People.com Lifestyle Style Party Down! Stars Gear Up for the Oscars Hollywood's biggest names – Jennifer! Bradley! Jessica! – fete each other leading up to the big night By Kiran Hefa and Kate Hogan Kate Hogan Instagram Twitter Kate Hogan is Director of Digital Specials and Features at PEOPLE. In her 14 years at the brand, she has covered everything from pets and babies to style and Sexiest Man Alive, interviewing celebrities including Céline Dion, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Evans. Currently, she oversees the creation of photo galleries that complement breaking news and major PEOPLE moments like The Beautiful Issue and 100 Reasons to Love America. She has offered expert celebrity commentary on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Before joining PEOPLE in 2008, Kate was an editorial assistant at Morris Visitor Publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and resides outside of Chicago with her husband and three kids. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 21, 2013 06:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 08 GETTING A-HEAD Charley Gallay/Getty Surprise! Chris Tucker pops by table for a chat during Wednesday’s celebration of their film, Silver Linings Playbook, at a pre-Oscars event hosted by Vanity Fair, Barneys New York and The Weinstein Company in L.A. 02 of 08 TALL ORDER Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow struts her stuff as she enters The Wrap’s pre-Oscar bash in L.A. on Wednesday. 03 of 08 NO FLY ZONE Tony DiMaio/Startraks Meanwhile, Bigelow’s leading lady, , has a far more eventful arrival, navigating her own Marilyn Monroe moment before joining the party. 04 of 08 FIVE'S A CROWD Lester Cohen/Getty As Sacha Baron Cohen lurks in the background, his Les Misérables castmates – , Eddie Redmayne and – hang with his wife, , at a Vanity Fair and Chrysler bash celebrating the film in Los Angeles on Wednesday. 05 of 08 MOMENT OF SILENCE Alexandra Wyman/Getty Miranda Kerr and hubby squeeze in some sweet nothings Wednesday at Global Green USA’s annual pre-Oscar party at Hollywood venue Avalon. 06 of 08 POWER COUPLE Charley Gallay/Getty With Oscar buzz growing stronger, and play it cool at the Vanity Fair, Barneys New York and The Weinstein Company party. 07 of 08 SCREAM & SHOUT Chris Weeks/Getty Shameless star Emmy Rossum lets it all out while attending Global Green USA’s pre-Oscar bash. 08 of 08 FACING UP Alexandra Wyman/Getty Dylan McDermott and his actress girlfriend, Shasi Wells, keep a low profile at Wednesday’s Global Green USA fete in Hollywood.