J. Mendel and Audi Kick Off Golden Globes Week 2011

J. Mendel and Audi kick off Golden Globes Week

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Zöe Saldana, Brittany Snow, and Sofia Vergara at J. Mendel and Audi's party at Cecconi's.

"I love every minute," 2011 Golden Globes nominee Sofia Vergara said of the week leading up to the January 16 awards ceremony. And there's a lot to love: Between now and then there is a nonstop round of parties, presentations and events that serve as the warm-up for the big day.

Last night, Audi and 2011 designer-partner J. Mendel hosted get-the-party-started cocktails for a mix of television's boldface names at Cecconi's in West Hollywood. As one giddy guest put it: "You see everyone you want to see tonight!"

Vergara, as well as Sophia Bush, Zac Efron, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Zachary Levi, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison (who stopped by after the Lakers game), Zöe Saldana (in a J. Mendel zinc leather strapless dress with ruffle detail), and Brittany Snow, rode to the Melrose Avenue event in an Audi A8, perhaps test-driving arrival strategies for the Golden Globes.

And of course, the show was the topic on everyone's mind. Discussions ranged from who would take home which award to who would wear what. Most, like Vergara—who still has "three dresses on the rack"—were still in the selection process. But Lynch, in Ali Rahimi, was as decisive as her Glee character: For the Golden Globes ceremony, she'll wear Ali Rahimi.