The Oscar Weekend of Partying And Self-Congratulation Has Already Begun (PHOTOS)

Yes, the Academy Awards were ostensibly created to honor the greatest contributions to cinema every year. But let’s not lose sight of what’s really important here—the 3,000,000 or so parties, bashes and soirees that will take place in Hollywood over the coming three days.

The smart celebrities know that enduring that kind of partying schedule requires training, so a bunch of them got together at the 3rd Annual Pre-Oscar Hollywood Domino Gala Benefit, which went down at Beverly Hills’ Bar 210 on Thursday.

Click through our massive, and very celebratory, photo gallery to see Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Nicky Hilton, Molly Sims, Matt Dillon, Aaron Eckhart, AnnaLynne McCord, Mel Gibson and tons of other party-positive stars prove that proper preparation leads to perfect partying. Learn from the masters, people.