Television’s biggest night is almost here. But first: parties.
THR staffers are on the scene at all the A-List parties celebrating TV’s biggest night — see inside the Emmy parties and events.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 14
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER AND SAG-AFTRA’S NOMINEES NIGHT
Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, 9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills
The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA have partnered to celebrate this year’s Emmy nominees at the inaugural Emmy Nominees Night, presented by American Airlines, Breguet and Dacor. The event marks the first time that THR and SAG-AFTRA have joined forces to celebrate Emmy nominees and will serve as the unofficial kickoff to Emmy weekend. Emmy Nominees Night will mark the first major industry red-carpet event to be held at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, the first Los Angeles restaurant of James Beard Award-winning and Michelin star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, located inside the new Waldorf Astoria. Guests will enjoy food by the world-renowned French restaurateur.
AUDI CELEBRATES THE EMMYS
The Highlight Room (Dream Hotel), 6417 Selma Ave., Hollywood
The luxury car maker hosts its pre-awards fete to toast TV talent with a rooftop celebration as Audi returns for its seventh consecutive year as the official automotive partner of the Television Academy. Expect to see stars and cars like the R8 Spyder, TT RS, and SQ5. As for music? DJ Zen Freeman will handle DJ duties. Also expected: Anthony Anderson, Kate Dennis, Kim Estes, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kelsey Scott, Jean-Marc Vallée, Alec Berg, Kunal Nayyar, Issa Rae, Rodrigo Santoro, Alan Yang and more.
KARI FEINSTEIN’S STYLE LOUNGE PRESENTED BY OCEAN SPRAY
Andaz Hotel, 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
The celebrity gifting guru presents her pre-awards event, this year bringing in such brands as Samba Sol, Moon Palace, Kelley Baker Brows, RE;CODE, Lavender and Canvas, Mane n Tail, Swanky Retreats, Aladdin, Odd Molly, Pinner Test and Belladaar. Among the attendees will be Anthony Anderson, Matt Walsh, Jackie Hoffman, Marcus Scribner, Craig Robinson, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Melora Hardin, Suzanne Cryer, Yara Shahidi, Clifton Collins Jr., Allen Maldonado, Leonardo Nam and Julie Ann Emery.
DPA GIFTING LOUNGE
Rodeo penthouse suite, Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, 360 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 14-16
DPA and Nathalie Dubois are hosting a pre-awards lounge featuring trips from Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, Soori Bali, Wild Spring Guest Habitat, and offerings from Ketamine Treatment Centers, A Stand, Lemonade Stand Clothing, Paola Graglia, Linger, Barber’s Brew, Hysqia, Kosmetikos, Bareburger, High Brew Coffee and Atlantico rum.
CELEBRITY PAGE TV, ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL ADVERTISERS, #SEEHER
Soul Hollywood Restaurant, 7046 Hollywood Blvd., 6:30-9 p.m.
A cocktail party to tout the #SeeHER movement, which has been supported by stars including Viola Davis, Vanessa Hudgens and Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel.
DORIS BERGMAN’S 8TH ANNUAL STYLE LOUNGE & PARTY
Fig & Olive, 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
BuyWine.com and Skinside are presenting this annual gifting event, which will benefit charity Wednesday’s Child. Other brands represented will include Sue Wong Couture; Art Lewin Bespoke; Twisted Silver; My Saint, My Hero; Hashtag Hooker; Reema Beauty; Abingdon Co.; Olympia, USA; and My Curlifornia.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 15
Bouchon, 235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills
Thomas Keller’s popular industry power spot (and former CAA client) once again hosts the agency’s awards affair, where nominees like Viola Davis, Robin Wright, Kevin Spacey, Evan Rachel Wood, Jane Fonda, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Lange, Reese Witherspoon, Felicity Huffman, Riz Ahmed, Robert De Niro, Geoffrey Rush, Chrissy Metz, Jeffrey Wright, Alec Baldwin, Laura Dern and Michelle Pfeiffer could be making the rounds.
