Ever wonder what it’s like to be a part of the infamous Golden Globes after-parties? Well, it’s just as glamorous as you might think. At the parties that Gold Derby attended several of the celebrity guests were seen clutching Golden Globe trophies won earlier in the evening. Scroll down to see our play-by-play of the Golden Globes after-parties that editor Chris Beachum and I attended, from Fox/FX to HBO.
As the FX network won several high-profile Golden Globes including Best Comedy Series (“Atlanta”), Best Comedy Actor (Donald Glover), Best Limited Series (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”) and Best Limited Series Actress (Sarah Paulson), the 20th Century Fox party was one of the go-to galas of the night. This shindig also had one of the smoothest check-in processes, with several attendants at the ready to welcome all of the incoming party-goers. After I snagged a picture with first-time Golden Globe champ Paulson (see above), we held court with the program’s infamous Judge Ito (Kenneth Choi), who mentioned how proud he was of the project.
On our way out the door, “Hidden Figures” star Janelle Monae let us know how much of a fan she is of the box-office blockbuster that’s sure to be an Oscar Best Picture nominee. And “O.J.” creator Ryan Murphy was beaming ear-to-ear, saying to watch out for his next limited series on FX, titled “Feud” and starring Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford and Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis. Awards chief John Solberg was even ready to chat about the next big FX show, “Taboo” starring Tom Hardy. Not so fast, John — we’re still in this awards cycle!
The place to be at any awards show is the HBO after-party, and the pay-caster didn’t let us down tonight. We chatted with too many stars to even name here, including Golden Globe winners Viola Davis (“Fences”), Isabelle Huppert and Paul Verhoeven (“Elle”). For those fashionistas out there, Davis was still wearing her now-classic Michael Kors yellow dress, but she had a black jacket over her shoulders to keep her warm in the chilly (for L.A.) weather as she chatted with congratulatory fans near the buffet table.
Also in attendance at the HBO party were major in-house stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”), Bryan Cranston (“All the Way”), Sarah Jessica Parker (“Divorce”), Issa Rae (“Insecure”) and Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”). From other studios, we saw Yvette Nicole Brown (“The Odd Couple”), Kate Flannery (“The Office”), Dule Hill (“The West Wing”), Simon Helberg (“Florence Foster Jenkins”) and Vince Vaughn (“Hacksaw Ridge”). The consensus was that even though HBO didn’t win any Golden Globe awards, the network was still a top priority among party-hoppers.
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