Category: Golden Globes

Golden Globes parties: Talking 'Horror' at Fox; Kidman glows at HBO

Jessica Lange and Claire Danes

The Beverly Hilton brims with after-parties after the Golden Globes telecast each year, and the Ministry isn't shy about checking out the clinking glasses and shmoozing stars. In addition to the well-attended InStyle / Warner Bros. party and the Weinstein bash, individual networks cheered on their own players at various locations within the hotel.

HBO lighted up restaurant Circa 55 and the adjoining pool area with a theme party inspired by the early '90s collections of designer Issey Miyake, coaxing out Claire Danes, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Evan Rachel Wood, and "Enlightened" star Laura Dern, who nabbed best TV actress, comedy or musical.  

Fox held a viewing and after-party for big winners, including "The Descendants" and "Modern Family" on the rooftop of the former Robinson's-May parking structure, a few feet from the hotel.

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While "Glee" had a quiet awards year, show creator Ryan Murphy counted a win for "American Horror Story," as Jessica Lange took home gold for her turn as Constance, the over-the-top neighbor of a seriously haunted Los Angeles estate. 

"She was very sweet," Murphy told us of Lange, who backstage had celebrated Murphy's creativity and his persistence in landing her for the role. But now that we know the next season of "Horror Story" will focus on an entirely new home and family, will Lange be back?

"I'll never tell," Murphy said.


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Globes winners Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin hit Weinstein party

Zooey Deschanel and Tilda Swinton pop in at the InStyle Golden Globes party

— Matt Donnelly

Photo: Jessica Lange, left, and Claire Danes arrive at the Fox Golden Globes after-party at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press.

Globes winners Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin hit Weinstein party

Golden Globes winners Meryl Streep and Jean Dujardin

Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep referred to Harvey Weinstein as "god" in her acceptance speech Sunday, taking the prize for actress in a drama. And if that's the case, Meryl, everyone went to god's house Sunday night.

The location was the former BAR210 space at the Beverly Hilton, tented and furnished in black to house the Weinstein Co.'s formal after-party celebrating many significant wins at the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s big night. 

Harvey's leading ladies brought Globes home -- Streep for "The Iron Lady" and Michelle Williams for "My Week With Marilyn" -- and to the party for that matter, celebrating victories with well-wishers including Cameron Diaz (showing once again with Diddy), Ewan McGregor, Viola Davis and Alexander Skarsgard.

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The Ministry ran into Jean Dujardin of "The Artist," who won for actor in a musical or comedy, huddled with his producers in a corner.

"Shocked," he told us of his feelings on the win, staring down at his statuette. And where will the prize live? "In my bed," he said, pressing it to his face and snuggling it (this man really is the French Clooney, we may or may not have blushed). 

Madonna popped by to see Mr. Weinstein after grabbing a win for best original song with "Masterpiece" from her film "W.E.," but stayed only a few moments before disappearing as an ageless Jane Fonda entered with a gentleman escort, fur stole wrapped around her shoulders and ready to schmooze.

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Speaking of schmoozing, Relativity Media exec Ryan Kavanaugh picked over hors d'oeuvres at a table with Rob Lowe while Les Moonves and Julie Chen said hello to Penny Marshall. Mark Salling and Cory Monteith of "Glee" roamed with Malin Ackerman and Lindsay Lohan nearby.

As for Weinstein himself, he kept the company of Leonardo DiCaprio -- and those countless other worshippers Sunday night.


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Photos: Meryl Streep and Jean Dujardin arrive at the Weinstein Co. party after the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Credits: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Zooey Deschanel, Tilda Swinton hit InStyle Golden Globes party

Emily and Zooey Deschanel, left, and Tilda Swinton.

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.

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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.

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Golden Globes: Madonna hopes Elton John will one day forgive her

Madonna at the Golden Globes

Madonna, the Golden Globe winner for original song, is currently juggling a lot of creative endeavors — but before talking about any of that backstage at the Golden Globes, she had a few things to say about her derrière.
"I'm just dancing," she said, revealing she's not the Pilates nut she used to be. "The best thing for your bum is dancing."
She showed off that fit 53-year-old body in a Reem Acra dress: "I feel like I’m wearing chain mail, and I'm ready to go into battle." (Perhaps she can hang onto it for her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show?)

