While the lucky and nominated were at the big Oscar show, some of the rest of the A-List partied the night away at Elton John's annual soiree to watch the awards. The shocker of the evening was that newly single Sean Penn showed up with Petra Nemcova on his arm. Seriously? Seriously. Ugh, moving on ... Elton was the ultimate host as usual to the crowd that included Kate and Len, Tara Reid, and (pregnant?) Minnie. Chace and JC Chasez are apparently BFFs these days. I'm sure these Academy Awards were a little less stressful for Ellen DeGeneres who hosted the big show last year but got to relax by Portia's side and hopefully enjoy the champagne this time around. Meanwhile, did Diddy do the red carpet at the Oscars and then drive straight to the Elton party to watch the show? While none of these party-goers went home with little gold men, they surely celebrated enough for all those who did.
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Images include: Porta de Rossi, Paz Vega, Ellen DeGeneres, Rupert Murdoch, Chris O'Donnell, Chris Noth, Christian Slater, Jason Binn, Herbie Hancock, Tamara Mellon, Eric McCormack, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Evans, Jason Lewis, JC Chasez, Josh Groban, Kate Beckinsale, Len Wiseman, Mary J. Blige, Minnie Driver, Patricia Clarkson, Sharon Stone, Elton John, Tara Reid, Tim Allen, David Furnish, Sean Penn, Billy Joel, Roberto Cavalli, Petra Nemcova, Al Roker, Jennifer Coolidge, Lionel Richie, Simon Cowell, Terri Seymour, Ziyi Zhang, Chace Crawford, Diddy, Zoe Saldana.