As usual, everyone who was anyone in the New York nightlife world came out in full force last night for PAPER's Fourth Annual Nightlife Awards presented by Diesel. The extravaganza, held this year at the super-luxe super-West-Chelsea nightclub Mansion, featured a stellar DJ set by November cover boy Mark Ronson (thanks for playing "Two Doors Down," Mark!), a stellar performance by December/January cover lady Solange and, of course, an awards ceremony. Bold-faced nightlife names like Christian Siriano, Olivia Palermo, Richie Rich, Amanda Lepore, Michael Musto, Andrew WK, and many others handed out the awards, which consisted of a nightlife-themed Dunny designed by our friends over at Kid Robot. One would never have thought that there was a recession going on as Absolut-fueled party-goers, dressed to the nines, partied it up all night long. After the awards, The Retro Kidz took to the stage for an impromptu old school dance-a-thon expertly DJed by Mark Ronson, which was a really fun way to end the evening we thought! After the jump, check out the lucky ones who took home awards.

Nightlife Star on the Rise: Retro Kidz (presented by Amande Lepore and Aimee Phillips)
Best DJ Night: Q-Tip, Rich Medina and Va$htie at Santa's Party House (presented by Richie Rich)
Best Promoter: Shaw (presented by Kenny Kenny and Sultana)
Best Hotel With a Nightlife Scene: 60 Thompson (presented by Kate Schelter and Luigi Tadini)
Best Restaurant With a Nightlife Scene: Indochine (presented by Sophia Lamar and Bravo's Andy Cohen)
Best Designer With a Nightlife Influence: Opening Ceremony (presented by Olivia Palermo)
Best Nightlife Photographer: Nicky Digital (presented by Harriet Halloway and Peter Davis)
Best Gay Night: Tubway at Mr. Black (presented by Christian Siriano and Brad Walsh)
Best New Bar/Lounge: Apotheke (presented by Pedro Andrade)
Best DJ: Samantha Ronson (presented by Daniela Sea)
Best New Club: Santa's Party House (presented by Michael Musto)
People's Choice Award for Best Nightlife Blog: Down By the Hipster (presented by Andrew Andrew)
People's Choice Award for Best Bar/Lounge: Angels & Kings, accepted by Travis McCoy (presented by Ally Hilfiger)
People's Choice Award for Best DJ: Skeet Skeet (presented by the James Gang)
People's Choice Award for Best Party: The Hump at Blue Owl (presented by Lady Fag and Luke "The Ass" Nero)
People's Choice Award for Best Club: Santa's Party House (presented by The Retro Kidz)
People's Choice Award for America's Best Party: Funk Night in Detroit, MI (presented by Andrew WK)

Special thanks to: Foox, Sebastian and Smart Water!

All photos by Caroline Torem Craig

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