Martin Scorsese, Tom Hanks among guests at BAFTA's pre-Globes tea party
Martin Scorsese arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles Film Award Season Tea on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at The Four Season Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. (Tonya Wise / Invision / AP)
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, January 12, 2014 7:32AM EST
LOS ANGELES - Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Aaron Paul celebrated their Golden Globe Award nominations over cucumber sandwiches and scones with cream.
The nominees were among the guests of honour at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' annual awards-season tea party, held Saturday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.
With no agenda other than to eat, drink and socialize, the stars enjoyed a relaxing respite amid a whirlwind weekend leading into Sunday's Golden Globes.
Some tea-party guests, including TV mogul Nigel Lythgoe, also popped by the HBO Luxury Lounge held at the hotel, where brands such as Pandora and Sophia Fiori Diamonds were hoping for last-minute placement on the Globes red carpet.