It has become one of Hollywood’s most fabulous awards season traditions. W held its annual Best Performances party at Chateau Marmont on Friday. Hosting: W Editor-in-Chief Sarah Moonves and Large magazine editor Lynn Hirshberg brought together celebrities and the year’s top performers for an intimate evening that packed the hotel’s famed penthouse to celebrate the magazine’s latest portfolio photographed by Juergen Teller and kick off Golden Globes weekend.
W Cover stars and Golden Globe nominees Margot Robbie and Colman Domingo were among the first guests to arrive, each of whom immediately embraced Moonves and Hirshberg and admired the floor-to-ceiling images that adorned the walls. “This is very, look and cool,” said Robbie. Even cooler? The moment Hirshberg introduced Robbie to one of his biggest fans: Nicolas Cage, whom she had never met before. (“I’m a big fan of Margot Robbie; she’s one of my favorite actresses,” Hirshberg said recently.) Barbie The star blushed at their introduction and said the admiration was mutual.
The event, hosted by Christian Louboutin, was full of excitement and fun ahead of the Golden Globes on Sunday. Emma Stone, who received rave reviews for her role as Bella Baxter in Poor things, was filled with well-wishers including Julia Garner and Robbie before heading out onto the terrace to meet Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. Da’Vine Joy Randolph posed playfully next to her W lid. Ayo Edebiri danced with her longtime friends Molly Gordon and Rachel Sennott. There was a mini Bear reuniting Edibiri and his co-stars Abbie Elliott and Lionel Boyce, who were also among the crowd. Kaia Gerber smiled while taking a selfie with Callum Turner, star Boys in a boat and upcoming Masters of the Air (opposite Gerber’s boyfriend Austin Butler). Taraji P. Henson had a fireside chat with Gabrielle Union. Color PurpleDanielle Brooks from the magazine congratulated Barry Keoghan on his success Saltburn. And Kathryn Hahn showered James Marsden with praise for Duty of the jury. Meanwhile, Greta Gerwig filmed her Ryan Gosling, aka “Just Ken,” whose photo stared down from the ceiling. Gerwig was among the year’s most celebrated directors, including Todd Haynes, Celine Song and A.V. Rockwell, who took advantage of the opportunity to relax and socialize ahead of the busy awards campaign season.
Also present were Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, Cailee Spaeny, Andrew Scott, Franz Rogowski, ContinuityJ. Smith Cameron and Ariane Moyad, Jon Hamm and wife Anna Osceola, Route CEO Evan Walker, Brian Lourd, Kevin Huvane, Chike Okonkwo and many more.
Signature cocktails from Casamigos tequila flowed until the early morning, and DJ Ross One, as always, continued to listen to hits. At the 11th hour, Leonardo DiCaprio made a surprise appearance along with Tobey Maguire and Lukas Haas, while DiCaprio’s girlfriend Vittoria Cerretti, looking casual in jeans and trainers, chatted with girlfriends.
In memory of an unforgettable evening, guests took away an exclusive leaflet from WThe complete Best Performances portfolio, sponsored by Christian Louboutin and including a retro sticker set, is a guaranteed collector’s item for film fans and fashion aficionados alike.
Here’s a closer look at the star-studded romance.
Sarah Moonves and Emma Stone
Barry Keoghan and Margot Robbie
Emma Stone, Nicolas Ghesquière and Sarah Moonves
Julia Garner and Emma Stone
Niecy Nash, Jurnee Smollett, Taraji P. Henson and Quinta Brunson
Elevators at the Chateau Marmont Hotel, decorated with the letter W.
Sarah Moonves and Callum Turner
Sarah Moonves and Colman Domingo
Lynn Hirshberg and Colman Domingo
Charles Levi, Sarah Moonves and Kevin Tekinel
Lynn Hirshberg and Barry Keoghan
Jeff Henrikson and Sarah Moonves
Quinta Brunson and Ayo Edebiri
Jeff Henrikson, Kevin Tekinel, Derek Blasberg, Charles Levi
Molly Gordon and Rachel Sennott
Storm Reid and Ayo Edebiri
Brit Marling and Sarah Moonves
Herta Gerwig and Sarah Moonves
Celine Song and Justin Kuritzkes
Nicolas Ghesquière and Christian Louboutin
Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig
Christian Louboutin and Theo James
Julia Garner and Sarah Moonves
Margot Robbie and Brit Marling
Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig and Celine Song
Alex Wolf and Charlotte Lawrence
Nicolas Cage and Colman Domingo
Charlotte Lawrence and Kaia Gerber
Emma Stone and Nicolas Ghesquière
Greta Gerwig, Margot Robbie and Nicolas Cage
Willem Dafoe and Franz Rogowski
Mitch Glaser and Andre Balazs
Christian Louboutin and Daniel Brooks
Willem Dafoe and Sarah Moonves
Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson and Storm Reid
Julia Garner, Ariane Moayed, Andrew Scott
Rachel Sennott and Callum Turner