Golden Globes: The Complete Party Guide (Updating)
The party season of 2018 is underway in a big way thanks to Sunday's Golden Globes. Events to watch include that of Netflix — moving to the Waldorf Astoria — and Fox, which is hosting a corporate bash for all of its subsidiaries that could draw everyone from Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg to Elisabeth Moss and Guillermo Del Toro.
Thursday, Jan. 4
W Magazine & Audi
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Hosts include W's Stefano Tonchi and Lynn Hirschberg at this always-packed penthouse party. Light dinner and cocktails are on the menu as guests celebrate the Globes and the mag's "Best Performances" issue in partnership with luxury automaker Audi, which will chauffeur VIP guests to and from the Chateau. Additional sponsorship provided by Dior and Dom Perignon.
DPA Gifting Lounge
Rodeo penthouse suite, Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, 360 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Jan. 4-5, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Jan. 6
DPA and its founder Nathalie Dubois are hosting the 14th annual pre-awards lounge in the heart of Beverly Hills for an exclusive experience by invitation/appointment only. DPA is hosting a second space on the mezzanine level of the hotel (co-produced with DPA Japan) for a showroom for Japanese company Gaura which will introduce its portable hydrogen generating water bottles. Brands featured include: Kerstin Florian Beauty, Swiss Jacqueline Piotaz Cosmetics, Essence of Argan, Idrotherapy, Kosmetikos, Honey Hive, Barcelona’s the Lab Room, and Berlin-based Oille natural, black Tahitian jewelry from Turia my pearl, Arido jewelry, Lisa Young Lee jewelry, Amy DiGregorio's “made in Santa Barbara” leather accessories, Poland’s Plodowski, Madame Adassa gowns, accessories from HiStreet, A/Stand, Bluetooth speakers Audio Pet and Woodulisten, Frekkekhe, Vivapops, Chef Turok, Twinkle Brown Sugar Tea bar, Dream Donuts Truck, Appletinies, Truth in Hand, Bareburger, Bad Stuff tequila, Honey Bubbles sparkling wine, Splash, Kyes, Atlantico Rum, unify water, Original NY Seltzer, Aaliyah Makoni, Baked by Shasha, LaPalme magazine and Crystal Bliss by Devi Brown.
Friday, Jan. 5
AFI Awards Luncheon
Four Seasons Los Angeles, 300 S. Doheny Drive, 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. This year's luncheon, sponsored by Audi, will feature a special award for The Vietnam War. Film honorees include The Big Sick, Call Me by Your Name, Dunkirk, The Florida Project, Get Out, Lady Bird, The Post, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Wonder Woman. TV honorees include Big Little Lies, The Crown, Feud: Bette and Joan, Game of Thrones, The Good Place, The Handmaid's Tale, Insecure, Master of None, Stranger Things 2 and This Is Us.
Moët & Chandon
Poppy, 755 North La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 7-9 p.m.
The official champagne of the ceremony (for more than a quarter century) hosts its own awards season event to toast the 3rd annual Moët Moment Film Festival. This year, expect to see judges including Billie Lourd and Laura Dern joined by Anke Hoffman (HFPA), Kisha Imani Cameron (Ghetto Film School), Leslie Urdang (producer), Sharon Badal (Tribeca Film Festival) and Violaine Etienne (Serial Pictures) at the bubbly party.
7th annual AACTA International Awards
Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St., Los Angeles
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts presents its yearly awards event. Nominees include Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig, Christopher Nolan, Allison Janney, Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand and Willem Dafoe. The ceremony will be telecast in Australia exclusively on Foxtel Arts.
The magazine teams with Maserati to present a private, invitation-only party at the home of Hollywood power couple Mike and Irena Medavoy. Expect guests will include current and former Golden Globe nominees and winners.
Saturday, Jan. 6
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. Hosts this year are John Cho and Alia Shawkat. Sponsors include Piaget, American Airlines, Jeep, IFC and AT&T.
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 season with its annual tea party, serving British tea, 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. Brit nominees include Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Saoirse Ronan, Daniel Kaluuya, Martin McDonagh, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Claire Foy, Caitriona Balfe, Freddie Highmore, Jude Law and Ewan McGregor.
Poppy, 755 North La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The agency hosts a Golden Globes bash to honor its clients responsible for The Handmaid's Tale including author Margaret Atwood and series creator and showrunner Bruce Miller. The Hulu hit is up for best television series, drama and star Elisabeth Moss is nominated for best actress.
The Terrace at Sunset Tower Hotel, 8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 7:30 p.m.
After taking a break from the party circuit for one year, Showtime is back in 2018 to celebrate five Globe nominations, good enough to secure fifth place out of all the TV networks, behind HBO, Netflix, FX and NBC but ahead of ABC, Amazon and Hulu. Showtime's David Nevins will mix and mingle with nominated talent Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks), William H. Macy (Shameless), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) and Frankie Shaw (SMILF). The cabler's other nomination came with a comedy series mention for Shaw's SMILF.
Sean Penn's J/P Haitian Relief Organization Benefit
Milk Studios, 855 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, 6 p.m.
