The Golden Globe Salute to Young Hollywood Party
Tinseltown's rising stars assembled at L.A. hot spot Nobu for the 2nd annual Golden Globes Salute to Young Hollywood party, hosted by InStyle and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. But while guests like Jessica Stroup (in a Jenni Kayne skirt and jacket and Monroe top), Kellan Lutz and Olivia Wilde are used to generating buzz, it was Mavis Spencer (daughter of actress Alfre Woodard and producer Roderick Spencer) who became the center of attention once it was announced that she'd been named Miss Golden Globe 2010. "Rumer [Willis] was Miss Golden Globe 2009 and she's one of my closest friends," said Stroup. "Congratulations to Mavis. I hope she has fun with it!"
-Bronwyn Barnes; with reporting by Andrea Simpson
Olivia Wilde & More!
"I'm here to sweep the floors," joked Olivia Wilde (in a Helmut Lang jacket) of her fashionably late arrival. Despite their tardiness, the House actress and her husband, director Tao Ruspoli, still found time to catch up with Twilight Saga villain Edi Gathegi.
Kayla Ewell and Nina Dobrev
"I am obsessed with these Cole Haan heels because they're made with Nike and you can walk miles in them," said Nina Dobrev (in Alice + Olivia), who showed off her shoes when she posed on the red carpet with her Vampire Diaries co-star, Kayla Ewell.
Alfre Woodard & More!
And the winner is...Mavis Spencer. Actress Alfre Woodard and writer/producer Roderick Spencer were beaming with pride as their daughter was officially named Miss Golden Globe 2010 during the awards season kickoff party. "I'm not really good at public speaking yet, but hopefully I'll get a little bit better," Spencer (in Lela Rose) told the audience.
"I don't watch much TV or that many movies, but I want to go to the Golden Globes. It's fun, it's sexy and it's classy," said Kellan Lutz. While the New Moon star was the recipient of plenty of female attention during the evening, it was the sushi, black cod and Wagyu tacos the caught his eye-and kept it. "I just had another plate!" Lutz said after hitting the buffet for the third time.
After walking the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of Crazy Heart, Maggie Gyllenhaal layered a cozy jacket over her dazzling silver dress abefore making her entrance at Nobu, where the crowd snacked on Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's famous finger foods and sipped Fuse specialty cocktails.
The event turned out to be a meeting of the vampire franchises-Anna Kendrick mingled with Twilight Saga co-star Kellan Lutz, while The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev and Kayla Ewell kicked up their heels to the tunes on the outside patio and Alexander Skarsgaard grabbed a cocktail with his True Blood crew. "My friend used to work in the office of the HFPA, so I was on the outside hearing about the Golden Globes for years. I'm really excited for this year," said Kendrick (in Catherin Malandrino), who might score a nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed flick Up In The Air.
Paula Patton and Dania Ramirez
Paula Patton (right) took a wait-and-see attitude when asked whether she thinks she'll score a Globe nod for her role in Precious. "I am keeping my expectations low, so that I will be surprised if things go the way that we hope," said the mom-to-be (in Robert Rodriguez), who caught up with pal Dania Ramirez (in Dolce & Gabbana).