Nicole Kidman, Ben Affleck and Hollywood sip and see with the Brits of BAFTA
There's always time for a tea party on Golden Globes weekend
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts - Los Angeles - held their annual BAFTA/LA Tea Party Saturday afternoon in Beverly Hills and it was quite the scene in the packed Four Seasons hotel ballroom.
Partially a fundraiser for some of the organization's charities, the BAFTA Tea Party has become another required stop on the awards circuit. Next to SAG, BAFTA has some of the largest duplicate membership in the Academy and the Brits are a powerful voting bloc to have on your side (especially in close races). So, like a political campaign, events like BAFTA are a necessary stop to help push either your candidacy or your films.
Two of this year's most popular and gawked at attendees included Ben Affleck and Nicole Kidman. Affleck because, well he's quite tall and of genuine affection for "The Town." Kidman because, well, she's Nicole Kidman.
Who was in attendance besides Kidman and Affleck? How about Jeff Bridges, Jane Lynch, Olivia Williams, Darren Aronofsky, producer Scott Rudin, Harvey Weinstein, LL Cool J, Hailee Steinfeld, Demitri Martin, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Kathy Griffin, Melissa Leo, Barbara Hershey, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Love Hewitt. Andrew Garfield, Ian McShane, composer Alexandre Desplat, Trent Reznor, director Lisa Cholodenko and former "Battlestar Galactica" star Jamie Bamber. And that was just who I caught before I had to jet.
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And then, like us, she was gone. Only to run into one another at another awards event this Globe weekend. In fact, any moment now…
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