Golden Globes Party Diary: Inside the Glitziest Awards Show Events
THR is on the scene at the hottest bashes with awards season's biggest stars
Golden Globes parties began well before Sunday's awards and continued through Sunday night.
The Hollywood Reporter was on the scene at the biggest bashes and documented all of the happenings leading up the Globes, as well as the exclusive celebrations following Sunday's show.
Sunday, Jan. 11
The Weinstein Co. and Netflix party, Robinsons-May Lot:
12:09 a.m. Robin Wright nuzzles into Ben Foster's shoulder and he kisses her on the cheek.
11:58 p.m. Rosamund Pike tells a friend, "We have a car, don't worry," as she heads toward the exit but then stops to chat with an actor who looks like Tom Felton.
11:39 p.m. Ben Foster leads Robin Wright through the party, hand in hand. It's thinning out as most of the celebs have moved on and other revelers are left sipping Moët and eating Fat Burgers and fries and dancing wildly to 2Pac.
11:20 p.m. Taylor Swift unscrews a bottle of water and then suddenly her song "Blank Space" comes on. Her reserved section goes nuts as Lorde and Jaime King jump to their feet. Taylor jumps up, lip syncs along to her own song for a few seconds and then crashes back down on the sofa and shakes her head to the beat, looking giddy and happy. Security rushes to a fan who tries to snap a pic of the candid moment and sternly says, "Don't even try it!"
11:19 p.m. Naomi Campbell chats with Harvey's wife on the sofa.
11:17 p.m. With his tie now undone, The Affair star Joshua Jackson does a shuffle toward the bar and dances to "Funkytown," clearly stoked about his show's win for best TV drama.
11:03 p.m. Scott Eastwood approaches a security guard and asks very loudly, "Where's the bar?!" as his blond date says, "Scott, ready, set, go!!" Coincidentally Aretha Franklin's "Freeway of Love" is playing as the two speed off.
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11:01 p.m. Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio walks in from the outdoor patio and tells THR that she's cold because she's just come back from Brazil, where it's summer. Not helping matters is her dress, a merlot lace Zuhair Murad dress.
10:55 p.m. A veteran publicist asks if we noticed that Taylor Swift, Lorde and Jaime King (pictured at right outside the Warner Bros./InStyle party) all went to the bathroom together? It was quite the scene, he said.
10:51 p.m. Supermodel Bar Refaeli says "Naomi!" as Naomi Campbell walks over and the two kiss each other hello. As Campbell walks away, one of Bar's friends says "I don't like her."
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10:50 p.m. Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec stops 50 Cent on the red carpet between parties: "I'm so sorry, I'm just such a fan."
10:49 p.m. Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson are squished into the middle of a large crowd of Fox, Weinstein and Netflix partygoers. "Which way is Netflix?" Jackson hollers over the crowd.
10:41 p.m. Jennifer Lopez and Benny Medina make a break for the door together, trailed by photographers, fans and security while CeCe Peniston's club hit "Finally" blasts throughout the party.
10:39 p.m. Harvey Weinstein leads Taylor Swift by the hand from the reserved section where she had been sitting with Jaime King over to J.Lo, where they hug moments after J.Lo gave a double kiss to Rita Ora. J.Lo motions for Taylor to say hi to Medina and the three of then chat for two minutes while J.Lo rests her arms on Benny's shoulders. Rita Ora covers her mouth laughing while sitting next to Georgina Chapman.
10:27 p.m. Billy Bob Thornton makes it past security and into Harvey's section, where Harvey waves him over. Chanel Iman leaves, drink in hand.
10:22 p.m. Cara Delevingne goes to the bar with Rita Ora to order drinks but they are flanked by photographers. They head drinkless back to their table.
10:20 p.m. The Cumberbump! Benedict Cumberbatch breaks into a spontaneous dance with his pregnant fiancee Sophie Hunter (pictured at left) on his way out of the party.
10:18 p.m. Weinstein's section is officially the place to be as J.Lo and Benny Medina are now joined by Adrien Brody,Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora. After posing for pics, Ora leads Delevingne out of the VIP section holding hands headed toward Cumberbatch's corner.
