Looking like he was still trying to make sense of the eight Oscar
nominations Slumdog Millionaire earned him last night, Dev Patel
celebrated victory with little co-star Rubina Ali, who plays young Latika.
The overnight sensations were special guests at the elite Governor’s Ball, where they hobnobbed with fellow Oscar winner Sean Penn as well as nominees Taraji P. Henson, Marisa Tomei, Amy Adams and Anne Hathaway inside the Kodak Theater.
While toasting champagne with elated director Danny Boyle, I was disappointed to see no sparks flying between Dev and rumored love Freida Pinto. In fact, the Indian actress seemed more interested in chatting up Adrien Brody than her Slumdog co-star. I guess not everyone can artlessly carry their fairytale romance off-screen like Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.
I bet Dev had much more fun dipping fruit into the
Chocolate-and-Champagne fountain with his cute little friend. At
least, that’s what I’d have been doing.
Gallery Info: Dev Patel, Rubiana Ali, Danny Boyle, Anne Hathaway, Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Ben Kingsley, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Marisa Tomei, Robin Wright Penn, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Sheen, Marion Cotillard, Amy Adams, Freida Pinto, Taraji P Henson, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis, Heidi Klum, Seal, Josh Brolin, Shirley Maclaine, Emile Hirsch, Melissa Leo and Christopher Walken at the 81st Annual Academy Awards Governor’s Ball.