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Vanity Fair Oscar Party: Tarantino Quizzes Jane Fonda, Who Meets Paul Haggis


Vanity Fair’s annual splashy Oscar party got the cold shoulders last night: they had to tent in the backyard of the Sunset Towers Hotel and even that didn’t completely help keep out the frigid night. One young starlet said, “Why is it so cold in here?” and then spotted the huge open space between the two party rooms. She answered her own question: “Because we’re basically outside.” But still the stars and the hot kids came, from all the Oscar winners and nominees (only one missing: Christian Bale, who wasn’t seen again after the show) to famous artists, comedians, and media types. On the official guest list, clues were delivered like messages from a pyramid wall. For example, Anderson Cooper’s companion for the evening was someone named Benjamin Masiani. The whole guest list will follow this story but I will stick to just the people here I saw and talked to like Josh Brolin, who is the wisest and funniest man of his generation in Hollywood. “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner and his wife toured the party with Aimee Mann and husband Michael Penn. Jane Fonda and Richard Perry — Jane after two performances of her play “33 Variations”– made the rounds.Jane met director Paul Haggis, and they hit it off immediately. Then Jane came across Quentin Tarantino and they had a disagreement about a film she was sure she was in. It was “Period of Adjustment” with Tony Franciosa and Jim Hutton. “It was the only comedy Tennessee Williams ever wrote,” Jane said. Quentin got mad at me for using the IMDB. Quentin’s pal, Eli Roth, told me he’d just that minute arrived home from three months in China shooting a martial arts movie with Russell Crowe. Richard Perry, by the way, just returned from New York where the Floyd Mutrux musical he’s been supervising for the last couple of years, “Baby It’s You,” opens at the end of April and looks like a hit. Peter Fonda was there, too, with girlfriend, Parky. What else? When I first stepped into the square tented area, it was choked full of people, mostly big stars. Larry David was in one corner, Sacha Baron Cohen was in another. I missed Madonna, but the photographers told me she came just for a photo op and left so she could set up her annual party for people who will never win Oscars. Liv Tyler, looking smashing, arrived with her dad, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith-no “American Idol” fame. Kerry Washington and I talked about the upcoming Sidney Poitier tribute at Lincoln Center. And there were the stars of tomorrow, too: Anthony Mackie, Benjamin Walker, and the latter’s fiancee Mamie Gummer, the talented daughter of Meryl Streep. No one does it like Vanity Fair, particularly when they cater In N Out burgers. Very comforting on a cold night!


Hosted by Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter

February 27, 2010

Oscar Winners in Attendance

Best Director: Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)

Best Actor: Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

Best Actress: Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo (The Fighter)

Documentary Feature: Charles Ferguson (Inside Job)

Original Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

Adapted Screenplay: David Seidler (The King’s Speech)

Costume Design: Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland)

Best Documentary Short: Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon (Strangers No More)

Live Action Short Film: Luke Matheny

Animated Short Film: Shaun Tan (The Lost Thing)

Best Animated Feature: Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3)

Cinematography: Wally Pfister (Inception)

Best Foreign Language Film: Suzanne Bier (In A Better World)

Makeup: Rick Baker and Dave Elsey (Wolfman)

Art Direction: Robert Stromberg and Karen O’Hara (Alice in Wonderland)

Music (Original Score): Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network)

Sound Editing: Richard King (Inception)

Visual Effects: Andrew Lockley (Inception)

Special Academy Awards, Honorary Recipients

Mr. & Mrs. Francis Ford Coppola


Ms. Amy Adams & Mr. Darren Legallo

Ms. Dianna Agron

Ms. Elizabeth Banks & Mr. Max Handleman

Ms. Ellen Barkin

Mr. Jason Bateman & Ms. Amanda Anka

Ms. Kate Beckinsale

Ms. Jessica Biel

Mr. Russell Brand

Mr. Adrien Brody

Mr. Josh Brolin

Ms. Joy Bryant

Ms. Sandra Bullock

Mr. Gerard Butler

Ms. Helena Bonham Carter & Mr. Tim Burton

Mr. Sacha Baron Cohen & Ms. Isla Fisher

Mr. Chris Colfer

Ms. Joan Collins & Mr. Percy Gibson

Ms. Lily Collins

Ms. Abbie Cornish

Mr. Chace Crawford

Mr. & Mrs. Billy Crystal

Ms. Claire Danes & Mr. Hugh Dancy

Mr. Larry David

Ms. Rosario Dawson

Ms. Zooey Deschanel

Ms. Cameron Diaz

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Downey, Jr.

