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Golden Globes Party Preview 2020: Here Are Hollywood’s Top Invites

Party Report: With a short week to celebrate post-NYE, Globes parties are concentrated into a three-day swirl

With the Golden Globes scheduled for Jan. 5, 2020, it hasn’t been easy for Hollywood’s party planners to find times for big bashes post-New Year’s Day.

But Hollywood is determined, so polish up your comfortable shoes, order the limo for quick transfers, clothing changes and disco naps in between, and get ready to go. Note that these events are all strictly invitation only.


The Beverly Hilton will be buzzing once the Golden Globes conclude around 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, with parties filling every conceivable space (including the parking lots). Here’s a list of what we know so far:

HFPA After Party

Everyone who wins will start at the Wilshire Garden, where the HFPA members will gladhand them all and then send them on to have their awards engraved here.

Amazon Studios

Celebrating “Fleabag” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” in the Stardust Penthouse.

HBO and WarnerMedia

All of HBO’s big stars from “Barry,” “Big Little Lies,” “Chernobyl” and “Succession” gather at Circa 55 Restaurant (and the pool outside) at the Hilton.


All the companies covered by NBC/Universal will be in Jean-Georges at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, just next door to the Hilton.


Head for the old Robinsons-May parking lot to find the glittery crowd from “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story,” “Dolemite Is My Name,” “The Crown,” “The Two Popes,” “The Kominsky Method,” Russian Doll,” etc.

Walt Disney Company

Disney and everyone that the megacompany now owns will be celebrating on “The Disney Terrace,” found on the rooftop of the Hilton.

Warner Bros. and InStyle

This traditional hot-ticket bash will be at the Oasis Courtyard.

Offsite Celebrations

CAA will party at the Sunset Tower; WME are nearby at Chateau Marmont; UTA takes over La Dolce Vita restaurant on Little Santa Monica, a short walk from the Hilton.


31st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala

Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs

Thursday, Jan. 2

First stop on the awards express that runs straight into Oscar Sunday is the PSIFF Gala, where there are no surprises, just lots of big stars accepting prearranged awards. It’s worth the drive for them just to grab the Chihuly-designed trophy — and to get on the train that hopefully leads to Oscar. Honorees include Charlize Theron, Antonio Banderas, Renee Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Lopez, Jamie Foxx, Laura Dern, Cynthia Erivo, Adam Driver and Martin Scorsese; expect their best Hollywood pals to turn up, too, to present the awards and party into the night at the PSIFF Film Awards After Party at the Parker Palm Springs post-celebration.

AFI Awards 2019 Luncheon

Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 Doheny Drive

Friday, Jan. 3

AFI’s 20th annual awards luncheon celebrates achievement in both film and television, with a boost from Audi, who will be chauffeuring the stars to the party. Winners are chosen through a jury of Hollywood honchos, scholars and media experts and this year include special awards for “Parasite” and “Fleabag.” Add in top 10 films (think “1917,” “Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood,” “Joker” and more) and top 10 television shows like “Veep,” “Fosse/Verdon,” “Pose” and “When They See Us,” and this ballroom is going to be teeming with Hollywood’s most familiar faces.

GBK Productions Pre-Golden Globes Celebrity Gifting Lounge

Undisclosed WeHo venue

Friday, Jan. 3 and Saturday, Jan. 4

GBK’s the place where A-list actors wander through, scooping up an ever-changing array of the latest swag. So expect regulars like Jamie Foxx, Susan Sarandon, Viola Davis and Angela Bassett to be in the mix, checking out the gifting choices of diamonds, watches, vacations (this year’s offerings are trips to Turks and Caicos, Nashville and Jamaica) and more. There’s even going to be a fire pit on offer here!

DPA Luxury Lounge

Brentwood Suites at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel

11461 Sunset Boulevard, Brentwood

Friday, Jan. 3 and Saturday, Jan. 4

Gifting takes on a island flavor this year at the annual DPA Luxury Lounge, where Hollywood’s favorite stars find plenty of vacation offerings to lure them into a ride up the 405 to the Luxe Hotel. Just the Le Taha’a French Polynesia trip is reason enough to check out Nathalie DuBois’ swooningly wonderful collection of swag; she’s also got the Soori Bali resort and another Tahiti beauty, Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort, in her bag of tricks. Plus fashion, jewelry, wellness products and more await at this luxe lounge.

