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After telling nominee Casey Affleck, "You were so great!" in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Kate Hudson joins pal Christina Applegate for some girl talk at a banquette inside the PEOPLE and Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) post awards gala.
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Nominees Christina Applegate, Sara Ramirez, Ana Ortiz and America Ferrera were all winners in the fashion department, striking glam poses at the PEOPLE/EIF party.
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GIRLS' NIGHT OUT
Nikki Blonsky and Amanda Bynes act much like their Hairspray BFF personas, giggling and chatting the night away at the PEOPLE/EIF party.
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HEAD OVER HEELS
For the second year in a row, Rainn Wilson – in what he called his "strike beard" – took home an actor as part of The Office cast.
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Glowing newlywed Ellen Pompeo and husband Chris Ivery (not pictured) join her Grey's Anatomy costar Eric Dane and his wife, Rebecca Gayhart, on the dance floor.
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Last season's big winner, Forest Whitaker, rests on his laurels at the PEOPLE/EIF party – so wife Keisha could take a break from her stilettos.
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After leading her through the crowded party, Michael Urie stays close to his Ugly Betty costar Rebecca Romijn on the dance floor. (Husband Jerry O'Connell was at a writing class.)
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After teaming up with a blow-up doll for Lars and the Real Girl, Ryan Gosling holds on to Desperate Housewives star Brenda Strong at the PEOPLE/EIF bash.
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"For me, it's an honor to be recognized as an actor," 30 Rock star Tina Fey (with her award for outstanding actress) told PEOPLE. "Just a year and a half ago, people weren't sure about me doing this!"
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Kyra Sedgwick takes a breather from dancing (she was spotted shaking it to Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed and Delivered") to catch up with fellow nominee Holly Hunter.
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TIME TO RELAX
After a chaotic afternoon, Kate Beckinsale and her husband Len Wiseman enjoy some much-needed down time at the PEOPLE/EIF party. "Our cat [Clive] caught fire on a candle," Beckinsale told PEOPLE. "As I was getting ready, there was, like, 'whoosh' – a fireball and he went up like a rocket. [The cat] is fine. He had no idea."
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After CSI star William Petersen complimented Ricky Gervais on The Office at the PEOPLE/EIF bash, the actor-writer was joined by another fan, Kevin Dillon, at HBO's afterparty at Spago.
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After dancing to special performer Michael McDonald at the PEOPLE/EIF party (and pretending his bottle of Stella Artois beer was a microphone), Adrian Grenier switches gears at the HBO bash, playing paparazzo to the crowd.
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A FINAL BOW
Holding up his fourth – and final – outstanding actor award for The Sopranos, James Gandofini makes the scene at the HBO bash.
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Javier Bardem and his No Country for Old Men costar Tess Harper grin and bare their awards at the PEOPLE/EIF bash.