Ms. Vera Farmiga & Mr. Renn Hawkey

Mr. Ralph Fiennes

Mr. Colin Firth & Mrs. Livia Giuggioli

Ms. Jane Fonda & Mr. Richard Perry

Mr. Peter Fonda & Ms. Parky Devogelaere

Mr. Jamie Foxx

Mr. Brendan Fraser

Mr. Andrew Garfield

Mr. Willie Garson

Ms. Selena Gomez

Ms. Ginnifer Goodwin

Ms. Mamie Gummer

Mr. Jake Gyllenhaal

Mr. Michael C. Hall

Mr. George Hamilton

Mr. Jon Hamm & Ms. Jennifer Westfeldt

Mr. Armie Hammer & Ms. Elizabeth Chambers

Mr. Colin Hanks

Mr. Tom Hanks / Ms. Rita Wilson

Ms. Anne Hathaway

Mr. Garrett Hedlund

Mr. Chris Hemsworth & Ms. Elsa Pataky

Ms. Bryce Dallas Howard & Mr. Seth Gabel

Ms. Jennifer Hudson

Ms. Anjelica Huston

Mr. Max Irons

Mr. Hugh Jackman & Ms. Deborra-Lee Furness

Ms. Scarlett Johansson

Mr. Joe Jonas

Ms. Rashida Jones

Ms. Anna Kendrick

Mr. Jude Law

Ms. Jennifer Lawrence

Ms. Melissa Leo

Ms. Juliette Lewis

Mr. & Mrs. Delroy Lindo

Mr. & Mrs. Rob Lowe

Mr. Josh Lucas

Ms. Jane Lynch

Ms. Kelly Lynch

Mr. Anthony Mackie

Mr. Steve Martin & Ms. Anne Stringfield

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew McConaughey

Ms. Eva Mendes

Ms. Lea Michele

Mr. Matthew Morrison

Mr. Dermot Mulroney

Ms. Catherine O`Hara & Mr. Bo Welch

Ms. Anna Paquin & Mr. Stephen Moyer

Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Poitier

Ms. Natalie Portman & Mr. Benjamin Millepied

Mr. Jeremy Renner

Ms. Emma Roberts

Ms. Anika Noni Rose

Mr. Eli Roth

Mr. Paul Rudd & Ms. Julie Yaeger

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Ruffalo

Ms. Zoe Saldana

Ms. Naomi Watts

Ms. Amanda Seyfried

Mr. Martin Short

Mr. Kevin Spacey

Mr. David Spade

Mr. Jason Statham

Ms. Hailee Steinfeld

Ms. Emma Stone

Ms. Hilary Swank & Mr. John Campisi

Jessica Szohr

Ms. Charlize Theron

Ms. Marisa Tomei

Ms. Liv Tyler

Ms. Gabrielle Union

Ms. Brenda Vaccaro & Mr. Guy Hector

Ms. Sofia Vergara

Mr. Eli Wallach & Ms. Anne Jackson

Ms. Kerry Washington

Ms. Mia Wasikowska

Ms. Jacki Weaver & Mr. Sean Taylor

Mr. & Mrs. Forest Whitaker

Ms. Michelle Williams

Ms. Reese Witherspoon & Mr. Jim Toth


Mr. Francesco Clemente

Mr. Paul Fortune

Mr. Larry Gagosian

Mr. Michael Govan & Ms. Katherine Ross

Mr. Nicholas Haslam

Mr. Tobias Meyer & Mr. Mark Fletcher

Ms. Ingrid Sischy & Ms. Sandy Brant

Mr. Richard Prince

Mr. & Mrs. Ed Ruscha

Mr. Francesco Vezzoli


Mr. & Mrs. Jake Bloom

Mr. Jack Calhoun & Mr. Trent Norris

Mr. Robert A. Daly & Ms. Carole Bayer Sager

Mr. John Demsey

Mr. Barry Diller

Mr. & Mrs. Eric Eisner

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Freston

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gelfond

Mr. Mike Moritz & Ms. Harriet Heyman

Mr. Vivi Nevo

Ms. Gwyneth Paltrow

Mr. Mario Palumbo & Mr. Stefan Gargiulo

Mr. Jay Penske

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Pincus

Mr. Brian Roberts

Mr. Russell Simmons

Sir Howard Stringer & Dr. Jennifer Patterson

Ms. Nadja Swarovski

Mr. & Mrs. John Sykes

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Trump

Mr. Philipp Wolff


Mr. & Mrs. Eric Idle

Mr. Jimmy Kimmel

Mr. & Mrs. Don Rickles

Mr. David Steinberg

Ms. Sarah Silverman

Condé Nast

Mr. & Mrs. John W. Bellando

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sauerberg, Jr.


