Pre-Globes Event 7th Gold Meets Golden ... Hollywood Doles Out Medals, Tunes
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Gold Meets Golden 2020 -- Party Pics Launch Gallery
Hollywood's finest came out in droves for a pre-Golden Globes event which saw them mingling with Olympians -- and the get-together was nothing short of a tearjerker.
The ritzy shindig went down Saturday afternoon at one of the first-ever homes established in Bev Hills ... the Virginia Robinson Gardens mansion. It's called Gold Meets Golden, and the whole idea is to pair celebs with pro athletes all in the name of charity -- this in anticipation of Sunday's award show and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, of course.
For this 7th year -- which was hosted/presented by Coca Cola, BMW Beverly Hills, FASHWIRE along with other sponsors -- the proceeds were going toward Angel City Sports ... an org promoting adaptive sports for kids, adults and vets with physical disabilities.
Definitely a cause worth getting behind ... and you could tell as much by who showed up -- including Nicole Kidman, Chris Evans, Rami Malek, Taron Egerton, Cynthia Erivo, Matt Bomer, Ben Platt, Beanie Feldstein, Zooey Deutch, Joey King, Naomi Watts, Lou Ferringo and more.
Of the Olympians and athletes in attendance ... Jackie Joyner Kersee, Nadia Comaniche, Bart Connors, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Ian Thorpe, Willie Gault, Metta World Peace, Apollo Anton Ohno, Kristi Yamaguchi and several others.
Check out the clip above ... you see Cynthia belting out a rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine," Taron and Sistine Stallone putting medals on the 2014 bobsled team and Matt Bomer presenting a cake to diver Greg Louganis for his 60th bday this month.
We're told there wasn't a dry eye throughout Saturday's proceedings -- and by the looks of all this ... we can see why. Pretty heartwarming stuff here
Intimate Polaroids of Joaquin Phoenix, Awkwafina, and More at W's Best Performances 2020 Party
Every year, awards season officially kicks off on the Sunday night of the Golden Globes. Unofficially, though, it begins on the Friday night of W's annual Best Performances party at the Chateau Marmont. This year's edition brought out cover stars like Joaquin Phoenix, Chris Evans, and Laura Dern. But there was also a special guest: the legendary photographer Maripol, who captured attendees with her signature Polaroid lens-work throughout the night. It's a style she's stayed true to ever since the '70s, when she was a fixture on New York's fashion and art circuit, regularly photographing Madonna, Naomi Campbell, and Grace Jones. But in the penthouse of the Chateau, Maripol also tried something new, taking a hazier, more experimental approach to subjects like Rooney Mara, Charlie Hunnam and more. The tactic only emphasized the party's glam-casual tone. Take a closer look, here.
by Wmag January 5, 2020 2:30 pm
Chris Evans at W Magazine's Best Performances Party at the Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, CA. Polaroid shot by Maripol for W Magazine.
Better than the magazine shots frighteningly blown up and displayed at the party.