Emmys 2016: Complete Party Guide
Get ready for five days of champagne and chit-chat as the competition to win the weekend’s best party begins now.
Television's biggest night is almost here. But first: parties.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14
Hyde Sunset, 8117 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Buzzfeed is presenting its first-ever Emmy week party, produced by Pen & Public, billed as a “night celebrating the most LOL OMG WTF Cute Win moments in entertainment this season.” Confirmed to attend are actors from such shows as Pretty Little Liars, Grey’s Anatomy, Teen Wolf, Silicon Valley, Orphan Black, UnREAL, Gilmore Girls, Dancing With the Stars, Jane the Virgin, RuPaul’s Drag Race and more.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15
Catch, 8715 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 7 p.m.
The luxury automaker — the official automotive partner and vehicle provider of the 68th Emmy Awards, has held an awards-week party for six consecutive years, but this year it breaks from tradition and moves from its typical haunt, Cecconi's, down the street to the brand new West Coast outpost of the well-known New York eatery. Also new: Music by Brendan Fallis and Hannah Bronfman. Audi vehicles, including the 2017 Audi Q7, will transport VIPs to the show and events leading up to Sept. 18. Confirmed attendees at the Audi fete include nominees Carrie Preston, Constance Zimmer, Niecy Nash, Rami Malek and Tony Hale as well as guests Andrea Sperling, Betsy Brandt, Dana Brunetti, Jill Soloway, Johnny Galecki, Julie Benz, Kumail Nanjiani, Melora Hardin, Reid Scott and Rhea Seehorn.
DPA GIFTING LOUNGE
Rodeo penthouse suite, Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, 360 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
DPA and Nathalie Dubois are hosting a pre-awards lounge from Sept. 15-17.
KARI FEINSTEIN'S EMMYS STYLE LOUNGE
Siren Studios, 1136 Highland Ave., Los Angeles
The veteran gifting lounge hostess is back on the Emmys week calendar this year, presenting clothing, jewelry, electronics and gadgets from brands including Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, Casper, NY Skin Goddess, LifeStraw by Vestergaard, Lunette, Coastal Salt & Soul, Savvy Travelers, GNU, Swanky Retreats, Chews Happiness, KP, Nud Wear and LibTech. Confirmed guests include Christina Milian, Amanda Crew, Matt Walsh, Jimmy O’Yang, Melora Hardin, Craig Robinson, Vincent Rodriguez, Tig Notaro, Tony Hale, Carrie Ann Inaba, David Alan Grier, Louie Anderson, Anne Heche, Clifton Collins Jr., Francesca Eastwood, and Melanie Lynskey among others.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16
Nightingale Plaza, 643 North La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.
EW returns to Emmy week with a bash for nominees and new stars of the fall TV season. Sponsored by L'Oreal Paris.
GERSH AGENCY EMMY PARTY
Little Holmby, Los Angeles, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Senior managing partner Leslie Siebert and husband Steven Siebert are opening their home to toast the agency’s crop of nominees. The industry couple takes over hosting duties from Bob Gersh, who had hosted in years past. On the menu: World Class™ cocktails crafted by mixologist Tyson Buhler featuring Ketel One Vodka, Tequila Don Julio and Tanqueray Gin. Making the rounds: Kyle Chandler, Jeffrey Tambor, Allison Janney, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett.
Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 8 p.m.
Vanity Fair and YouTube host the opening night of the awards week collaboration, Vanity Fair’s Social Club, presented by Shiseido and YouTube with special thanks to Big Frame.
UTA EMMY PARTY
The beautiful Brentwood home of UTA managing director Jay Sures and his wife Molly Isaksen once again plays host to the agency's roster of nominated talent, agents and friends.
WME EMMY PARTY
Catch, 8715 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 8 p.m.
The agency takes a break from the usual (Beverly Hills home of partner Richard Weitz in previous years, last year at Hammer Museum) and moves its Emmy celebration to a brand new seafood spot (Catch) which is receiving a high-profile unveiling courtesy of two awards week parties.
CAA EMMY PARTY
Bouchon, 235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills
Thomas Keller's popular industry power spot once again hosts the agency's awards affair.
