Dancing in the moonlight! Lea Michele and Brad Goreski cavorted at Craig’s, This Is Us star Chrissy Metz posed with fans at Elton John’s gathering and Andrew Garfield mingled and grooved at the Governors Ball. Watch the video above and read on for how the stars kept the party going after the Oscar broadcast wrapped Sunday, February 26.
The Academy’s official afterparty got underway around 9:30 p.m. PT at Hollywood & Highland, just outside the Dolby Theatre. While best supporting actress nominee Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban were still in shock over the night’s headline-making best picture flub, John Cho and wife Kerri Higuchi assuaged their secondhand embarrassment by refilling their champagne glasses. “It’ll go down in history along with the O.J. Simpson car chase as one the craziest moments in live TV history,” Cho, 44, tells Us Weekly of the gaffe.
Elsewhere at the party, Hacksaw Ridge star Garfield, 33, enjoyed the live music and chatted with Laura Dern, who whispered intensely in his ear. When the best actor nominee finished speaking with Dern, 50, he grooved on the outskirts of the dance floor with his pals, but skipped out on the dance party taking place in the center.
Meanwhile, Dev Patel and a blonde mystery girl kept to themselves, eating together at a quiet table.
Some of the night’s big winners, including Casey Affleck, Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis and Emma Stone, got their statues engraved, and Davis, 51, made sure husband Julius Tennon tagged along. “I want you to come with me, baby,” she told him before heading over to the engraving station.
Of course, the Governors Ball wasn’t the only celeb bash of the evening. The best picture mix-up was a hot topic at the Elton John AIDS Foundation event, where a source tells Us Weekly Caitlyn Jenner and model Andreja Pejic gabbed about the situation in disbelief. Transparent stars Gaby Hoffmann and Jay Duplass were also overheard talking about the blunder outside the ballroom, where the eyewitness says Hoffmann, 35, bluntly stated, “They gave them the wrong envelope.”
Ahead of the charity auction, John, 69, joked on stage, “Thank God we don’t have Warren Beatty doing our auction.” After Shark Tank‘s Robert Herjavec and Sharon Stone bid on high-ticket items, the British singer took the stage with St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Candace Cameron Bure filmed the performance on her iPhone while guests sipped Moet & Chandon champagne.
Metz took photos with fans while her boyfriend Josh Stancil watched patiently — though he was sure to get in a selfie with the This Is Us actress, 36, too. She met up with costar Justin Hartley, who chatted with Stancil as Metz snapped more shots with fans at the Audi-sponsored affair. Metz even admitted to Us of the La La Land–Moonlight jumble, “I didn’t think it was real! I was like, ‘Fake news, fake news.’”
Over at Craig’s restaurant in West Hollywood, Michele, 30, and Goreski, 39, entered holding hands before bopping around to the music near the bar. Nick Jonas stopped in quickly, but the Glee star and stylist were the life of the party, making their rounds and chatting with other guests at the celeb-frequented hotspot.
Jonas, 24, spent more time at Vanity Fair’s afterparty at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Beverly Hills, where the “Jealous” singer hung out with Quantico star Priyanka Chopra for most of the night. Orange is the New Black‘s Jackie Cruz, however, bounced around, sharing an In-N-Out hamburger with Gabrielle Union and discussing Latino representation at the Oscars with Salma Hayek.
Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Jason Bateman and wife Amanda Anka were laughing it up after arriving inside from the red carpet, as were Jessica Alba, Cash Warren, Olivia Munn and 44-year-old Union, who could be heard chatting and chuckling together in the back of the room. Over at the bar, Grey Goose cocktails where flowing as Nocturnal Animals director Tom Ford had a long talk with New England Patriots owner Robert Craft, just down from where Matt Damon and Casey Affleck were holding court with Manchester by the Sea producers.
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