Inside Oscars’ After-Parties With Beyonce, J. Lo, Julianne Moore, Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Lupita Nyong’o (Photos)

Jared Leto is a recidivist photo-bomber, Jennifer Aniston practices pre-natal smooching and one studio chief knew they would take home a top prize “when we finished the movie”

Last Updated: February 24, 2015 @ 3:43 PM

How did Hollywood celebrate the Oscars away from Hollywood and Highland?

For those not inside the Dolby Theatre, the top viewing spot was the Elton John Aids Foundation’s 23rd Annual Viewing Party in West Hollywood. After “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” racked up the most Oscars (4 each), and Neil Patrick Harris said goodnight, the party moved to Fox’s joint party at Boa.

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Vanity Fair took over sleepy Beverly Hills, and the party buzz of the weekend was Madonna’s scheduled absence from her own party due her performance on Wednesday at the Brit Awards in London.

Here’s what happened off-camera.

Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce share the love in a loveseat as Jennifer Aniston blesses Isla Fisher's baby at Vanity Fair. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce share the love in a loveseat as Jennifer Aniston blesses Isla Fisher’s baby at Vanity Fair. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

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Vanity Fair took over sleepy Beverly Hills, and the party buzz of the weekend was Madonna’s scheduled absence from her own party due her performance on Wednesday at the Brit Awards in London.

Here’s what happened off-camera.

Julianne Moore hugs publicist Stephen Huvane backstatge, as last year''s top actiors Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey look on at the moment of victory. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Julianne Moore hugs publicist Stephen Huvane backstatge, as last year”s top actiors Matthew McConaughey and  Cate Blanchett look on at the moment of victory. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

6:07 p.m.

At Elton John, Beck and Super Bowl champion Patriots owner Robert Kraft score the coveted seats on either side of Sir Elton. Smokey Robinson and Heidi Klum also score head table seating at the round table two-three times larger than the rest.

Mike Myers, who wowed America just last Sunday night on “SNL40” resurrecting “Wayne’s World,” is at David Furnish’s head table a few steps away with Chace Crawford.

Cody Simpson in the hat he's been wearing around town, with Gigi Hadid. Mike Myers (with Kelly Tisdale) still had more parties to hit after Elton. (Getty Images)

Cody Simpson in the hat he’s been wearing around town (in man jewelry with a Miansai necklace and a Huckleberry, LTD hat pin, with Gigi Hadid. Mike Myers (with Kelly Tisdale) still had more parties to hit after Elton. (Getty Images)

6:36 p.m.

E! personality and Fandango “Frontrunners” host Dave Karger is a personal friend of Sir Elton. After wrapping up his on-air duties for E! at 3:45 p.m., he comes to the West Hollywood party for a bit, before returning to the Roosevelt’s for E!’s post show coverage at 8:30 p.m. He’ll make the trek across town again to come back to Elton after he signs off for good.

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Dita von Teese, Miley Cyrus, and Lil Kim helped raise over $5.8 million in West Hollywood. Nadia Comaneci wins the "Hey...it's you!" award. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Dita von Teese, Miley Cyrus, and Lil Kim helped raise over $5.8 million in West Hollywood. Nadia Comaneci wins the “Hey…it’s you!” award. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

6:41 p.m.

Oscars host NPH pops up on screen at Elton John during a commercial break. “My manager booked me for another gig…on Oscar night,” he jokes via a pre-tape. “While I might now be at Hollywood and Highland, my heart is on San Vicente.”

Kerry Washington - in the wings at the Oscars. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Kerry Washington in the wings at the Oscars. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

6:47 p.m.

At Elton John’s party, there is no Gordon Ramsey catering for the staff. They are eating In-N-Out Burger. Unless there are two trucks roaming L.A., this mobile grill will move to Vanity Fair later, a base block in their late night food pyramid.

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David Furnish, Sir Elton, and Hilaria and Alec Baldwin. Alec rehearsed his lines, and Hilaria's punchline to her before taking the stage: "We're here for two reasons: To take a picture with Elton  John and to pay $10,000." (Michael Kovac/Getty Images)

David Furnish, Sir Elton, and Hilaria and Alec Baldwin. Alec rehearsed his lines, and directed Hilaria’s punchline to her in a quick rehearsal before taking the stage: “We’re here for two reasons: To take a picture with Elton John and to pay $10,000.” (Michael Kovac/Getty Images)

7:44 p.m.

Miley Cyrus is heading for the door. Minutes later, Alec Baldwin is on his phone, umbrella under his arm and wife Hilaria at his side, heading for the exit as well. Next stop for both: Vanity Fair at their new space in Beverly Hills.

8:02 p.m.

In the commercial break following John Legend and Common’s “Glory” performance, Elton is in deep conversation with  Robert Kraft. David Furnish is getting an impromptu shoulder massage from manager Eric Podwall at Furnish’s table. Later, Elton (and his two man security entourage and two person photography perimeter team) will move to Russell Simmons table. Simmons is wearing classic adidas sneakers with his suit.

