The scene at the Spirit Awards, where the cocktails kicked off at 11:00 AM. It was a liquid brunch of Jameson, beers, and Brancott Estate wines for many.
Spirit Awards host Andy Samberg says good morning to the bosses: Film Independent Co-Presidents Sean McManus and Josh Welsh. (Photo by Kevin Winter.)
Tanya Haden and Jack Black arrive. Of Black’s Spirit Award nominated film “Bernie,” Samberg joked that it’s one of his two favorite movies of all time with “Bernie” in the title. “The other one does not take place during the week,” Samberg said.
Fox Searchlight president Nancy Utley (far left) and Leonard Maltin “shopped” at the Joe Fresh at JCP tent during the cocktail reception. The bright “summer is coming” colors weren’t just on the JCP shelves….
…they were also the ornaments on every seat inside. (All photos except Utley by Michael Buckner.)
Bradley Cooper gets ready to settle in with “Silver Linings Playbook” producer Bruce Cohen. Their movie would end up the afternoon’s big winner. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian)
Chris Tucker cruised through the On3 Presenter’s Lounge and started shopping for post-Awards season recuperation with a gift from Manito Linens. (Photo by Wireimage)
The backstage scene watching Samberg’s hilarious opening monologue.
How indy is this? “Middle of Nowhere” producer Paul Garnes, who won the John Cassavetes award category for best feature under $500,000, rode the shuttle back to parking lot 5 after the show.
“The nomination is the award,” Women In Film president Cathy Schulman told the group of Oscar nominees (each wearing a white gardenia) at WIF’s annual Friday Cocktails.
“Hey hotstuff,” one photographer yelled at Jessica Chastain as she arrived with ten minutes to go in the three hour event. Rarely appearing as a couple, Chastain’s boyfriend Gian Luca Passi attended the Fig and Olive party with her, and wore her white gardenia on his lapel instead. (Photo by Mikey Glazer)
Inside, Chastain hung with Danielle Radcliffe. With Radcliffe, Chastain, and David O. Russell all rolling in close to 8 o’clock, the party peaked right at the end and intimate power circles sprung up in the emptying room continued for another hour.
Earlier, the scene at WIF’s Oscar Friday cocktail event hosted by Perrier-Jouét, who even brought their own themed champagne stems to the party. Blogger Jared Eng (“Just Jared”) is visible in the foreground.
Estee Lauder Group President John Demsey (whose MAC Cosmetics supplies many production make-up departments and hosted the event) with “Silver Linings Playbook” nominee Jacki Weaver. (Except where noted, WIF photos by John Sciulli.)
“If it weren’t for so many women paving the way for a cute little black girl with weird teeth and a round body, I wouldn’t be here and nobody would know who I am,” Octavia Spencer told the Women In Film crowd. “I’m not Halle Berry. I tell people I’m ‘barely Halle’.” (Photo by Mikey Glazer)
Former James Bond George Lazenby and the Bond franchise producer Michael G. Wilson at the Great British Film Reception on Friday afternoon.
James Bond’s Vesper Martinis, an Aston Martin, and Oscar himself made appearances at the Great British twilight cocktails that started in the sun and continued in to the night.
“The Lone Ranger” actor James Frain and “The Hobbit” star Graham McTavish celebrate British nominees at the British residence in Hancock Park.
British Consul-General Dame Barbara Hay welcomed each individual guest to her house in the lobby, then greeted the crowd from the veranda. Two years ago, she welcomed Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton, who stayed overnight when they visited L.A.
Julian Sands and “Lincoln” and “Mad Men” star Jared Harris at the British Residence. Managers from London’s famed members-only Groucho Club came to supervise the cocktail mixing for the Pimm’s cups. (All Photos except the atmosphere shots by Frazer Harrison.)
Costume Designers from “Argo”, “Anna Karenina”, “Les Miersables”, “Lincoln”, “Moonrise Kingdom”, and “Silver Linings Playbook” surround UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television Dean Teri Schwartz at a panel discussion of the craft on Friday, sponsored by Swarovski.
While being penalized for skipping a tennis tournament in Dubai, world #2 Victoria Azarenka (2nd from left) turned up in Hollywood on Friday night. She hit OK Magazine’s Pre-Oscar party with LMFAO’s Red Foo. At right, publicist Melissa Berger and Kendra Wilkinson were also cheerful at the Ciroc party that made 9 P.M. look like 2 A.M.
Tommy Lee Jones, David Furnish and Elton John put the posh in Tom Ford's early-evening cocktail party at Ford’s Beverly Hills store on Thursday night. (Photos by Angela Weiss)
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer at Tom Ford. (Photo by Angela Weiss)
Two Oscar winners: Ron Howard and composer Hans Zimmer, surround Marcia Poole of the U.N.’s International Labour Organization at Vanity Fair's Fiat party at Cecconis on Thursday. “It’s a good program,” Howard told TheWrap of Poole’s agenda. (Photo by Lester Cohen)
Alyssa Milano pulls up at the Fiat party. (Photo by Michael Buckner)
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