By Kelsey Glein
Updated Feb 23, 2015 @ 2:11 pm
Sarah Hyland at the 2015 Oscars
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Sarah Hyland was the epitome of a social butterfly at the Elton John AIDS Foundation 23rd Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party last night, where the 24-year-old actress caught up with pals like Kelly Osbourne and got cozy with beau Dominic Sherwood.

But the best part of the Modern Family star's evening? Her reaction to the ceremony's Best Actor winner. "My highlight of the night was Eddie Redmayne's win," Hyland told InStyle. "I wanted him to win so badly. He’s just the nuggetiest nugget of all the nuggets in nuggetland. He’s so adorable and amazing and so brilliant. Everyone’s so good, but there’s just something about him that caught me this year. I also thought Neil Patrick Harris was amazing—I thought it was a great show."

And when it came to her eye-catching Paule Ka gown, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, Hyland certainly looked incredible. "I chose this dress because it's really classy and sexy at the same time. I feel like the curves on the dress give me curves. So that was appealing."

—With reporting by Carita Rizzo