By far the best get-together on site at the Beverly Hilton was thrown by the Weinstein Co. in a secluded space at the southeast corner of the hotel. Honcho Harvey Weinstein served sushi and Champagne in honor of his heavily nominated films "Nine," "Inglourious Basterds" and "A Single Man."
Quail eggs and sticky rice were the spread, but the A-list names in attendance were the real buffet. Here's how the seating arrangements went down:
At the busiest table sat a lounging Kate Hudson, chatting with Fergie and hubby Josh Duhamel. Behind her Rob Marshall shared conversation with Daniel Day Lewis, next to Tom Ford interacting with his directorial debut muse Julianne Moore.
Quentin Tarantino took up residence one booth over with several ladies, while his "Basterds" actor Eli Roth shared a California roll with Diane Kruger. Nearby, her main squeeze, Joshua Jackson, spoke with "Up in the Air" star Anna Kendrickabout "Basterds" star Christoph Waltz's big win for best supporting actor.
Nicole Kidman sat a few feet away from the crunch of industry types and admirers ...