It was another celebrity bash this yesterday, the BAFTA tea party. This year’s party made of some interesting coupling up in conversation. Golden Globe nominee Quentin Tarantino huddled with Jane Fonda while directors and friendly competitors Jason Reitman and Tom Ford — whose films Up In the Air and A Single Man have dueling Globe nominations in two acting categories — had a lengthy Saturday afternoon schmooze.
The famefest was still awe-inspiring for younger actors. “I’m seeing the same people around and starting to get to know all these faces, and it’s really kind of nerve-wracking,” said Globe nominee and Twilight star Anna Kendrick, 25, who’s nominated for her role in Up in the Air.
Who else attended the party? Kevin McHale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Saoirse Ronan, Christoph Waltz, Amanda Righetti, Gabourey Sidibe, Ty Burrell, Eli Roth, Lee Daniels, Claire Danes, Joan Collins, Jessica Szohr, Julianne Moore, Ben Foster, Emily Blunt, Helen Mirren, Sam Trammell, Diane Kruger, Joshua Jackson, Madeline Zima, Paul McCartney, Jane Fonda, Jeremy Renner, Colin Ferguson, Bryan Batt and Kate Flannery.