Golden Globe Parties: The Complete Guide
The scoop on the week's big bashes
A version of this story appears in the Jan. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Every January, the Golden Globes afterparties are completely different — and totally the same. The venues at The Beverly Hilton remain mostly unchanged from year to year (HBO will again hold its gathering downstairs by the pool; InStyle will have its at the Oasis courtyard), but, of course, there'll be a slew of new nominated stars, new decor and maybe even some new appetizers at the a la carte tables. Below, a list to help you Globe-trot on Sunday night, as well as intel on all the other invite-only pre-Globes parties on the nights leading up.
Chateau Marmont, 7 p.m.
Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Richard Linklater can also congratulate each other on their individual noms for best actor, actress and director at the event for the film, which is also up for best picture.
The Eveleigh, 6 p.m.
The company will be throwing its first awards season gala, "An Excuse for Hollywood to Drink Together."
Cecconis, 7 p.m.
The cocktail party will feature a midcentury modern-meets-abstract design theme courtesy of Tony Schubert at Event Eleven (he has designed and produced the event for the past six years), including a black, white and gray color palette with pops of yellow.
AFI's Award Luncheon
Four Seasons, Noon
The intimate lunch will honor outstanding achievements in film and TV.
The Chateau Marmont Hotel, 7:30 p.m.
The British fashion brand will be hosting a invite-only dinner in Bungalow One.
W Magazine Shooting Stars Exhibit
The Wilshire May Company Building, 7 p.m.
W's editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi and Miley Cyrus, along with Barbara Kruger, Bill Viola, David Fincher, Francesco Vezzoli, George Condo, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Juergen Teller, Mert & Marcus, Michael Thompson, Steven Klein, Tim Walker and Urs Fischer will present a preview of "Shooting Stars," an exhibition based on celebrity portrait photography (featuring the likes of Cyrus, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Gwyneth Paltrow, George Clooney, Jessica Chastain and Madonna, among others).
Independent Spirit Awards' Nominees Brunch
Boa Steakhouse, 11 a.m.
Prior to the Feb. 21 Independent Spirit Awards, guests such as Jessica Chastain, Jake Gyllenhaal and Marion Cotillard will celebrate at the relaxed brunch.
The Four Seasons, 2 p.m.
Expect to see plenty of nominees and execs sipping tea (and cocktails) and eating scones during the laid-back afternoon event.
Art of Elysium party
Hanger 8, 6:30 p.m.
Amber Heard will receive the Spirit of Elysium Award at the eighth annual event. Guests such as Kate Bosworth, Dave Annable and Matt Bomer will experience four collaborations from performance artist Marina Abramovic.
4th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala benefitting J/P HRO
Montage Hotel, 6:40 p.m.
Sean Penn and Bryan Lourd team with master of ceremonies Anderson Cooper at the soiree.
W Magazine Luncheon
A.O.C., 12 p.m.
W's editor-at-large Lynn Hirschberg will celebrate the "It Girls of W Magazine: Fascinating Women in Every Word," at a laid-back lunch with guests such as Allison Williams, Cassandra Grey and Quvenzhane Wallis, among others, expected to attend.
Rivabella, 9 p.m.
The management and production company will celebrate the Globes with a party lasting until 2 a.m. closing time
Soho House, 8:30 p.m.
The event celebrates nominees from CBS, Showtime, CBS Films and The CW (The Good Wife, The Affair, Pride and Jane the Virgin). Guests such as Don Cheadle, Claire Danes, Dominic West and Julianna Margulies are expected.
The Fox Pavilion, 4:30 p.m.
It'll start as a viewing party and then morph into a post-show celebration. And Fox may have plenty to celebrate. Birdman is up for best motion picture comedy, and The Book of Life is nominated for best animated film. Among the stars expected to hobnob in the old Robinsons-May store: Gone Girl nominee Rosamund Pike, best director nominee David Fincher and Louis C.K., nominated for best performance in a TV show.
The pool at Circa 55, 8 p.m.
Normally the best party of the night. This year, as usual, the cable network has lots of nominees — Game of Thrones for best TV drama, Girls for best TV comedy, The Normal Heart for best motion picture for TV, and Olive Kitteridge and True Detective for best miniseries. Expect appearances by Lena Dunham, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew McConaughey and everyone else in the hotel up for a trophy.
Oasis courtyard, 8 p.m.
The party most people start off the night with — the courtyard is the most accessible venue, on the first floor — and usually the first that the fire marshal blocks entrance into. But Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks, nominees for WB's Lego Movie, will somehow find their way in, even if Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper — director and star of WB's Globe-snubbed American Sniper — will be home rearranging their sock drawers. The soiree will be designed by Tom Ford, who will turn the space into a modern mountain lodge with ‘70s accents and a lounge with mirrored installations and a custom beaded back bar.
NBC/Universal Pictures/Focus Features/E!
Garage rooftop, 8 p.m.
The network that broadcasts the show (and the cable channel that covers it live) always has one of the biggest bashes. This year, it could be even bigger thanks to Focus nominee The Theory of Everything. Sure to be attending: best performance in a drama nominees Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, along with the cast of the animated film nominee The Boxtrolls. And, of course, Globes hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
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The Stardust Room
The studio can celebrate its best picture nom for Selma. Expect the film's David Oyelowo, nominated for best actor in a motion picture drama, to make an appearance.
The Weinstein Co./Netflix
Robinsons-May lot, 8 p.m.
Ever wonder what would happen if Kevin Spacey, Bill Murray and Benedict Cumberbatch were in the same room (or, in this case, tent)? Here's your chance to find out. The House of Cards, Imitation Game and St. Vincent nominees are all expected to be attending Harvey and Bob's second party with Netflix, along with Keira Knightley, Taylor Schilling and Robin Wright.
Sunset Tower, 8:30 p.m.
Last year, the talent agency didn't win many friends with Globe organizers by moving its offsite party from 10 p.m. to 8 p.m., siphoning off a lot of talent from the hotel parties (reportedly in retaliation for a seating change that kept agents away from the best tables). Relations have marginally improved: CAA has moved the party back up by 30 minutes.