Sunset Tower Hotel, 8358 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
EW hosts this L’Oreal Paris-sponsored pre-Emmy party honoring the 2017 nominees and new stars of the fall TV season. The annual bash will be held at the Sunset Tower Hotel with beats by celeb DJ Michelle Pesce. Tony Schubert of Event Eleven is once again producing the party. Schubert’s touches: A whimsical lobby redesign featuring soft, floral tones with wood and gold-accented art deco details; grey, lavender and purple furniture and floral arrangements; thousands of candles; and EW cover art on the walls.
The agency honors its roster of 2017 nominees with another party at the Holmby Hills home of senior managing partner Leslie Siebert. This year’s party — second in a row at the home of Siebert and her husband, manager Steven Siebert — will feature a specialty Tequila Don Julio 1942 bar, and, of course, top clients including nominees Jeffrey Tambor, Allison Janney, Kathryn Hahn, Angela Bassett, Judith Light and Louie Anderson.
Home of recently promoted co-president Jay Sures
This year’s event will feature catering by L.A. standouts Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo and their Carmelized Prods. along with music by DJ Spider. Making the rounds with executives and friends of the agency will most likely be UTA nominated clients like Claire Foy, Anthony Hopkins, Liev Schreiber, Anthony Anderson, Zach Galifianakis, Susan Sarandon, Carrie Coon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Uzo Aduba, John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, Samantha Bee, Steven Levitan and Carrie Brownstein.
Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 8 p.m.
The agency moves from last year’s venue (Catch L.A.) to an old haunt (Chateau) for its annual pre-Emmy party. DJ KISS will be spinning the tunes for attendees including WME’s Emmy-nominated talent Keri Russell, Elisabeth Moss, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Ellie Kemper, Lily Tomlin, Aziz Ansari, Donald Glover, William H. Macy, Millie Bobby Brown, Thandie Newton, Michael Kelly and Vanessa Bayer.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 16
Private residence of founding partner Chris Silbermann and Julia Franz, Santa Monica, 11:30 a.m.
The couple opens the doors to their Westside home for the agency’s annual pre-Emmys brunch. Last year’s event, which featured a Martha’s Vineyard-inspired menu of lobster rolls, oysters and Cape Cods, drew Cuba Gooding Jr., Regina King, Katie Holmes, Casey Bloys, Channing Dungey, Roy Price and Tatiana Maslany. Nominated this year are clients like John Turturro, David Harbour, Ty Burrell, Laverne Cox and King.
PRINCIPATO YOUNG’S BRUNCH AT THE BEACH
The Penthouse at The Huntley Hotel, 1111 Second Street, Santa Monica, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Principato Young Entertainment hosts their annual brunch the Saturday before the Emmy Awards on the top floor of the Huntley Hotel with sweeping ocean views.
BAFTA LOS ANGELES + BBC AMERICA TV TEA PARTY
The Gardens at The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles hosts its afternoon tea time with title sponsor BBC America and the GREAT campaign. This year marks the first time that the TV Tea is being held at the Hilton following stints at The London and SLS hotels. (The BAFTA tea for film is always hosted at the Four Seasons.) The big question is will the Queen show, as in The Crown Emmy nominee Claire Foy.
TELEVISION INDUSTRY ADVOCACY AWARDS
Tao, 6421 Selma Ave., Hollywood, 2 p.m.
Benefiting the Creative Coalition and hosted by TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider, the event honors Chrissy Metz, Keegan-Michael Key, Alyssa Milano, Seth Green, Regina King, Troian Bellisario, Finn Wolfhard, Chloe Bennet and Robert Herjavec with presenters including Milo Ventimiglia, Erika Christensen, Clark Gregg, Ian Harding, Tim Story, Jennifer Salke, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Kevin Smith and Sandra Lee. Cheryl Hines will host.
NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MUSEUM’S 6th ANNUAL WOMEN MAKING HISTORY AWARDS
Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
The NWHM, its Los Angeles Regional Council, Glamour and Lifeway Foods are partnering on this brunch to honor women’s achievements and generate awareness of preserving women’s history. Honorees at this year’s event include Kerry Washington, Instagram COO Marne Levine, and SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell. Other attendees will include NWHM president and CEO Joan Wages, Brianna Brown, Ana Ortiz, Rowan Blanchard, Amy Brenneman, Frances Fisher and Kate Walsh.
EVENING BEFORE THE EMMYS BENEFITING MOTION PICTURE & TELEVISION FUND
The Lawn At Century Park, 2029 Century Park East, Century City, 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 17
EMMY AWARDS GOVERNORS BALL
Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles
The official post-awards event continues next door to the Microsoft Theater with a “Golden Grandeur”-themed event headed up by Patina Catering and chef Joachim Splichal, who brings the team back for a 22nd time. And for the first time, Patina is partnering with L.A. Kitchen, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization. On the menu: heirloom tomato salad, pan roasted filet mignon and an Alunga brownie bar. In sponsoring both the Emmy Awards and the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, more than 12,200 guests will be treated to the official bubbly of the awards, Ferrari Trento. (In all, more than 3,500 total Ferrari bottles will be popped in more than 30,000 glasses.) Also being poured will be Fiji Water.
HBO EMMY PARTY
The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
A leader in total nominations with 111 — courtesy of such shows as Westworld, Silicon Valley, Veep, Big Little Lies, The Night Of, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Wizard of Lies, and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver — HBO will host their post-awards show party at PDC. Though no one from Westeros is expected (the record-breaking series Game of Thrones wasn’t eligible due to the series premiere date), other stars sure to be making the rounds include nominees Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Evan Rachel Wood and the guys from Silicon Valley. And on the heels of Veep’s series-ending announcement, expect the stars and creative team from the Louis-Dreyfus starrer to be staying out late.
NeueHouse Hollywood, 6121 Sunset Blvd., 9 p.m.
Not far from its corporate headquarters, the streamer welcomes Emmy nominees, industry insiders and guests to a post-show bash to celebrate its massive haul of 91 nominations. Expect the kids from Stranger Things and talent from other shows like The Crown, Master of None, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Black Mirror and 13th.
FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY, TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX TELEVISON, FX NETWORKS AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
Vibiana, 214 S. Main St., Los Angeles
With the Fox suite of channels tied for the second-most nominations, expect nominated talent from FX network’s top shows including Ryan Murphy’s Feud: Bette and Joan — both Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange are nominated for lead actress in a limited series or movie — Donald Glover’s comedy Atlanta, Better Things, and Fargo. Other nominated shows from the hosting networks include The Americans, Empire, This Is Us, Family Guy, Baskets and Homeland. Last year’s party was packed with Emmy award-winning stars such as the People vs. O.J. leads.
Otium, 222 Hope St., Los Angeles, 8 p.m.
The streaming service celebrates 18 nominations at a post-show bash where nominees (and maybe winners?) will be making the rounds including Elisabeth Moss, Ann Dowd, Samira Wiley, Reed Morano, Kate Dennis, Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, Sheila Hockin, Eric Tuchman, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Joseph Boccia, Kira Snyder and Leila Gerstein.
AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC
BOA, 9200 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
The joint bash will likely draw talent from the three companies, including Bob Odenkirk and his cohorts from Better Call Saul, which earned a total of eight noms including one for best drama series. (In all AMC snagged 13 nominations with BBC America following with 10.)
Golden Soirée Emmy Celebration
Viva, 6350 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 7 p.m.
Confirmed to attend the event, which will feature a special wish being granted for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, are Eric Benet, Eva Longoria, Victor Ortiz, Bridgette Marquardt, Kunal Nayyar, Chuck Liddell, Kennedy Summers, Mario Van Peebles, Wilmer Valderrama, Derek Hough, Jane Seymour, Victor Ortiz, Giselle Pina, Paola Paulin, Jessica Ashley, Andre Berto, Jamie Iovine, Casper Smart, Amanda Cerny and Sean Faris, among others