The Golden Globes awards ceremony inside the Beverly Hilton ballroom always creates some interesting moments. But in 2020 (just like every year that’s gone before), once those doors open and the 1000-plus people seated inside get a chance to roam, that’s when the real fun begins.
Sunday night’s triumphant winners — like Awkwafina, who had her “The Farewell” crew, including costar Zhao Shuzhen, close to her side throughout the weekend — led the way into the host’s Official After-Party of the Golden Globe Awards, as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had engraving stations set up. She was gleeful as she got her first big award trophy engraved, and Olivia Colman, Joaquin Phoenix, Laura Dern and many others soon followed. Renee Zellweger and Boon Joon Ho shared a hug while they waited, and Michelle Williams positively glowed.
Meanwhile, back in the lobby, directors Noah Baumbach and Pedro Almodovar commiserated about their films both coming up empty, while Pierce Brosnan and wife Keely led their sons Dylan and Paris, this years’ Golden Globe Ambassadors, through the huge scrum toward the 21st Annual Warner Bros. and InStyle after-party held in the Oasis Courtyard. Only one problem, however, as Keely got separated from the pack. “Who are you here with? Where is your wristband?” a burly guard asked; “I’m here with my husband, Pierce Brosnan,” she responded.
Keely made the cut, as did Awkwafina’s entourage, all climbing a set of carpeted stairs to enter a mid-century modern lounge, complete with cozy banquettes and a large circular bar and dance floor. We’re not sure why Patricia Arquette was wearing a Viking helmet, complete with horns, in one of the cozy nooks, but we do know why Jason Momoa was wearing a tank top inside the ballroom for all the world to see — and that created a fan firestorm on Twitter.
“She was cold!” Momoa told TheWrap, pointing to his wife Lisa Bonet and laughing. “I gave her my coat to wear to keep warm in there.” He didn’t explain exactly why he was wearing a tank, but we’re assuming it is because he runs so hot.
“Hot” was the operative room for most of the people in the packed party, from Sofia Vergara doing a selfie vamp in one corner to Selma Hayek cutting it up with Arquette. “Big Little Lies” costars Zoë Kravitz and Shailene Woodley gave the party even more glam, while fellow Aussies Naomi Watts and Isla Fisher hugged it out. Helen Mirren swept in, train and all, following one of the night’s fashion trends, as extra-long dress trains were getting trampled everywhere.
Helen and hubby Taylor Hackford made the HBO party, too, along with the “Succession” winners (Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Jesse Armstrong, Alan Ruck and Sarah Snook), Stellan Skarsgård with his “Chernobyl” trophy and a huge crowd of others from the HBO stable. Henry Winkler, Jared Harris, Cynthia Erivo and Larry David also made that packed scene at Circa 55 restaurant in the Hilton.
Netflix’s after-party was atop the old Robinsons-May parking lot, a place with a lot of space, which that juggernaut definitely needed to hold all the A-listers who streamed in. Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio led the charge, with Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel soon following. Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, Laura Dern, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Glenn Close and Scarlett Johansson added the requisite gorgeous glamour to the bash, and Patricia Arquette turned up, too, still sporting that Viking helmet. There was dancing, feasting and air-kissing galore, as everyone who is anyone made sure to stop by and say hello to head honcho Ted Sarandos.
At the Amazon Studios celebration in the Stardust Penthouse, Phoebe Waller-Bridge reigned supreme, wearing the couture Ralph & Russo pantsuit that she pledged to auction off later to benefit Australian fire relief. “The designers are Australian, and it’s the most extraordinary thing I have ever worn,” she said, “and I am really excited to be part of that effort.”
She was pretty stoked to hear Snoop Dogg and Tiffany Haddish do a DJ performance at the bash, too. She and her co-star Andrew Scott worked the room, greeting everyone from Tony Shaloub and Jon Hamm to Rachel Brosnahan and Orlando Bloom.
And as the scene around the Hilton quieted down, we overhead one tired partygoer exclaim, “And tonight’s only the beginning of awards season! I need a detox to make it all the way to the Oscars.”