Golden Globes Parties: THR's Complete Guide
The goings-on (CAA and WME soirees) and likely guests (Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett and Will Smith) around the annual awards show.
A new year delivers a packed party scheduled leading up to the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 10. Nominees, celebrities and industry players will toast the 73rd annual telecast (or piggyback their own causes on a busy week in L.A.) with the following bashes.
Thursday, Jan. 7
DPA Talent Lounge
Penthouse terrace, Luxe Hotel, 360 North Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, Jan. 7-Jan. 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko returns with DPA’s 12th pre-awards gifting suite for nominees, presenters and other celebs. Among the brand’s offering swag are: Quantum Functional Medicine, Malaysian Omorose Cosmetics, Bushearts Scarves, Hair Evolution, Barebumz, Michique handbags, Truth in Hand, Sunny Blue, Amara Coffee, Natura Bisse and trips to Le Taha’s Private Island Resort and Spa, Cape Breton Island. According to the event release, this year’s event is dedicated to Dubois-Sissoko’s brother who was killed at Paris’ Bataclan during the Nov. 13 terrorist attack.
W Magazine & Audi
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
The magazine teams with Audi for an event hosted by Stefano Tonchi, Lynn Hirschberg and Andre Balazs to celebrate its “Best Performances” issue and, of course, the Golden Globes. VIP guests get chauffeured to and from the hotel in a new 2017 Q7. The roster of talent featured in the 34-page portfolio (shot by Peter Lindbergh, styled by Edward Enninful and handpicked by Hirschberg) include Alicia Vikander, Amy Schumer, Bradley Cooper, Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Charlize Theron, Eddie Redmayne, Jane Fonda, Mya Taylor, Paul Dano, Rooney Mara, Saoirse Ronan and Samuel L. Jackson, among others.
Friday, Jan. 8
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 11 a.m.
Art for Amnesty enters the race with a first annual pre-Golden Globes Recognition Brunch designed “to honor a select cross-section of esteemed television and film artists for their commitment to protect and promote human rights around the globe.” Honorees who fit that bill include Jeff Skoll, Adam McKay and Nazanin Boniadi. Tori Kelly and Andra Day will perform at the event, which will also include a special screening of a mini-documentary titled Canvases of Courage.
Soho House, 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, Evening
The agency celebrates its roster of A-list talent, including Globes nominees like Will Smith, Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence at the members-only VIP location.
Bouchon, 235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 7 p.m.
Open Road, Anonymous Content and Participant Media will toast the Tom McCarthy film (about a heroic team of Boston Globe journalists) with Ketel One vodka, celebrating its three Globes nominations including best motion picture drama, best director and best screenplay for McCarthy and Josh Singer. Party insiders note that Beverly Hills hotspot Bouchon will take a break from typical 90210 offerings and dish out authentic Boston treats from chef Thomas Keller such as fried clams, lobster cigarettes, fried clam po-boys, New England clam chowder, mini stadium hot dogs at a strolling buffet supper in the kitchen. Other draws include original copies of news articles to authentic Boston tea and a possible chance to rub elbows with stars like Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams.
Moet & Chandon
Roku, 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 7 p.m.
The chic champagne brand toasts its inaugural Moet Moment Film Festival with a viewing party and presentation of the top honor. The event coincides with Moet’s anniversary of 25 years sponsoring the Golden Globes. On hand to celebrate with be judges Gina Rodriguez (a Globe winner and 2016 nominee for best TV actress in a comedy for Jane the Virgin), David Guillod, Rachel Sheedy, Ryan Tarpley and We Are From LA.
Saturday, Jan. 9
BOA Steakhouse, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 11 a.m.
Expect to see some Spirit Award nominees (which include Larson, Mara and Jason Segel) at the 2016 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant and Spirit Awards Nominees Brunch. Uzo Aduba and Rami Malek are teaming to co-host the brunch and announce the grant winners.
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.
The organization returns with its always lively afternoon Tea Party (jn 2015, Eddie Redmayne hung with stars like Keira Knightley and Jamie Dornan), complete with British talent, tea and scones (and yes, cocktails!). The event is presented by BBC America and the GREAT Campaign with sponsors including Four Seasons and American Airlines.
Sean Penn & Friends
Montage Beverly Hills, 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, Evening
It’s all about the music (last year Chris Martin performed) and the boldfaced names (Anderson Cooper hosts and President Bill Clinton always makes a cameo) as the Oscar winner gathers his support for the 5th annual Help Haiti Home gala to benefit the J/P Haitian Relief Organization.
