BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (CBS/AP) Despite a "Who's Who" list of major TV and movie stars, post-Golden Globe parties were more subdued than usual this year, even at those that lasted until Monday's wee hours.
Even celebrities who were not at Sunday's awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel made the rounds of after-parties, noshing on gourmet comfort food, sipping martinis, chatting and dancing.
At the Warner Bros. bash with InStyle magazine at the hotel's Oasis courtyard, "Modern Family" starlet Sofia Vergara laughed and swayed with her son and friends next to a DJ spinning `80s tunes in the party's large tent, decorated with a sculpture suspended from the ceiling blinking red and blue lights. Starkly fragmented mirrors tinged with red neon lights lined the walls. In past years, a live cover band added spice to the party.
Other guests, which included "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm, singer Adam Levine, John Stamos, Zooey Deschanel and her sister Emily Deschanel, feasted on roasted root vegetable salad and crostini with apple and fig jam.
Earlier in the evening, at the NBC-Universal rooftop party, guests packed the dance floor to watch singer Janelle Monae, rocking her trademark pompadour, perform with her eight-piece band. Guests, mostly industry insiders, munched on sushi, roast beef and grilled salmon in the modern, tented nightspot.
Across from the hotel, at The Weinstein Company's annual party in a cavernous tent at the lot adjacent to Bar 210, formerly Trader Vic's, slight rain showers couldn't dampen the celebration for the Weinstein-produced "The Artist." With Weinstein a big winner at the ceremony, the party was the hottest ticket in town.
It had a black-and-white theme in a salute to "The Artist," withth black couches and walls, and vases of crisp, white flowers. Gold lights dangled from the ceiling. Revelers ate oysters and shrimp and drank Moet champagne. The ghost of old Hollywood drifted throughout the bash.
Cameron Diaz took up a back couch next to Sean "P. Diddy'' Combs, while Rob Lowe sat on top of his, grinning like a schoolboy. Other guests included Lindsay Lohan, Paris and Nicky Hilton, surrounded by an entourage of followers, and "Beginners" heartthrob Ewan McGregor, who, with four pleading children at home, left the party early.
Gerard Butler, the party's main go-to hunk, seemed overwhelmed by all the attention. Leggy women routinely wandered over to him, mugging for photos and kissing him on the cheek.
"I was pushed off of my own table!" said the actor, pointing behind him, to a packed table.
At HBO's post party at Circa 55 restaurant, the first bash many celebrities headed to right after the awards ceremony, sleek and sparkling silver and white tablecloths, plus silver vats of white chrysanthemums, transformed the space into an ode to old Hollywood. The adjacent outdoor pool was half drained to make way for more tables. A clear tent and heat lamps protected against the cold.
A litany of A-listers such as Tim Robbins, Jane Fonda, Seth Rogen, Owen Wilson, Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart indulged in a smorgasbord of beef tenderloin, grilled chicken, sea bass with a honey miso glaze, ravioli, grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes and sushi.