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Regina King, from left, Niecy Nash, Angela Bassett, Anthony Anderson, and Reg E. Cathey attend the Television Academy's 67th Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception at the Pacific Design Center
Regina King, from left, Niecy Nash, Angela Bassett, Anthony Anderson, and Reg E. Cathey attend the Television Academy’s 67th Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception at the Pacific Design Center

Photo Credit: Dan Steinberg/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images

Haute Living takes you behind the velvet rope and inside the hautest parties of Emmy week 2015.

THURSDAY

 

AUDI CELEBRATES THE EMMYS

Professional alpine skier Lindsey Vonn and actors Joel McHale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale attend the Audi Celebrates Emmys Week 2015 at Cecconi's Restaurant on September 17
Professional alpine skier Lindsey Vonn and actors Joel McHale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale attend the Audi Celebrates Emmys Week 2015 at Cecconi’s Restaurant on September 17

Photo Credit: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Audi

Audi revved up Emmy week in the right way with its annual Emmy week party. After nominees Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Cat Deeley, Khandi Alexander, Niecy Nash and Travis Wall along with Joel McHale, Tony Goldwyn, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ashley Madekwe, Kat Graham, Nolan Gould, Diego Boneta, Ed Weeks, Nick Sandow, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt and more arrived at the bash in Audi A8 L TDI® vehicles, the brand’s fuel-efficient luxury flagship sedan, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Joel McHale, Lindsey Vonn and Tony Hale were seen having long conversations in a corner of the event. Tony Goldwyn caught up with his Emmy-nominated costar Khandi Alexander while fellow network “Family” members Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Nolan Gould did the same elsewhere in the party. Cat Deeley made her first public appearance since announcing her pregnancy earlier this week. In her signature style, Cat looked stunning in sky-high Louboutins and a Temperley mini dress. Joel McHale discussed how fun it was to work on Audi’s “Kermit Gets Set Up” digital short, although he told one reporter that Kermit was drunk during filming and actress Kat Graham was so excited about attending the event that she came straight from the airport and got dressed in the car.

FRIDAY

MERCEDES-BENZ PRESENTS WOMEN IN FILM’S PRE-EMMY PARTY

Sarah Paulson and Amanda Peet attend the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration
Sarah Paulson and Amanda Peet attend the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration

Photo Credit: Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX Shutterstock (5110340br)

On Friday, September 18, 2015, Women in Film and Variety once again joined forces to host the Pre-Emmy Celebration party at Gracias Madre, two days before the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony.The event, which was presented by Mercedes-Benz, was held at vegan West Hollywood hotspot Gracias Madre and attended by stars such as Uzo Aduba, Julie Bowen, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Christina Hendricks, Gaby Hoffmann, Felicity Huffman and Jane Krakowski as well as entertainment VIPs like John Landgraf (President, FX Network), Lesli Linka Glatter (Director, Homeland), Michael Lombardo (President, HBO Programming), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Steve Mosko (President, Sony Pictures Television), Ryan Murphy (Creator, American Horror Story), David Nevins (President, Showtime Networks), Gary Newman (Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 20th Century Fox Television, Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), Dee Rees (Writer/Director, Bessie), Jennifer Salke (President, NBC Entertainment), Ted Sarandos (Chief Content Officer, Netflix), Mike Schur (Creator, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Dana Walden (Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 20th Century Fox Television) and Matthew Weiner (Creator, Mad Men).

SATURDAY

AUDI PRESENTS THE EMMY PERFORMERS COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Academy Governor Bob Bergen, front row left, and Emmy nominees attend the Television Academy's 67th Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception
Academy Governor Bob Bergen, front row left, and Emmy nominees attend the Television Academy’s 67th Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception

Photo Credit: Dan Steinberg/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images

The Television Academy hosted its annual cocktail celebration and certificate presentation honoring the 67th Emmy Awards Nominees for Outstanding Performances on Saturday evening. The nominees arrived at Spectra by Wolfgang Puck at the Pacific Design Center by Audi A8 L TDI® vehicles and enjoyed food, fun and an Instagram photo booth at the event, which was produced by Sequoia Productions. Nominated attendees included:

  • Khandi Alexander (Scandal) – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish) – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul) – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Angela Bassett (American Horror Story: Freak Show) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Freak Show) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Beau Bridges (Masters of Sex) – Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
  • Adrien Brody (Houdini) – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
  • Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Richard Cabral (American Crime) – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Jim Carter (Downton Abbey) –Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Reg E. Cathey (House of Cards) – WINNER – Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance) –Outstanding Host For a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
  • Tina Fey (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) –Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Will Forte (The Last Man On Earth) – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Seth Green (Robot Chicken) – Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
  • Tony Hale (Veep) – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Felicity Huffman (American Crime) –Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
  • Timothy Hutton (American Crime) –Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
  • Allison Janney (Masters of Sex) – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, (Mom) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Richard Jenkins (Olive Kitteridge) – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
  • Michael Kelly (House of Cards) – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Regina King (American Crime) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Damian Lewis (Wolf Hall) – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
  • William H. Macy (Shameless) – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Margo Martindale (The Americans) – WINNER- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
  • Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • Anthony Mendez (Jane the Virgin) – Outstanding Narrator
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Freak Show) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) – Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
  • Bradley Whitford (Transparent) – WINNER- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story: Freak Show) – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie 

BAFTA TEA PARTY

Adrien Brody attends the 2015 BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea at SLS Hotel
Adrien Brody attends the 2015 BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea at SLS Hotel

Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) celebrated Emmy weekend with their annual BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea. The 2015 Tea was held the Saturday afternoon prior to The Primetime Emmy Awards, and celebrated excellence in television by honoring this year’s nominees from the UK, Commonwealth and America.  Leading television executives, celebrities, BAFTA members, as well as Emmy Nominees enjoyed traditional British tea and scones, and cocktails, as BAFTA Los Angeles raises awareness and support for its extensive Community Outreach and Education programs. BAFTA Los Angeles is a professional, non-profit membership organization that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image. Guests at the elegant fete, held at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, included Adrien Brody, Ed Westwick, Edie Falco, Finn Wittrock, Gwendoline Christie, Katherine McPhee, Kiernan Shipka, Laura Carmichael, Matthew Weiner,Tatiana Maslany, Timothy Hutton, Uzo Adubo and Zoe Kazan. BBC America is the BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Presenting Sponsor.

SUNDAY

THE GOVERNORS BALL

Tina Fey and January Jones attend the Governors Ball for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, Sept. 20
Tina Fey and January Jones attend the Governors Ball for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, Sept. 20

Photo Credit: Dan Steinberg/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images

On Sunday night, the Television Academy hosted the 67th Emmy Awards Governors Ball – the ultimate official Emmy® Awards after-party for 4,000 guests including the night’s winners, nominees, and presenters at the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. The “Reigning with Radiance” themed Ball sparkled with nearly 30-feet tall chandeliers and custom-designed décor elements incorporating 45,000 Swarovski crystals. Guests dined on a three course meal by Patina Catering, wines by Penfolds, and chocolates by Cellar Door Chocolates. Following dinner, international superstar Andrea Bocelli and multiple Grammy® and Emmy Award winning producer and songwriter David Foster headlined the evening’s entertainment. The songs included “Be My Love,” and “Music of the Night,” which featured a special dance performance by Dancing With The Stars Season 18 champion Maksim Chmerkovskiy and So You Think You Can Dance finalist Jacque LeWarne. Bocelli and Foster closed their set with an unforgettable performance of Bocelli’s hit “Time to Say Goodbye.” For the fourth year, the Governors Ball featured the “Emmy Winner’s Circle,” an exclusive area where award recipients including Amy Schumer, Tony Hale, Uzo Aduba, and more stopped by to get their golden statuettes personalized. Emmy winners in attendance included: Amy Schumer (Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Inside Amy Schumer), Carson Daly (Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, The Voice), Jeffrey Tambor (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Transparent), Jill Soloway (Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series, Transparent), Jon Hamm (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Mad Men), Jon Stewart (Outstanding Variety Talk Series & Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Veep), Mark Burnett (Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, The Voice), Regina King (Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie, American Crime), Tony Hale (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Veep), Uzo Aduba (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Orange is the New Black), and more. Additional attendees included: Adam Scott, Adrien Brody (Houdini), Alan CummingAmy Poehler, Andy SambergAnna Chlumsky,  Anthony Anderson, Bob OdenkirkChristina HendricksChristine Baranski, Fred Savage, James Corden, Jane Krakowski, January Jones, Jimmy Kimmel,  Liev Schreiber, Louis C. K., Maggie Gyllenhaal, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Weiner, Tina Fey and Will Forte. 

HBO’S POST-EMMY PARTY

Erica Schmidt, Carrie Coon, Justin Theroux, Peter Dinklage, and Margaret Qualley attend HBO's Official 2015 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 20, 2015
Erica Schmidt, Carrie Coon, Justin Theroux, Peter Dinklage, and Margaret Qualley attend HBO’s Official 2015 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 20, 2015

Photo Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

In its 13th year, HBO’s post-Emmy bash was on fire—literally. The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center was decorated in red and gold, from the maroon velvet tablecloths to golden etchings on the walls. The centerpiece was a rotating fire sculpture, where VIPs and winners (there were 43 this year for the network) alike held court.