10:11 p.m. Sally Hawkins asks James Corden why so many people are crowded around Harvey Weinstein's table. He cranes his neck, sees Jennifer Lopez and giggles "Jo Lo."
10:05 p.m. While waiting for their glasses of champagne at the bar, Downton's Joanne Froggatt, holding her Globe, and Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith, get down to "Single Ladies." When their glasses of champagne arrive they all loudly cheer.
10:04 p.m. Avoiding the more crowded room at their Netflix party, Orange Is the New Black stars Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks dance — no, twerk — to "Single Ladies," in a circle with some of the series' writers and supporting cast.
10:02 p.m. Jeffrey Tambor poses with two fans, clutching his Globe.
9.59 p.m. A castmember from The Imitation Game is asked where Keira Knightley is and he says, "She had to go to the CAA thing."
9.57 p.m. Geyer Kosinski is texting Robert Procop as he comes up behind him and peers over his shoulder. How's that for timing?
9.55 p.m. Jake Gyllenhaal poses for pics with Terrell Owens.
9:50 p.m. Jennifer Lopez, wearing white fur and a white dress, arrives at the booth next to Channing Tatum but then changes her mind and she and her entourage head for a different table next to Weinstein's.
9:49 p.m. A media powerhouse circle forms with TV journalists Gayle King, Shaun Robinson, Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier.
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9:48 p.m. Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan Tatum arrive and quickly head for a private booth.
9:46 p.m. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Salma Hayek leap up to yell for the attention of a server passing out Fat Burger sliders and fries.
9:45 p.m. A huge crowd forms in the center of the party as 50 Cent has a chat with Gayle King and Jake Gyllenhaal is telling an animated story and laughing. Flashbulbs go off like crazy.
9:44 p.m. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos and Ricky Gervais engage in animated conversation at the streamer's shared fete with The Weinstein Co. Will Arnett, sandwiched between the two at their booth, laughs at Gervais.
9:41 p.m. Winner Ruth Wilson receives well-wishes from an HFPA member then poses for photos.
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9:38 p.m. Weinstein declines a tray of Fat Burgers being pushed by a blond server as does everyone in his area. No fast food here. Maybe too early?
9:26 p.m. Brad Grey walks past Weinstein's section with a drink in his hand. When asked by THR where he's going next, the Paramount chief says, "Either home for Cheerios and bananas or to CAA. I haven't decided yet!" with a laugh.
9:24 p.m. Security is right near Weinstein's section with six guards keeping revelers out of his VIP area. At the next section over, The Imitation Game cast is holding court with Cumberbatch seated next to his pregnant fiancee. Dominic West chats nearby.
9:15 p.m. Jeffrey Katzenberg enters with a small entourage as Bill Murray passes by, escorted by Fox Searchlight's Melissa Holloway Blanchard.
9:13 p.m. Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson sits down on the arm of the second couch in the room and immediately dangles her feet off the ground. She declined an interview request from a fashion journalist, only saying that she's wearing Chanel couture.
9:08 p.m. Dame Helen Mirren poses on the carpet and heads inside, just missing Amy Adams and a small entourage (including partner Darren Le Gallo) as they exit.
10:56 p.m. Outside the HBO party, How to Train Your Dragon 2 director Dean DeBlois is standing in the Beverly Hilton lobby with a Golden Globe in one hand and a suitcase in the other.
10:30 p.m. Hotel mogul Rick Hilton and his wife Kathy (yes, Paris and Nicky's mom) are taking photos of the party scene and DJ with their phones.
10:15 p.m. HBO chief Richard Plepler and Game Change author John Heilemann chat at a center table while Matthew McConaughey (of True Detective's first season) and Vince Vaughn (of True Detective's second season) talk nearby. Comparing notes, perhaps? Minutes later, the actors meet up with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto along with The Comeback actress Malin Akerman outside on the patio.
10:05 p.m. The HBO party almost became a Midnight Cowboy reunion when star Jon Voight (and nominee for Showtime's Ray Donovan) appeared at the fete just as his Cowboy co-star Brenda Vaccaro was leaving.
10:00 p.m. Julianne Moore was still glowing at the HBO party after her Globes win for Still Alice. Was she surprised? "It was such a long evening, so by the time it happened it did feel surprising," said Moore.
