonergan.
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