Lupita Nyong’o and Joe Manganiello Party with PEOPLE at Pre-White House Correspondents’ Dinner Bash

Katharine McPhee and Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Courtesy Jesse Tyler Ferguson

updated 05/02/2014 AT 9:00 PM ET

originally published 05/02/2014 AT 9:30 PM ET

Hollywood is heading to Washington for the 100th annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, and PEOPLE is bringing you the inside scoop.

Community and The Soup funnyman Joel McHale will emcee Saturday’s dinner, so it’s sure to be a hilarious night. But before he takes over, we joined our sister publication to host PEOPLE and TIME’s Annual Cocktail Party.

Politicos and celebrities mixed with the media elite at the St. Regis Hotel on Friday evening, kicking off the weekend in a fabulous fashion at the event, deejayed by MICK. Naturally, all the stars took a selfie or two (We’re looking at you, Jesse Tyler Ferguson).

Check out photos from Katharine McPhee, Joe Manganiello, Scott Foley and more below, and stick with for full coverage of “nerd prom.”


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