Zooey Deschanel, Tilda Swinton hit InStyle Golden Globes party
Film and TV honors are the Golden Globe Awards' centerpiece, but for celeb watchers it's the red carpet fashion at the forefront of the awards show -- and who better to celebrate those fantastic threads than InStyle magazine.
The mag, along with Warner Bros., toasted nominees and winners with an exclusive party following the telecast Sunday in the Beverly Hilton's Oasis courtyard.
Thomas Ford of Tom Ford Designs created a dark, sexy aquatic theme with an LED light sculpture and sharkskin booths, perfect for housing TV stars including Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and big-screen folks such as Tilda Swinton and Andrea Riseborough, Madonna's "W.E." leading lady.
At the party check-in, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" star Andy Serkis told the Ministry he thought host Ricky Gervais was "just hilarious" before dashing past the Godiva chocolate lounge. Zooey Deschanel, stunning in Prada loaded with jeweled detail, took many compliments for her nomination in the actress, TV comedy or musical, category before venturing into the main space.
There she would float among Leonardo DiCaprio with pal Kevin Connelly, Tilda Swinton in a show-stopping Haider Ackermann metallic skirt suit, Mila Kunis, Seth Rogen, winner Matt LeBlanc and "Bridesmaids" group Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm.
As the Ministry zoomed out to catch other celebrations, we collided with Paula Patton, Robin Thicke's gorgeous wife, in a yellow Monique Lhullier confection. We'd noted her genuine enthusiasm to be at the big show, as she gave many a standing ovation and shrieks of joy as trophies were handed out.
"You have to be grateful for these moments," she said. "I could be flipping burgers next year."
-- Matt Donnelly
Photos: Emily Deschanel, left, with sister and nominee Zooey Deschanel, and Tilda Swinton, right, arrive at the InStyle Golden Globe Awards after party Sunday at the Beverly Hilton. Credits: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images, left; Matt Sayles / Associated Press, right