Goodbye, Christmas and New Year’s. Hello, awards season!
The Golden Globes are upon us, and that means the festivities kick off with W Magazine’s annual Friday night soiree toasting its Best Performances Issue. Expect to see well-heeled, A-List celebrities mix and mingle elbow-to-elbow in the penthouse suite of the Chateau Marmont.
That same evening, Jon Hamm, Willem Dafoe and Wilmer Valderrama will be among the celebs at the Golden Globes Foundation Dinner helping to present $5 million in grant awards to 96 non-profits.
In the past, studios and networks threw lavish affairs in separate ballrooms at the Beverly Hilton immediately following the Globes, but things have slowed down in recent years due to the COVID pandemic and controversies that rocked the HFPA. Instead, there are smaller affairs being thrown at venues throughout Los Angeles in the nights leading up to the Globes.
Check out the ultimate party guide below to find out what is going on before and after the Globes.
Friday, Jan. 5
W’s editor in chief Sara Moonves and Lynn Hirschberg host the fashion mag’s annual Best Performances Issue party. This year’s cover subjects include Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Colman Domingo, Greta Lee, Ryan Gosling, Robert Downey Jr., Lily Gladstone, Nicolas Cage, Charles Melton, Zac Efron, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Jodie Foster and Margot Robbie. The party is presented by Christian Louboutin.
Chateau Marmont, West Hollywood
Golden Globes Foundation Dinner
Aja Naomi King and Eva LaRue host. Presenters, including Erica Ash, Eugenio Derbez, Jon Hamm, Renata Notni, Willem Dafoe and Wilmer Valderrama, will announce the recipients of $5 million in grant awards to 96 organizations supporting arts education, film restoration, journalism programs and underserved communities.
The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills
Saturday, Jan. 6
2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch
This year’s beachside soiree will see Charles Melton, Noah Galvin, James Marsden, Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Celine Song, Jessica Williams, Dominique Fishback, Trace Lysette and Zoe Lister-Jones.
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hotel Casa del Mar, Santa Monica
Amazon MGM Studios
Amazon MGM Studios joins forces with Vanity Fair to celebrate awards season.
Bar Marmont, Los Angeles
Apple TV+ host a cocktail reception to celebrate “Entertainment and Creativity.”
Sunset Tower Hotel, West Hollywood
Astra Film Awards
Honorees include Willem Dafoe, Jeffrey Wright, Danielle Brooks, Abby Ryder Fortson, Glenn Howerton, Daniel Pemberton, Chad Stahelski and the “John Wick: Chapter Four” stunt team and J.A. Bayona.
Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles
The guest list for The Art of Elysium event includes Ian Somerhalder, Jeremy Allen White, Jon Hamm, Joe Manganiello, Kelly Osbourne, Julia Garner, Shanola Hampton, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Green, Jason Segel, Lily Gladstone and Sturgill Simpson. Neil Gaiman, Amy Smart, Carter Oosterhouse and Cara Santa to be honored.
6:30 – 11 p.m.
The Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles
Sunday, Jan. 7
Golden Globes After Party
The Globes’ official after party, co-hosted by Billboard, is just steps away from the International Ballroom. Last year’s attendees included Jennifer Coolidge, Hannah Einbinder, Ke Huy Quan, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Heidi Klum, Glen Powell, Quinta Brunson, Jenna Ortega, Jeremy Allen White, Janelle James, Regina Hall and Salma Hayek.
Immediately following the Globes
The Pool at The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills
Universal Filmed Entertainment Group
Universal celebrates its Golden Globe nominees. Expect plenty of smiles and pats on the back as the studio recently announced that it was the global box office leader in 2023 after collecting $4.907 billion in worldwide ticket sales. It’s the first time since 2015 that Disney did not come out on top.
Tommy’s Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
Young Hollywood and the Breakout Stars of 2023
Affinity, along with Don Julio Tequila, celebrates Young Hollywood and the Breakout Stars of 2023. DJ M.O.S. and DJ Tay James headline. Past attendees included Idris Elba, Paris Hilton, Jack Harlowe, Michael Cimino and Wiz Khalifa.
Immediately following the Globes
Academy LA, Hollywood
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