Let the bubbly fun begin. By Golden Globes night, there will be more champagne bottles than attendees chilling at the Beverly Hilton.
Hilarity for Charity, Vibiana, Downtown L.A.
While not technically Globes related, Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller take advantage of the in-town talent to host an inaugural comedy fundraiser long on Globes-esque star power. Jack Black, Ty Burrell, Aziz Ansari, Bruno Mars, and even Jersey Shore’s DJ Pauly D. will fill the cavernous cathedral to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
CAA, Soho House, Friday night
Paramount’s Awards Season Celebration, Paramount Lot, Friday Night
In lieu of last year’s party at the Chateau, Paramount’s 2012 awards season celebration is a home game.
BAFTA Annual Award Season Tea Party, Four Seasons, Saturday Afternoon
BAFTA’s annual afternoon tea is a hugely popular daytime destination for film and TV talent. The roster is diverse: Pedro Almodovar, Kevin McHale, Sir Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, and crossover actress Ellie Kemper will mingle with moguls. It’s what awards season would look like in the movies.
Film Independent Spirit Awards Brunch, BOA Steakhouse Sunset, 11 a.m. Saturday Morning
This is a long lead pre-party. The Spirit Awards in Santa Monica are six weeks to the day before this breakfast with nominees like Elizabeth Olsen, Woody Harrelson, and Alexander Payne. As paparazzi haunt this hotspot nightly, they may need to set an alarm clock to see expected guest Nicole Kidman before noon.
William Morris Endeavor Golden Globes Dinner
It’s an early start to the night with cocktails and dinner at Craft in Century City beginning at 6 p.m.
Showtime, Private Location, Saturday Night
Showtime CEO Matt Blank hosts a small dinner with the network’s talent.
There are more bottles of champagne in the special refrigerated truck behind the Beverly Hilton (1,500) than seated guests at the Golden Globes show (1,300).
Even though Moet & Chandon will be pouring a special high-end bubbly (Grand Vintage 2002), there’s no Hollywood pecking order within the International Ballroom. The Clooney and Brangelina tables don’t get anything more top shelf. “Everybody gets the same thing,” Moet’s on-scene chief Paige Pedersen tells TheWrap.
After the show, up to 4,700 more guests will flood the Beverly Hilton for five after parties on site.
HBO, Aqua Star Pool
Look for the line heading downstairs. HBO always gives events a theme that carries over from invitation to carpet to massive projected visuals; they are always without sponsors. This is the event that proves it’s both who you’re with, and where you’re at. With the most nominations, the poolside bash anchors the post show festivities.
Weinstein Co., The Old Trader Vic’s
There could be Madonna. The Weinsteins will be celebrating “The Artist,” “The Iron Lady,” “My Week With Marilyn” and “W./E.,” the Madonna-directed romance about Wallis Simpson and Britain’s King Edward. The same plotline figured in last year’s Weinstein winner “The King’s Speech.” Harvey’s talent hive is always vast; Michael Douglas, Eva Longoria, and 50 Cent hung with Les Moonves last year when the company joined with former co-host Relativity on the bash.
Elsewhere in the Beverly Hilton
NBC Universal, Roof of Parking Garage
InStyle/Warner Brothers, Oasis Courtyard
Sony Pictures, Stardust Rooftop
CAA (The Sequel), Sunset Tower Hotel, Late Sunday
CAA’s sanctuary on the same hallowed ground as Vanity Fair’s post-Oscar party is the last stop of the night for many of the big names on both awards nights.
Trips to Bora Bora are up for grabs. The heavily international DPA lounge, the rare Hollywood suite that also hits exotic foreign film festivals like Dubai, will reserve the exotic trips to the St. Regis and the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort for the top names that pass suite master Nathalie Dubois’ high threshold at the Luxe Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Nearby, Philippe Chow bites, Ciroc cocktails, and “peace and quiet” are promised at Beverly Hills’ new nightlife entry Confidential on Friday afternoon. Finally, HBO will shower its own nominees with a “Luxury Lounge” at the Four Seasons on Saturday and Sunday, including an on-site L’Oreal Beauty Suite.
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards After Party, Boulevard3, Thursday night
Last year, many guests walked from the show at the Palladium to the after party at Siren Studios. This year, the party’s moved a half mile west down Sunset.
If guests decide to walk the four blocks, they’ll be walking directly through the Sunset and Vine intersection where a gunman went on a shooting rampage last month. That may not be the only reason why it would be surprising if Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Sean Penn, or other big names appearing at the Oscar-predictive VH1 telecast hit the 600 person after party.