9:45 p.m. Jennifer Aniston (pictured at right with fiance Justin Theroux) cuts the line of ladies waiting to use the restroom.
9:40 p.m. Spotted: Debi Mazar and Sarah Hyland
9:30 p.m. Aniston gives a hug to Matthew McConaughey's wife, Camila Alves.
9:15 p.m. Monica Lewinsky looks deep in conversation with The Good Wife's Alan Cumming.
9:05 p.m. Squeals erupt in the Beverly Hilton ballroom as Taylor Swift and Lorde make their way to the HBO party. They stop on the way in to say hello to WME co-CEO Ari Emanuel and Dakota Johnson.
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9:05 p.m. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos enters the party.
NBC/Universal Pictures/Focus Features/E! party at the Garage:
9:17 p.m. The Theory of Everything star and lead drama actor winner Eddie Redmayne arrives at the party amid the glare of flashbulbs and is mobbed by well-wishers.
9:07 p.m. Seth Meyers didn't want to talk about the success of his new late-night show. He was full of praise for his SNL pals Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, but he said he's sad this is the last time they will host the Globes, unless they change their minds. "They were so good," gushed Meyers. "They belong in the hosting hall of fame."
8:52 p.m. The party is only peppered with random talent after most of NBCUniversal's nominees walked away empty-handed at the ceremony: The Theory of Everything's Felicity Jones, her director James Marsh and Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley are among the few big names in attendance immediately post-show.
20th Century Fox Film and TV/Fox Searchlight/FX party, The Fox Pavilion at the Golden Globes:
9:30 p.m. Wes Anderson and crew were beaming as they settled into a roped-off corner of the Fox party to celebrate the best picture win for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jeff Goldblum (members of the ensemble cast) were on hand, along with well-wishers Mark Ruffalo, Claire Danes, Kristen Wiig, Bennett Miller — and Khloe Kardashian. Bill Murray, who also stars in the Fox Searchlight film, wished Anderson well from the mezzanine.
9:25 p.m Bill Murray is overhead telling one stranger, "You look like $794 million dollars of fun."
9:08 p.m. The Birdman table with director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and his Golden Globe-winning writers is swarmed by people congratulating the team.
9:02 p.m. Bill Murray mumbles song lyrics while he snakes his way past the bar in a conga line with his fellow partygoers.
8:35 p.m. Fargo executive producer Warren Littlefield introduces star (and Globe winner) Billy Bob Thornton to Fox Networks Group chief Peter Rice, who thanked the actor for his "incredible performance." By the entrance to the party, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Mark Ruffalo dance to Whitney Houston. Minutes later, Michael Keaton was ushered through the crowd to the Birdman table. Just outside the door, Emma Stone was getting some help with a minor wardrobe malfunction.
7:30 p.m. Huge applause at the Fox viewing party as Michael Keaton wins best actor for Birdman.
6:10 p.m. SunTrust banker Christa Thomas at the Fox party is rooting for films her bank has helped finance including Birdman and Big Eyes. "I want to see Birdman fly high," says Thomas.
5:25 p.m. When Fargo won best miniseries, Julie Ann Emery jumped out of her chair and threw her arms in the air cheering and nearly crying with joy. Emery stars on Fargo as Ida, the pregnant wife of the sheriff. She also stars in AMC's upcoming Better Call Saul. This is Emery's first time at the Globes: "It feels surreal. I'm used to being home with a bowl of popcorn in my jammies."
Saturday, Jan. 10
CBS/CBS Films/Showtime/The CW at Soho House:
10:45 p.m. Ray Donovan star Liev Schreiber attends the party with his TV wife, played by Paula Malcolmson, and his co-star Jon Voight. Schreiber says they start shooting the third season of the hit Showtime series later in January, with 12 new episodes on tap. Voight was with his producing partner Steven Paul, who says as soon as Voight finishes shooting Ray Donovan, he is set to star in a movie for the Hallmark Channel called J.L. Ranch. Paul describes it as “Dallas meets Game of Thrones.” Paul's company Crystal Sky is selling the movie worldwide.
