Golden Globe Party Report: HBO

While there is always a very party-like atmosphere surrounding the 2012 Golden Globes, celebrities sipping champagne and mingling during commercial breaks, the real festivities begin once the awards show ends and the after-parties begin.

MTV News was lucky enough to be invited to cover some of these events this year, the Weinstein and HBO parties in particular. As you might expect, they are very special invites to have. Watching people try to talk their way in is almost as entertaining as watching all the random celebrity interactions and good-natured schmoozing that occurs inside.

Due to its credibility and frequent number of award-nominated programs and performers, HBO’s parties are A-list in every way — from the venue, to the design, to the food, to the long list of high-caliber attendees. As is to be expected, the casts from the HBO shows were out in full force: Ryan Kwanten, Alexander Skarsgard, Joe Manganiello and Janina Gavankar from “True Blood,” Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey from “Game of Thrones,” the boys of “Boardwalk Empire,” and Globe winner Laura Dern from “Enlightened.”

There were plenty more stars to behold in addition to those affiliated with HBO. A few of the fun folks we observed: “Mad Men” stars Jon Hamm and Elizabeth Moss chatting with Skarsgard; Clive Owen introducing himself to Tim Robbins; Nathan Fillion having an animated conversation/storytelling session with “Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus, “Modern Family” stars Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, John Stamos and Globe winner Claire Danes; Globe host Ricky Gervais, P. Diddy and a very blonde Lindsay Lohan breezing in at the end with a small entourage in tow. From what we could tell, new friends were made and fun times were had by all.