While this awards season’s front-runners are less concrete, the week-long roster of ritualistic parties leading up to the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday will follow a tried-and-true formula — with a few exceptions.
Audi and W Magazine will join revelry forces, rather than throwing rival cocktail bashes on Thursday; Art for Amnesty joins the party with a first-time brunch fostering free speech on Friday; Showtime will be celebrating solo, rather than teaming up with partners CBS and the CW; and Amazon — which landed its first Golden Globe last year, and has both winner “Transparent” and newcomer “Mozart in the Jungle” in the running this year — will throw an inaugural post-Globes celebration (having gained some practice, with its first-time Emmy bash last fall). The move seems fitting, in a year when digital (namely, Netflix) surpasses networks with the most nominations, breaking HBO’s 14-year streak of domination and leading the TV race.
|Will Arnett and Ricky Gervais at the Weinstein Company and Netflix’s 2015 Golden Globes After-Party
Photo by Rich Polk/Courtesy of FIJI Water
In another move towards tradition, controversial but ratings-generating veteran host Ricky Gervais — who emceed for three consecutive years, from 2010-12 — will take the reins from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who also served a three-year stint. Last year, Fey and Poehler hosted a raucous late-night shindig at Chateau — whose sceney digs this year will be occupied by WME, now moving its A-List Friday soiree to Globes night.
Get the bubbly ready — it’s Globes champagne partner Moet & Chandon’s 25th year, after all.
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See More: Golden Globe Nominations: Complete List
Wednesday, Jan. 6
The People’s Choice Awards – 6-8 p.m., Microsoft Theater
Jane Lynch, Favorite TV Comedy Actress of ’11, will host, Ellen DeGeneres will be honored and Shawn Mendes and Jason Derulo will serenade a rather musical lineup of guests — including Britney Spears, Christina Milian, Lea Michele, Dakota Johnson, John Stamos, Kate Hudson, Meghan Trainor, Vin Diesel and the Pink Ladies of “Grease: Live” (Carly Rae Jepsen, Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens) — at the 41st annual awards. Setting it apart from other awards shows, fans determine the nominees and winners, and viewers can vote for Favorite New TV Comedy and Favorite New Drama up until show night. Purchase tickets, or catch the show airing on CBS at 9 p.m. ET/ delayed PT. After the show, Sarah Hyland will host an after-party at Club Nokia’s VIP Lounge at L.A. Live, with tunes by DJ Mia Moretti.
|Marcia Gay Harden, Jane Lynch, Christina Milian, Ming-Na Wen, Betsy Brandt and Abigail Spencer at the People’s Choice Awards Nominees Press Conference
Photo by Rob Latour/Variety/REX/Shutterstock
Thursday, Jan. 7
Miss Golden Globe Lunch – 1 p.m., Stardust Ballroom at Beverly Hilton
Jamie Foxx was “over the moon” on the November night when his daughter, Corinne Foxx, was announced as Miss Golden Globe 2016 at a chic soiree at Ysabel West Hollywood. In further anticipation, the younger Foxx will host an intimate luncheon — complete with Moet photo booth and champagne tower — where she’ll chat with media about her upcoming role.
|Miss Golden Globe 2016 Corinne Foxx and actor Jamie Foxx at the HFPA and InStyle’s Celebration of Miss Golden Globe 2016 at Ysabel
Photo by Charley Gallay/Courtesy of FIJI Water
*Audi and W Magazine’s Golden Globe Awards Celebration – 7:30- 10:30 p.m., Chateau Marmont
This year, German luxury car manufacturer Audi and W Magazine are teaming up to conjointly fete the Globes and W’s annual Best Performances issue (honoring actors including cover stars Alicia Vikander, Brie Larson, Carey Mulligan, Eddie Redmayne, Rooney Mara and Saoirse Ronan). W will contribute their chichi committee of hosts (the magazine’s Stefano Tonchi and Lynn Hirschberg, and hotelier Andre Balazs), while Audi will transport VIPs in all-new 2017 Q7s. Audi’s been throwing consistently solid, industry-heavy pre-awards bashes at Cecconi’s biannually (for Globes and Emmys), and W Magazine packed the intimate Chateau penthouse last year with leading ladies like Reese Witherspoon, Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain and Rosamund Pike (not to mention male eye candy like Chris Evans, Jamie Dornan, Eddie Redmayne and David Oyelowo), so expectations are high.
