The event: Golden Globes party-going kicked into high-gear Thursday as Audi saluted some of this year's brightest stars at Cecconi's in Los Angeles.
The crowd: The celebrity attendees included Liev Schreiber ("Ray Donovan"), Naomi Watts ("St. Vincent"), Edward Norton ("Birdman"), Jessica Chastain ("A Most Violent Year"), Christoph Waltz ("Big Eyes"), Allison Tolman ("Fargo"), Joanne Froggatt and Lesley Nicol ("Downton Abbey"), Kate Walsh ("Bad Judge"), Missi Pyle ("Gone Girl"), Jamie Chung ("Big Hero 6"), Matt McGorry ("How to Get Away With Murder"), Cheryl Burke ("Dancing With the Stars"), Jessica Szohr ("The Internship"), James Nesbitt ("The Missing"), Maggie Grace ("Taken 3"), Perrey Reeves ("Entourage"), TV personality Louise Roe and more.
The scene: A searchlight scanning the skies guided partygoers to the packed restaurant as many of the celebrities pulled up to the curb in Audi's flagship sedan. Inside, people packed the bar, crowded onto sofas and spilled onto the tented patio.
The conversations: Waltz told Schreiber and Watts -- seated together in a corner sofa -- that Amy Adams, his "Big Eyes" costar is "extraordinary."
Schreiber described his show, "Ray Donovan," as dark. He's even used a cellphone while driving, I noted. "Ray does a lot of illegal things," said the actor, who is nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance on the TV series. "Talking on the cellphone is the least of them."