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"Lonely Island" guys Akiva Schaeffer and Andy Samberg congratulate Common  at the Governors Ball. Questlove is ecstatic. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

“Lonely Island” guys Akiva Schaeffer and Andy Samberg congratulate Common at the Governors Ball. Questlove is ecstatic. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

8:37 p.m.

Graham Moore’s “stay weird” speech is amongst the biggest crowd pleasers of the night at Elton John. Eddie Redmayne and Lady Gaga’s medley were the other two big “pops” in the massive tent in West Hollywood Park. Chopard (who gives a watch to the woman and man who correctly predict the most Oscar winners) and Neuro Drinks returned as long time sponsors, along with Audi.

Elton performed with Nile Rodgers after the telecast ended. (Michael Kovac/Getty Images)

Elton performed with Nile Rodgers after the telecast ended. (Michael Kovac/Getty Images)

8:58 p.m.

CAA agent Josh Lieberman notches back to back wins (and gets both shoutouts) as clients Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore win the top acting prizes. Lieberman has been at Redmayne’s side all season. After the Saturday night Governors Awards “way” back on November 8, the two dined with Laura Dern at the Sunset Tower after leaving Hollywood and Highland.

Returning winners Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o help Eddie Redmayne process at Vanity Fair.  (Jeff Vespa/Wireimage)

Returning winners Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o help Eddie Redmayne process at Vanity Fair. (Jeff Vespa/Wireimage)

9:10 p.m.

Over at Soho House, Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo ride the elevators up to the Weinstein party.  Harvey had chased “Begin Again” to its own TIFF party back in September 2013, buying the film the night of its premiere. Meanwhile downstairs, Rupert Murdoch came early and left early with a small one person entourage at Fox’s joint party at Boa.

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9:38 p.m.

Back at Elton John, a man bids $150,000 for two tickets to the simultaneous Vanity Fair party, which comes with the right to walk the carpet. He wins.

Minutes earlier, another donor put up $225,000 to take home a Stephen Somerstein portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. addressing supporters at the end of the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.

87th Annual Academy Awards - Governors Ball

J.K. Simmons gets final cut on the engraving for his Oscar in the private room at the back left rear of the Governors Ball. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images))

10:14 p.m.

Word has already come down from Elton John Aids Foundation executive director Scott Campbell that the night has hauled in $5,800,025. Sir Elton had told the crowd that $15,000 allows a patient to stay in medical care for a year, while $12,000 could result in “full viral suppression” for a patient.

11:25 p.m.

Winners: Jim Gianopulos, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and Steve Gilula with new hardware. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Winners: Jim Gianopulos, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and Steve Gilula with new hardware. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

“When we finished the movie.” – 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairman/CEO Jim Gianopulos, whose studios won 8 Oscars, answering my question, “At what point in the night did you think it was starting to look good for you?”

Presumably, he was talking about “Birdman,” and not “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

11:49 p.m.

The joy of victory runs over at Boa, as Journey, “Killing Me Softly,” and “Hey Mickey” blasts from DJ Michelle Pesce’s decks.  Peanut butter and banana monte cristo triangles float throughout the space, killing all Oscar diets.

Leslie Mann makes sure Judd Apatow is not blinded by the lights at Vanity Fair. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

Leslie Mann makes sure Judd Apatow is not blinded by the lights at Vanity Fair. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

11:52 p.m.

At the Fox party, Octavia Spencer tells me she had no idea that host NPH would throw her in to the Oscar spotlight as his Tom Hagen for the night, guardian of his viral moment predictions. Spencer had even attended rehearsals a the Dolby on Saturday to get reps for introducing “John Stephens” and “Lonnie Lynn, Jr.’s” Oscar winning performance  of “Glory”.

She admits her publicist had responded to an opaque overture by telling them she “was game”.

11:59 pm.

Fox Searchlight Co-President Steve Gilula, with what looks like an invite in hand, rejects my suggestion that he is late to move on to Vanity Fair. “But these are my people,” he tells me with a topped up lowball glass in hand.

12:28 a.m.

As the patio at Boa remains packed, Michael Keaton stashes himself standing up in a nook by the door at a hightop cocktail table. He is somewhat the Nomar Garciaparra of the 2004 Red Sox, exiled from his own team’s celebration.

12:37 a.m.

A possible entourage debates whether they should try to pile in to Alejandro G. Inarritu’s two car motorcade with his family to ride coat tails in to Vanity Fair. “Do you think we will all get in?” they discuss amongst themselves, before deciding against it.

Jared  Leto is a recidivist photo-bomber. This year he hits Michael Keaton and "Grand Budapest Hotel" winning composer Alexandre Desplat. At right, breakout Graham Moore bids it a good-night. (Getty Images)

Jared Leto is a recidivist photo-bomber. This year he hits Michael Keaton and “Grand Budapest Hotel” winning composer Alexandre Desplat. At right, breakout Graham Moore bids it a good-night. (Getty Images)

Minutes earlier, Keaton leaves the party and heads for his car.

“’Mr. Mom’, forever!” a social media company executive yells to him as he slips in to his ride.

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