‘Vanity Fair’ Magazine Celebrates The 82nd Annual Academy Awards

THE party to be seen at

Outside of the Academy Awards themselves, and the accompanying Governor’s Ball, there is no bigger event on Oscar night than the annual Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by VF editor in chief Graydon Carter. Here are a few photos from the red carpet arrivals at the Sunset Tower, the site of this year’s affair, along with some deets from the LA Times about what went down at the soirée:

Although the winners of the 82nd Academy Awards might have been a roll of the dice, Vanity Fair’s post-Oscar party is a sure thing. This year was no exception. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard Held at West Hollywood’s Sunset Tower Hotel, nominees, winners and celebrity guests joined VF editor in chief Graydon Carter for the annual exclusive fete. Young, old, werewolf and human peppered the gathering — from Joan and Jackie Collins to Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron. Meryl Streep perched on a couch, chatting up pregnant Amy Adams, while Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard huddled in a corner talking to pal Carey Mulligan. Michael Bay loomed near Jessica Simpson, Marc Anthony, Heidi Klum and Harvey Weinstein in the Terrace Room. Charlize Theron and her mother, Gerda, bypassed Ed Norton and Shauna Robertson to mingle with Suzanne Somers, Joe and Nick Jonas, Tyler Perry, Russell Brand and Katy Perry and Sean Penn. A very formal Giovanni Ribisi spoke at length with a casually dressed Beck; nearby, Oscar producer Adam Shankman talked the telecast with Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt. Sarah Silverman introduced herself to Spike Lee, while Vera Wang danced to Michael Jackson’s “PYT” with her Olympic medalist muse, Evan Lysacek. The night’s big winner, Kathryn Bigelow, with her “Hurt Locker” star Jeremy Renner, was greeted with unanimous applause from the likes of a radiant Gabrielle Union, Judd Apatow, Chevy Chase, Lee Daniels, Natalie Portman, Common, Kid Rock, Oscar host Steve Martin, Robert Downey Jr., Macaulay Culkin, Rachel McAdams, best actress nominee Gabourey Sidibe and Bill Maher. Exes Ryan Phillippe and Abbie Cornish kept their distance, while Jennifer Lopez revealed a quick change into a black gown to husband Marc Anthony. Efron kept his “High School Musical” gal Vanessa Hudgens warm on the chilly patio, while Keanu Reeves and Cameron Diaz were offered In n’ Out burgers on silver platters. Jesse James and Sandra Bullock This year’s best actress winner, Sandra Bullock, made an appearance with her husband, Jesse James, both eager to greet Ryan Reynolds (sans bride Scarlett Johannson). Oscar winners Christoph Waltz, Jeff Bridges, Sandy Powell and T-Bone Burnett were in also attendance.

Juicy, juicy … I believe this is the first time that Ryan Phillippe and Abbie Cornish have been at the same public event since their split last month. I guess things are not amicable between the ex-lovers. The Vanity Fair party is really the event to attend after the Oscars. There are many other parties to attend, including Elton John‘s annual event, but anyone who is anyone is Hollywood makes it a point to show up at the VF event. I’m glad to see that some of the ladies changed up their looks from the Oscar red carpet to the VF red carpet … it’s a shame that Charlie Theron didn’t change out of her rose-budded boobie dress because it was just a WORLD of no. Sounds like this year’s VF party was a good time.

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  1. love

    Hilary Swank is lookin’ fierce!!!! =D love her!

  2. Luv Ya

    Trent, if Ryan and Abbie had even so much as spoken to each other at the VF party the Internet would be full of “they’re trying to reconcile” stories. If they are still on speaking terms, that would have to take place in private, not ar one of the most public events in H’wood.

  3. roxster

    I really like Kristen’s dress but not on her….it looks like it falls funny on her, like shes slouching or has her knee bent? I dunno. In either case, though her presentation at last nights show was still rather awkward, it was an improvement on her part. You still have to wonder, did she go to rehearsals? She still looked really uncomfrotable. Then again, maybe it was because she was thinking of how last year her dad scoffed at Rob Pattinsons Oscar appearance and said kristen would go to the oscars when she’d made a great film, not just a high grossing one……

  4. nicole

    k well – i said before that i liked kristens dress….but it must have been in just the one picture i saw – cause here it does NOTHING for her, so im back to having nothing nice to say about her.
    But – Ms. Swank – damn ;)
    and of course Jennifer looks amazing too – but, she rarely ever looks bad on the red carpet.

  5. Why can Taylor Lautner not stand up straight ever? He is always leaning slightly to one side…. very strange.

  6. Kendra

    I liked Kristen’s dress..I think she looked really pretty..And hot damn! Hilary Swank may have a horse face, but her body is amazing!! She looked stunning..

  7. Manda

    1) Wowza Hilary Swank!
    2) I think that’s probably the most pulled together I’ve seen K Stewart, but the dress is too old for her. She should have worn something a little more youthful.

  8. Isabelle

    Charlize’ s dress is scaring me. And Hilary…WOW girl !

  9. Katherine

    Charlize – I think I’m the only person in the world besides Charlize who LOVES her dress! It’s gorgeous, and the colour is so flattering!
    HSwank – amazing.
    Amanda Seyfried – just makes me think of how far Lilo has sunk since Mean Girls – she could have been here too!
    Kristen Stewart – the dress does look wierd from that angle. It reminds me of when I try on dresses without heels.

  10. hilary swank looked AMAZING. thats all i have to say :]
    usually she looks like a horse, but this dress looked GREAT

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