Inside the Hottest Parties of Oscar Night 2016
What a night! The 2016 Academy Awards successfully wrapped Sunday evening, after a show full of memorable moments and witty commentary by host Chris Rock. And while celebrities jam-packed Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, many stars watched the ceremony via live telecast at extravagant fêtes—like the Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing party, which brought out Mariah Carey and Hilary Swank among others.
What came next, naturally, were the after-parties. Newly minted Oscar winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson headed to the Governors Ball, where they got their names engraved on their best actor and actress statuettes. Meanwhile the Vanity Fair Oscar party and the 20th Century Fox Academy Awards bash also drew festive crowds of winners, nominees, and more talents who were all in the mood to raise a glass to Hollywood.
Head inside Oscar night's hottest parties with a look through our gallery.
Chris Rock and Leonardo DiCaprio
Rock met up with DiCaprio (and his brand-new best actor statuette) at the Vanity Fair Oscar party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
Taylor Swift and Lorde
Who could be a better date than your BFF? Swift, in a black Alexandre Vaulthier gown, and Lorde arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscar party with perhaps the greatest accessories of the night: each other.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Leave it to Stefani and Shelton to kick date night into high gear. Making their first red carpet appearance as a couple, the happy pair wore strikingly contrasting ensembles for Vanity Fair's Oscar party.
So far into her pregnancy, Hathaway has nailed her maternity ensembles—and the fully embellished black gown she rocked alongside husband Adam Shulman to the Vanity Fair Oscar party proved to be no exception.
John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Justin Timberlake, and Jessica Biel
Talk about a Hollywood power couple—or two! The married pairs shared a moment at the Vanity Fair Oscar party
Freida Pinto and Brie Larson
Pinto caught up with Oscar-winner Larson at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, where the duo sparkled in contrasting gowns.
Kerry Washington and Sofía Vergara
Jennifer Garner and Serena Williams
Garner and Williams wore contrasting dress colors—but both stunned at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.
Jessica Biel, Amy Adams, and Demi Lovato
Biel and Lovato ditched their sparkly Manolo Blahniks and Jimmy Choos for a breather at the Vanity Fair Oscar party. Adams made sure to join in on the fun too.
Diane Kruger, Kate Bosworth, and Elizabeth Banks
Who says three’s a crowd? Ultimate party-hopping trio Kruger, Bosworth, and Banks stood by the bar and mingled inside Vanity Fair’s Oscar party.
Adrien Brody and Kate Hudson
Brody took a tie-free, laid-back approach to celebrating at the Vanity Fair Oscar after-party. Meanwhile, Hudson glowed in her shiny metallic number.
Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga
Stefani and Lady Gaga brought the term "blonde bombshell" to new heights at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.
Margot Robbie and Alexander Skarsgard
The Tarzan co-stars left the wild jungle behind and dressed to the nines for the Vanity Fair Oscar party. Robbie dazzled in a Tom Ford dress while Skarsgard looked dapper in a tailored tuxedo.
Best actress Oscar winner Larson cuddled up to Alex Greenwald and her newly engraved statuette at the Governors Ball, held at the Hollywood & Highland Center.
Moments after taking home his first Academy Award, for his role in The Revenant, DiCaprio rushed into the Dolby Theatre's ballroom for the Governors Ball, the official Oscars after-party. "Dayum," DiCaprio said with a huge grin as dozens of people watched him wait to get his brand-new statuette engraved.
First-time Oscar winner Alicia Vikander was ready to celebrate the night inside of Governors Ball. "I feel so overwhelmed and ecstatic and I feel a million emotions all at once. I can't wait to celebrate this evening and take off my shoes and dance this night away," the Danish Girl actress told InStyle.
"Whoops! The danger of the dress," Theron said when she realized another guest accidently stepped on her Dior gown at the Governors Ball. That didn't stop her celebratory spirit. "What a night!" she added.
Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers
Olivia Munn arrived to the Governors Ball hand-in-hand with her boyfriend, NFL star Aaron Rodgers. Talk about one hot couple!
Who wouldn't be all smiles with a new Oscar in tow? Sam Smith, in Dunhill Tuxedos, took home the award for best original song for "Writings on the Wall" from Spectre.
Sarah Silverman and Louis C.K.
Sarah Silverman met up with funnyman Louis C.K. inside the Governors Ball, where we imagine the conversation was nothing but hilarious.
Jason Segel and Alexis Minter
Jason Segel handsomely smiled for the camera with girlfriend Alexis Minter.
Mariah Carey and Sir Elton John
Sir Elton hosted the songstress, who stunned in a one-shoulder black gown, at the 24th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing party held at the City of West Hollywood Park in West Hollywood, Calif.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross
The parents to baby girl Jagger Snow Ross enjoyed a parents' night out at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing party.
Renee Puente and Matthew Morrison
The couple, who tied the knot in 2014, complemented each other in black looks for the Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing party.
The model opted for head-to-toe steel gray look to attend the 20th Century Fox Academy Awards after-party at the Hollywood Athletic Club.
Billy Eichner arrived at the 20th Century Fox Academy Awards after-party in a dapper tuxedo.
Sir Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell
Sir Patrick Stewart rocked a navy jacket while his wife, Sunny Ozell, opted for a menswear-inspired ensemble.