Isla and Sacha attended BAFTA LA’s Annual Tea Party in LA last night, to celebrate awards season and Sacha’s nominations for Who Is America. Isla looked bold and stunning in a gold Greta Constantine dress, with Christian Louboutin heels and an Edie Parker bag – I love this look! Find the first high quality photos in our Gallery:
PARTY: BAFTA Tea Party
PLAYERS: Emma Stone, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Lupita Nyong’o, Alfonso Cuaron, Amy Adams, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Barry Jenkins, Regina King, Claire Foy, Rachel Brosnahan, Danai Gurira, Ted Sarandos, Timothee Chalamet, Patricia Clarkson, Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Yorgos Lanthimos, Kathryn Hahn, Kiki Layne, Colman Domingo, Ben Kingsley, Rosamund Pike, Spike Lee, Isla Fisher, Sacha Baron Cohen, Glenn Close, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Elsie Fisher, Bo Burnham, Thandie Newton, Rob Marshall, Nicholas Hoult, Keegan-Michael Key, Sydney Sweeney, Laura Harrier, Lana Condor, Danielle Macdonald, Lily Collins, Troye Sivan, Justin Hartley, Viggo Mortensen, Yalitza Aparicio, Marina De Tavira, Patricia Arquette, Willem Dafoe, Adam Driver, John David Washington, Michael Beach, Linda Cardellini, Billy Zane, Peter Fonda, Steven Canals, Sandy Powell, Thomasin McKenzie
PLACE: Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
SERVED: Scones with Devonshire cream and strawberry preserves, meringue with cream and berries, lemon meringue tarts, chocolate eclairs, egg and cress sandwiches, Welsh rarebit, cucumber sandwiches, salmon bites, gin and tonic, sparkling rosé, tea selection of chamomile, tetley and PG Tips.
INSIDE DISH: A-listers hugged and caught up ahead of the Golden Globes bash on Sunday with a proper British tea party. Nominees Amy Adams and Emily Blunt called out for each other in the hotel foyer and caught up for a while with many onlookers while Krasinski greeted Keegan-Michael Key, before Regina King came up behind Adams and gave her fellow supporting actress nominee a hug.
Later, King grabbed a flute of sparkling rosé for herself and Kathryn Hahn at the bar (“Do you want one?”), while power couple Blunt and Krasinski made their way into the main ballroom as attendees, including Blanca Blanco, swarmed the Quiet Place couple.
Inside, Netflix chief Ted Sarandos squeezed past Rachel Brosnahan, who was chatting with Barry Jenkins, who confessed he hadn’t seen The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. “Who has the time?” Brosnahan joked. Rachel Weisz blew Jenkins kisses on her way out, and Brosnahan moved on to chatting with Private Life actors Hahn and Kayli Carter. At a nearby table, Diane Warren knocked over a glass of rosé, spilling it on a woman who told her, “It’s okay. I love your music!”
Nominees Viggo Mortensen chatted with Sacha Baron Cohen, while La La Land and Moonlight composers Justin Hurwitz and Nick Britell were back in the same room, this time for First Man and If Beale Street Could Talk.
Richard E Grant, as always, was the life of the party, chatting with all comers; Bo Burnham and Joanna Kulig, at the crowded event for the first time, were a bit more timid.
Green Book directing nominee Peter Farrelly confessed of the succession of parties: “I’m nervous about pacing myself. I don’t want to be wiped out tomorrow night!” He’ll be attending with his wife and kids, 18 and 19, who have never been. Farrelly last attended the Globes in 1999 for There’s Something About Mary. “So to be there again with my wife and my kids, it’s gonna to be real special. I keep my kids protected from my business, but tomorrow night is an exception,” Farrelly told THR.
Meanwhile, First Man actress Claire Foy found good company with her sister Gemma Foy. Joe Alwyn, Timothee Chalamet and guests stood around a small cocktail table, next to Sarandos and Isla Fisher, who later spoke with Alfonso Cuaron.
Roma actress Marina De Tavira told THR of Alfonso’s recognition by the HFPA, “truly he deserves it. He did an exquisite job. He changed the rules of the game.” Yalitza Aparicio, who made the rounds with her translator, added that seeing Roma win “would be something beautiful, because it’s a Mexican history that’s being told.”
Alwyn of The Favourite agreed: “I do love Roma. I thought there were some amazing films this year but Roma for me was one of the standouts,” he told THR. It will be his first time attending the Globes, saying, “I really have no preconceptions because I’ve never been there before … I’ve just been thrown in.”
Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker told THR that his favorite movie of the year, other than his own company’s, is Black Panther, while the film’s stars Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o — who met African American Film Critics Association president Gil Robertson upon arrival — were linked up, weaving through the party arm-in-arm. On their way out, Blunt stopped them with a “Hi guys!” and a hug, before introducing them to Rob Marshall. Blunt, who took centerstage at the tea party, met well-wishers including Troye Sivan as Gurira and Nyong’o moved into the foyer to chat up Glenn Close, then Weisz and finally Crazy Rich Asians actress Gemma Chan before they left the party, still arm-in-arm.
Near the rainy red carpet, Patricia Clarkson greeted Ben Kingsley and, on the way out, Chalamet shook Sarandos’ hand goodbye — until tomorrow’s main event.