Hollywood's biggest stars will brave the rain for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards on Sunday.
But the wet weather won’t deter some from attending Hollywood’s hottest soiree: the after-party on the rooftop of the Beverly Hilton.
Among the guests at the NBCUniversal, Focus Features and E! Entertainment Golden Globes after-party will be the award show’s hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
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Every year, the challenge for special events director Hollace Davids is to make the celebratory event unique.
“We’ve really tried to be fresh and use new technology,” Davids said.
This year's design is based on NBC's iconic symbol: the peacock. The walls will be a magnification of a peacock feather and peacock colors are spread throughout. There will be blue, gold and fuscia theatrical-style elliptical lighting- and a sprinkle of old Hollywood.
“When we're done, the carpet will be recycled, the lighting is all LED. We really try at NBCUniversal to be ‘green,’” Davids said.
The wild card is the rain, which can ruin the best party plans. That's why NBC has installed sub-flooring and a tent overhead, so all the stars will keep their pumps and patent leather out of the puddles.
“They can rock it no matter what. I mean, their stylists know what to do. Obviously they didn't hire us," said Jazzy Hardman, who was in the 90210 with her husband on their honeymoon.
Expecting sunny weather, the newlyweds from Utah inadvertently wore sandals on a rare rainy day in LA.
"The weatherman Fritz Coleman and team on Channel 4 has been predicting that there's a 60 percent chance of rain sometime during this weekend, so we have to be prepared,” Davids said.
Five floors below will be the InStyle and Warner Bros. party. George Clooney, Emily Blunt and Benedict Cumberbatch will be among the guests.
They will walk into a space inspired by the forests of the Australian Blue Mountains. The centerpiece will be a handmade mirror chandelier. What guests won’t see is what's underneath.
“We're standing on top of a fountain right now, so they have to have to drain a fountain then create a floor then cover it and then that's where the party happens,” said Sharon Clott Kanter, InStyle magazine senior editor.
NBC4’s coverage of the Golden Globes begins a 3 p.m. Sunday with the red carpet arrivals.
The Golden Globes begin at 5 p.m.
And if you miss any of the awards the first time, a special rebroadcast of the Golden Globes will air at 8 p.m.