|Actors Darren Le Gallo, Amy Adams and Henry Cavill at W Magazine’s celebration of the ‘Best Performances’ Portfolio and the Golden Globes at Chateau Marmont
Photo by Donato Sardella/Courtesy of W Magazine
Friday, Jan. 8
Art For Amnesty Pre-Golden Globes Recognition Brunch – 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Chateau Marmont
Television and film artists from around the world who’ve taken a stand for human rights will be honored at Art for Amnesty’s inaugural Globes event. Alongside breakfast and a screening of Bush|Renz’s mini-documentary “Canvases of Courage,” freedom of expression — and the obstacles to it — will be deliberated.
*AFI Awards Luncheon – 12 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
“There hasn’t been so much talent in one place since Orson Welles dined alone at Ciro’s!” said Norman Lear at last year’s American Film Institute Awards luncheon — which hosted Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep and Oprah. Though 11 motion pictures were honored for the first time in 2015, 10 films (including “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Straight Outta Compton”) and 10 TV programs (including “Better Call Saul,” “Empire,” “Master of None” and “Mr. Robot”) join the prestigious almanac of works praised for advancing the art of the moving image. “Mad Men,” which earned more honors than any other show in AFI Awards history, will be presented with an AFI Special Award.
|Oprah Winfrey and Matthew McConaughey at the 15th Annual AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Photo by Michael Kovac/Courtesy of AFI
Moet & Chandon Globes Celebration – 7-9 p.m., Roku on Sunset
2015 Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez, producer David Guillod, Brio Entertainment partner Rachel Sheedy, CAA agent Ryan Tarpley and music directors We Are From L.A. — judges of the first Moet Moment Film Festival — will celebrate the festival winner, whose 30- to 60-second film will score a creative fund. Moet’s 25 years at the Golden Globes (and this year’s contribution of 1,500 Moet Imperial minis for the red carpet; 125 cases of 2004 Grand Vintage Brut and Imperial Rose Magnums for the tables; and 500 Moet cocktails, like this year’s raspberry-themed signature Moet Ruby Red, for the bars), will also be toasted at Innovative Dining Group (Sushi Roku, BOA Steakhouse)’s new WeHo bistro in the former Rivabella space.
|Vice President of Moet & Chandon, Thomas Bouleuc; 2015 Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez; and President of The Hollywood Foreign Press, Lorenzo Soria, celebrate Moet’s 25th Anniversary at the Golden Globes with the launch of The Moet Moment Film Festival Competition at Chateau Marmont.
Photo by Frazer Harrison/Courtesy of Moet & Chandon
Starz Celebrates 2016 Globe Nominees – 7 p.m., Chateau Marmont Penthouse
The Starz team will toast their six nominations (for drama series “Outlander,” limited series “Flesh & Bone” and actors Patrick Stewart, Caitriona Balfe, Sarah Hay and Tobias Menzies) at this swanky cocktail soiree.
Open Road, Anonymous Content and Participant Media Celebrate “Spotlight” – 7 p.m., Bouchon
“Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy and cast members including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams (plus some of the real-life journalists portrayed) will join 200 guests for a Boston-themed fete in celebration of the thrice-Globe-nominated film. In addition to enjoying an East Coast-inspired menu (with fried clams, New England clam chowder, mini stadium hot dogs and Boston cream-filled Beignets for dessert), guests will sip Ketel One cocktails amidst authentic news articles, Boston Globes T-shirts and Red Socks memorabilia that will bring a taste of Boston to Beverly Hills.
*CAA Party – Soho House
The talent behemoth is back with its annual biweekly fetes, beginning with this kickoff party which has packed the already-exclusive Soho House with stars from Sean Penn to Madonna to Tom Cruise to Demi Moore in years past. Myriad boldfaced names are nearly guaranteed, given that nominated clients include Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Eddie Redmayne, Saoirse Ronan, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Will Smith, Michael Fassbender, David Oyelowo, Kate Winslet, Jane Fonda, Jon Hamm, Robin Wright, Viola Davis, Felicity Huffman and Queen Latifah.