10:05 p.m. Spotted: Jorge Granier and Gary Pearl, producers of hot new CW series Jane the Virgin, which just won a People's Choice Award and AFI honor and is nominated at the Golden Globes for best TV comedy and best comedy actress for star Gina Rodriguez. Granier worked on the original telenovela in his home country of Venezuela and brought it to the U.S. in partnership with Pearl.
9:52 p.m. Hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons sips green-pressed juice inside the fete and chats with two women inside the beautifully appointed garden room in Soho House.
9:40 p.m. Mike Colter from The Good Wife says he doesn't think the show will win, even though it deserves to. "We're the Susan Lucci. We're so good year after year, they figure we'll be around, and so they give it to some new show that will be gone in two years."
9:15 p.m. Actor Dominic West pulls double duty at the Soho House fete honoring Globes nominees from CBS, Showtime, CW and CBS Films. The lead drama actor nominee for Showtime's The Affair was also present at the party for CBS Films' comedy/musical feature film nominee Pride, in which he stars. "I actually keep forgetting about that one!" he joked with THR. "No ... I loved making that movie. It's a great film because you laugh and cry."
9:08 p.m. Producer John Wells and wife Marilyn celebrate the new season of Shameless on Showtime and a movie he just directed starring Bradley Cooper.
Anonymous Content party at Rivabella:
10:40 p.m. The Imitation Game director Morten Tyldum arrives and says he is overwhelmed at the number of people he's been meeting on the awards circuit: "I come from a small town in a small European country, so this is a bit overwhelming." But the Norwegian adds that he is gratified by this rare opportunity.
10 p.m. Shane Black, accompanied by a blond Russian beauty, says he is almost done shooting The Nice Guys. Also in attendance are Patrick Stewart, Emmy Rossum, Ed Helms, Rectify creator Ray McKinnon, Tom Ortenberg and Magic Mike XXL director Gregory Jacobs.
9:40 p.m. Joshua Jackson shows up at with Diane Kruger and heads to a back table.
4th Annual Sean Penn & Friends Help Haiti Home Gala at the Montage Hotel:
9:58 p.m. Ben Stiller (pictured at left with Kevin Nealon) exits through the back to go home, but is spotted by the bar outside chatting with David Spade. Three minutes later, he's spotted heading toward the valet.
9:57 p.m. Stiller interrupts the auction to take the stage, saying he needs to get home to tell his wife that he spent $150,000 (see 9:43 p.m.). He also makes a plea for Haiti funds and further development.
9:56 p.m. Three $500,000 bids are accepted to join Penn and Clinton on a trip to Haiti.
9:43 p.m. Rachel Zoe stands during the live auction when prompted by the Sotheby’s auctioneer to make a special plea for the lot she was involved in setting up, “The Ultimate Fashion Experience Curated by Rachel Zoe,” estimated at a value of $250,000. “Serious, serious, serious” is how Zoe describes the lot, calling the items “one-of-a-kind.” It sells to Stiller for $150,000.
9:33 p.m. Penn announces that there will be a special musical guest after the live auction, adding, “We had U2 last year. We aren’t going downhill this year. I have come through on my side of the bargain.” It’s rumored that Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform.
9:17 p.m. Bill Clinton commands the room, detailing many anecdotes from his time in Haiti, both with Penn and without. He also mentions that he spent New Year’s Eve in the Dominican Republic with wife Hillary. Rainn Wilson gets up from his table, moves to the side of the room to get a more panoramic shot of Clinton on stage. Nine minutes later, Clinton wraps up his remarks by saying that Haitians need a “hand up” not a “hand out,” adding, “They are worth what you are giving them tonight” in the live auction.
9:03 p.m. Penn takes to the stage to honor Clinton and gives the former president a long introduction marked by highlights of his career. He says that Clinton retired at the same age that Penn is today before launching an even more active philanthropic career. Clinton takes the stage as will.i.am exits a back door, waving goodbye to several guests indicating that he’s not coming back.
8:34 p.m. Charlize Theron is led backstage by one of the event staff to prep for her part of the evening, introducing Richard Hotes. Theron takes the stage, calling Hotes a “task master,” “ditch digger” and a “man who likes to work with his hands.” Hotes thanks Theron, as the actress takes her seat, saying that her words were “kind and generous” and adding that he’s inspired to live up to them. His speech lasts more than 20 minutes and includes jokes, his list of pet peeves and meandering thoughts with a big lead-up to a poem that he wrote for the occasion titled “Hero.” The crowd gets restless during Hotes’ remarks. Ellen Pompeo leans over Samantha Ronson’s empty chair (she’s in the restroom) and whispers to Piers Morgan. At 9 p.m., Hotes wraps up his speech as the crowd applauds. Six people give him a standing ovation.
