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Sure, the Golden Globe Awards ceremony Sunday evening is a pretty coveted invite. But think about what such attendance entails: hours of glam prep, a walk down a red carpet the length of the state of California and seemingly endless proceedings even the most talented comedians cannot fast forward. Really, if you think about it, the pre-party is where it’s at. That would explain why the annual cocktails that W Magazine’s Stefano Tonchi and Lynn Hirschberg, along with Andre Balazs, hosted Thursday evening to toast both the Golden Globes and the publication’s “Best Performances” portfolio has become one of the hottest invites in Hollywood. Held in the penthouse of the Chateau Marmont and this year sponsored by Dom Perignon and Cadillac, the low-key affair drew A-list talent, including many actors and actresses featured in the framed Tim Walker photographs and Don Bachardy paintings from the portfolio, which lined the entryway. Inside the main room and on the outdoor terrace, best actress in a comedy or musical nominee Amy Adams chatted with Quvenzhané Wallis while two best actress in a drama nominees, Rosamund Pike and Reese Witherspoon, worked the room. Naomi Campbell hung tight with director Lee Daniels and Sarah Hyland and Rose McGowan palled around. And best actor in a drama nominee Eddie Redmayne, Henry Cavill, Chris Evans and Jamie Dornan provided a requisite heat factor. The event got so popular, in fact, that fire marshals showed up. It doesn’t get much hotter than that.

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Stefano Tonchi and Reese Witherspoon. Photo by Getty Images.

Watch a video interview with Reese Witherspoon here.

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Jessica Chastain. Photo by Getty Images.

Watch a video interview with Jessica Chastain here.

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Andre Balazs, Naomi Campbell, and Cara Delevingne. Photo by Getty Images.

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Amy Adams. Photo by Getty Images.

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David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo. Photo by Getty Images.

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Rosamund Pike. Photo by Getty Images.

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Photos from the “Best Performances” portfolio on display at the Chateau Marmont. Photo by Getty Images.

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Jamie Dornan and Eddie Redmayne. Photo by Getty Images.

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Toni Garrn. Photo by Getty Images.

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Robert Duvall and Miles Teller. Photo by Getty Images.

Watch a video interview with Miles Teller here.

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Aziz Ansari. Photo by Getty Images.

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Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger. Photo by Getty Images.

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Salma Hayek. Photo by Getty Images.

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Photos from the “Best Performances” portfolio on display at the Chateau Marmont. Photo by Getty Images.

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Chris Evans. Photo by Getty Images.

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Dylan Penn. Photo by Getty Images.

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DJ Isaac Ferry. Photo by Getty Images.

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Inside the party at the Chateau Marmont. Photo by Getty Images.

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Dita von Teese and Liz Goldwyn. Photo by Getty Images.

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Cara Delevingne. Photo by Getty Images.

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Stefano Tonchi, Naomi Campbell, Lee Daniels, and Andre Balazs. Photo by Getty Images.

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Inside the party at the Chateau Marmont. Photo by Getty Images.

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Peter Dundas. Photo by Getty Images.

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Michelle Monaghan. Photo by Getty Images.

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Chris Evans, Gillian Anderson, and Henry Cavill. Photo by Getty Images.

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Moran Atias. Photo by Getty Images.

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Laura Mulleavy. Photo by Getty Images.

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Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry. Photo by Getty Images.

Watch a video interview with Miles Teller here.

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Paris Hilton. Photo by Getty Images.

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Inside the Chateau Marmont. Photo by Getty Images.

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Photo by Getty Images.

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Paula Patton. Photo by Getty Images.

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Heather Locklear and Larry Porush. Photo by Getty Images.

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Minnie Driver. Photo by Getty Images.

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Sarah Hyland. Photo by Getty Images.

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Kristina Bazan. Photo by Getty Images.

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Inside the party at the Chateau Marmont. Photo by Getty Images.

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Ellen von Unwerth. Photo by Getty Images.

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Sandrine Holt. Photo by Getty Images.

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George Kotsiopoulos and Brooke Candy. Photo by Getty Images.

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Kate Walsh. Photo by Getty Images.