White House Correspondents' Dinner: When Celebs Meet the Political Elite (Photos)

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'Scandal's' Tony Goldwyn, Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington

'Scandal's' Tony Goldwyn, Morgan Freeman and Bill Nye were sought-after stars of the night.

The annual White House Correspondents' Dinner provides celebrities, journalists and politicians the chance to meet and mingle before sitting down to Donald Trump jokes galore.

During the gala, held in Washington, D.C., several famous faces were excited to meet politicos before Larry Wilmore took the stage.

Below are some of the famous meet-and-greets. 

Black-ish star Anthony Anderson met Vice President Joe Biden at the gala. 

DJ Khaled was a guest of The Huffington Post's, forming an unexpected pair with Arianna Huffington throughout the night. 

NBC's Kate Snow found Independence Day: Resurgence's Jeff Goldblum before the dinner began. 

Billions' Damian Lewis met Bernie Sanders.

Bill Nye the Science Guy met up with musician Steve Aoki early on in the night. 

Soccer star Hope Solo met the one and only Morgan Freeman. 

USA Today columnist Christine Brennan met Scandal's fictional president, Tony Goldwyn. 

CNN/ABC News contributor Donna Brazile took a quick photo with The View's Joy Behar. 

Reuters' Lauren Young met Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery with Glee's Darren Criss. 

Fox News political analyst Angela McGlowan took a few pictures with Vivica A. Fox at the dinner.