8:25 p.m. A surprise musical performer is introduced … Chris Martin of Coldplay (minus Coldplay). The international superstar performs “Magic.” The crowd erupts when Martin announces he’ll be performing a second song. “If you like it, donate. If you don’t like it, I’ll f— off,” he says. He performs “Viva la Vida” and the crowd loves every second of it, with many of them singing along.
8:19 p.m. Bill Clinton (pictured at right), a special honoree of the night, is seen introducing himself to Rozzi Crane while will.i.am joins them to also make an introduction and congratulate her on an amazing performance. Later, Crane tells THR that it was indeed a big moment for her and she’d love to collaborate with the Black Eyed Peas hitmaker. As for Clinton? “He was really great and told me about his saxophone days,” she says.
8:14 p.m. Ashton Kutcher accepts well wishes from a bearded man who tells the actor, “You look really happy.”
8:10 p.m. Penn darts out the back of the ballroom, exiting in the east corner of the room almost unnoticed. David Spade is one of the guests in the bar right outside the ballroom, sitting on the leather sofa with a female guest.
8:00 p.m. Harvey Weinstein chats with Rebecca Gayheart as Samantha Ronson gets out of her seat and heads over to say hello to Guy Oseary and Chris Martin.
7:55 p.m. During a 30-minute break for dinner service, Martin stands in the center of the room, flanked by Oseary and Josh Hutcherson, all standing in front of Penn’s table, where an animated Theron is overhead telling Bryan Lourd about “hitting a wall and I said, ‘We gotta go!' ”
7:52 p.m. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are spotted sitting at a dimly lit table next to the double doors in the back center of the ballroom as Kutcher’s longtime pal Jason Goldberg (aka Soleil Moon Frye’s husband) stands over them chatting with another friend. “They look scared,” says one reveler, referring to new parents Kunis and Kutcher. Maybe they’re just missing their daughter?
7:50 p.m. Rachel Zoe leans down to chat with Rebecca Gayheart and Ellen Pompeo at the table where the two ladies are sitting as Piers Morgan and Samantha Ronson look on from the same table.
7:43 p.m. Crane takes the stage and dedicates the song she will sing to all the donors in the room. The tune? Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On."
7:24 p.m. Ellen Pompeo and her husband enter late as Laurent Lamothe, former prime minister of the Republic of Haiti, speaks about how his country has rebounded from the tragic earthquake. Pompeo's husband walks toward their table as she stands by the door still. "Come on," he says, waving his arm as she reluctantly follows, appearing as if she wants to be respectful to the speaker.
7:13 p.m. Douglas Brinkley announces that he's replacing Anderson Cooper as the emcee of the night because Anderson Cooper (who was announced as the night's capable host) is needed by CNN in France reporting on the tragic news out if Paris. Brinkley praises Penn as a "doer" and then asks his children Dylan and Hopper to stand in recognition of supporting their father in his relief efforts in Haiti. They stand, and the lights come on.
From left: Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron and Salma Hayek at Penn's party (AP photo)
7:11 p.m. Penn is the first person seated at his table. He reaches for a bread crisp and sips on water.
7:04 p.m. How's this for two stars on the carpet at the same time? Ben Stiller and Michael Bolton.
6: 52 p.m. Salma Hayek tells E!'s Marc Malkin that she's wearing Stella McCartney as Rebecca Gayheart taps her on the shoulder to say hello.
6:49 p.m. Penn says how grateful he is to all of his friends and co-stars for their support of his charity and his work in Haiti. And then he's asked about his New Year's resolution, to which he says, "I keep breaking it," as he motions to taking a puff off a cigarette.
6:48 p.m. Rachel Zoe tells a gaggle of journos that she's wearing her own Rachel Zoe collection dress because it's "comfortable."
6:44 p.m. Reese Witherspoon has arrived, marking the first Globes nominee to show up.
