Inside Jim Gianopulos' Fox Holiday Party: Who Was on the Invite List

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The event drew a who's who of filmmakers and other VIP revelers

This story first appeared in the Dec. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

On Dec. 6, Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos drew VIP revelers to his Spanish-style Brentwood house as host of the studio's holiday fete. The bash, also a coming- out party for co-chairman Stacey Snider, lured a who's who of filmmakers (James CameronJean-Marc Vallee), actors (Reese WitherspoonMichael KeatonRobert DuvallLaura Dern), execs (Emma WattsNancy UtleySteve GilulaClaudia Lewis) and Fox friends (Jeffrey Katzenberg).

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Cameron turned heads with his slim frame thanks to a vegan diet, and Bryan Singer squired MichelleClunie, who is pregnant with his first child. The actress was overheard saying how their relationship is the "most important" in her life and that the duo can't wait to co-parent, while Andy Serkis whispered his opening line from the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens into THR's ear. Serkis wouldn't say whom he plays in the J.J. Abrams-directed reboot.