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.