6:38 p.m. Bryan Lourd peers over toward the carpet as Sean Penn does an interview with Extra. Meanwhile, a low-key Josh Hutcherson grabs a drink at the bar and ducks away from the flashbulbs.
6:32 p.m. Penn and Theron arrive to crazy flashbulbs. They pose together for less than a minute. She leans over and gives him a kiss, then poses solo for another 20 seconds and then darts off the carpet to leave Penn to promote his event on his own.
6:30 pm. Garcelle Beauvais and Soleil Moon Frye are on the white carpet doing interviews as Kevin Nealon arrives. The event is set to start at 6:40 pm. Looks like it's going to start late. It's raining in L.A., which means everything is running behind, and traffic is terrible.
BAFTA Tea at the Four Seasons Hotel:
5:30 p.m. Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy and actress wife Rene Russo are stuck in the Four Seasons valet line and decide to sit it out in the lobby for 40 minutes while the line shortens.
4:35 p.m. Felicity Jones sips tea in an Erdem black tiered print dress and red heels as the room reaches crowd capacity and does not seem to thin out.
4:34 p.m. Rosamund Pike (pictured at right) arrives in an Alexander McQueen minidress and is immediately stormed by British friends.
4:30 p.m. The Affair's Dominic West, who flew in from London last night, said he was doing well with his jet lag but not with the rain. "It's like BAFTA imported it for this party straight from London," he says.
4:20 p.m. Jamie Dornan, nearly unrecognizable in full beard, is cornered by British journalists.
4:15 p.m. Marion Cotillard arrives in a different dress than what she wore to the Indie Spirit brunch, greets composer and fellow Frenchman Alexandre Desplat and quickly leaves.
4:10 p.m. Eddie Redmayne arrives with new wife Hannah Bagshawe and is overwhelmed by British friends and fans at his entourage-filled entrance.
4 p.m. Rene Russo arrives and doesn't know what she's wearing, so she asks a reporter to look at the label of her white blouse, worn with chic white trousers. Derek Lam. "Thank God you told me," she declared.
3:55 p.m. Theory of Everything star Felicity Jones holds a mimosa while chatting with director Edgar Wright at the center of the ballroom.
3:45 p.m. Fargo's Allison Tolman arrives, almost unrecognizable in makeup and curled hair. "I just moved to Hollywood from Chicago," she tells THR.
3:40 p.m. Steve Carell, Julian Fellowes, James Corden, Joanne Froggatt and The Missing's Frances O'Connor arrive.
3:30 p.m. Keira Knightley arrives with her husband, and she's looking very pregnant in a summery peach cotton long dress by Hermes.
3:24 p.m. Director Edgar Wright hasn't been to the BAFTA tea event for a couple years but says he's dropped by because many of his friends are attending this year, including Lego Movie directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord. He says he's got many friends nominated this year but "that won't sway my votes. ... I'll go with the best performances."
3:15 p.m. Kit Harington, Sarah Hyland and Jay Duplass spotted chatting.
3:05 p.m. Anna Kendrick arrives in a very spring-looking white eyelet Andrew Gn dress in the midst of the Saturday pouring rain.
Boyhood's Ellar Coltrane and Patricia Arquette at the BAFTA Tea. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
3 p.m. Whiplash star Miles Teller arrives with PR rep Sue Patricola and tells a reporter, "I'm wearing Zegna," about his sharp tobacco-colored suit. "But I will surprise you tomorrow because I don't even know what I'm wearing to the Globes myself!"
3 p.m. Teller, looking lean after shooting the boxing drama Bleed for This, says that Robert Duvall recently pulled him aside and spoke with him for an hour about how much he loved the intense drumming drama. "I just really respect the history of acting. So it's nice that these actors I admire are seeing a move I'm in," Teller says.
2:45 p.m. Boyhood's Ethan Hawke is spotted hovering over the tea selections. "Which one is best?" he asked a server. Asked how he was enjoying Globes weekend, he seemed overjoyed. "I'm digging it, man! How could you not have fun when you're here with a movie you love?"
2:30 p.m. Patricia Arquette arrives wearing Escada and begins to introduce people to young Boyhood star Ellar Coltrane, in sneakers — he was too shy to do interviews without her.
