The Golden Globe weekend is in full swing and quite predictably, there are parties galore. Here’s a sampling of some of the soirees that kicked off this awards weekend.
Audi had their hip party at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood saluting nominees Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss and Monica Potter, along with Liev’s lady Naomi Watts, Michelle Dockery, Christoph Waltz, Betsy Brandt, Alyssa Milano, Matthew Morrison, Derek Hough, the always gracious Sarah Silverman, Ashley Madekwe, talented Thomas Sadoski and more. The celebs arrived in Audi’s A8 L TDI, the brand’s fuel-efficient flagship sedan. Very green, economical and very Hollywood.
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Over at the Peninsula in Beverly Hills, our neighbor to the north, the one and only Canada, held a cocktail party to benefit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which was hosted by Catherine O’Hara and David Steinberg. Pool top elegance and delicious seafood, the famed native Canadian Burton Cummings from 60’s rock band The Guess Who played for the appreciative crowd.
Friday night saw the CAA party at the Soho House, packed with celebs, so many that security kept many of the stars waiting outside the famed Garden Room for an hour. The VIPS had to settle for the main room of the Soho house, no fits were thrown however.
At the historic Wilshire May Company building, Diane Von Furstenberg threw her Journey of a Dress exhibition party. Guests included Gwyneth Paltrow, Rooney Mara, Anna Wintour, Garcelle Beauvais, Jeff Bezos, Anderson Cooper, Steve Coogan, David Geffen, Bryan Lourd, Tobey Maguire, Seth Meyers, Demi Moore, Edward Norton, Gwyneth’s hubby Chris Martin, Molly Sims, Uma Thurman, Raquel Welch and more. Whew, that Diane sure knows how to bring out the big names.
On to Saturday, the popular Spirit Nominees Brunch for the Independent Spirit Awards happened at Boa and following that, BAFTA always does their classy tea at the Four Seasons, which attracts every A-lister in town. Saturday night Sony does an oh, so exclusive party at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel, while CBS Films is doing a shindig for their Inside Llewyn Davis at the Soho House.
Sunday, everyone sleeps in, recovers from their hangovers and gets ready to be at the Beverly Hilton by 4 p.m., sharp, they close the doors at 4:30 for the 5 p.m. start time, get in their seats and drink some more to prepare themselves for the three-hour show. Let the fun begin!
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