What does an InStyle party with the cast of Golden Globe-nominated and Steve McQueen-directed film, 12 Years a Slave look like? Nothing short of sophistication and glamour! Last night at the Golden Globe kick-off celebration with L'Oreal, InStyle's editor Ariel Foxman brushed shoulders with the gorgeous Lupita Nyong'o—who stole the show in a bright yellow Victoria Beckham number—along with her co-stars Michael Fassbender (in Calvin Klein), Chiwetel Ejiofor (in Carolina Herrera), Alfre Woodard (in Tadashi Shoji), Benedict Cumberbatch (in Spencer Hart and Rag & Bone).
As the stars prep themselves for tomorrow's big night—airing live on January 13th starting at 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT on NBC—it didn't stop them from having some fun one another and admitting to InStyle who exactly is the group's biggest jokester. "Lupita is as elegant and intelligent as they come, but don’t let her fool you, she knows how to have fun," Woodard admitted. "Chiwetel is as open-hearted and gracious as he seems, and I think Michael and I talk more trash than you could imagine. Steve McQueen is very glib and Benedict is great, you wouldn’t think he’s excitable but he is!” But the group's general consensus fell on co-star Fassbender. "Everyone said me?" Fassbender asked InStyle, "fine, I’ll take it." Take a peek inside the 12 Years a Slave party by looking through our gallery and be sure to tune in to InStyle.com for InStyle's exclusive viewing party videos during tomorrow's 71st Annual Golden Globes!
1. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Steve McQueen, Lupita Nyong'o and Michael Fassbender
all came together to celebrate their Golden Globe-nominated '12 Years a Slave' during InStyle and L'Oreal's party, which also toasted the film, 'Enough Said.'
2. Lupita Nyong'o and Ariel Foxman“I’m dark-skinned so primary colors pop the best and a color like this also makes me feel warm on a night like (tonight)," Nyong'o said of her Victoria Beckham dress.
3. Chiwetel Ejiofor and Steve McQueen
posed together during the intimate evening, where Ejiofor—who is nominated for Best Actor in a motion picture drama—admitted to InStyle that his secret weapon for Golden Globes weekend is "a gin and tonic.”
4. Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch
shared a sweet moment during the event, where Cumberbatch also told InStyle that his secret weapon for the award weekend is, "sleep, eat well, and create a space where you can get down and dance," he said. "Everyone always wants to talk and you need to carve out space to dance!”
5. Lupita Nyong'o and Michael Fassbender
couldn't help but smile during the '12 Years a Slave' event and they have reason to! Nyong'o and Fassbender are both nominated for best supporting actress and actor based on their roles in the Golden Globe-nominated film.