2:28 p.m. Jaeden Lieberher, the 12-year-old star of St. Vincent, joined the film's director and admitted he was "very intimidated by Bill Murray and Naomi Watts and Melissa McCarthy at first — but once we started to work together, I realized how nice they all are. This was my first movie, but I've already gotten cast in another one."
2:15 p.m. St. Vincent director Ted Melfi was one of the first to arrive. How did he explain Naomi Watts' hilarious Russian accent in the film in which she plays a Russian hooker? "Naomi was very precise about [it] — she worked with a dialect coach for months. She wanted the perfect Brooklyn Russian accent."
2014 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant and Spirit Awards Nominees Brunch at Boa Steakhouse:
1:55 p.m. Jessica Chastain is swarmed by fans when leaving Boa. Despite the rain, she stops and signs autographs on the way to her car.
1:50 p.m. Whiplash director Damien Chazelle is buzzing with energy after meeting Selma director Ava DuVernay. "I've gotten to meet people I really admire. That's the most fun part of this," he says. He adds he was surprised that he found out too late that his script would be in the adapted category for the Oscars, as he thought after the WGA placed it in original that it would be the same for the Academy. "But I'd be happy to be nominated in any category," he says with a smile.
1:38 p.m. The cast and filmmakers behind Boyhood have taken over a table in the dining room, squishing into a round booth. John Sloss, IFC Films' Jonathan Sehring, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane sit together and have an animated conversation as the party begins to thin out.
1:31 p.m. The Lego Movie co-director Phil Lord, about to exit the brunch at Boa on his way to the BAFTA tea, says he loves the chance to chat with other people he doesn't get to see much when he's working. "The nicest thing about the whole season is you get to hang out with other filmmakers," he tells THR. He had just chatted with Whiplash helmer Damien Chazelle, and they discovered they live only a couple blocks from each other in Venice. He also tells THR that he convinced a fan who asked to take a photo with him earlier that he was Emile Hirsch.
12:15 p.m. Carmen Ejogo (Selma) enters the crowded party wearing a Tonya Taylor dress. She says she's not too worried about the rain. "My hair's not going to do so well," she says. Party-hopping between several events, she says that awards season has taught her time management. "That's the thing the whole season teaches you. How to manage your time and know when to move on to the next thing." When asked about the recent controversy around LBJ's portrayal in Selma, she says she expected the film to be tested as it gains momentum in the awards race — and that it has passed any tests. "But I do encourage anyone who sees any historical film to be inspired to then read more about it on their own," she says.
Selma's Carmen Ejogo arrives at Boa. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
W Magazine Luncheon at A.O.C.:
1:58 p.m. Lunch is served. Kim Kardashian is having the A.O.C. burger for lunch with manchego, romesco aioli and balsamic onions on buttered brioche. But no buttered brioche for her; she's eating the meat with a knife and fork and no bun.
12:58 p.m. W editor-at-large Lynn Hirschberg addresses the full terrace of stylish ladies, saying she always wanted to be an "It" girl when she moved to New York years ago. But she realized later that it doesn't matter how old you are, to be an "It" girl, you "just have to have a dream and follow it through." It's all about having an "impact."
12:55 p.m. Sarah Hyland tells THR that she is coming off a workout spree after going on a Taco Bell bender during the holidays. "I was really bad," she laughed.
12:53 p.m. Kardashian walks out on the A.O.C. terrace to say hello to Gigi Hadid, who is chatting with Nicola Peltz.
12:45 p.m. Kardashian says yes to a photographer's request to pose next to Allison Williams as Kim's publicist says, "You're very well-coordinated!"
Friday, Jan. 9
W Magazine Shooting Stars Exhibit, at The Wilshire May Company Building:
8:57 p.m. Jason Wu is smoking a cigarette in the parking lot near the valet and suddenly hops like a bunny three times and a woman with puffy snowball earrings laughs.
8:28 p.m. Rachel Zoe exits the party and jumps into the backseat of a waiting Tesla. Her husband, Rodger Berman, gets in the front.
