It’s party time! The 73rd Annual Golden Globes is upon us, and the good news is, the stars didn’t wait for Sunday’s broadcast to get the party started. There have been celebrations happening all over Los Angeles all week leading up to the ceremony, with nominees, presenters, and Hollywood community toasting the best in film and television at cocktails, galas, dinners, and even brunches.
And we’ve been to a bunch of ‘em. Overall, we’ve sensed that the spirit in this Cali metropolis is hands-down excitement. The stars are itching to get out, see people they know and love, meet new friends, and lock down new projects. Plus, the bubbly has been a-flowing everywhere you turn (we can speak from experience on that one).
Besides, did we mention everyone is in town? One award season staple who has been making the rounds is Cate Blanchett. She’s palling around with her Carol co-star Rooney Mara, hitting up the Film Independent Spirit Awards brunch and the BAFTA Awards Season Tea in the same day, where she caught up with fellow Best Actress nominee, Brie Larson.
Click the photo above to see all the best moments from inside the hottest parties of Golden Globes weekend, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Madonna, Sean Penn, Christina Hendricks, Johnny Depp, and more.
—With additional reporting by Brandi Fowler, Brianna King, Carita Rizzo, and Scott Huver