|Awards Main Stage Set backdrop|
|in the limo headed to the Awards Gala|
The Gala is always held before the major awards events start and are viewed by insiders as precursors to who will win (Golden Globes, Oscars, SAG Awards). Many of prior year award recipients went on to win an Oscar at the Academy Awards.
|...a media frenzy...|
|on the red carpet|
|Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt|
|George Clooney signs autographs|
|Glamour and Glitz for sure|
|Purple tulip centerpieces|
|the bar were elegantly decorated|
|Enjoying a martini|
OK, now for a series of photos of the awards ceremony. These are photos of various celebs as they are on stage giving remarks.
|Brad Pitt: Desert Palm Achievement Award|
|George Clooney: Chairman's Award|
|Glenn Close: Career Achievement Award|
|Jessica Chastain: Spotlight Award|
|Kenneth Brannaugh introduces Michelle Williams|
|Melissa McCarthy introduces Octavia Spencer|
|Michelle Williams: Desert Palm Achievement Award|
|Octavia Spencer: Breakthrough Award|
|Tom Hanks and Thomas Horn|
|AFTER PARTY PICS: the dance floor was packed|
|AFTER PARTY PICS: the cheese table was amazing|
|AFTER PARTY PICS: Dessert Table: Chocolate goodies!|
|AFTER PARTY PICS: Lithographs of award recipients|
Here are a few photos of the after party. Aside from all the celebrity focus, I hope you enjoyed my recap of the 2012 Awards Gala. It was a lot of fun, and a real treat.
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