Usher, Justin Timberlake and more stars bond at WME pre-Oscars party

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WME celebrated Oscar weekend Friday night with a star-studded bash in an old Hollywood setting ahead of Sunday’s annual awards show.

The storied agency fêted its nominated clients — including “Oppenheimer” director Christopher Nolan and Robert Downey Jr. — as movie stars, industry execs and power players circulated in the former William Randolph Hearst estate in Beverly Hills, Calif., where “The Godfather” was shot.

There was also a heavy music scene at the party as Usher — fresh off his 2024 Super Bowl performance and a new album drop — was spotted spending time with Justin Timberlake as well as powwowing with megaproducer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

Robert Downey Jr. got pointers from Dustin Hoffman at WME’s party.

The “Iron Man” star was also spotted with Jeffrey Wright. Getty Images for WME

The starry party also drew a music heavy crowd, including Babyface and John Legend. Getty Images for WME

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Guests were also overheard congratulating Usher on his recent surprise Las Vegas wedding to Jennifer Goicoechea, spies said.

The power crowd also included Leonardo DiCaprio — who danced late into the night in a disco room where Snoop Dogg held court in a corner — as well as Austin Butler, Barry Keoghan, Brie Larson, Kristen Stewart, Hailey Bieber, Rob Lowe, Keanu Reeves, Dustin Hoffman and Nicolas Cage.

The exclusive mansion bash featured 10 themed areas – including a “Chinatown night market,” an Egyptian lounge, a casino (with proceeds going to charity), a bedroom based on “Clueless” and a “’Narnia’-inspired speakeasy” with furniture made of ice.

Snoop Dogg sampled some of his own Dr. Bombay Ice Cream brand at the bash. Getty Images for WME

Guests Steven Yeun and producer Christina Oh recently launched Celadon Pictures together. Getty Images for WME

Hip art fair Frieze curated the art, including black-and-white headshots of WME’s nominated clients and past winners, plus film posters and more.

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There was also a roaming illusionist, a custom embroidery station and a celebrity tattoo artist — Winterstone — who has inked Lady Gaga and Matt Damon — and offered guests permanent mementos of the night, while a “shoe valet” offered Birkenstock slippers for guests.

The agency also reps nominees this year from films including “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” “The Holdovers” and “Barbie,” among others.

Usher, seen here with Austin Butler, was congratulated on his recent wedding by several guests, we hear. Getty Images for WME

WME co-chairs Christian Muirhead and Richard Weitz hosted the celebratory party. Getty Images for WME

WME co-chairmen Christian Muirhead and Richard Weitz greeted guests at the packed party, where Endeavor and TKO CEO Ari Emanuel also circulated, and schmoozing execs included Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, Disney and 20th Century Studios’ David Greenbaum, Conde Nast CEO Roger Lynch, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Endeavor’s Mark Shapiro and Patrick Whitesell.

Greenbaum – an exec behind Taylor Swift’s upcoming feature film directing debut, who was seated next to the pop star at the Golden Globes — was presented with a birthday cake at the party by WME’s Elyse Scherz and Robert Newman as Greenbaum’s wife, LA Women’s Collective co-founder Jamie Kantrowitz, was by his side.

Also at the bash were: Camila Cabello, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Emma Thomas, Eva Longoria, Janelle Monae, Javier Bardem, Josh Groban, Killer Mike, Niecy Nash-Betts, Riz Ahmed, Sam Levinson, Seth MacFarlane, Willem Dafoe and Zac Efron.