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SAG Awards after-party: Brad and Angelina dine, 'The Help' shines

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards serve as a halftime whistle in Hollywood's busiest season, between January's Golden Globes and February's Oscar gold -- making the SAG after-party something of a halftime show.

A lot of stars were blowing off steam as big winners including "The Help," "Modern Family" and "The Artist" mingled on Sunday evening.

The guild's annual gala, a partnership between People magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, awaited guests from the telecast in a tented space just off the Shrine Expo Hall. An Old Hollywood theme permeated the event, enhanced by thick drapes, velvet booths and a throwback jazz band.

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Brad Pitt didn't take home the night's big acting prize -- that went to "The Artist" lead Jean Dujardin -- but he seemed plenty comforted by partner Angelina Jolie. The actress-director picked at salad while chatting up Brad's "Moneyball" costar Jonah Hill.

If quality time with Jolie wasn't enough for Hill, the conversation was interrupted by an enthusiastic Armie Hammer, who like Jonah was nominated for male supporting actor in a drama.

"Well done!" Hammer offered Jonah. Nice to see that Armie's recent herbal issues haven't killed his rosy disposition. 

"The Descendants" cast camped right next to Team Pitt as Judy Greer and Shailene Woodley laughed and people-watched together. (George Clooney and Stacey Keibler made only the briefest party appearance.)

Always a good time, "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen entertained her cast with bawdy jokes a few feet from a mixed bag of "30 Rock" and "Bridesmaids" stars. These combined forces were pleasing to a svelte Jane Krakowski, who snapped tons of pictures with her smartphone. 

Yet no one had a night like the stars of "The Help" had: Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer considered their statuettes in the cast's private booth, while Emma Stone and Allison Janney chatted up director Tate Taylor. 

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Photo:  Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the SAG Awards in L.A. on Sunday. Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press


Emmys: Jane Lynch, Heidi Klum and a happy 'Family' at Governors Ball

Guy Pearce at the 2011 Emmy Awards governors ball

Perhaps it was the big "Modern Family" sweep that had everyone on their best behavior: The 2011 Emmy Awards Governors Ball was one of the most efficient the Ministry has ever seen.

Host Jane Lynch was swept in just after 8:15 p.m., gliding from the Nokia Theatre to the Los Angeles Convention Center, where she screamed she was excited for "dinner time!"

Pictures: The scene at the 2011 Emmy Awards Governors Ball

Amy Poehler and husband Will Arnett came hand-in-hand for the black-and-white gala, which featured trippy color-blocked carpets and a touch of "Clockwork Orange" face paint on service staff.

Harlequin dancers in checkered body suits performed for winners Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, as well as their costars Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara.

Heidi Klum and Seal at the 2011 Emmy Awards governors ball We tried to shout out a compliment to Melissa McCarthy, who designed her own dress, but the winner for outstanding actress in a comedy was too inundated with well-wishers.

Kathy Griffin and Seth Meyers shared a chat outside around several golden trophies, while reality show host Heidi Klum sneaked in in a gorgeous flounced beige gown with floral detail. Husband Seal was her best accessory.

"Glee" didn't make it to the main stage, but McKinley High students including Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and Chris Colfer munched on tomato salad and gabbed. As did most of the crowd -- it was a rarity to find bottoms in seats just after the telecast.

Although eyes were peeled for Kate Winslet, the best actress in a miniseries victor, her winning costar Guy Pearce did just fine accepting kudos from the HBO crowd. The big winners from "Mad Men" stuck to themselves, as Jon Hamm, John Slattery and creator Matthew Weiner all conversed in tailored suits.

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Christina Hendricks, curvy as ever, slipped gracefully in with Elizabeth Moss on her heels. And speaking of heels: Nominee Kristen Wiig of "Saturday Night Live" had a partygoer nail the train of her brown silk gown with a stiletto heel. She smiled it off.

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Upper photo: Guy Pearce arrives at the Governors Ball with his 2011 Emmy Award award for outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries for "Mildred Pierce." Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

Lower photo: Heidi Klum and Seal slip into the party. Credit: Danny Moloshok / Reuters



Jane Krakowski welcomes baby boy Bennett with her fiance, designer Robert Godley

Jane Krakowski and Robert Godley have a baby boy Bennett Jane Krakowski of "30 Rock" has welcomed a new baby boy with fiancé Robert Godley, a menswear designer.

Weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces, blond little Bennett was born April 13 in New York, the actress' rep told Us Weekly.

"Bennett is an amazing, healthy sweet boy and we are both just crazy in love with him," Krakowski, 42, said in a statement to the mag.

Krakowski and Godley, who've been dating since 2008, got engaged over the holidays at the end of last year. The baby-on-board news came in early January, right after the couple announced their engagement.

Bennett is a first child for both the Psycho Bunny fashion designer and the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress.

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Photo: Robert Godley and Jane Krakowski at the 17th Annual SAG Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 30, 2011. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times.


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