The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. tapped Greer Grammer as Miss Golden Globes at a soiree where reps from the film and TV world, including Chadwick Boseman, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Morten Tyldum and Matthew Morrison, mingled in a wall-to-wall schmooze-fest.
Theo Kingma, president of the HFPA, told Variety that the event was “the beginning of Golden Globe season,” and there were plenty of awards contenders there.
Just before the party, Kingma unveiled Grammer for the title, carrying on a 50-year tradition of naming a second-generation performer. Grammer is the daughter of Kelsey Grammer, himself a three-time Globe winner (out of nine noms).
Also among the partygoers were writers Jason Hall (“American Sniper”), Graham Moore (“The Imitation Game”), Larry Karaszewski (“Big Eyes”) and Theodore Melfi (“St. Vincent”), directors Xavier Dolan (“Mommy”) and Zach Braff (“Wish I Was Here”), actors Dan Bucatinsky (“The Comeback”), Sam Heughan (“Outlander”), Lizzie Kaplan (“Masters of Sex”), Logan Lerman (“Fury”), James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan (both from “The Best of Me”), Jenny Slate (“The Obvious Child”) and Alison Tolman (“Fargo”).
This was the second year that the HFPA held their reception at West Hollywood’s Fig & Olive.