The multi-hyphenate, whose "Masterpiece" from "W.E." beat Elton John's "Hello Hello" from "Gnomeo & Juliet" for original song, said of her fellow nominee, "I hope he speaks to me for the next million years. He'll win another award though, so I don’t feel bad."
Madonna said that for her upcoming album, "MDNA," she's enjoying working with producer Martin Solveig again. "I love his sound. It’s really fresh. It doesn't sound like anybody else's."
Fans of the queen of pop should expect to work their smile muscles upon its release — the word she used to describe its sound was "happy."


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Photo: Madonna backstage Sunday with her original song Golden Globe. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Christopher Plummer: Having 'a great time' on the awards circuit

Christopher Plummer and Elaine Taylor

Shortly before Christopher Plummer's name was read as this year's winner for supporting actor in a film, he and his wife, Elaine Taylor, were sitting at their Golden Globe Awards table waiting for others to join, and hoping that the servers would take away the lowly salad plate sitting next to them.

Already busy on the circuit, Plummer is having a good time with all the recognition he's received from "Beginners."

"Once you convince yourself that you're not pushing yourself on others, it's a great time," he said.

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He said people had come up to him to talk about the film, from director Michael Mills. "It's unsentimental. Honest and human. I don't generally get a script like that."

Plummer, who spends his winter months in Florida, will be in Los Angeles for the Screen Actors Guild Awards in two weeks, and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which, he noted, "is nicely honoring me."



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Photo: Supporting actor winner Christopher Plummer and wife Elaine Taylor at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards show at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Golden Globes 2012: 'The Help' cast enjoys the evening together

Octavia Spencer at the Golden Globes

"The Help" table inside the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton was shaping up as a friendly affair. Jessica Chastain was flipping out: It's her first Golden Globes, she's nominated, and Elton John just walked by.

She's up against her friend Octavia Spencer for supporting actress in a film, but there is no friendly competition: "Octavia is going to win," Chastain announces.

Producer Chris Columbus arrives at that moment, and while director Tate Taylor and star Viola Davis take their seats he says, "If we win best picture, you all have to come up there with me. I'm not going alone. Octavia already told me she'd rush the stage."

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When it comes to taking the stage as a winner, lead actress in a drama nominee Viola Davis has delivered some of the most heartfelt acceptance speeches. "I just have a lot to say after 23 years of being in this business, and 46 years of life," she'd said on the red carpet, flanked by her husband, Julius Tennon.

As for her bond with "The Help" cast members, David said she's become especially close with  Spencer. "Octavia and I talk three times a day," she said, proceeding to imitate one of their conversations.

"It's like, 'Hey girl, what ya doin?' 'Oh nothin', what ya doin?' 'Eating pizza, what are you eating?' 'Oh, I don't know, maybe some black eyed peas?' 'All right then, talk to you later.'"



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Photo: Octavia Spencer of "The Help" at the Golden Globes. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

Rooney Mara makes a quiet entrance at her first Golden Globes

Rooney Mara at the Golden Globe Awards.

Rooney Mara — nominee for lead actress in a drama and a Golden Globes novice — seemed eerily calm as she headed into the ballroom, dressed in a black Nina Ricci gown evocative of her Lisbeth Salander character in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."

Looking as slender as a swan, the "Dragon Tattoo" star was left largely unmolested by an excitable crowd that lost its mind over Harrison Ford and Meryl Streep, but seemed to miss her due to her low-key energy.

"I feel very honored to be here," she said quietly. Award season has been fun, the young actress said, in part because fashion designers have been clamoring to dress her on the red carpet. "I feel very lucky that they've been so generous."

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That said, "The guys get all the luck" when it comes to doing time on the red carpet, she said when asked the whereabouts of her costar Daniel Craig. "I think I'll just see him inside."

