The biggest night in Hollywood came and went with — let’s face it — not a ton of surprises. Favorites Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis, Christoph Waltz, and Anne Hathaway took home Oscars’ biggest acting awards while Ben Affleck and George Clooney’s baby, Argo — took home the night’s biggest honor, Best Picture.
While Seth MacFarlane took a few risks here and there, all in all, the he played it safe. As for the after-parties, let’s take a look at where the winners (and losers) and guests were out and about after the show.
What: Vanity Fair’s Oscar Bash
Where: Sunset Tower Hotel
Who: Anyone that’s important was there — Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, and pretty much every guest stopped through this party. Although it's a very high-brow affair with menu items like artichoke carpaccio, gemelli alla Genovesi, and Chilean sea bass, this annual bash is also infamous for its In-N-Out Burgers and Magnolia Bakery Red Velvet Cupcakes that are passed throughout the night. What was the champagne of choice? Henriot Blanc de Blancs.
What: Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Party
Where: A tent in West Hollywood Park
Who: With Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian on the list, it’s safe to say the guest list was pretty eclectic. Miley Cyrus, Michael Bublé, Chris Brown, Adele, and a slew of others were in attendance. The menu, created by Gordon Ramsay, featured shortribs, red snapper, and sticky toffee pudding. As for sips, it was Veuve Clicquot and Bianchi wine were at the bar.
What: Governors Ball
Where: The Roosevelt Hotel
Who: As the official after-party of the Oscars, the Governors Ball is practically mandatory for guests to attend — and they did indeed. Amy Adams, Charlize Theron, George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, Adele, and every other big name of the enjoyed the long, thorough, and semi-healthy menu from chef Wolfgang Puck, who’s been heading the menu at the ball for nearly two decades.
His signature items like chicken pot pie, Kobe beef sliders, and tuna tartare tacos were on the menu in addition to a plethora of fish and seafood like lobster with black bean sauce, smoked salmon pizza, caviar, sushi, and his iconic smoked salmon Oscar blinis in the shape of an Oscar.