Hollywood's hottest stars trekked to snowy Park City, Utah for the season's biggest festival

By Melody Chiu and Patrick Gomez
Updated December 01, 2020 10:16 PM
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With Sundance weekend officially in full swing, Hollywood’s biggest names continued to invade beautiful Park City, Utah, hitting up gift suites, tucking into multi-course meals and pal-ing around at premieres and parties.

Newly minted Golden-Globe winner Gina Rodriguez held court at a table at Tao with boyfriend Henry Esteve, new dad Ryan Reynolds joked about breastfeeding with us and Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain had a love fest at the premiere of the new documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.

Keep on reading to see who else PEOPLE rubbed elbows with!

10:45 a.m., Birchbox Sundance Pop-Up:

Lena Dunham fretted over being overwhelmed by the plethora of skin care products available to her, but she also made sure to pick up some things for her boyfriend Jack Antonoff.

1:17 p.m., Birchbox Sundance Pop-Up:

Jason Sudeikis was overheard gushing about his wife Olivia Wilde and later chatted about his newborn son Otis with pal Peter Sarsgaard.

2:35 p.m., Salt Lake City International Airport: Ken Jeong posed for selfies with a group of fans who caught him outside the gate at the airport. He was trying to go incognito in a hat, but was very gracious when he got recognized anyway!

2:30 p.m., TR Suites: Hailee Steinfeld and Emile Hirsch continued their Sundance event-hopping together as they toured the suite together. Though he made his rounds faster than Steinfeld, Hirsch waited outside in the cold alone rather than leave without her.

2:40 p.m., Salt Lake City International Airport: After making his way down the escalator at the airport, Jake Johnson – who cowrote and stars in Digging For Fire – went over to fans waiting for him. He posed for a bunch of photos, and even asked one shy fan if he’d like to take one too.

3:07 p.m., Mississippi Grind premiere, Eccles Theatre: A crowd of hundreds lined up around the block for the chance to get to see Ryan Reynolds’s latest flick. The crowd erupted in cheers and applause when the star arrived.

3:45 p.m., Main Street: Knock Knock star Keanu Reeves was chased down Main Street by a mob of Matrix fans while on his way into the Eddie Bauer Adventure House.

4:20 p.m., Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck premiere, The MARC Theatre Though Frances Bean Cobain and her mother Courtney Love have had a rocky relationship in the past, the two embraced tightly on the red carpet at the premiere of the first authorized documentary chronicling the life of Frances’s father, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

4:47, MTV Music Lodge: Gina Rodriguez and Henri Esteve made it clear they are a frontrunner for the Cutest Couple at Sundance award as they literally fed Wonderful Pistachios to one another.

5:05 p.m., Variety Studio: Sundance Edition: Robert Redford who founded the Sundance Film Festival in 1978 enjoyed some Dark Horse Wine with Kristen Wiig, who has been receiving critical acclaim at the festival for her film The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

5:40 p.m., Main Street: Octavia Spencer may be an Academy Award winner, but she’s still willing to wait in a line for a friend. The Black or White actress stood on the cold sidewalk waiting to a long line to get into a party celebrating her friend, director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, and his new film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

7:13 p.m., Mississippi Grind party, Chase Sapphire on Main: The crowded sea of partygoers parted ways as Ryan Reynolds made his way to the VIP section of the party celebrating his latest film.

8:47 p.m., Nasty Baby party, Grey Goose Blue Door Lounge: Evoking the same dance moves she made famous on SNL, Kristen Wiig let loose to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”.

8:53 p.m., The Creative Coalition 2015 Spotlight Initiative Gala Awards Dinner, Nikki Beach at Riverhorse on Main:

The Practice

star Camryn Manheim hurried around the room getting the celeb guests (including honorees Kellan Lutz, Zoe Kravitz, and Golden Globe-winner Jeffery Tambor) to take their seats so the ceremony could begin.

10:00 p.m., Cop Car party, The Sabra Hummus House: Sundance was a family affair for Kevin Bacon and wife Kyra Sedgwick, who brought their daughter – former Miss Golden Globes Sosie Bacon – with them to celebrate Kevin’s movie. The family held court in a booth with friends until they left for the Cop Car premiere.

12:06 a.m., Sunday, Tao Nightclub at Sundance: Gina Rodriguez was surrounded by friends at her booth in the pop-up club, but she kept her hand intertwined with boyfriend Henri Esteve’s through a lot of the evening. “They looked so in love,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

Make sure to check out our timeline of Friday’s star-studded events for even more behind-the-scenes Sundance action from PEOPLE!