They sought her right here, they sought her there. They sought Lady Gaga in all places.
At the half-dozen events held at the Beverly Hilton resort following the Golden Globes on Sunday evening, it appeared as if each superstar was in search of the singer and nominated actress, if solely to the touch the hem of her monumental periwinkle robe.
“I wanted to meet Lady Gaga, I really did,” mentioned Chuck Lorre, who gained a Globe for producing Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method.” “I would have said thank you for all the great work she does.”
But the artist was not current. After profitable for finest tune (and shedding in the finest performing class) Lady Gaga in some way managed to fade in a puff of Valentino taffeta. (Her rep famous that she stopped by one get together, hosted by InModel and Warner Bros.)
Other stars had been there to be seen however not heard. At Amazon’s after-party, held at the resort’s Stardust Penthouse, Timothée Chalamet begged off interviews so he might dance together with his mom, Nicole Flender.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chief government, stood close by grinning from ear to ear, surrounded by a trio of statuesque ladies in sequined and metallic clothes. He, too, declined an interview.
Mr. Bezos positioned a morsel from the uncooked seafood bar into his mouth, however instantly spat it again right into a serviette. “Bad oyster,” he mentioned.
Elsewhere in the resort, the speak turned to the evening’s political tone.
“I thought tonight was perfect, because it was still celebratory and there were some very poignant and powerful political moments,” mentioned Patricia Clarkson, who was at the HBO get together, clutching her Globe for finest supporting actress in “Sharp Objects.” “I’m thankful to these women for speaking out. It’s changed everything.”
In the hallway outside, Regina King, who won for best supporting actress in “If Beale Street Could Talk,” was swarmed by well-wishers congratulating her on an acceptance speech in which she pledged to include “50 percent women” in projects she produced.
Ms. King said her remarks were ad-libbed. “You don’t want to ever prepare a speech, because you feel like you may jinx yourself,” she said. “But then the moment happens and your mind just rushes.”
At the Netflix party, Alfonso Cuarón celebrated his best director award for “Roma.” “Art by essence is political, no matter what kind of film you do,” he said. “It’s not a political event, but I think the politics come out of the films.”
Laura Dern went further. “If you’re a public figure and you’re given a mic, there’s a lot to say right now,” she said, standing by a towering arrangement of roses at the InStyle party. She barely noticed Taylor Swift and her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, who moved so fluidly across the red carpet and then immediately out a side door that they seemed to be passing through some kind of celebrity digestive tract.
“Outrageous acts within our own country occur, like the incarceration of children who are seeking asylum in this country, and are risking violence in these camps,” Ms. Dern added. “Hopefully we keep talking about it.”
Standing at the other end of the hotel, and the ideological spectrum, was Jon Voight. The conservative actor sees the prevailing political winds in Hollywood as oppressive, rather than liberating.
“People are very cautious about what they say now, and they didn’t use to be,” Mr. Voight said, who was in the hallway, presumably heading to a party. He wore a fringed white scarf over his tuxedo. “The generation before my generation was very patriotic, and it’s changed, and that’s unfortunate.”
Still, Mr. Voight agreed with his fellow actors on one thing. “I hope I bump into Lady Gaga, who’s just terrific,” he said. “A huge talent, and I think she’s a really nice gal, too.”