The Dish Power Rankings: TIFF Takes Over Toronto Edition
Michael Fassbender slow-dances at Soho House, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman bro down at Momofuku.
1. Soho House
Michael Fassbender slow-danced to R. Kelly with pal Colin Hanks while Benedict Cumberbatch eyeballed a stuffed moose at the exclusive club.
2. Momofuku Daishō
Hunk-duo Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, who co-star in director Denis Villeneuve’s new film Prisoners, caused a stir among diners and Toronto Life Most Stylish partygoers when they stopped by a private event at the restaurant on Thursday.
Charles Khabouth’s festival hub does double duty tonight with two private TIFF parties: a celebration for Lucky Them starring Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church and a post-screening fête for Horns with ex-Potter star Daniel Radcliffe.
4. Park Hyatt Roof Lounge
Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon and Dakota Fanning are all expected to attend tonight’s cocktail reception for The Last of Robin Hood, a biopic about Old Hollywood actor Errol Flynn.
Claire Danes sported an oversized blazer and chunky necklace for a low-key dinner with husband Hugh Dancy at the Little Italy restaurant on Thursday night.
6. Bloke and 4th
Terrence Howard dined at the swishy supper club before giving an impromptu recital for pals in the Shangri-La lobby.
7. Thompson Hotel Rooftop Lounge
Jian Ghomeshi, Canadian hip-hop ambassador Kardinal Offishall and the cast and crew of steamy romance Blue is the Warmest Colour partied (and posed) by the infinity pool.
Glamazon and professional yummy mummy Jessica Alba was spotted munching on scallops, tofu and kale last weekend with her manager and sister-in-law.
9. Spoke Club
The Fifth Estate star Daniel Brühl was photographed on TIFF’s opening night outside the members-only clubhouse.
Zach Efron and Paul Giamatti took interviews with The Hollywood Reporter at the King West resto-lounge, which also hosted the Thursday night pre-screening party for All Cheerleaders Die.
Honourable Mentions: The Drake hotel got into the festival spirit with its annual opening-night party, equipped this year with an on-site tattoo parlour. On Sunday, new penthouse restaurant The Chase hosts the post screening party for psycho-drama Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Isabella Rossellini and Canadian cutie Sarah Gadon.