WHCInsider.com presents the second annual WHC Weekend Insider Awards to highlight the great deeds of the famous and infamous who came to Washington to party, schmooze, and most importantly – be seen – at the events surrounding the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
It’s the biggest weekend in Washington, second only perhaps to Inauguration, which you clever kids know from civics class only comes once every four years (and without as many brunches).
Best Magician: Woody Harrelson who entertained young and old with his magical card tricks in Mark Ein’s backyard during the WH Correspondents’ Garden Brunch.
Greatest Act of Kindness: Lindsay Lohan delighting 10 year-old David Greenberg by telling him that she has Herbie (a Volkswagen Beetle aka “the Love Bug”) in her garage and he could drive it.
Not Represented by Bob Barnett: To the most successful and famous celebrity who is not on Bob Barnett’s client list, yet. Elle Macpherson, entrepreneur, supermodel, and host of NBC’s Fashion Star.
Triple Threat: All the Emanuels – Mayor Rahm, Ari and Zeke at the Bloomberg Vanity Fair After Party.
Biggest IMDb Coincidence Award: Lindsay Lohan and Ali Wentworth, who both starred in Herbie the magical Volkswagen Bug movies (Herbie Fully Loaded and Disney’s The Love Bug, respectively), on opposite sides of the lawn at the Garden Brunch.
Best Unplanned Introduction: Comedy hit-maker Judd Apatow told the New York Times that meeting Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, “It was like meeting the person who created fire.”
Most Gracious: Alicia Keys happily posed with admiring fans who told her that her music touched their lives. She even snapped her own fan photo with Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
Most Popular Human Rights Advocate: Rhodes scholar and WH advisor Ronan Farrow (son of Mia Farrow & Woody Allen). Ronan, don’t leave town!
Best Partier: George Clooney, who not only talked to everyone who approached him during all the festivities, but lasted until after 4:00 AM at the Bloomberg/ Vanity Fair After Party.
George Clooney Award: for the guy having the best time: Creative Artists Agency Executive Michael Kives because not only does he know everyone, he was also rolling with the beautiful and entertaining Kates – Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton and silver screen star, Kate Hudson.
Biggest Sports Mash-Up: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo talking XXXs and OOOs with Giants fan actor Daniel Radcliffe.
Favorite new WHCD Posse: Techies – Dick Costolo and Jack Dorsey from Twitter, Chamath Palihapitiya of Social +Capital Partnership, Hosain Rahman of Jawbone, Dennis Crowley of Foursquare, Mark Pincus of Zynga, Ali Pincus of One Kings Lane, and Brad Keywell, co-founder of Groupon.
Toughest job: Willie Geist having to work closely with Elle Macpherson and Rosario Dawson presenting super-hot Jamboxes to CURE Epilepsy & The White Ribbon Alliance donors.
Most Excited To Have Back In Town: Savannah Guthrie – is there anyone more respected or liked than this TODAY show co-host?
Best Repeat outfit: Politico’s Patrick Gavin who didn’t disappoint fans of his pink Argyle pants.
Best Liked Siblings: Georgetown Cupcakes’ Katherine Kallinis & Sophie LaMontagne for donating 1,800 delicious mini-cupcakes in support of CURE and the White Ribbon Alliance. Their generosity is endless and inspiring – have you heard of Operation Cupcake? They airlift cupcakes to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan every year!
Most Missed: Christopher Hitchens