When the Golden Globes throw a party with InStyle — even if it’s 53 days before the big show — everyone shows up. Catch in West Hollywood was overflowing with film and TV talent on Wednesday night (Nov. 15).
The “Call Me by Your Name” guys, haunting those who have seen the movie, sandwich the woman of the night, Simone Garcia Johnson. She’s The Rock’s daughter and will be in the big show. Dad was on his final day of a shoot in Vancouver.
In a crowded room, Michael Polish and Kate Bosworth found some space by the bar. Behind them, those same iconic straw-top Fiji bottles that stars sip on the Globes carpet. They permeated the party.
Olivia Culpo, I’m with you. Too many @CelebSightings to miss a thing.
Behold the Olympics medal podium of writer-performer comics: “Insecure’s” Issa Rae, Emmy winner Lena Waithe with Yvette Nicole Brown and Seth MacFarlane.
The host: HFPA Madame President Meher Tatna with a Globe nominee from last year, “This Is Us’” actress Chrissy Metz.
Most of the key cast from the NBC hit were in the building. We saw Milo Ventimiglia, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Sullivan. The “and” takes on new meaning for newlyweds Chrishell Stause and Justin Hartley, who got married in Malibu two weeks ago.
Much like the Globes ballroom itself, there was a lot of inter-cast mingling. Exhibit A: Hartley hanging with Armie Hammer, who had just landed back in L.A. from Montreal where he has been shooting the Ruth Bader Ginsburg film “On the Basis of Sex.”
I tried to spot the actresses behind one of the most cruel relationships on TV link up, but never saw them together. From the barren house of Commander Warren on “The Handmaid’s Tale,” there’s Ever Carradine on the left and breakout Madeline Brewer on the right.
Remember when Brewer was on the first season of “Orange Is the New Black”? She’s still cool with Jackie Cruz, having fun in Moet’s photo booth. Between OITNB and Handmaids, nominate Brewer for the “Most Oppressed/Abused Female Institutional Characters of the Decade” Award.
The perks of being the HFPA’s Ambassador? Hanging with one of the biggest stars at the bash, Salma Hayek. Simone Garcia Johnson and her mom Dany (who although being divorced from The Rock, runs his production company) spent some time with the one-time “Frida.”
After hosting “SNL” last month, Kumail Nanjiani and his partner in”The Big Sick” and in life, Emily Gordon, should have plans on the night of Jan. 7.
After “The Shape of Water” had its L.A. premiere at the Academy HQ in Beverly Hills, stars Doug Jones (not the one running for Alabama Senate) and Octavia Spencer where up on Catch’s rooftop. NBCU’s Chip Sullivan and Spencer were also chatting in the prime corner booth.
Don’t forget about the TV people. The Globes routinely pluck out freshman comedies and their actors for honors. Lea Michele and “The Mayor” could be that one this year. We’ll find out on December 11, when nominations arrive.
Will “Big Little Lies” repeat its Emmy night domination? There was no Reese on Wednesday night, but TV daughter Kathryn Newton and spouse Adam Scott were one part of HBO’s Sunday night punch this year.
On Sunday nights, we’re used to seeing these best friends quaffing red wine in Molly’s apartment, not bubbly in West Hollywood. Behold “Insecure’s” best friends Yvonne Orji and Issa Rae.
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s” Donna Lynne Champlin and Rachel Bloom know what fuels this social scene.
Tatiana Maslany and Tom Cullen are a couple on-screen and off. Here, they pose for top shot Michael Kovac with Sarah Gadon who is the lead in a film with Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Kit Harington, Thandie Newton, and young Jacob Tremblay next year.
Alumni night! Former “Miss Golden Globes” and USC alums Corinne Foxx and Greer Grammer came back to the fold. On Grammer’s coronation night back in 2014, she had a night shoot and couldn’t stay for the full party. Plenty of lost time to make up for.
Check out The Party Report’s additional coverage from inside Hollywood’s awards season festivities, like the “Call Me by Your Name” premiere and party last weekend.