Golden Globes 2014: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett Hit Saturday's Parties

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THR is on the scene at the evening's biggest bashes featuring the talents behind "Gravity," "Captain Phillips" and "Blue Jasmine."

The Golden Globes are finally upon us, bringing with them a bevy of before-show bashes (and their subsequent champagne swills and long valet lines, too). Never ones to miss a swanky soiree, The Hollywood Reporter staffers were on the scene at Saturday's most exclusive celebrations. View photos from the events here.

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3:30 p.m.

Two authentic British flight attendants greet guests at the BAFTA Tea Party in Beverly Hills.

4 p.m.

Nigel Sinclair, partner in Exclusive Media and a native Brit, looks sharp as he arrives at the BAFTA Tea Party. Sinclair is wearing a tiny lapel pin that is red with a cross. He explains it shows he is a Commander of the British Empire, one step below being knighted by the Queen.

4:30 p.m.

Leonardo DiCaprio is surrounded by fans at the BAFTA Tea Party, held at the Four Seasons. Despite being nearly crushed against the wall by admirers, he's still looking cool -- the Wolf of Beverly Hills.

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4:38 p.m.

Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron, producer David Heyman, composer Steven Price and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki wait at BAFTA Tea for the arrival of one of their stars – Sandra Bullock.

4:40 p.m.

Blue Jasmine's Sally Hawkins and Cate Blanchett are spotted at BAFTA Tea. Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul (left) hams it up for THR's camera, while Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass mingles. Weinstein Company COO David Glasser and Netflix's Ted Sarandos pose for a photo together.

Philomena Lee, portrayed by Judi Dench in awards contender Philomena, and her daughter are ensconced at a table in the back of the Four Seasons ballroom. She tells THR that despite the Catholic church giving her son up for adoption 50 years ago, she is still is a member of the church. “Those were the times,” she says. “We didn’t know any better. I still have faith.”

7:02 p.m.

DiCaprio is spotted giving Paramount's Brad Grey a big hug at the studio's party at Chateau Marmont.

8:26 p.m.

Jerry Bruckheimer, newly signed at Paramount, arrives at the studio's party at Chateau. A bearded Chris Pine struts a few feet in front of him. "Where's the bar?" asks Pine.

8:30 p.m.

Les Moonves and his wife, Julie Chen, relax at the CBS/Showtime bash. The company's nominees kicked off the evening with a private dinner at Soho House.

9:02 p.m.

Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis flirt in the Soho House elevator up to CBS' party as though no one else was around.

9:05 p.m.

Sumner Redstone's girlfriend, Sydney Holland, and his former flame Manuela Herzer, introduce themselves to Moonves at the CBS bash. Redstone doesn't appear to be in attendance. Meanwhile, Kutcher and Kunis chat with Men boss Chuck Lorre. The guests have an impressive dessert spread to choose from (right). Still more candy is being passed around, and is available (with juice from the Pressed Juicery) by the valet.

9:20 p.m.

Carlos de Abreu and wife Janice Pennington celebrate at CBS' party days after the network made a deal to air his show, The Hollywood Film Awards. Kutcher and Kunis head for the valet, while The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco search for familiar faces with new husband Ryan Sweeting.

9:27 p.m.

Big Bang EP Bill Prady is looking forward to Sunday's ceremony, where his top-rated comedy is up for best comedy. Riding high from Thursday's record ratings, Prady stressed the nerdy comedy is No. 1 internationally, too. His thoughts on who will win, however: HBO's Girls.

9:50 p.m.

Showtime's David Nevins chats with Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer at the CBS bash. Also spotted: The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies, Good Wife's Chris NothNCIS Los Angeles  ' Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J. Inside Llewyn Davis' Oscar Isaac was also on the scene celebrating his Globes nom (below).

9:54 p.m.

Big Bang's Simon Helberg and NCIS: LA's Eric Christian Olsen catch up amid the chaos inside the CBS party while the atrium slowly fills up. Ray Donovan creator Ann Biderman catches up with her star, Liev Schreiber, by the bar, while CBS entertainment chief, Nina Tassler, and CBS TV Studios chief, David Stapf, chat with journalists by the couches. 

10:15 p.m.

Lionsgate TV's Chris Selak and Sandra Stern have arrived at the CBS/Showtime party, after toasting their Orange is the New Black cast at Netflix's Globes party at content chief Ted Sarandos' house. Moonves' son from his first marriage is chatting by the bar, while Good Wife husband and wife creators, Robert and Michelle King, are busy fielding compliments on a particularly strong season and the subsequent Globe nom. 

10:30 p.m. 

Harvey Weinstein is among the moguls spotted at the CBS party. He holds court by the entrance as the party winds down. Moonves is long gone.

11:00 p.m.

August: Osage County's Margo Martindale stands up to greet a soldier who is in attendance at the CBS party. Meanwhile, the Llewyn Davis contingent of Joel Coen, Oscar Isaac and T-Bone Burnett (with wife/Oscar-winning screenwriter Callie Khouri) hang out in the tree garden at the CBS Party.

11:45 p.m.

"The Oscar Isaac party" piles into an elevator at the end of the night at CBS, packing it to the gills, laughing and hoping it can hold them all.

12:11 a.m.

Amid a crowd at the HBO/Anonymous party that includes Michelle Dockery, the photo op of the party is Idris Elba posing with Michael Keaton.

12:30 a.m.

New Robocop Joel Kinnaman is hanging out relatively unnoticed (with his Safe House director Daniel Espinosa and girlfriend Olivia Munn) at the HBO/Anonymous party. "I think the movie is really going to surprise a lot of people," says Kinnaman.

1:10 a.m.

Stragglers at the Anonymous/HBO party include Michael B. Jordan and Benedict Cumberbatch, seen in a light blazer.