Guests filed into Boa Steakhouse in Los Angeles at 4:30 p.m. to take their seat at InStyle’s Oscars viewing party last night, where they caught the red carpet and awards show on the giant big-screen TVs scattered around the room. Allison Janney (in David Meister), Ahna O’Reilly (in Randi Rahm), and Chris Lowell of The Help huddled together on one of the restaurant’s many leather couches, and clapped with joy as co-star Octavia Spencer won her Best Supporting Actress Award. “That hit me in my heart,” Allison Janney (in David Meister) told InStyle.com. “We were all crying over here because she is one of the most glorious people on the planet, and I’ve loved her for a long time. It’s surreal to see someone who was in the trenches doing what she loves and have this happen for her.” See more stars who watched the Oscars with InStyle in the gallery!

— Sharon Clott, with reporting by Michelle Ward