Co-hosted by Penn, Bryan Lourd and Sean and Alexandra Parker, the 2018 event will honor Leonardo DiCaprio for his continued commitment and leadership in combating climate change. Money raised will benefit J/P HRO and a coalition of disaster relief organizations in the U.S. and Caribbean, focusing on Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, Haiti and Antigua/Barbuda. Confirmed guests include Chris Martin, David Spade, Garcelle Beauvais, Jason Segel, Rachel Zoe, Willem Dafoe, Emilia Clarke, Joel Kinnaman, Patricia Arquette, Helen Mirren and Ricky Martin.
Art of Elysium's Heaven
Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, 7 p.m.
The nonprofit is hosting its 11th annual celebration, chaired by Lisa DeBartolo, Don Miggs, Kelsey Offield and Cole Sternberg. Musician John Legend will be honored as the 2018 Visionary, while actress Shanola Hampton will take home the Spirit of Elysium trophy. Those who have confirmed attendance inlcude David Arquette, Matt Bomer, Kate Bosworth, Shepard Fairey, Topher Grace, Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Chambers, Amber Heard, Vanessa Hudgens, Jaime King, Chrissy Metz, Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Saldana, Chrissy Teigen, Miles Teller and Stevie Wonder.
Sunday, Jan. 7
HFPA and Dick Clark Prods. Viewing Party & After Party
Wilshire Garden, Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 2:30 p.m. (viewing), 8 p.m. (after party)
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Prods. are putting together the first official viewing and after party of the 2018 fete. For the first time ever, the HFPA will offer winners the chance to have their newly awarded trophies engraved in real time at an engraving station inside the party. Expected to attend: friends of the HFPA including actors, showrunners, producers, executives from the nonprofit organizations that the HFPA supports and others.
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, and this year the network celebrates its No. 1 spot among network nominees with a leading 12 mentions for such shows as Big Little Lies, The Wizard of Lies and Game of Thrones, and individual noms for stars like Maggie Gyllenhaal, Issa Rae, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Robert DeNiro, Jude Law, Michelle Pfeiffer and Shailene Woodley.
The Fox Terrace, Roof Deck at the Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 8:30 p.m.
The studio hosts a joint corporate bash that includes 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, FX, National Geographic and Hulu, proving that this might just be the party at which to be on Sunday night backed by league leading nominations for Fox Searchlight with 15 and Fox with 12 in the motion picture categories. Those who could be toasting victory include the teams behind The Post; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; The Shape of Water; The Greatest Showman; The Boss Baby; Ferdinand; Fargo; and Feud: Bette and Joan. Individual nominees include Meryl Streep, Sally Hawkins, Tom Hanks, Emma Stone, Frances McDormand, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Sam Rockwell, Richard Jenkins, Guillermo Del Toro, Martin McDonagh, Steven Spielberg, Liz Hannah, Josh Singer, Carter Burwell, Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Geoffrey Rush, Elisabeth Moss, Ewan McGregor, Alfred Molina, David Thewlis, Ann Dowd and Pamela Adlon.
Stardust Ballroom, Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 8 p.m.
The streamer once again takes over the VIP-ready space for a post-show party sponsored by Audi to celebrate its three nominations including mentions for best television series, musical or comedy for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and its lead Rachel Brosnahan, and Kevin Bacon for his work on I Love Dick. They, along with Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, will be joined by showrunners Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino. Also booked: DJ sets by brother-sister duo Mark Ronson and Samantha Ronson.
Jean-Georges Restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, 9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 8:30 p.m.
Network giant NBC adds to the wave of post-Globes parties moving to the new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, located adjacent to the Beverly Hilton. The host network of the Golden Globes boasts five nominations, leading with This Is Us whose cast — including individual nominees Sterling K. Brown and Chrissy Metz — will most likely be in full swing at this soiree, held at the hotel's lobby-level Jean-Georges restaurant.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, 9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 9 p.m.
After teaming with The Weinstein Co. for many years on a joint Golden Globes party, the streaming giant strikes out on its own in 2018. In doing so, Netflix is also switching up its party plan by moving from a tented pavilion behind the Beverly Hilton and heading next door to the Waldorf to celebrate its nine nominations (second only to HBO) for such shows and talent as The Crown, Master of None, Stranger Things, First They Killed My Father, Claire Foy, Katherine Langford, Jason Bateman, Alison Brie, Aziz Ansari and David Harbour.
9900 Wilshire Boulevard at Merv Griffin Way, Beverly Hills, 8:30 p.m.
The specialty arm of Universal Pictures is hosting a post-show party to celebrate its Golden Globe nominees including best actress, musical or comedy for Judi Dench in Victoria & Abdul; best actor, drama candidates Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour and Daniel Day-Lewis for Phantom Thread; and best original score for Jonny Greenwood for Phantom Thread.
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 (up for three awards on the film side, backed by Christopher Nolan and his Dunkirk) for this well-attended bash inside the hotel, now in its 19th year. New this year: Jodi Cohen and Sarah Lowy of JOWY Prods. along with Eric Buterbaugh of Eric Buterbaugh Florals, will construct a tent to completely cover the hotel fountain and transform the Oasis Courtyard into “Reimagined Louis XVI," a modern twist on French Baroque architecture. Other design elements will include columns, mirrors, blacks, whites, grays and golds with hints of deep purples to create a "warm inviting space where guests can feel cozy and unwind while reveling all night," according to event organizers. Sponsors include Cadillac, eyelove and L’Oréal Paris.
More details to come...