Those on hand at the fete included four-time consecutive winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who palled around with fellow winner Tony Hale, Kerry Washington, Queen Latifah, Adam Driver, Francis McDormandNiecy Nash, winner Regina King, newlywed Justin Theroux and Game of Thrones castmembers like Gwendoline Christie and Peter Dinklage, who celebrated George R.R. Martin‘s birthday with a birthday cake.  

GIFTING SUITES

ON3

 Laverne Cox attends EXTRA's "WEEKEND OF | LOUNGE" produced by On 3 Productions
Laverne Cox attends EXTRA’s “WEEKEND OF | LOUNGE” produced by On 3 Productions

Photo Credit: John Sciulli/WireImage

On3 Productions presented Extra’s First Annual “Weekend Of | Lounge,” which took place at the The London West Hollywood on Friday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th. Attendees including Extra hosts Mario Lopez and Tracey Edmonds and stars like Jane Lynch, Samuel L. Jackson, Gina Rodriguez, Matt LeBlanc, Felicity Huffman, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Zendaya, Jamie Pressly, Rico Rodriguez, Alan Cummings, Adrienne Bailon, Anthony Anderson, Beau Bridges, Candis Cayne, Chris Daughtry, Colman Domingo, Cornelius Smith Jr., Dascha Polanco, Constance Zimmer, Jordan Peele, Zachary Levi, Thomas Middleditch, Dennis O’Hare, Finn Wittrock, Katherine Schwarzneggar, Khandi Alexander, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Max Martini, Michael Kenneth Williams, Rachel Melvin, Tony Hale, Lea DeLaria and Richard Cabral picked up goodies like sneakers from New Balance (which made a significant donation to the Susan G. Komen foundation on behalf of the talent that stopped by), Simmons Beautyrest, Centrum VitaMints, Cottonelle Luxe On-Demand Valet Parking, Hovertrax by Inventist,  Jamberry, Sabra, WowWee, Le Mieux Skin Perfecter , Ultimate Ears, and  Rum Diplomático.

KARI FEINSTEIN’S STYLE LOUNGE

Matt LeBlanc attends Kari Feinstein's Style Lounge at Sunset Marquis Hotel
Matt LeBlanc attends Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge at Sunset Marquis Hotel

Photo Credit: Lily Lawrence/WireImage

Kari Feinstein’s Emmy Lounge once again took over the Sunset Marquis Hotel this awards season week. Celebrities like Derek Hough, Christina Miian, Matt LeBlanc, Maksim Chemveroskiy, Ali Landry, Alli Simpson, Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Abigail Spencer, Pandora Vanderpump, Travis Wall, Ginger Gonzaga, Kyra Santoro, Ming-Na, Teyonah Parris, Beau Bridges, Jackie Cruz, Carrie Ann Inaba, David Crane, Jeffrey Klarik, John DeLuca, Johnny Whitworth, Julie Ann Emery, Judith Shekoni, Kate Burton, Kelly Jenrette, Lauren Stamile, Gavin MacIntosh, Witney Carson, Kari Michelle and Michelle Tractenberg took home items from Modere, Skinny Pop, Chinese Laundry, Alinea, Skinn Cosmetics, Bible LA clothing, Olivia + Joy Handbags, Soul Journey Jewelry, Mary Kral designs, Indigo Apparel, Kiss Cosmetics and Honestly.

DEBBIE DURKIN’S ECOLUXE LOUNGE CELEBRATES #CHRISTMASINSEPTEMBER

Beau Bridges attends EcoLuxe Lounge #ChristmasinSeptember Presented By Shriners Hospitals For Children LA on September 19
Beau Bridges attends EcoLuxe Lounge #ChristmasinSeptember Presented By Shriners Hospitals For Children LA on September 19

Photo Credit: Vivien Killilea/WireImage

Stars took a break from their busy week of award seasons rounds to do flex their charitable muscles this week at Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Lounge for the Shriners Hospitals for Children LA on September 19.In the spirit of giving, EcoLuxe collected unwrapped toys that were donated to Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Los Angeles, a non-profit dedicated to making medical miracles possible for more than 1 million children and counting. Emmy nominated guests included Beau Bridges (Emmy Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for Showtime’s Masters of Sex), Khandi Alexander (Emmy Nominated for Guest Actress in a Drama for ABC’s Scandal), Naomi Grossman (Emmy Nominated for Outstanding mini series or movie for American Horror Story) and Abigail Savage (of the Emmy Nominated Comedy series Orange Is The New Black). Additional guests including Elliot Gould, Kevin Sorbo, Adina Porter and Heather McComb, who also picked up items from Chariot Travelware and Burnetie Shoes.

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