HOLLYWOOD — It's beginning to look a lot like Oscars week.
A week of soirees, open bars and perfectly styled stars kicked off on Tuesday night at hot spot No Vacancy, where Vanity Fair hosted a fête to toast Young Hollywood.
The club was packed with stars like Chris Evans, who hosted the party alongside Vanity Fair's senior West Coast Editor Krista Smith, plus famous faces like Joe and Nick Jonas, Kate Mara, Max Minghella, Katie Cassidy, Maggie Grace, Kellan Lutz, Tom Felton, Kiernan Shipka, Zoe Kravitz, Cobie Smulders and Jena Malone.
The Captain America star said it was the Concord Youth Theatre that drew him out. The party benefited "a theater that I grew up with, where I spent a lot of my youth," he said. "It was an invaluable part of my upbringing. I think it's important for kids to have an opportunity to express themselves through the arts. That's what I did and I wouldn't trade it for the world."
Come Sunday, which films did this crowd want to take best picture?
"I want it to be Her, but I think it's going to be 12 Years a Slave," said Joe Jonas. His brother went the way of David O. Russell. "I'm hoping it's American Hustle," said Nick.
Harry Potter's Tom Felton, who recently starred in the film In Secret and has begun shooting TNT drama Murder in the First, hung out with girlfriend Jade Olivia.
Did the Olympics make a dent in the Oscars conversation this year? It's been almost a month since a major awards show in Los Angeles, thanks to the Sochi games.
"All of a sudden the Oscars are kind of here. I haven't heard it talked about so much," said Felton. "But this is our first time in L.A. for it, so we're experiencing it for the first time as well, which is very exciting."
"I think the buildup was there, then it went down, and now it's up again," added Olivia.
Their favorite film? 12 Years a Slave. "We really enjoyed that," said Felton. "We're rooting for that for sure. And Gravity was probably one of the better visual experiences this year. We're a big fan of Alfonso Cuaron and (producer) David Heyman, so I'm rooting for them, as well." (Cuarón directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Heyman was a producer on all eight Potter films.)
Malone's Oscars week is "so mellow," said the Hunger Games star, who wants Her to win best picture. She said her Sunday plan is to "have friends over."
Meanwhile, this Oscars Felton is leaving his tux in the closet.
"I'm a big fan of pajamas," he said with a grin.