9th Annual AACTA International Awards

Mondrian Los Angeles, 8840 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood

Friday, Jan.3

The Aussies love a good party, so why not throw one when all their mates are in town for Globes weekend? This one’s put on by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts, with nominees from across the globe, not just Down Under. Expect Aussie-born nominees like Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and Toni Collette to make a stop here, as well as other international stars like Christian Bale, Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh. Americans are in the mix here too, with nominees including Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Renee Zellweger and Scarlet Johansson expected on the red carpet.

Coca-Cola Presents the 7th Annual Gold Meets Golden Brunch

Virginia Robinson Gardens and Estate, 1008 Eiden Way, Beverly Hills

Saturday, Jan. 4

Hollywood loves athletes and athletes love Hollywood, which is why this annual brunch has grown to epic proportions over the last seven years. Olympians, Oscar winners and pretty much everybody who’s anybody turns up at this lunchtime party. Nicole Kidman leads the pack, which is set to include everyone from Octavia Spencer and Rami Malek to Nadia Comaneci. Mark Spitz and Mia Hamm. Also in the mix at this garden party with proceeds going to charity (Angel City Sports) are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Jessica Chastain, Eddie Murphy, Salma Hayek, Billy Porter and Cynthia Erivo.

The BAFTA Tea Party

Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 Doheny Drive

Saturday, Jan. 4

The BAFTA Tea Party is an annual tradition that the stars just love, with champagne and tea flowing freely and tiny cucumber sandwiches designed to make even the most diet-conscious Hollywood type take a bite. And it’s one of those parties where the crush happens early and stays late, with a dizzying array of the most well-known faces in the world gathered in one ballroom. So look for Elton John, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Martin Scorsese for starters, as well as 2020 Globes British nominees like Jared Harris, Jonathan Pryce, Cynthia Erivo and Taron Edgerton.

The Art of Elysium’s 13th Annual “HEAVEN” Fundraiser

Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles

Saturday, Jan. 4

The Art of Elysium’s “HEAVEN” gala is always a cutting-edge experience, as artists, musicians and other top creatives get together for the cause, which is funding community arts programs. Bigger than ever, this one’s at the Palladium, where there’s plenty of room for dancing the night away to music performed by Dave Grohl, Marilyn Manson and Cheap Trick. With a dinner created by Chef Eric Greenspan and the program co-chaired by Stacy Sher, Stephanie Horton, Erica Reid and Kerry Brown, this one is a hot Saturday night ticket.

Vanity Fair, Amazon Studios and Audi Pre-Globe Party

San Vicente Bungalows, 845 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood

Saturday, Jan. 4

This ultra-private bash, hosted by Vanity Fair Editor in Chief Radhika Jones and Amazon head Jennifer Salke, looks to be a who’s who of your favorite Amazon stars, with Phoebe Waller-Jones and Rachel Brosnahan leading the chic pack.

Netflix Pre-Globes Cocktail Party

Cecconi’s, 8674 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

Saturday, Jan. 4

The juggernaut that is Netflix hosts this gleeful celebration of its Golden Globe nominees, which number a leader-of-the-pack 34. This one’s going to have all the familiar people from “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story,” “Dolemite Is My Name,” “The Crown,” “The Two Popes,” “The Kominsky Method,” Russian Doll” and more, so expect to see De Niro, Scorsese, Driver, Johansson, Murphy, Colman, Pryce, Hopkins, Douglas and Lyonne in the mix. And if you go, be sure to eat at least six slices of the black truffle flatbread pizza.

Lionsgate Night Before the Golden Globes Party

Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles

Saturday, Jan. 4

With “Knives Out” and “Bombshell” in contention for Globes, Lionsgate takes over its own little corner of Chateau Marmont to celebrate. Watch for nominees Daniel Craig (although he’s famous for not being a partygoer) and Ana de Armas, as well as writer-director Rian Johnson; and don’t be surprised to spot three blondes — Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron — on the scene, too.