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Garrett Hedlund, Hailee Steinfeld, Jesse Williams & More! Watch Exclusive Video Of The YHA Cocktail Party!

Mon, May 23, 2011 4:44pm EDT by Add first Comment has an exclusive look at the cocktail party before the Young Hollywood Awards show! Check out our conversations with Garrett Hedlund, Hailee Steinfeld, Jesse Williams and many other winners!

The 2011 Young Hollywood Awards presented by Bing were on Friday night in LA and we had the opportunity to interview celebrities on the carpet, at the cocktail party, and backstage! filmed exclusive footage of the invite-only cocktail party at Club Nokia before the show started and spoke to Garrett Hedlund, Hailee Steinfeld, Jesse Williams, Lucy Hale and many more. Find out what they had to say about being honored and take a look at who was partying prior to the show!

HollywoodLife editors Lorena O’Neil (wearing 213) and Katrina Mitzeliotis (wearing ABS by Allen Schwartz courtesy of Lord & Taylor) had a blast mingling with the honorees and their special guests.

Guests were served hors d’oeuvres by Wolfgang Puck and drinks were a combination of Coca Cola,Heineken, One Hope Wine, Tres Agave Tequila, VNC Cocktails, Smartwater and Fuzzy Vodka.

Camilla Belle looked gorgeous in her white suit, chatting with Elle Fanning, Topher Grace couldn’t stop cracking jokes, Hailee Steinfeld laughed with her friends and family, and Garrett Hedlund was constantly surrounded by female fans requesting photos.

“I’m very honored, it’s great to be here. It’s been wonderful to see everybody supporting ‘Country Strong’,” Garrett said about winning Film Actor of the Year. Isabel Lucas said her “Female Star of Tomorrow” honor was “very delightful, very special.”

Lucy Hale played with a Veer phone and exclaimed, “I couldn’t be more excited to be surrounded by some lovely young actors and actresses. [‘Pretty Little Liars’] got an email that we won cast to watch. It’s really nice to see our work pay off.”

Breakthrough of the Year winner Hailee didn’t realize she was about to be surprised by Jeff Bridges as a presenter, and she happily talked about “going crazy” when she found out she was going to have a campaign with Miu Miu.

Check out our video and tell us who YOU were most excited to see at the Young Hollywood Awards!

The Young Hollywood Awards will be on TV for the very first time! Tune in to see the show on ION Television on Thursday, May 26 at 9 pm
ET/PT — check your local listings for channel and time.

Lorena O’Neil with additional reporting by Katrina Mitzeliotis

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