And as for a possible second installment in the "Dragon Tattoo" series? Mara said she's not preparing yet because if it gets the green light, filming won't begin for a few months.

"I'd be very excited if it did happen," she said — again, quietly.



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Photo: Rooney Mara on the Globes red carpet. Credit: Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images

Melissa McCarthy revels 'in the moment' at the Globes

Melissa McCarthy is nominated for "Bridesmaids."

This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.

"Melissa!" -- as in, Melissa McCarthy -- was one name called out on the Golden Globes' red carpet more than most on Sunday.

As the oft-dubbed "new queen of comedy," the actress was in high demand among red-carpet interviewers and looked appropriately regal in her emerald green gown.

"It's so surreal," the "Bridesmaids" actress told reporters of the frenzy around the film and awards season. "I'm just trying to be in the moment."

[For the record, 10 a.m. Jan. 16: An earlier version of this post said McCarthy was nominated in the television supporting actress category. She was not.]


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Photo: Melissa McCarthy on the Globes red carpet. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press.

Golden Globes: For Jessica Chastain, a little bubbly will 'Help'

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain has never been to the Golden Globes before. "I'm really nervous," she said Sunday before heading into the Beverly Hilton ballroom. "I still feel like a newbie."

So what will she do to calm the nerves? "I'm gonna sit with my girls from 'The Help' and we're gonna sip some Champagne," she said with a smile.

Chastain, up for supporting actress in a drama for her portrayal of the "tacky" Cecilia Foote in "The Help," said she doesn't try on many dresses before deciding on her red carpet look because she usually has a good idea of what she likes to wear.

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"It was love at first sight when I tried this one on," Chastain said of her white Givenchy gown. The actress has been seen in a variety of colorful dresses on the red carpet this season — a move she says isn't intentional.

"I think for me fashion is just like acting. It's ways of telling stories. Maybe that's why my parts in my movies are so different. I like the feeling of being a storyteller. So maybe that's why it's been the different colors."


— Amy Kaufman

Photo: Jessica Chastain on the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Golden Globes 2012: Let the red carpet arrivals begin!

Giuliana Rancic in her first ensemble of the evening

Ricky Gervais who? No matter the buzz, we'll get to him later — because first there's the Golden Globes' show before the show Sunday, outside the Beverly Hilton, on a red carpet one young fan described as the "Ladies' Super Bowl."

At least one guy — George Clooney — was considering the score before the event even kicked off. "I predict I will not win four, so I will be a pretty big loser tonight," was the red carpet sentiment from Clooney, who is nominated for lead drama actor for "The Descendants" and for screenplay, director and best drama picture for "Ides of March."

TV personalities warmed up the carpet in the calm before the big-name storm (with luck, not a real storm, though the weather was balky come game time). Eager fans had settled into the bleachers, hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars. On the shuttle headed to the hotel earlier in the day, the "Super Bowl" fan, a young woman from Texas, revealed she had traveled all the way simply to stargaze.

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Early arrivals included a laughing Piper Perabo, Claire Danes, Juliana Margulies of "The Good Wife," director Judd Apatow, Chris Colfer of "Glee" and Kyle Richards of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

Before big-screen names began to hit the red carpet, television hosts stole the limelight. Kelly Osbourne, Maria Menounos and Giuliana Rancic — who had a double mastectomy and reconstruction in her fight against breast cancer — all posed for early pictures.

After waving to fans in the bleachers, Osbourne made her way over to talk to InStyle about her fashion selection. She gushed that her Zac Posen gown made her feel truly famous because her stylist had to run behind her to straighten out the train on her dress. For the record: It took her 2 hours to get ready, she's wearing 6-inch heels and she didn't get stuck in traffic, as she is required to stay at the hotel during "Fashion Police" rehearsals.

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She was followed by her co-host Rancic, who had already changed into her second ensemble of the day — she's shown in the first outfit, above — and was flanked by a team of half a dozen handlers.


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 Photo: Giuliana Rancic arrives at the 2012 Golden Globes. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times



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