Awards Season is officially in full swing. Lupita, Amy, Emma, and Cate stole the show at Sunday’s Golden Globes, but plenty of other A-listers had their time in the spotlight on the busy party circuit. On Saturday, Sandra Bullock broke red-carpet convention by pairing a white T-shirt etched with iconic edifices with an emerald pencil skirt from Burberry’s fresh Pre-Fall ’14 offering for the BAFTA Los Angeles 2014 Awards Season Tea Party in Beverly Hills. The same day, Naomi Watts took a turn on the red carpet for the G’Day USA Black Tie Gala in an icy blue silk satin Spring ’14 Marchesa gown.
After the Globes, many stars slipped out of their red-carpet wares and into equally glamorous party frocks for some post-ceremony revelry. InStyle and Warner Bros. cohosted a bash that saw notables like Hailee Steinfeld, Emma Watson, and Miranda Kerr slink down the red carpet in their sartorial best. Diane Kruger, who was absent on the Globe’s red carpet, turned up in a black Pre-Fall ’14 Antonio Berardi gown sprinkled with gold crystals.
Silver-screen newcomers Lupita Nyong’o and Adèle Exarchopoulos each took home trophies at Thursday night’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. And they impressed on the red carpet, too. Nyong’o, who has topped countless Best Dressed lists the last few months, donned a statuesque, custom ivory silk crepe bandeau dress from Calvin Klein Collection (she also wore a printed Mary Katrantzou number to the DuJour magazine party this week, left). Exarchopoulos, meanwhile, chose a sheer Spring ’14 Louis Vuitton stunner spangled with beads and feathers. Tune in Saturday evening as the red-carpet excitement continues with the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Fresh from naming Katie Holmes as their 2011 WIF MaxMara Face of the Future earlier this week, Women in Film kept the momentum going with a bustling pre-ceremony circuit Friday night. The group, with a little help from MAC, held its fourth annual pre-Oscar cocktail party at the Soho House. Not even a torrential downpour could dampen the celebratory spirit of WIF’s president Cathy Schulman, who toasted this year’s female nominees. Fellow nominees—in the same category, no less—Melissa Leo and Amy Adams from The Fighter caught up with the film’s director, David O. Russell, while another Best Supporting Actress hopeful, True Grit‘s Hailee Steinfeld, milled nearby.
Halle Berry, the evening’s hostess (there with boyfriend Olivier Martinez), acknowledged that although the tone was celebratory, the struggles that women endure in Hollywood continue. “I have some friends who say, ‘I wish there were no such thing as Women in Film,’ ” Berry (left, with Adams) said. “But the truth is we have to come out and support each other and lift each other up, and we should be doing that forever and a day.”