Last Night's Parties: Anna Wintour Goes Geek Chic At Webby Awards, Blake Lively Gets Ghetto

by Mara Siegler · June 14, 2011

Blake Lively honored The Fighter's David O. Russell;  Stevie Wonder was inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame; Emma Roberts screened her new film;  Bono looked at Stella McCartney's new collection, Anna Wintour and other celebs took over the 15th Annual Webby Awards and more. Last night's parties posed for Facebook and Tweeted their good time.

The 15th Annual Webby Awards [Take a look at pics HERE!]

Where: Hammerstein Ballroom

Who Was There: Anna Wintour, Daniel Radcliffe, Adrian Grenier, John Mayer, Brooke Shields, Lisa Lampanelli, Marlon Wayans, Norah Jones, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Antoine Dodson, Damian Kulash of OK Go,  Darrell Hammond

Other Details: Lisa Kudrow hosted last night's 15th Annual Webby Awards. Of the five-word acceptance speeches,  Dan Savage, of It Gets Better, stood out by announcing “Tracy Morgan can suck my…” Ouch! Will Ferrell was unable to attend, but made  special surprise video speech. Vogue's Anna Wintour took the stage to proclaim  "Sometimes geek can be chic." James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem, who took Artist of the Year, announced "Thanks, this is deeply weird," and Groupon CEO Andrew Mason announced "It's short for group coupon." Person of The Year went to IBM Supercomputer Watson.  Be sure to take a look at more pics HERE.

THE GHETTO FILM SCHOOL 7th Annual Spring Benefit

Where: The Standard

Who Was There: Blake Lively, Jim Jarmusch, Adam Horovitz, Melissa Leo, Steve Nash, Katherine Oliver, Jane Rosenthal, Marisa Tomei, Liv Tyler, Jason Weinberg, Harvey Weinstein, David O. Russell, Soledad O’Brien, Chancellor Dennis Walcott, Roland Martin, Alina Cho, Luis Guzmán and Lee Daniels

Other Details: The Ghetto Film School (GFS) 7th Annual Spring Benefit honored The Fighter's David O. Russell for his contribution and continued support to the development of GFS, which has awarded more than 50 students over $320,000 in college scholarships and educational support. Blake Lively returned from her Romance Tour around Europe to show off her legs and present. Her new amour Leonardo Dicaprio is also in town. The pair went to dinner last night and back to Leo's place for the evening. [Via]



Who Was There: Stevie Wonder, Gabourney Sidibe, Anika Noni Rose, Sinbad, Wyclef, Spike Lee, Roland Martin, Matthew Whitaker, Melanie Fiona, Richard Parsons, Jimmy Buffet

Other Details: The Apollo Theater inducted Stevie Wonder into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at its annual Spring Gala fundraising event. Sinbad hosted the evening and Wyclef Jean, Yolanda Adams, Melanie Fiona, Raphael Saadiq, Paul Schaffer, and Chick Corea performed.

THE CINEMA SOCIETY with ALICE+OLIVIA host the screening & after party for "THE ART OF GETTING BY"

Where: Landmark Sunshine Cinema, Thompson LES

Who Was There: Emma Roberts, Freddie Highmore, Elizabeth Reaser, Michael Angarano, Sasha Spielberg, Sam Robards, writer/director Gavin Wiesen, Blythe Danner, Jessica Capshaw, Abigail Breslin, Rupert Friend, Katharine McPhee, Eve Plumb, Shenae Grimes, Lauren & Ashley Bush, Stacey Bendet Eisner, Carrie Keagan, Jessica Stam, Kelly Bensimon, Charlotte Ronson, Ann Dexter-Jones, Daniel Benedict, Andrew Saffir

Other Details: The Cinema Society and Alice + Olivia screened Emma Watson and Freddy Highmore's (the kid from August Rain) new film The Art of Getting By, a twee-ish flick about a lost boy type who is befriended by the popular girl. After the movie, guests head to Thompson LEs to discuss whether they give it thumbs up or down while partaking in cocktails. Jessica Capshaw, Katharine McPhee, Kelly Bensimon, & Shenae Grimes (90210) were all wearing Alice+Olivia. [Via]


