Saturday 29 November 2014

Old friends and new: Bono, Julia Roberts and Taylor Swift bond at Golden Globes after-party

Published 14/01/2014 | 12:05

Men of the moment: U2, Bono's wife Ali Hewson and Larry Mullen Jr's other half Ann Acheson were joined by old friends Julia Roberts and Danny Moder at the Golden Globes after-party. (Photo: Splash)

How many A-listers can you fit around a round table? Plenty, it seems.

Bono was the man of the moment at the Golden Globes after-party, his table surrounded by both old friends and new.

The U2 front-man and his band-mates relaxed with Moet champagne, tapas and a few open top buttons; their Golden Globe award for Best Original Song for ‘Ordinary Love’ in ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ placed firmly on the table in front of them.

A night that hosts an eclectic mix of famous faces from both the music scene and the screen, the Dubliners were joined by old friend Julia Roberts and her husband, camera-man Danny Moder.

Rarely spotted in public together, Julia and Danny sat close as they chatted with U2, Larry Mullen Jr’s other half Ann Acheson and Bono’s wife Ali Hewson.

The show-business veterans were also joined by 24-year-old country singer Taylor Swift who promptly sat next to Bono for some fatherly advice.

Bono chose a sincere tribute to the former South African president Nelson Mandela for the band’s acceptance speech at the ceremony.

"This really is personal, very, very personal," he told the audience.

"This man turned our life upside down, right side up. A man who refused to hate, but he thought love would do a better job.

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U2 were the men of the night at the awards with Bono pictured soaking up the atmosphere throughout the evening.

Golden Globes host and comedienne Amy Poehler made the most of his good humour and planted a kiss on the star as to mark her Best Actress win.

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