Mr. Darren Aronofsky

Ms. Kathryn Bigelow

Mr. Danny Boyle

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Bruckheimer

Mr. Joel Coen

Mr. & Mrs. Roger Corman

Mr. Alfonso Cuaron

Mr. & Mrs. Pete Docter

Mr. Richard Donner & Mrs. Lauren Shuler Donner

Mr. Charles Ferguson

Mr. Stephen Gaghan & Ms. Minnie Mortimer

Ms. Debra Granik & Mr. Jonathan Scheur

Mr. Paul Haggis

Ms. Karen Harley

Mr. Tom Hooper

Mr. & Mrs. Ron Howard

Ms. Rory Kennedy

Mr. David O`Russell

Mr. Brett Ratner

Mr. John Singleton

Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Stone

Mr. Quentin Tarantino


Ms. Tory Burch & Mr. Lyor Cohen

Mr. Tom Ford & Mr. Richard Buckley

Ms. Diane von Furstenberg

Mr. Valentino Garavani

Mr. Giancarlo Giammetti

Mr. & Mrs. Reinaldo Herrera

Ms. Donna Karan

Mrs. Tamara Mellon

Ms. Kate Mulleavy

Ms. Laura Mulleavy

Ms. Rachel Roy

Ms. L`Wren Scott

Mr. Jason Wu

Film – Creative

Mr. Michael Arndt

Mr. Simon Beaufoy

Mr. A. Scott Berg & Mr. Kevin McCormick

Mr. Stuart Blumberg

Mr. & Mrs. Alexandre Desplat

Mr. Mitch Glazer

Mr. Akiva Goldsman

Mr. John Goldwyn

Mr. Andres Heinz

Mr. Sebastian Junger & Ms. Daniela Petrova

Ms. Fran Lebowitz

Mr. Walter Mirisch

Mr. & Mrs. Scott Silver

Mr. Aaron Sorkin

Mr. Matt Weiner

Mr. Chris Weitz & Mrs. Mercedes Martinez

Restaurant & Hoteliers

Mr. Tom Colicchio

Mr. Jeff Klein

Mr. Peter Morton

Mr. Jamie Oliver

Ms. Alice Waters


Mr. Robbie Baitz

Ms. Jackie Collins

Mr. Dave Eggers & Ms. Vendela Vida

Ms. Robyn Todd


Mr. Kurt Andersen & Ms. Anne Kreamer

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bart

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Burke

Mr. Andy Cohen

Mr. Anderson Cooper & Mr. Benjamin Maisani

Mr. & Mrs. Philippe Dauman

Ms. Arianna Huffington

Mr. Ryan Kavanaugh

Ms. Gayle King

Mr. & Mrs. Andy Lack

Mr. & Mrs. Greg Maffei

Mr. Bill Maher

Mr. Piers Morgan & Ms. Celia Walden

Mr. & Mrs. Rupert Murdoch

Ms. Sue Naegle

Mr. Lawrence O`Donnell

Ms. Desiree Rogers

Mr. Norman Pearlstine & Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Boon

Mr. Sumner Redstone

Mr. Paul Steiger & Mrs. Wendy Brandes


Mr. Justin Bieber

Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Bricusse

Mr. Jon Brion

Mr. T-Bone Burnett & Ms. Callie Khouri

Ms. Suzanne de Passe

Mr. George Drakoulias

Mr. Cee Lo Green

Mr. Curtis `50 Cent` Jackson

Sir Mick Jagger

Sir Elton John & Mr. David Furnish

Ms. k.d. Lang

Madonna & Lourdes

Ms. Aimee Mann & Mr. Michael Penn

Mr. & Mrs. Trent Reznor

Mr. Bruce Roberts

Mr. Atticus Ross & Ms. Claudia Sarne

Mr. Rick Rubin

Ms. Taylor swift

Mr. Justin Timberlake

Mr. Steven Tyler