Saturday, Jan. 9
Film Independent Filmmaker Grant and Spirit Award Nominees Brunch – 11 a.m.-2 p.m., BOA Steakhouse
Alongside Globe contenders “Carol” and “Spotlight,” “Anomalisa,” “Tangerine” and “Beasts of No Nation” will vie for best feature (and films like “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” “James White” and “Mediterranea” for best first feature) at the 31st Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Feb. 27. In advance of the beachy, tented Santa Monica affair, nominees (like Jason Segel, Ben Mendelsohn, Brie Larson and Rooney Mara) will fraternize and feast on a breakfast buffet. At 12:15 p.m., a pair of celebrity hosts (which, last year, were Emmy Rossum and Michael Pena) will present filmmaking grants to further foster “artist-driven films made with an economy of means.”
|Ellar Coltrane and Patricia Arquette at the 31st Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Brunch
Photo by Jim Smeal/BEI/BEI/Shutterstock
*BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party – 2-5 p.m. Ballroom at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Last year’s British-themed event came complete with rainy weather — but it didn’t stop Eddie Redmayne, Keira Knightley, Jamie Dornan, Adrien Brody and Steve Carell from dropping by for some traditional scones, cucumber sandwiches and cocktails. This year, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ posh afternoon soiree, presented by BBC America and the GREAT Campaign, is sponsored by American Airlines, and will also raise awareness of BAFTA’s philanthropic work with the Heritage Archive and Inner City Cinema programs.
|Eddie Redmayne, Joanne Froggatt and Dominic West at the BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party at the Four Seasons Hotel
Photo by Frazer Harrison/Courtesy of BAFTA LA
Paramount Party – 5-8 p.m., Chateau Marmont
Brad Grey fetes Paramount’s nominees including Christian Bale and Steve Carell, their musical/comedy nominee “The Big Short,” and animated feature “Anomalisa.”
The Art of Elysium’s Ninth Annual Heaven Gala – 7 p.m., 3Labs at 8461 Warner Dr. in Culver City
British designer Vivienne Westwood and husband Andreas Kronthaler’s version of “heaven” is sure to be fashionable, and, as this year’s visionaries, they’ll plan an evening for artsy Art of Elysium supporters like Amber Heard, Johnny Depp, James Franco, Kelly Osbourne, Elijah Wood and Topher Grace. Finola Hughes and Russell Young will receive the coveted Spirit of Elysium award, and the program (for which tickets, starting at $5,000 are available, and which helps bring art to children, elders and homeless people) will be divided into two scenes. First, an industrial art installation by New York artist Andrew Ondrejcak will be the backdrop for British punk band Wild Daughter, and then, a post-apocalyptic rainforest will set the stage for Soprano singer Shara Worden and ballet dancers (dressed in Westwood Gold Label, of course).
|Amber Heard and Johnny Depp at the 2015 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala
Courtesy of Art of Elysium
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards – 6 p.m., InterContinental Century City
L.A.’s own professional film critics cast their votes on the annual Achievement Awards, which recognize “screen excellence on both sides of the camera.” Last year’s winners included “Boyhood” director Richard Linklater and actress Patricia Arquette, and “Locke” actor Tom Hardy, and this year, “Mad Max: Fury Road” director George Miller, “Steve Jobs” actor Michael Fassbender and “45 Years” actress Charlotte Rampling will be among the honorees.
|Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron and Salma Hayek at the 4th Annual Sean Penn & Friends “Help Haiti Home” Gala
Photo by Christopher Polk/Courtesy of J/P Haitian Relief Organization
*Sean Penn & Friends’ Fifth Annual Help Haiti Home Gala – 6 p.m. Montage Hotel
Sean Penn and CAA’s Bryan Lourd raised $6 million for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization last year — with help from famous friends like Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon and surprise speaker Bill Clinton. Now, they’re back to do it again, with a powerhouse event committee including Lynne and Marc Benioff, Rebecca and Eric Dane, Rosetta and Balthazar Getty and Kimberly and Brad Paisley. Anderson Cooper will return as Master of Ceremonies, and the surprise musical guests always please (past years have included Coldplay’s Chris Martin, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2’s Bono and the Edge and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder).
