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Vanity Fair welcomes Oscar's brightest stars for annual afterparty

March 8, 2010 |  9:04 am
Meryl Street and Amy Adams

Although the winners of the 82nd Academy Awards might have been a roll of the dice, Vanity Fair's post-Oscar party is a sure thing. This year was no exception.

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard Held at West Hollywood's Sunset Tower Hotel, nominees, winners and celebrity guests joined VF editor in chief Graydon Carter for the annual exclusive fete.

Young, old, werewolf and human peppered the gathering -- from Joan and Jackie Collins to Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron.

Taylor Lautner Meryl Streep perched on a couch, chatting up pregnant Amy Adams, while Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard huddled in a corner talking to pal Carey Mulligan. Michael Bay loomed near Jessica Simpson, Marc Anthony, Heidi Klum and Harvey Weinstein in the Terrace Room.

Charlize Theron and her mother, Gerda, bypassed Ed Norton and Shauna Robertson to mingle with Suzanne Somers, Joe and Nick Jonas, Tyler Perry, Russell Brand and Katy Perry and Sean Penn.

A very formal Giovanni Ribisi spoke at length with a casually dressed Beck; nearby, Oscar producer Adam Shankman talked the telecast with Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt.

Sarah Silverman introduced herself to Spike Lee, while Vera Wang danced to Michael Jackson's "PYT" with her Olympic medalist muse, Evan Lysacek.

Vanity-Fair-Gallery The night's big winner, Kathryn Bigelow, with her "Hurt Locker" star Jeremy Renner, was greeted with unanimous applause from the likes of a radiant Gabrielle Union, Judd Apatow, Chevy Chase, Lee Daniels, Natalie Portman, Common, Kid Rock, Oscar host Steve Martin, Robert Downey Jr., Macaulay Culkin, Rachel McAdams, best actress nominee Gabourey Sidibe and Bill Maher.

Exes Ryan Phillippe and Abbie Cornish kept their distance, while Jennifer Lopez revealed a quick change into a black gown to husband Marc Anthony. Efron kept his "High School Musical" gal Vanessa Hudgens warm on the chilly patio, while Keanu Reeves and Cameron Diaz were offered In n' Out burgers on silver platters.

Jesse James and Sandra Bullock This year's best actress winner, Sandra Bullock, made an appearance with her husband, Jesse James, both eager to greet Ryan Reynolds (sans bride Scarlett Johannson).

Oscar winners Christoph Waltz, Jeff Bridges, Sandy Powell and T-Bone Burnett were in also attendance.

Click on the photo gallery above to see more celebrity guests.

-- Matt Donnelly

Upper photo: "Julie & Julia" stars Meryl Streep and Amy Adams inside the Vanity Fair party. Credit: Kevin Mazur / Getty Images for Vanity Fair

Second photo: Taylor Lautner. Credit: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images.

Third photo: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard arrive. Credit: Craig Barritt / Getty Images

Fourth photo: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. Credit: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

Lower photo: Jesse James and Sandra Bullock. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press

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