HBO Luxury Lounge
Four Seasons Los Angeles, 300 S. Doheny Dr., Los Angeles, 10 a.m.
Actors gather at this invite only lounge retreat for VIP gifting from such sponsors as Marc Jacobs Beauty, Victorinox Swiss Army, DSW, Nautica, Boiron, Gendarme, KEEP Collective, Solo, UPPAbaby and more.
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 5 p.m.
Hosted by Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey, the studio's party will celebrate its Globe nominations for The Big Short and animated feature Anomalisa.
Art of Elysium
3LABS, 8461 Warner Blvd., Culver City, 7 p.m.
The nonprofit unveils its 9th annual Heaven Gala the night before the Golden Globes, adding Vivienne Westwood and husband Andreas Kronthaler as creative visionaries overseeing the festivities. On the schedule: Finola Hughes and Russell Young will receive the night’s highest honor, the Spirit of Elysium Award, a performance by London-based punk band Wild Daughter and an industrialized modern world art installation by Andrew Ondrejcak. Confirmed attendees at the Tweezerman-sponsored fete include Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, James Franco and Christina Hendricks.
Sunday, Jan. 10
Fox Pavilion, Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 4:30 p.m. viewing party, 8 p.m. post-show celebration
The companies under the 20th Century Fox umbrella — including the film division 20th Century Fox, FOX, Fox Searchlight, 20th Century Fox Television, FX and Hulu — have a lot to celebrate (20th Century Fox scored the most nominations of any major studio) and a number of party stars in its stable (nominees including American Horror Story: Hotel’s Lady Gaga and Empire’s Taraji P. Henson)
Warner Bros. and InStyle
Oasis Courtyard, Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 8:30 p.m.
After the final trophy is handed out, Globes revelers inside the Beverly Hilton typically make a beeline for this bash in the hopes of bypassing the line, or at the very least the Fire Marshall, who always manages to make his presence known. Its sure to be a capacity crowd again this year at the 17th annual party partnership, which will be arranged by Thomas Ford of Tom Ford Designs featuring vibrant colors, soft gold leather, glossy lacquer and a center light installation. Warner Bros. will likely represent with talent from its nominated films including Mad Max: Fury Road and Creed.
NBC, Universal, Focus Features, E!, Chrysler
Parking Garage Rooftop, Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 8:30 p.m.
The media conglomerate teams up for a rooftop bash following the Golden Globes show, which airs on NBC. Music by model-turned-DJ Harley Viera-Newton. Though Globes Ricky Gervais will surley make a cameo, NBC itself doesn’t have a lot to celebrate after getting shut out of the awards race. Fortunately, Universal will represent with nominated films like Trainwreck, Steve Jobs and The Danish Girl, while USA nabbed three nominations for its breakout hit, Mr. Robot, including best TV drama series, best actor (Malek) and best supporting actor (Christian Slater).
Circa 55 Restaurant, Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 8:30 p.m.
HBO’s bash is always a must-stop on the Globes party circuit inside the Hilton for stars from TV, film and music. Even though HBO came in second to Netflix for most nominations, expect to see HBO nominated talent like David Oyelowo, Oscar Isaac and Queen Latifah rubbing shoulders with fellow nominee Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
The Weinstein Co./Netflix
Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 8:30 p.m.
The two companies team for their annual party partnership under a giant tent over the hotel’s back parking lot. The fete typically draws A-list talent, like last year when Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez held court with Harvey Weinstein, while Ted Sarandos partied with Kate Hudson and Ricky Gervais. This year, the casts of nominated pics like Hateful Eight and Carol will be making the rounds for TWC while Netflix boasts the most nominations on the TV side with eight, including noms for Aziz Ansari, Lily Tomlin, Idris Elba and Aduba.
Stardust Room, Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 8:30 p.m.
Amazon Studios will set up shop to toast its roster of nominees including Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light for Transparent and Gael Garcia Bernal for Mozart in the Jungle, among others. Transparent creator Jill Soloway and her crew always prove to be lively and lovable party guests.
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.
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 10 p.m.
The agency toasts its nominees, winners and friends of the agency with a post-show bash at the iconic West Hollywood property. Expect to see WME clients like Matt Damon, Aaron Sorkin, Christian Bale, Larson, Malek and Gaga.