Sunday, Jan. 10 – Post-Golden Globes
*Fox, 20th TV, FX, Fox Searchlight Viewing Party & Post-Show Celebration – 4 p.m. Viewing Party/ 8 p.m. Post-Show Party, The Fox Pavilion, 9900 Wilshire Blvd. at Merv Griffin Way
With Twentieth Century Fox scoring the most nominations of any studio, with 12, nominees from films like “The Martian,” “the Revenant,” “Spy” and “Joy” (i.e. Matt Damon, Ridley Scott, Leonardo DiCaprio, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Melissa McCarthy and Jennifer Lawrence) might hit this off-campus shindig with statue in hand (like Michael Keaton, Wes Anderson and Billy Bob Thornton did, last year). Fox TV nominees like Taraji P. Henson and the “Empire” crew could come through, along with members of the well-faring FX shows (like “Fargo,” which nabbed 3 nominees, and “American Horror Story: Hotel,” which was nominated for best miniseries and performance by actress Lady Gaga — who was the belle of the ball at Fox’s Emmy party).
|Finn Wittrock, Naomi Grossman and Lady Gaga at the 20th Century Fox and FX Primetime Emmy After-Party
Photo by Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock
NBCUniversal’s Golden Globes After-Party – Parking Garage Rooftop, Beverly Hilton
Last year, a spirited Eddie Redmayne celebrated his win for “The Theory of Everything” alongside his co-stars at NBC Entertainment, Universal Pictures, E! and Focus Features’ post-broadcast bash. Although the show’s hosting network NBC didn’t receive any noms, Universal Pictures tied with the Weinstein Company as the second-most-nominated distributer, with 8 nods (for films like “Trainwreck,” “Steve Jobs” and “The Danish Girl”). Which means that Redmayne may be a repeat partier, and Amy Schumer and host Gervais would liven any room up.
|Felicity Jones, James Marsh, Eddie Redmayne and Johan Johansson at the 2015 Universal, NBC, Focus Features and E! Entertainment Golden Globe After-Party
Photo by Eric Charbonneau/REX/Shutterstock
*The Weinstein Co. and Netflix’s Golden Globes After-Party – Robinsons May Lot, 9900 Wilshire Blvd.
With “Carol” as this year’s most-nominated film (scoring five noms); TWC tying with Universal as the second-most-nominated studio (after 20th Century Fox); and Netflix winning the TV nominations race (and scoring a film nom, for “Beasts of No Nations”), things are bound to be particularly boisterous. This swinging soiree sponsored by Marie Claire, which last year relocated to new space across the carpet, moved Channing and Jenna Dewan Tatum to hit the dance floor, and is a favorite stop for Taylor Swift (who hung with Lorde and Haim last year, after starting a dance party with girlfriends the year before — when Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio brought their moms). This year, the “Orange Is the New Black” and “Narcos” casts — plus “House of Cards'” Robin Wright and “Beast of No Nation’s” Idris Elba — will mingle with “The Hateful Eight” and “Carol” ensembles.
|Cara Delevingne, Georgina Chapman, Jennifer Lopez and Rita Ora at The Weinstein Company & Netflix’s 2015 Golden Globe After-Party
Photo by Jeff Vespa/Courtesy of TWC
*HBO Golden Globes After-Party – 8 p.m., Circa 55 restaurant and Trader Vic’s Bar, Beverly Hilton
Though HBO was one nomination shy of continuing to lead the TV pack, the cable network (which scored seven noms) can still be counted on for an extravagant indoor/outdoor all-out bash — with the best buffet at the Beverly Hilton (get ready for black truffle caesar, seared miso scallion chicken and porcini gnocchi). Gold, black and cream colors will create “a winter garden,” whose centerpiece will be a Gothic-style conservatory filled with orchids, roses and greenery. Last year, Lena Dunham and the “Girls” held court at a central table, while “True Detective’s” Matthew McConaughey and Vince Vaughn intimately talked shop. This year, contenders from “Veep,” “Silicon Valley” and “Game of Thrones” will be joined by long-form nominees like “Nightingale’s” David Oyelowo, “Hero’s” Oscar Isaac and “Bessie’s” Queen Latifah, who may also be in the poolside party mix.
