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White House Correspondents Dinner: Journalists Party With Celebs All Over DC (PHOTOS)

Posted: 04/29/2012 12:18 pm Updated: 04/29/2012 12:24 pm

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"Nerd prom." The "Oscars of Washington." Whatever you want to call it, the White House Correspondents Dinner is one of DC's glitziest nights , when a dash of celebrity and glamor descends on the capital. As usual, journalists and media outlets made the most of the occasion . MSNBC, Vanity Fair, and Time were among the organizations to hold swanky 'dos.

Below, see some of the pictures from the celebrations.

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  • Actor George Clooney speaks with Chris W

    Actor George Clooney speaks with Chris Wallace of Fox News as they attend the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, DC, April 28, 2012. The annual event, which brings together US President Barack Obama, Hollywood celebrities, news media personalities and Washington correspondents, features comedian Jimmy Kimmel as the host. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Actress Claire Danes speaks with Bob Sch

    Actress Claire Danes speaks with Bob Schieffer of CBS News during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, DC, April 28, 2012. The annual event, which brings together US President Barack Obama, Hollywood celebrities, news media personalities and Washington correspondents, features comedian Jimmy Kimmel as the host. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

  • TIME/PEOPLE/FORTUNE/CNN White House Correspondents' Association Cocktail Party

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Reverend Al Sharpton and Leon Panetta attend TIME/PEOPLE/FORTUNE/CNN White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Cocktail Party at the Hilton Hotel on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for People)

  • 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - Arrivals

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Savannah Guthrie attends the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • MSNBC Party

    NBC's Kelly O'Donnell

  • 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - Arrivals

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: AL Roker and Deborah Roberts attends the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - Arrivals

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Journalist Julie Chen attends the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • TIME/PEOPLE/FORTUNE/CNN White House Correspondents' Association Cocktail Party

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: (L-R) Gayle King, Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys attend TIME/PEOPLE/FORTUNE/CNN White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Cocktail Party at the Hilton Hotel on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for People)

  • TIME/PEOPLE/FORTUNE/CNN White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Cocktail Party

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Wolf Blitzer of CNN attends TIME/PEOPLE/FORTUNE/CNN White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Cocktail Party at the Hilton Hotel on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for People)

  • 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - Arrivals

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • TIME/PEOPLE/FORTUNE/CNN White House Correspondents' Association Cocktail Party

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Journalist Wolf Blitzer and actress Eva Longoria attend TIME/PEOPLE/FORTUNE/CNN White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Cocktail Party at the Hilton Hotel on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for People)

  • 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - Arrivals

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Journalist Ann Curry attends the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - Arrivals

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Journalist Ann Curry attends the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • MSNBC Party

    Willie Geist, Abby Huntsman, Luke Russert, S.E. Cupp and President of MSNBC Phil Griffin

  • TIME/PEOPLE/FORTUNE/CNN White House Correspondents' Association Cocktail Party

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Piers Morgan and Goldie Hawn attend TIME/PEOPLE/FORTUNE/CNN White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Cocktail Party at the Hilton Hotel on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for People)

  • 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - Arrivals

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Journalist Barbara Walters attends the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • MSNBC Party

    Laura Denise Bisogniero and The Ambassador of Italy Claudio Bisogniero

  • 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - Arrivals

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Journalist Arianna Huffington attends the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner - Arrivals

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Anchor Gayle King attends the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • MSNBC Party

    Woody Harrelson and Phil Griffin

  • TIME/PEOPLE/FORTUNE/CNN White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Cocktail Party

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: (L-R) TIME managing editor Richard Stengel and guests attend the TIME/PEOPLE/FORTUNE/CNN White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Cocktail Party at the Hilton Hotel on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for People)

  • Actor George Clooney attends the White H

    Actor George Clooney attends the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, DC, April 28, 2012. The annual event, which brings together US President Barack Obama, Hollywood celebrities, news media personalities and Washington correspondents, features comedian Jimmy Kimmel as the host. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

  • MSNBC Party

    Woody Harrelson and Luke Russert

  • MSNBC Party

    Willie Geist, Jimmy Kimmel and Phil Griffin

  • MSNBC Party

  • MSNBC Party

    Valerie Jarrett, Tina Chen and Phil Griffin

  • MSNBC Party

    Cecile Richards (and friend!)

  • MSNBC Party

    JR Martinez

  • MSNBC Party

    Dave Chappelle

  • MSNBC Party

    Rosario Dawson

  • TIME/PEOPLE/FORTUNE/CNN White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Cocktail Party

    WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Matthew Morrison and TIME Inc. CEO Laura Lang attend TIME/PEOPLE/FORTUNE/CNN White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Cocktail Party at the Hilton Hotel on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for People)

  • MSNBC Party

    Darren Criss, Martin Bashir

  • MSNBC Party

    Darren Criss, Martin Bashir and Alex Wagner

  • MSNBC Party

    Eric Stonestreet and Malin Akerman

  • MSNBC Party

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  • MSNBC Party

  • MSNBC Party

    Amy Robach, Dee Dee Thomas

  • MSNBC Party

    Al Sharpton, Michael Eric Dyson

  • MSNBC Party

    Jim Cramer

  • MSNBC Party

  • MSNBC Party

  • MSNBC Party

    Eliot Spitzer, Andrew Ross Sorkin

  • MSNBC Party

    Renee Puente, Colton Haynes and Matthew Morrison

  • MSNBC Party

    Rachel Maddow and Meghan McCain

  • MSNBC Party

  • MSNBC Party

  • MSNBC Party

    Rachel Maddow

  • MSNBC Party

    Ed and Wendy Schultz

  • MSNBC Party

    Rachel Maddow and Michael Steele

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