BEVERLY HILLS — Once Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger gave his final blessing, the stars who had been squirming in their dinner seats during the three-hour Golden Globes ceremony were finally free to kick up their Viviers and Choos and hit the post-party circuit, mapped out by yellow signs placed throughout the Beverly Hilton’s marble hallways. First stop for the “Dreamgirls” cast and Jennifer Hudson was the Paramount bash in a specially created lounge on the first floor, where the best supporting actress winner greeted fans and text-messaged on her phone until 11:30 p.m. Maggie Gyllenhaal, acting very lovey-dovey with her fiancée, Peter Sarsgaard, was madly messaging as well — to her mom to check on baby Ramona. Meanwhile, Hilary Swank, with her new beau John Campisi, scarfed down at least three plates of macaroni and cheese. “The carbs are the only thing keeping my energy up,” she said. Her tablemate and Globes honoree Warren Beatty, with wife Annette Bening, put a palm leaf behind his ear and teased that he wanted to be as fashionable as Swank with her diamond flower hair clip.

At the Fox Searchlight party, held on the eighth floor in the Stardust Room, it was statuette central, with Meryl Streep, Forest Whitaker, Sacha Baron Cohen, Emily Blunt, John Lasseter and Hugh Laurie all stopping by with their booty. Kiefer Sutherland took a break from swilling Moët & Chandon and leading the conga line to tell Whitaker, “It made my night to hear your name called. You deserved it.” Whitaker was modest, replying, “I can’t play it off and act too cool about it because it is a really great moment in my career.” Elsewhere, a buzzing Jessica Biel danced with Brian Grazer and bussed Jamie Foxx, and Emily Blunt went straight outside to “smoke some ciggies” as her boyfriend Michael Buble put it.

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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck swooped into the NBC/Universal-Cartier party and Ginnifer Goodwin and Chris Klein nipped into HBO’s, so it was up to Sienna Miller to pick up the celeb slack at the Weinstein Co. fete at Trader Vic’s. The “Factory Girl” star hung out with Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman, who was breathing a sigh of relief after the Marchesa label suffered no wardrobe malfunctions on the red carpet. “Nothing fell off of Sienna or Jennifer [Lopez], so now we’re safe,” the designer said. A playful Miller then swiped one of the paparazzi’s cameras. “Here we go! The revenge on photographers,” she exclaimed as she snapped away. But Rick Fox and Rosario Dawson won the best stamina award as the two got their groove on to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Give It Away” before DJ Pesce stopped the tunes just after midnight.

The In Style-Warner Bros. party went on even longer, until 1 a.m., by which time heavy hitters Jack Nicholson and Leonardo DiCaprio were long gone. Fleeting, too, was the moment that passed between Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, who stopped by to say a friendly hello to his ex before moving on. But the night was not over for a giddy Ali Larter, who called out, “More Champagne, please!”

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