Emmy Parties: THR's Full Guide to the Glitziest Events

5:00 AM PST 08/18/2014 by Chris Gardner
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"Veep's" Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale celebrated their Emmy wins at HBO's party last year.

The bashes kick off in earnest on Wednesday, leading up to the big night Aug. 26.

Assistants will have their work cut out for them on Tuesday, Aug. 26. An extra wake-up call (or three) may be in order the morning after the Television Academy doles out its shiniest accessories to the town’s top TV talent on Monday night – the first time Emmy night has been paired with that particular day of the week since 1976. But the snooze button isn’t so much affected by the actual telecast – it’s the long list of parties leading up to the big night. Here’s a preview of what to expect.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20

ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES DIRECTORS NOMINEE RECEPTION
DGA, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
One in a string of events hosted by the Academy for its various peer groups.

 

THURSDAY, AUG. 21

AUDI
Cecconi’s, 8764 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
For a fifth consecutive year, Audi (official auto partner/provider of the TV Acad) teams with the West Hollywood hotspot for its Emmys bash, produced by Event Eleven’s Tony Schubert, and expected to draw Fred Armisen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jon Voight, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jessica Paré and Michelle Dockery.

ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES WRITERS NOMINEE RECEPTION
Television Academy, Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, 5220 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood
One in a string of events hosted by the Academy for its various peer groups.

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 22

CAA
Bouchon, 235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills

ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES PRODUCERS NOMINEE RECEPTION
The London West Hollywood, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood
One in a string of events hosted by the Academy for its various peer groups.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 23

WOMEN MAKING HISTORY BRUNCH
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles

Leading ladies are the subject of this pre-awards fete, hosted by the National Women’s History museum.

BAFTA LOS ANGELES TV TEA PARTY
SLS Beverly Hills Hotel, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles hosts its annual (and very traditional) afternoon tea bash. Despite the Emmys change in schedule, this British affair holds its weekend ground. Expect to see the gang from Downton Abbey mingling with bold-faced names including Angela Bassett, Lizzy Caplan, Uzo Aduba, Josh Charles, Minnie Driver, Bill Maher and Chris O’Dowd, among others. BBC America and Jaguar are presenting sponsors.

ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES PERFORMERS NOMINEE RECEPTION
Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
One in a string of events hosted by the Academy for its various peer groups.

UTA
Brentwood home of managing director Jay Sures.

WME
At the Beverly Hills home of partner Richard Weitz.

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 24

ICM PARTNERS EMMY BRUNCH
Founding partner Chris Silbermann hosts the shindig at his Santa Monica home.

SHOWTIME
Sunset Tower Hotel, 8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood

The cable network will applaud its class of 2014 nominees (24 in total) at the glitzy bash and entertain them with the sounds of rocker KT Tunstall. Expected are acting nominees Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Lizzy Caplan, Beau Bridges, Allison Janney, Matt LeBlanc, Don Cheadle, Jon Voight, Edie Falco, William H. Macy and Joan Cusack. Audi and Heineken are sponsors.

NBC/UNIVERSAL TELEVISION
BOA Steakhouse, 9200 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
The network toasts its 46 nominations with a “casual attire”-suggested bash featuring talent from its crop of Emmy hopefuls including Saturday Night Live, The Voice and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

THE MOTION PICTURE & TELEVISION FUND’S THE EVENING BEFORE PARTY
Century Park, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City
The annual VIP bash jumps ahead one day to Sunday due to the change in this year’s Emmy schedule.

 

MONDAY, AUG. 25

GOVERNOR’S BALL
LA. Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., downtown
Talk about a production: 3,800 guests are expected to arrive, tickets in hand, for the ball which features a menu by Patina Catering and chef Joachim Splichal (his 19th year of Emmy culinary duties). Winners will get more than a filet of beef followed by chocolate s’mores, though. For the third year, the ball offers the "Emmy Winner’s Circle," where TV’s trophy-toting talent will be invited to witness the instant personalization of their statuettes. Entertainment includes the Red Hot Band, guest vocalist Judith Hill, Extreme Beam and Debbie Allen Dance Academy dancers and performance ensemble String Theory.

HBO
Pacific Design Center, 8687, Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
Continually one of the biggest draws on Emmy weekend, HBO is still a crown jewel on the party circuit this year. But maybe even more so as the cable network leads the pack yet again with nominations by network, snagging 99 in total, including 19 for Game of Thrones. It’s why they have such a big tent.

AMC/IFC
BOA Steakhouse, 9200 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
AMC has a reason to party this year: The cabler received 26 total nominations this year and stakes a claim to be the only cable outlet to receive two series nominations in the best drama category for three straight years, thanks to Mad Men and Breaking Bad. IFC will help turn the party out at BOA with its noms for Portlandia and The Spoils of Babylon.

FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY/20TH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION/FX/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
Vibiana, 214 Main Street, Los Angeles
By teaming up, the four outlets will be partying in the historic downtown district for a combined total of 24 shows, all teased on the invite. On the politically correct alphabetized list are American Horror Story: Coven, The Americans, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Fargo, Glee, Homeland, Louie, Modern Family and Sons of Anarchy, among others. In short: there could be loads of gold in one gigantic room.

NETFLIX
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Last year's celebrations marked Netflix's Emmy's party circuit debut, and the streaming media company is back in the mix, backed by the company's 31 nominations. Revelers will attempt to get past the Chateau's notoriously strong-armed security to toast House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black.

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