Inside the 2016 Entertainment Weekly Pre-SAG Awards Party
The Entertainment Weekly SAG Party at Chateau Marmont tends to be blast, and as usual, this year’s celebration felt more like an all-night after-party than a quick pre-Awards courtesy call. “This party is so just fun. And this dress came to party,” said Scandal’s Bellamy Young (above, left) in her vibrant Herve Leger and sky-high Schutz shoes.
She wasn’t the only one bringing the sexy. Wearing a backless jumpsuit, Amy Landecker snaked her way past press on the carpet to join co-star and boyfriend Bradley Whitford at the entrance. Scream Queens star Skyler Samuels admitted to being taped to an inch of her life in her Diane von Furstenberg outfit. Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner rocked a Carven top and skirt, prompting c-star Maisie Williams to coo, “Ooh, you look saucy,” to her on-screen sister.
Inside the party, it was hard for the actors to take two steps without running into someone they knew. Former House co-stars Lisa Edelstein and Jennifer Morrison, in Self-Portrait, excitedly caught up, while Modern Family’s Nolan Gould was trying his hardest to shepherd on-screen mom Julie Bowen out of the party so that they could join Ariel Winter at her 18th birthday. “Somewhere between the doorway and here I lost her,” he told InStyle, five feet from said doorway. “She’s a really talkative person.”
On the dance floor, the Game of Thrones girls danced to Madonna’s "Get Into the Groove," while Transparent’s Jay Duplass and Downton Abbey’s Allen Leech got down to Faith Evans’s Love Like This and other dance faves spun by DJ Michelle Pesce. By the photo booth, Camilla Luddington worked her bright red dress, after which the Orange Is the New Black girls, led by Laura Prepon, took it over and hammed it up until they were satisfied with their frames.
With mere hours to go before prep for the SAG Awards was about to take place, the stars finally piled out of the Chateau, where in the driveway Gaby Hoffman and her on-screen sibling Duplass marveled to Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek, “We danced, as opposed to talked. It was a Hollywood coup.”