Where: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

Who Was There: David Carr, Bruce Headlam, Brian Stelter, Andrew Rossi, Kate Novack, Peter Alexander, Bill Blakemore, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Charles Ferguson, Jami Floyd, Bonnie Fuller, Kristin Gore, Andrew Jarecki, Pat Kiernan, Steve Kroft, Swoosie Kurtz,Vicki Mabrey, S.I. Newhouse, Regis & Joy Philbin, Carl Quintanilla, Morley Safer, Bob Simon, Brian Williams, Jeff Zucker

Other Details: The film screened to a packed house at Lincoln Centers new movie theater facilities. The documentary focuses on the Times Media desk and reporters David Carr, the oh so sexy Tim Arango, Brian Stelter, and their editor Bruce Headlam as they track print media's decline and possibly, their own doomed fate. The film tries to answer the ever present question on where media is headed in the digital world and what the consequences will be if we leave behind fact-based, original reporting. It's good. It's really, really good. And incredibly terrifying no matter what side you are on in the battle between old vs new media.

Junior Spring Benefit for Lincoln Center Institute [Take a look at more photos HERE!]

Where: Gramercy Terrace at the Gramercy Park Hotel

Who Was There: Anouska Senge, Trisha Gregory, Antonia Thompson, Jennifer Collins, Ashley Wick, Bettina Prentice, William Heath, Charles Rockerfeller, Patrick Liotard-Vogt, Duke Merriman, Serena Merriman, Claiborne, James Frank, Rightor Doyle, Mamie Gummer, Zoe Kazan, Carey Mulligan, Lily Rabe

Other Details: Last night the Junior Spring Benefit for Lincoln Center Institute, sponsored by Valentino, brought out chairs Rightor Doyle, Mamie Gummer, Zoe Kazan, Carey Mulligan, and Lily Rabe. Guest were treated to dinner on the Gramercy Terrace at the Gramercy Park Hotel with music by DJ Chelsea Leyland and a musical performance by Karen Elson.  Get more details HERE.


Stella McCartney Spring 2012 Presentation

Where: The Garden of Saint Luke

Who Was There: Stella McCartney, Bono, Liv Tyler, Naomi Watts, Estelle, Glenda Bailey, Lynn Yaeger, Hamish Bowles, Mickey Boardman, Stefano Tonchi

Other Details: Stella McCartney unveiled her Spring line in front of fashion' editors and a number of celebrities. Luckily the weather held out for the outdoor event in the pretty Garden of Saint Luke. [Via]





The WAYUU TAYA Foundation 8th Annual Gala

Where: Stephan Weiss Studio

Who Was There: Patricia Velasquez, Donna Karan, Russell Simmons, Padma Lakshmi, Debbie Meyer, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Earl Jones, Daniela Zahradnikova, Andre Balazs

Other Details: The Wayúu Tayá Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of Latin-American indigenous communities while maintaining and respecting their traditions, held their annual benefit last night at Stephan Weiss Studio. [Via]


Tempest Benefit Performance hosted by the Juilliard Club [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Other Details: Guests attended the Tempest Benefit Performance hosted by the Juilliard Club last night at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The evening had staged readings from Shakespeare's The Tempest by actors Sir Derek Jacobi, alumna Monica Raymund and Ricard Clifford with musical interludes. Immediately after the performances the after party followed at Glorya Kaufman Dance Studio featuring music from Juilliard Drama student Cameron Scoggins and Juilliard alumnus DJ Way. Be sure to check out more pics HERE!

THE NEW YORK OBSERVER's 100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate

Where: The Harmonie Club N.Y.C

Who Was There: NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump, Bill Rudin, Monica Kass, Lori Shabrai, Andrew Chung

Other Details: The NY Observer celebrated NY real estate bigwigs last night with a fancy party.