GBK PRE-EMMYS CELEBRITY GIFTING LOUNGE
L'Ermitage Rooftop, 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills
GBK Productions host pre-Emmys Celebrity Gifting Lounge from Sept. 16-17. Brands represented will include Pilot Pen, Il Palato Italiano, American Friends of Magen David Adom, 7 Charming Sisters, AdamsLiveMusic, Allocacoc, Beauty Kitchen by Heather Marianna, Bedford Dental Group, Belmond La Samanna St. Martin, Bread Basket Cake Co., Burke Williams, Busté, Canada Bliss Hat Company, For The Love of Baths, Gift Wrap My Face, GuiltySoles, Hastens Los Angeles, Heitz Wine Cellars, Ike’s Place, LA’s Dog Trainer, Maison Louis Latour, MAVEA, Swimline and Solstice Watersports, The Artisan Group®, Viva Youth, Voo Vodka, Williams Selyem, Wrapped in a Cloud, and Zoan Ash
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17
PRINCIPATO YOUNG ENTERTAINMENT
Penthouse at Huntley Hotel, 1111 2nd St., Santa Monica, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The management-production company is hosting a “Brunch at the Beach” event to celebrate its roster of 2016 Emmy nominees.
5th ANNUAL WOMEN MAKING HISTORY BRUNCH
Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills
The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) and its Los Angeles Regional Council host an event to honor the achievements of women and to generate awareness of the museum. Set to take the stage as honorees this year are Abigail Breslin, Rachel Zoe, Toni Ko and Tracee Ellis Ross. Presenters include Alison Dean, Bruce Greenwood, Molly Sims, and Yara Shahidi with emcees Ana Ortiz and Brianna Brown. Also confirmed to attend: Vivica A. Fox, Amy Brenneman, Gabrielle Ruiz, Kate Walsh, Kathy Griffin, June Diane Raphael, Melora Hardin, Frances Fisher and Perrey Reeves.
LARRY CLARK: DTLA
UTA Artist Space, 670 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles, 12-5 p.m.
UTA Fine Arts in association with Luhring Augustine invites guests to celebrate the inauguration of the agency's arts space as well as the work of the artist/filmmaker. Though not an Emmy event, expect some well-heeled industry-types making the rounds here and checking out UTA's new downtown outpost.
Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The mag holds court with panels, discussions and sponsor activations for influencers with confirmed panelists Trisha Yearwood, Joey Graceffa, Kina Grannis, Tim Shea, Emily Robinson, Yara Shahidi, Rowan Blanchard and costume designer Lyn Paolo.
ICM PARTNERS EMMY BRUNCH
Founding partner Chris Silbermann and wife Julia Franz once again host the agency's late-morning-to-early-afternoon affair at their Santa Monica home. The Martha’s Vineyard-inspired brunch — featuring lobster rolls, oysters and Cape Cods — will honor the agency’s Emmy nominees including Beyoncé, Chris Rock, Tatiana Maslany, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Singleton, Vince Gilligan, Regina King, Jerry Seinfeld, Ty Burrell, Christopher Lloyd and Chip Johannessen, among others.
Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The pre-Emmys celebrity luxury lounge is presented as #ChristmasinSeptember as a benefit for Shriners Hospitals for Children Los Angeles. Activities include a toy drive, holiday brunch, cocktails, #SelfiesWithSanta, beauty lounge, fashion, interior design and music by DJ Mike Shay.
10TH ANNUAL “EVENING BEFORE” BENEFITING MOTION PICTURE & TELEVISION FUND
The TV business comes together to raise funds to support colleagues who benefit from MPTF’s charitable programs and services such as financial assistance, crisis counseling, care giving support and residential support at the retirement facility in Woodland Hills. Presenting sponsors include Chrysler, Delta Air Lines, essie, Hostess Brands, Netflix, People and Target. Food and hors d'oeuvres will be prepared by Jon & Vinny's.
VANITY FAIR AND FX CELEBRATE THE EMMYS
Craft Los Angeles, 10100 Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles
The mag and network are teaming up for an invite-only cocktail party in celebration of FX's 56 Emmy nominations. Expected to join the celebration are the cast and creative talent behind those noms, people from such shows as The Americans, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Fargo, American Horror Story: Hotel and more.
