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The Celebration Went on After Hollywood’s “Party of the Year”

Moet champagne flowed and the thumping music of DJ Pee .Wee (aka rapper Anderson .Paak) blasted everywhere at the poolside of the Beverly Hilton, the site of the after-party of the 80th Golden Globe Awards.
Sponsored by Billboard this year, it was the one party to be seen at and the place to dance the night away.
Hundreds of guests, winners, and nominees trooped to the covered poolside from the International Ballroom where an infectious spirit of celebration pervaded. Everyone spontaneously broke into truly joyful dancing – some twerking, others jumping, or simply gyrating.
Winners like Jennifer Coolidge and Evan Peters proudly brought their Globes to the party to have them engraved at the dedicated station. Coolidge mingled with another Globe winner, her The White Lotus creator, Mike White, and model and television host Heidi Klum.

Everything Everywhere All at Once actor and winner Ke Huy Quan, who gave one of the most emotional speeches that night, made sure his name was spelled correctly on his Globe trophy.

Quinta Brunson of Abbott Elementary had her hands full with her two Globe trophies. She gamely posed for the photographers and admiring guests. When her assistant took her Globes from her, she made sure they were placed safely in the boxes.

Later, 2022 Golden Globe winner Michaela Jae Rodriguez found Brunson and congratulated her on her win.
Comedienne, actress and TV host Nicole Byer, who was one of the show’s presenters, sat and bonded with her friends as they chatted away and watched the crowd getting carried away by DJ Pee .Wee’s music.

RRR’s M.M. Keeravaani (clutching his Golden Globe), N.T. Rama Rao Jr. and S.S. Rajamouli were probably waiting for their winning song, “Naatu Naatu,” to be played at the party but enjoyed the night anyway.
Songs like Lauryn Hill’s “Doo-Wop (That Thing)” and Ice Cube, Mack 10 and Ms. Toi’s “You Can Do It” played to a full dance floor, with guests creating a space in the center for the party revelers to individually show off their dance moves. Many of the partygoers joyously displayed their own dance interpretations of the music playing.
For one, Abbott Elementary star and nominee Sheryl Lee Ralph gamely twerked and owned the dancefloor. Another, a mature woman, a cap over her ponytail, stole the scene, making everybody stop in awe and watch her smooth, graceful terpsichorean skills to the gleeful screams of the crowd.

Top Gun: Maverick actor and presenter Glenn Powell gamely photo-bombed guests with colleague Lewis Pullman as guests posed for photos with Todd Boehly. The Maverick actors showed up in full force that night as they partied away with other members of the cast, including Greg Tarzan Davis, Danny Ramirez, and Monica Barbaro.
Atlanta’s Donald Glover looked suave in his black and white ensemble when he posed at the after-party’s silver carpet before joining the dancing and toasting crowd.
Triangle of Sadness Best Supporting Actress nominee, Dolly de Leon, who arrived on the pre-show carpet in a black AZ Factory leather dress by Norman Rene De Vera, changed into a more laid-back outfit for the after-party.
Adam and Naomi Scott arrived at the party holding hands as they squeezed their way in through the crowds.
A lavish spread was laid out for guests with a seafood station brimming with gulf shrimp, king crab legs, and West Coast oysters and a sliders station. Appetizers included pecan-crusted chicken skewers, flatbread and coconut curry scalloped potato cakes.
Saxophonist Maurice Brown brought the house down when he started playing, and, like a Pied Piper, prompted a line of guests to dance and follow him toward the center of the dance floor.
The Swarovski crystals on Euphoria actor Colman Domingo’s black Dolce & Gabbana tux glittered and swayed as he danced the night away. Domingo was easily one of the best-dressed men of the night. Abbott Elementary’s Janelle James and Tyler James Williams joined in the fun.
Paul Walter Hauser of Black Bird, who earlier gamely lay down on the floor with his Globe trophy backstage with the press, arrived at the after-party looking ready to celebrate his win and hang loose.

The Fabelmans’ Gabriel LaBelle, Wednesday’s Jenna Ortega and Not Okay’s Reece Feldman jumped into the evening’s celebratory spirit.
Ortega and co-star Percy Hynes White were among the laughing guests who took playful photos at the MirMir photo booth.
Justin Hurwitz, the Globe-winning composer of Babylon’s original score, was among the guests who enjoyed the bash’s music.
Mike White and Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk found each other and shared a laugh and a toast.
Ladies who got tired and weary of their stilettos were seen taking them off and leaving them on the floor as they resumed dancing.
The party went on till Cinderella time. But we saw “Dancing Queen” grandma still making her groovy moves with a new partner. It looked like she was not ready to stop. That was the power of the great music that night.