Lupita Nyong'o, Kerry Washington

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It's time to celebrate the Screen Actors Guild Awards!

Plenty of stars and nominated actors, including Lupita Nyong'o, Kerry Washington, Eric Stonestreet and Michelle Dockery, gathered at Entertainment Weekly's SAG Awards Pre-Party on Friday, Jan. 17 at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.

Nyong'o looked absolutely stunning in a sparkly cream mini-dress with embroidered flowers and was spotted with her 12 Years a Slave costar Adepero Oduye. The Best Supporting Actress nominee also hit the dance floor with several of her costars and was smiling from ear-to-ear.

Oduye spoke to E! News exclusively and touched on the important impact that the film is generating.

"I think people are having conversations about race and history and slavery in America and also highlighting issues of slavery now because people think slavery is dead and done but it's still happening in America and outside in places around the world," the actress explained. "It isn't a black or white story it's an American story it's American history. So I think that's what you want film to do inspire people to act and work at justice."

As for the SAG Awards, Oduye plans to enjoy a relaxing breakfast with some champagne before getting ready for the big night. She dished that her red carpet gown is a "lovely color and has a "romantic feel" to it.

Katrina Bowden

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The Scandal star, who opened up to E! News about her pregnancy fashion, dressed her growing baby bump in a white dress with black embroidery and a large pink choker necklace. The 36-year-old actress mingled with Bellamy Young and a few other gal pals and couldn't help but dance to the music as she waltzed around the room.

Katrina Bowden, who is nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with her 30 Rock costars, dropped some details about her dress for the big night.

"It's Badgley Mischka, who I love and I've worn before," the 25-year-old revealed. "It's very different than what I've worn before. It's black, it's a very standout dress."

As for other 30 Rock sightings, Jane Krawkowski, Scott Adsit and Judah Friedlander had a mini-reunion at the star-studded bash.

Jane Krakowski

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Modern Family star Nolan Gould gushed about his excitement about being nominated for Best Comedy Series as well the most exciting moments from the past year.

"It was really exciting for me when I walked by Brad Pitt and he kinda stopped and he recognized who I was and I jumped in there for a picture and it was crazy," the 15-year-old said. "But it was awesome for me because Brad Pitt knew who I was. And then like the year before that George Clooney straightened by bow tie. I'm like ‘I'm never washing this bowtie ever!'"

Vanessa Lachey and Nick Lachey stayed by each other's sides all night and neither was seen drinking while they were spending time with their pals. Vanessa was busy showing a couple girlfriends pics on her phone, perhaps of the couple's adorable son Camden!

Eric Stonestreet was seen chatting with James Marsden and greeted Julie Bowen when she arrived.

Lupita Nyong'o, Michelle Dockery

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Stonestreet's onscreen partner Jesse Tyler Ferguson caught up with Ana Gasteyer and introduced her to Ariel Winter. Ariel said it was a pleasure to meet the SNL alum and was a big fan.

Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery sipped on a cocktail while speaking with two males and posed with Lupita, while Harry Rinna and Lisa Rinna enjoyed a date night.
The Game of Thrones cast showed off their singing skills and belted out hits like Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."

As for the biggest dancer of the night, that honor goes to Homeland's Damien Lewis. The actor and his wife grooved to Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" and Lewis even got all the way down to the floor.

—Additional reporting by Holly Passalaqua and Baker Machado

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