HANKS ALL AROUND
It was a family affair at the Paramount party as Tom Hanks, by Gump, celebrated his second Best Actor Oscar with (from left) father-in-law Al Wilson, wife Rita Wilson, mother Janet Turner and mother-in-law Dorothy Wilson.
, who hopes to star in the upcoming film version of Evita, swapped bedtime stories with Truth or Dare director Alek Keshishian at the Chasen's soiree.
PUFF AND READY
Showing he didn't need Oscar, Best Actor nominee John Travolta, striking a philosophical pose, had a smokin' good time at Chasen's, where Pulp Fiction pals Quentin Tarantino and Samuel L. Jackson also showed up.
At the annual Elton John AIDS Foundation benefit, the host, fresh from his Best Song victory, struck a high note with Melissa Etheridge (right) and her companion Julie Cypher.
Power broker David Geffen, one-third of the Geffen-Spielberg-Katzenberg DreamWorks team, kept Sally Field and Jane Fonda on grins and needles with his pointed remark to fellow mogul Ted Turner at the Vanity Fair bash at Morton's.
MOST COMPOSED CHILD STAR
Last year's Best Supporting Actress, New Zealander Anna Paquin, now all of 12 years old, partied way past her curfew at Morton's, where she schmoozed with Michael J. Fox.
Bad girl Courtney Love (right) and her pal du jour, actress Amanda de Cadenet, hugged, kissed, yelled at parking valets and—despite their matching tiaras—generally behaved in unregal fashion.
DOCTORS ON DUTY
Resident TV hunks George Clooney
(left) and Noah Wyle of ER helped silver screeners celebrate their big night at Chasen's—and even found time to come to the aid of model and ex-MTV veejay Karen Duffy.
After thanking her children in her acceptance speech, Jessica Lange coolly celebrated her Best Actress win with longtime love Sam Shepard—via a cellular telephone. Explaining his absence from the Awards ceremony, Lange, whose escort for the evening was Rob Roy director Michael Caton-Jones, said, "He never comes to these things."