Fire and Ice
Two normally low-key couples were in evidence: Helen Hunt of Mad About You showed up with boyfriend Hank Azaria of The Simpsons, and Lori Petty (A League of Their Own) teamed up with comedian David Alan Grier. Schmoozing sometimes took precedence over good manners: Many in the crowd continued gabbing loudly as Lyle Lovett capped the festivities with a 30-minute performance, including a bittersweet rendition of "Nobody Knows Me." But it was a small flaw in a graceful evening. "To feel even for a second that you're a tiny part of something," said Hunt, "is a nice feeling."
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