Mr. Rufus Wainwright


Ms. Brooklyn Decker

Ms. Selita Ebanks

Ms. Elaine Irwin


Mr. Jonathan Becker

Mr. Russell James

Mr. & Mrs. Norman Jean Roy

Mr. Steven Meisel

Mr. Phil Stern

Mr. Art Streiber & Ms. Glynis Costin

Mr. Bruce Weber  & Nan Bush


Mr. & Mrs. J J Abrams

Ms. Darla K. Anderson & Ms. Kori Rae

Mr. Judd Apatow & Ms. Leslie Mann

Mr. Lawrence Bender

Ms. Dana Brunetti

Mr. Iain Canning

Mr. Bruce Cohen

Mr. & Mrs. Michael De Luca

Mr. Sandy Gallin

Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Goldberg

Mr. Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.

Mr. Brian Grazer & Ms. Chosan Nguyen

Mr. David Hoberman & Mr. Todd Lieberman

Mr. Dan Jinks

Mr. Mike Judge

Mr. Laurence Mark

Mr. Seth McFarlane

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Medavoy

Mr. Brian Oliver

Ms. Mary Parent & Mr. Javier Chapa

Mr. Brett Ratner

Ms. Anne Rosellini & Mr. Eric Hedbloom

Mr. & Mrs. George Schlatter

Mr. Josh Schwartz

Ms. Jennifer Todd

Ms. Suzanne Todd

Mr. Gareth Unwin & Ms. Rosie Ellis

Mr. & Mrs. Irwin Winkler

Representative – Agent

Mr. Dan Aloni

Mr. Jeffrey Berg

Mr. Jim Berkus

Ms. Boaty Boatwright

Ms. Carol Bodie

Mr. John Burnham

Mr. & Mrs. Ari Emanuel

Mr. Charles Finch

Mr. & Mrs. David Gersh

Mr. Kevin Huvane

Mr. Bryan Lourd & Mr. Bruce Bozzi

Ms. Elyse Scherz

Mr. Jeremy Zimmer


Mrs. Wallis Annenberg & Kris Levine

Ms. Fabiola Beracasa

Mrs. Betsy Bloomingdale

Mrs. Barbara Davis

Ms. Vanessa Getty

Ms. Alexandra Kotur

Mr. Jean Pigozzi

Julianna Smoot

Mrs. Lynn Wyatt


Mr. Mike Fisher

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Jones

Mr. Shaun White

Ms. Serena Williams


Mr. Chris Albrecht & Ms. Montana Cody

Mr. Michael Barker

Mr. Tom Bernard

Mr. & Mrs. Jon Feltheimer

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Gianopulos

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Gilula

Mr. Brad Grey & Ms. Cassandra Huysentruyt

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Katzenberg

Ms. Donna Langley & Mr. Ramin Shamshiri

Mr. & Mrs. John Lasseter

Mr. & Mrs. Ron Meyer

Mr. Leslie Moonves & Ms. Julie Chen

Mr. Jeff Robinov

Mr. Rich Ross

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Rothman

Ms. Stacey Sher & Mr. Kerry Brown

Mr. Chip Sullivan

Mr. Tucker Tooley

Mr. Harvey Weinstein & Ms. Georgina Chapman

Mr. Jerry Weintraub & Ms. Susan Ekins


Mr. Jeff Bezos

Mr. Jack Dorsey

Mr. & Mrs. Elon Musk

Mr. Sean Parker

Mr. Christopher Poole

Mr. & Mrs. Eric Schmidt

Mr. & Mrs. Terry Semel

Mr. Peter Thiel

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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