Carol star Cate Blanchett, Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar contender Phyllis Nagy during yesterday’s Carol brunch at West Hollywood’s London hotel. If you ask me Blanchett’s sunglasses (smokey gray with caramel frames) are award-worthy in and of themselves.

Beasts of No Nation director-cinematographer Cary Fukunaga, creator of one of the most poetic and visually dazzling films of the year hands down, during yesterday afternoon’s gathering for the Netflix release at Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

The always smooth and gracious Ian McKellen during backyard gathering at British Consulate for Bill Condo’s Mr. Holmes. Perfect Sherlock in the film, and reportedly spot-on in Tom Courteney’s role in The Dresser.

Beasts of No Nation star Idris Elba at same soiree (obviously). Here’s Elba performing at Madonna’s “Unapologetic Bitch” concert last month in Berlin.

Dennis Haysbert (Far From Heaven, Heat, Mr. Allstate) with HE’s own Svetlana Cvetko (Red Army, Inside Job, Miss Representation, Inequality for All).