News Awards & Events Oscars Oscar Pre-Parties By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 23, 2009 @ 12:32PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Chris Weeks/WireImage Oscar Pre-Parties 01 of 11 Reese Witherspoon Gilbert Flores/Celebrity Photo Los Angeles took a bite out of the Big Apple for a good cause when Montblanc rolled out the red carpet at Paramount Studios' famous New York backlot to celebrate the "Signature for Good" initiative to benefit UNICEF. Reese Witherspoon (in Dior), Emily Blunt and Sienna Miller were among the leading ladies present for the gala benefit. 02 of 11 Eva Longoria Parker Ziri Rideaux/Rex Features Also in attendance at the Montblanc Signature for Good gala, Eva Longoria Parker celebrated the unveiling of her Gone With the Wind-inspired portrait, part of a series that had famous actresses channeling classic movie stars. "They told me to show up, put the dress on and be Scarlett O'Hara," laughed Longoria Parker, in Reem Acra. "It wasn't that hard!" 03 of 11 Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Steve Granitz/WireImage Hollywood power couple Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore got their game on when they joined industry insiders and other L.A. notables to compete in The Art of Elysium's annual Hollywood Domino tournament, held on the rooftop of the Andaz Hotel. While her husband played to win-and ultimately took home the top prize-Moore relied on some coaching from her table-mates, frequently asking, "And now I do this, right?" 04 of 11 Anne Hathaway Andy Fossum/Startraks Photo Rachel Getting Married star Anne Hathaway (in Helmut Lang) was among the 31 women of the hour at the Women in Film 2nd annual pre-Oscar cocktail party, hosted by Hollywood mega-producer Peter Guber. Nominees Hathaway and Taraji P. Henson and fellow guests like Elizabeth Banks were all winners at the Perrier-Jouet-sponsored event, taking home gift bags containing goodies from skin care guru Kate Somerville and Max Mara. 05 of 11 Freida Pinto and Kate Winslet Jesse Grant/WireImage Freida Pinto (in Missoni) and Kate Winslet (in Frank Gehry for Tiffany & Co. earrings) were among the Oscar hopefuls in attendance for the 4th Annual Oscar Wilde: Honoring The Irish In Film Awards, held at The Ebell Club in Los Angeles, California. "I've got a really big speech and it's not about me!" said Winslet, who took the stage to help honor her agent, Hylda Queally. 06 of 11 Charlize Theron and Josh Brolin Stefanie Keenan/WireImage Charlize Theron reunited with In The Valley of Elah co-star Josh Brolin (in Dior Homme) at the launch of the BRANDAID Foundation, hosted by Dior and Vanity Fair at Environment Furniture. 07 of 11 Dev Patel and Sienna Miller Richard Young/Startraks Photo While his Slumdog Millionaire co-star partied with the Irish, Dev Patel chatted up fellow Brit Sienna Miller during the Grey Goose pre-Academy Awards party at the West Hollywood outpost of famed London eatery Cecconi's. 08 of 11 Ginnifer Goodwin and Elizabeth Banks Richard Young/Startraks Photo Also attending the Grey Goose pre-Academy Awards party at Cecconi's were Ginnifer Goodwin and Elizabeth Banks. Also on the guest list at the new West Hollywood hot spot were Madonna, Eva Longoria Parker and Josh Hartnett. 09 of 11 Samuel L. Jackson and Halle Berry Frank Micelotta/Getty Images Halle Berry (in Reem Acra) was among the ladies singled out at the 2nd annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. "I'm truly a wimp. I haven't won an award in a while. This is how I do it," said the actress, who sobbed as she gave her speech in acceptance of the Power Award. "I'm feeling a lot of gratitude to Samuel L. Jackson because he was right when he said he was there. He was my first acting teacher. The love that I have for each and every person in this room...I feel so connected to my community." 10 of 11 Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Alfre Woodard Chris Weeks/WireImage Oscar nominees Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis were the women of the hour-Henson, co-star of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Doubt's Davis are both up for up for Best Supporting Actress-during a dinner hosted by Alfre Woodard and Grey Goose at a private residence in Beverly Hills. 11 of 11 Kate Walsh and Zooey Deschanel Chris Weeks/WireImage Kate Walsh and Zooey Deschanel celebrated Oscar week at the annual Oliver Peoples and Van Cleef & Arpels Hollywood luncheon. Deschanel, who is the face of the Oliver Peoples 2009 campaign, has created a pair of signature shades to help raise funds for The Jenesse Center Domestic Violence Intervention Program.