Bryan Cranston, Benicio del Toro, Gina Rodriguez, ‘HTGAWM’ Cast Mix at HFPA & InStyle Bash (Photos)

Golden Globes party train starts seven weeks early with Jeremy Piven, Aaron Sorkin, Sarah Silverman and Fred Savage

Last Updated: November 18, 2015 @ 5:28 PM

Forget Christmas in July. InStyle and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association brought the Golden Globes to pre-Thanksgiving week.

A slew of Globes awards hopefuls from both film (Benicio Del Toro, Jason Segal, Bryan Cranston, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sarah SilvermanPatrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen) and TV (Aziz Ansari, Laura Prepon, T.J. Miller, Aasif Mandvi and “Fargo’s” Jean Smart amongst others) made a celebrity stew in time for the holidays on Tuesday night.

Jason Segel and Laura Prepon would be the first picks for the HFPA/InStyle intramural basketball game - they were amongst the tallest in the room.

Jason Segel and Laura Prepon

Moving to Ysabel, the Fairfax area of Los Angeles hotspot from the same guys as Laurel Hardware, the sprawling indoor-outdoor scene proved to be a deep cross-section of hot projects, with the “How to Get Away with Murder” cast smoking on the elevated terrace, Hulu’s “Casual” creator Zander Lehmann discussing the over-the-top’s hands off style, and TV renaissance men Christian Slater and Fred Savage snapping selfies with on the terrace.

Vanessa Hudgens, Austin Butler, and Sarah Hyland. Miss Golden Globe 2016 Corinne Foxx and father Jamie Foxx.

Vanessa Hudgens, Austin Butler and Sarah Hyland. Miss Golden Globe 2016 Corinne Foxx and father Jamie Foxx.

Jamie Foxx hung in a back booth with his daughter Corinne, who was named Miss Golden Globe 2016 earlier in the night. Her predecessor Greer Grammer (Kelsey’s daughter) finally got to enjoy one of these Globes kickoff parties. Last year after her crowning moment, she had to leave for a night shoot.

Bryan Cranston, Sir Patrick Stewart, Mr. Ecko-cum-"Trumbo" star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Aziz Ansari at the Fiji water hosted party. (HFPA)

Bryan Cranston, Sir Patrick Stewart, Mr. Ecko-cum-“Trumbo” star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Aziz Ansari at the Fiji water hosted party. (HFPA)

From the anxious phone call department, Jeremy Piven slid over to greet “Entourage” co-star Constance Zimmer, who with “House of Cards” and “Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on top of “UnReal’s” warm reception earlier this year, had a steady stream of pals like Sarah Silverman and Perry Reeves in a Zimmer backroom circle.

Perry Reeves, Lisa Edelstein, and Constance Zimmer huddle up. At right, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Amanda Crew wear a crown of Moet. Celebrating 25 years of their partnership with the Globes, the bubbly is planning additional events between now and the January 10 show. (Photos by Jason Merritt, Michael Kovac)

Perry Reeves, Lisa Edelstein, and Constance Zimmer huddle up. At right, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Amanda Crew wear a crown of Moet. (Photos by Jason Merritt, Michael Kovac)

By the time the white chocolate chip cookies arrived to chase the mushroom risotto, mashed potatoes and squash on the cold night, Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler had slipped into the mix, joined nearly immediately by party pal Sarah Hyland.

Rami Malek and Gina Rodriguez attends a party for the announcement of Corinne Foxx as Miss Golden Globe 2016 for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards set to air live on NBC on January 10, 2016. President Lorenzo Soria made the announcement on November 17, 2015 from Ysabel Restaurant in West Hollywood.

Rami Malek and Gina Rodriguez.

The Golden Globe nomination ballots go out a week from today, Nov. 25 and HFPA President Lorenzo Soria still has some work to do.

Soria has yet to see the three Christmas-arriving awards contenders — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu‘s “The Revenant” with Leonardo DiCaprio, David O. Russell‘s “Joy” with the returning cast of Russell holiday merrymakers, and Miss Golden Globes’ dad’s favorite director buddy Quentin Tarantino‘s “The Hateful Eight” — but will be seeing them this week. HFPA voters have until Dec. 7 to return their ballots.

HFPA President Lorenzo Soria, Gina Rodriguez, Lilla Soria Pausits and Christian Slater attend a party for the announcement of Corinne Foxx as Miss Golden Globe 2016 for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards set to air live on NBC on January 10, 2016. President Lorenzo Soria made the announcement on November 17, 2015 from Ysabel Restaurant in West Hollywood.

HFPA President Lorenzo Soria, Gina Rodriguez, Lilla Soria Pausits and Christian Slater.

Before the final film screenings, the newly-elected HFPA President’s additional concern lay with a birthday cake. Around 9 p.m. candles emerged on top of sea foam icing for a presentation to the first lady of the HFPA, Lilla Soria Pausits (above right, next to Slater).

O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Jamie Foxx attend a party for the announcement of Corinne Foxx as Miss Golden Globe 2016 for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards set to air live on NBC on January 10, 2016. President Lorenzo Soria made the announcement on November 17, 2015 from Ysabel Restaurant in West Hollywood.

O’Shea Jackson Jr. makes  “Django” and “Ray” laugh

Critics Choice Award winner T. J. Miller with Kate Gorney. Miss Golden Globe is not required to pour the giant bottles at the Beverly Hilton like the servers at Hakkasan or Omnia in Vegas.

Critics Choice Award winner T. J. Miller with Kate Gorney. Miss Golden Globe Corinne Foxx

As O’Shea Jackson Jr.was one of the last to wind down the night, Hudgens and Butler headed up to Sunset. They would add to the flash bulbs as the famed Viper Room threw itself a relaunch party with X Ambassadors breaking in the new fixtures.

The new Viper Room arrivals chute features artist Louis Carreon's incorporation of a Hunter S. Thompson quote and a tribute to the darkest piece of infamy associated with the live music venue.

The new Viper Room arrivals chute features artist Louis Carreon’s incorporation of a Hunter S. Thompson quote and a tribute to the darkest piece of infamy associated with the live music venue.

The view inside the "new" Viper Room.

The view inside the “new” Viper Room.