|Lauren Bowles, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Lena Dunham at HBO’s Official Golden Globe Awards After-Party
Photo by FilmMagic/Courtesy of HBO
Warner Bros. and InStyle Post-Golden Globe Party – Oasis Courtyard, Beverly Hilton
Thomas Ford of Tom Ford Designs is using bold colors and ornate materials, like gold leather, silk, brass, glossy lacquer and mirroring, in this year’s contemporary interior design — the focal point of which will be a deconstructed lantern in the room’s center. Last year, fashionable guests from Jennifer Aniston to Viola Davis to Jake Gyllenhaal came through, and this year, talent from Warner Bros.’ nominated films “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Creed” would be a safe bet.
|Selena Gomez and Jennifer Aniston at the 2015 InStyle And Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party
Photo by Michael Buckner/Courtesy of InStyle
Amazon After-Party – The Stardust Room, Beverly Hilton
Taking over the space where Paramount celebrated nominated films “Selma,” “Interstellar” and “Noah” last year, Amazon Studios — which won its first Globe for “Transparent” in 2015 — is getting in the Globes party game. Five nominations for two shows (including nods for Gael Garcia Bernal of “Mozart in the Jungle,” and for Jeffrey Tambor and Judith Light of “Transparent”) is a worthy reason for a reception — and the casts of other Amazon original series (“Bosch,” “Catastrophe,” “Hand of God” and upcoming “Mad Dogs”) will be on hand to help toast.
|Kathryn Hahn, Judith Light, show creator/director Jill Soloway, Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker and Melora Hardin at the “Transparent” 2015 Cast and Crew Golden Globes Viewing Party at the London West Hollywood
Photo by Jerod Harris/Courtesy of Amazon Studios
*CAA Party – Sunset Tower
At this second of the agency’s two annual Globes events, a victory for films like “Joy,” “Brooklyn,” “Carol” or “the Revenant” could give extra partying ammunition to the ample above-mentioned nominated clients (Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Eddie Redmayne, Saoirse Ronan, Alejandro G. Inarritu, etc.).
*WME party – Chateau Marmont
This notorious late-night party destination — where hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey held an exclusive after-party last year — played host to determined revelers including Jeremy Renner, James Marsden, Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, Taylor Swift and Maura Tierney until nearly 3 a.m. This year, the hip haunt will instead be packed with WME agents and talent, which may include nominees like Matt Damon, Quentin Tarantino, Rooney Mara, Sylvester Stallone, Christian Bale, Brie Larson, Idris Elba, Rami Malek, Steve Carell, Lady Gaga, Paul Dano, Aziz Ansari, Bob Odenkirk and Aaron Sorkin. But will they have the same endurance?
DPA Pre-Awards Luxury Gifting Lounge – 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Jan. 7-9, LUXE Rodeo Drive Hotel
Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko scours the globe for her favorite finds, which will include fashions from Miriam Reikerstorfer (Netherlands) and Sai Suman (India); jewelry from New York-based jewelry company Arido; and Marchon Eyewear. This 12th event is dedicated to Dubois-Sissoko’s brother, Fabrice Dubois, who was killed at the Bataclan in Paris during the Nov. terrorist attacks.
HBO Luxury Lounge
- 12-5 p.m., Jan. 8, Four Seasons Los Angeles
For its 14th year, the popular lounge is teaming up with Marc Jacobs Beauty, so nominees and celebrity talent will be treated to manis and makeup applications while perusing products from Victorinox Swiss Army, DSW, Nautica, Boiron, Gendarme, KEEP Collective and Solo.
Secret Room Events’ Golden Globe Style Lounge – 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Jan. 8, SLS Hotel ballroom
VIPs will pick up trips to Bora Bora and New York’s Langham Place hotel on Fifth Ave., in addition to receiving spa and hair services and goodies from over 60 brands.
GBK & Pilot Pen Pre-Golden Globes Celebrity Suite – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Jan. 8-9, W Hollywood
Luxurious lifestyle goods, like high-end pens and other surprises, will fill a celebrity gift bag totaling over ten grand.
The Golden Globe Awards will air live at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET Jan. 10 on NBC.