Gwyneth Paltrow spent NYE in New York with her family as Coldplay performed in Brooklyn with Jay-Z -- more on this in a minute. G, as you know, is a Valentino favourite. As is Anne Hathaway and Madonna too. M and Annie were invited by Valentino to spend NYE in Gstaad, Switzerland -- see photos from Twitter taken at the party. What would have happened if G was free and wanted to come? How would Valentino rank them? I really want to know how he would have made that choice. Also, how much does M hate having her picture taken beside Annie who looks about 12 years old here?

Also attached -- Hathaway with her husband Adam walking around town, enjoying her final days of down time before the awards carpets. Critics’ Choice is a week tomorrow, the same day Oscar nominations are announced, and then the Globes 3 days after that, the SAGs on January 27th, BAFTAs on February 10, same as the Grammys, and, two weeks later, the big show, the Oscars February 24.

You ready for 8 weeks of Awards Porn? Happy New Year!