Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Aaron Paul have celebrated their Golden Globe Award nominations over cucumber sandwiches and scones with cream.
The nominees were among the guests of honor at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' annual awards-season tea party, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.
With no agenda other than to eat, drink and socialise, the stars enjoyed a relaxing respite amid a whirlwind weekend leading into the Golden Globes.
Some tea-party guests, including TV mogul Nigel Lythgoe, also popped into the HBO Luxury Lounge held at the hotel. There brands such as Pandora and Sophia Fiori Diamonds were hoping for last-minute placement on the Globes red carpet.