FOX ROTHSCHILD EMMY RECEPTION
Paley Center for Media Roof Garden, 465 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, 6 p.m.
The law firm and its attorneys celebrate nominated clients during this annual reception. Expected attendees include Courtney Vance and Angela Bassett, among others.
BAFTA LOS ANGELES BBC AMERICA TV TEA PARTY 2016
The London West Hollywood, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood
The hotel's Boxwood Café will host this event, which dates back to 2003 and celebrates nominees from the United Kingdom and beyond. Always on the menu: traditional British tea, scones and cocktails. Allison Janney, Cat Deeley, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gwendoline Christie, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Tambor, Jill Soloway, Joanne Froggatt, John Singleton, Julian Fellowes, Keegan-Michael Key, Lili Taylor, Louie Anderson, Maisie Williams, Matthew Rhys, Niecy Nash, Nigel Lythgoe, Raza Jaffrey, Sophie Turner, Stephen Merchant, Sterling K. Brown, Tatiana Maslany, Tituss Burgess, Tony Hale, Yara Shahidi and others are scheduled to attend.
Sunset Tower, The Terrace, 8358 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 7-10 p.m.
Showtime president and CEO David Nevins and chairman Matt Blank toast nominees from shows including Homeland, Ray Donovan, Shameless, Masters of Sex, Penny Dreadful and Listen to Me Marlon. Confirmed guests include Claire Danes, Maura Tierney, Jon Voight, William H. Macy, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, Lesli Linka Glatter, David Hollander, Allison Janney, Kyle MacLachlan, Kimmy Robertson, Lisa Bonet, Steven Bauer, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, Elliott Gould, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Beau Bridges, Niecy Nash, Shanola Hampton, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Ari Graynor, Clark Duke, Al Madrigal, Dom Ierrera, Chris Backus, John Ridley, Jay Pharoah, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and Chris Rock. Confirmed menu items include Casamigos tequila, Svedka Vodka cocktails, Heineken and a Salt & Straw ice cream bar. While guests sip and talk shop, British blues/rock musician Jamie N Commons will perform.
Boulevard3, 6523 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
Last year, the cable network took over the events space after the big show but without names like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on the roster this year, Comedy Central has moved away from the busy post-show circuit and settled on a Saturday night event. Still, nominee Amy Schumer's presence always helps make a great party.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18
The 68th EMMY AWARDS
Microsoft Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Ct., Los Angeles 7 – 11 p.m. ET/4-8 p.m. PT on Jimmy Kimmel hosts the big show, airing on ABC.
PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS GOVERNORS BALL
Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
The post-show dinner and reception following the Emmys is always the first stop on the party circuit.
Plaza at Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
For the 16th year in a row (yes, 16!), HBO led all networks with 94 nominations across 113 categories backed by another strong showing from Game of Thrones, which nabbed 23 nominations. Expect to see GoT nominees like Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey mingling with other casts at this ever-packed and star-studded bash. HBO's other nominated shows include Veep, Silicon Valley, Girls, All the Way, Confirmation, Real Time With Bill Maher and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.
FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY, FX NETWORKS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL AND TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION
Vibiana, 214 South Main St., Los Angeles, 8 p.m.
The networks and companies under the Fox umbrella take over the popular events space in the historic downtown district. An easy stop from the Microsoft, there could be some new gold accessories that make the rounds here from nominated shows like American Horror Story: Hotel, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, Fargo, Homeland, The Americans, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and others. FX came in second in overall nominations behind HBO, snagging 56 thanks to 16 noms for American Crime Story.
NeueHouse Hollywood, 6121 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
The streaming service earned 54 nominations, coming in third in the overall nominations race behind HBO and FX. Expect this bash to celebrate those noms as well as talent like Ellie Kemper and Aziz Ansari and projects including Making a Murderer, Chef's Table, Cartel Land, Winter on Fire and What Happened, Miss Simone?
AMC, BBC America, IFC
Boa, 9200 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Sunset Tower Hotel, 8358 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
After hosting a bash downtown last year, the streaming service sets its sights on the heart of West Hollywood for a hip bash at this industry power spot. Expect to see Jill Soloway and the crew from her nominated show, Transparent, including Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, Judith Light and others.