8:03 p.m. Jason Wu clutches a glass of champagne in the black carpet and motions to a security guard to let Jared Eng in to the party. Only problem is the door is closed again by security because the W party is at capacity. However, Eng gets in while dozens of guests wait behind the black suede rope. "It's crazy in there, you can't even move!" says one guest after coming out the double doors of the exhibit.
7:45 p.m. When Miley Cyrus finally shows up, in a stunning white jumpsuit, she does photo ops and barely speaks to anyone except to announce "Balmain!!!!" when asked about her stark, white-hot look.
7:31 p.m. Actress Bai Ling is here, and dressed like Madonna circa 1984.
7:18 p.m. NBC chief Robert Greenblatt is one of the first guests to arrive at the photo exhibit and stops to tell THR that he's ready for the weekend and confident that they've got a "really good team" with Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Thursday, Jan. 8
Stefano Tonchi, Lynn Hirschberg and Andre Balazs Celebrate W's Best Performances Portfolio and Toast the Golden Globes, at the Chateau Marmont:
10:30 p.m. Best actress nominee Rosamund Pike looks cozy at a corner table in the lobby bar, ordering food with a man who looks like her husband and actor Jason Clarke. The party is still going on upstairs, though no guests are being allowed to enter because the bash is at capacity.
9:45 p.m. Near the door, Andre Balazs is there with a handshake for THR. "Thanks for coming," he says. Nice touch. In the lobby, Heather Locklear, in bright red booties and a lacy black dress, stands with three men debating whether to wait for an elevator or take the stairs.
9:42. p.m. Aziz Ansari walks onto the terrace, where Paris Hilton is now dancing while Robert Duvall shares a seat next to the fire with Miles Teller. Two near-empty wine glasses are next to Teller, who hasn't left the legend's side in nearly 30 minutes.
Miles Teller and Eddie Redmayne. (Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com via AP Images)
9:37 p.m. Untitled manager Jason Weinberg leads nominee Eddie Redmayne to the terrace ledge to say hi to Henry Cavill and receive a big hug from Gillian Anderson, who has striking blond hair. "Blond! blond!" she tells THR about the shade.
9:20 p.m. Models do eat. Cara Delevingne pushes past Anderson to take a seat on one of the outdoor terrace leather ottomans with a giant plate of food.
8:53 p.m. W editor Stefano Tonchi chats up a glowing Jessica Chastain. Meanwhile at the same time in a terrace corner, Amy Adams and her Man of Steel co-star Henry Cavill are catching up and laughing while Adams' partner Darren Le Gallo stands next to her.
8:38 p.m. "It" model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne arrives and stands in the doorway to the terrace as Jessica Chastain and Gillian Anderson engage in a lengthy chat.
8:29 p.m. What do you do when you want to hear some Michael Jackson at a party? You ask the DJ to play it and then you jump behind the turn tables! That's exactly what Quvenzhane Wallis did. But she played the precocious Annie, so she gets away with stuff like that.
8:14 p.m. Producer Steve Tisch laughs to THR, saying though he may not have any films with Globes noms this year, he's stoked about his potential Razzie nomination for 2014's Sex Tape. And he really wants to win!
8:01p.m. Interstellar star Mackenzie Foy, who played the young version of Jessica Chastain's character, ambushes Quvenzhane Wallis — who is seated outside with a small entourage — to introduce herself to her young acting peer. Both have Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards noms, one of the reasons she wanted to say hi. Meanwhile, Foy tells THR how excited she is to head into high school next year. But not really. She's home schooled, and wants to keep it that way.
7:55 p.m. Andre Balazs, Chateau owner and one of tonight's VIP hosts, tells THR he feels at home at the event but he won't stay that way for long. On Sunday night, he gets on a plane to London for a special Tom Ford dinner to celebrate his new line at the Chiltern Firehouse, London's hottest and most exclusive club.
7:42 p.m. Reese Witherspoon has fashion on the brain, holding court on the terrace with WWD's Marcy Medina and veteran fashion journo Derek Blasberg while her publicist stands nearby.
AUDI, held at Cecconis in West Hollywood:
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber at the Audi party carpet. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP)
9: 30 p.m. Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts breeze by — "Yeah, I borrowed this from my friend who's a fit model. She gets all kinds of dresses from labels. This one's by Burning Torch."
9:08 p.m. Bad Judge