[All photos by Billy Farrell for PMc]. Last night, "THE" red carpet weathered an endless sea of Louboutins, gowns and sharp suits for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. The magical hosting duo of Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, the first female winner in the Best Director category and 10 nominees for Best Film were just some of the magical moments watched, live, across America. As always, Vanity Fair coordinated one ginormous par-tay to mark the occasion, luring some of the industry's most sought after stars to the beautiful Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood to celebrate the evening. Are you ready...really, take a minute.
Graydon Carter, Fran Lebowitz, Ron Howard, Barry Diller, Diane von Furstenberg, Amy Adams, Anna Paquin, Carolina Herrera, Hilary Swank, Jon Hamm, Andre Balazs, Chris Noth, Jerry Seinfeld, Adrien Brody, Lapo Elkann, Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman, Bill Maher, Kirk Douglas, Tom Ford, Leslie Mann, Judd Apatow, Minnie Mortimer, Serena Williams, Russell Simmons, Rubert Murdoch, Wendy Murdoch, Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller, Bradley Cooper, Colin Firth, Georgina Chapman, Meryl Streep, Kate Bosworth, Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan Reynolds, Diddy, Tom Hanks, Taylor Lautner, Vera Farmiga, Apolo Anton Ohno, Salma Hayek, Amanda Seyfried, Bar Refaeli, Cameron Diaz, Cornelia Guest, Brian Grazer, Elizabeth Banks, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Kravitz and Lenny Kravitz are just a sampling of the overwhelming star power packed into the legendary bash. Toasting the winners, admiring the couture and enjoying the highlight of awards season; the soiree made for the best thing to happen to Sunday since the boozy brunch.
Having pretty much every heavy hitter in the industry under one roof was enough celeb action to give Ari Gold a heart attack, making for star-spotting overload. Fortunately, Twitter was hard on the five inch heels of those coming and going so everyone could stay on top of the latest.