If There's a Party, There's Mariska Hargitay

Tonight's boldfaced parties:

Gotham Awards. Pier 60, West Side Hwy. nr. 23rd St., 6 p.m. David Cross hosts; honorees and expected guests include Tim Robbins, Kate Winslet, Ed Norton, and Mark Cuban. Despite the fact that the Gotham Awards' own Website proclaims that its mission is to "celebrate the authentic voices in the year's best American films," the Mexican directorial all-star team of Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, and Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu will also be honored. Someone tell Lou Dobbs!

The Holiday premiere. Ziegfeld Theater, 141 W. 54th St., nr. Sixth Ave., 6:15 p.m. Stars Jude Law and Cameron Diaz expected, as well as Mike Wallace, Mariska Hargitay, and Fred Schneider, among other guests who make no sense. The Holiday is a relationship drama involving two couples. Its poster features four head shots, one of which is Jude Law and is thus very reminiscent of Closer, except that instead of Clive Owen, the other male lead is … Jack Black.
Emery Awards benefit for Harvey Milk High School. Cipriani, 55 Wall St., nr. William St., 6 p.m. Margaret Cho hosts, and expected guests include Whoopi Goldberg, Mariska Hargitay (she's everywhere!), Kimora Lee Simmons, and Hilary Swank. Chipotle, owned by McDonald's, is one of the event's sponsors. Typically, the gay teens get healthful burritos, and the straight kids just get fat.

Or check out our Agenda listings for tonight, selected by New York's culture editors.