Bizzers ought to observe a moment of silence around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday for “Entertainment Tonight’s” dearly departed post-Emmy party.
But only for a moment, because even with “ET’s” absence, there’s hardly a shortage of opportunities to toast the Emmys and the launch of the TV season this weekend.
The 72-hour marathon starts this ayem at the InterContinental hotel with Variety’s Emmy Elite showrunners breakfast featuring panels with drama and comedy series nominees. By nightfall, industryites will be bouncing among three percentery parties and the Women in Film/Variety bash feting femme nominees at the Montage hotel. Conveniently, CAA’s gathering is right across the way from the WIF party, at Bouchon. WME again takes over the sprawling space at Milk Studios for its high-end hoedown. UTA is throwing a soiree at the Brentwood home of managing director Jay Sures.
On Saturday, brunch is on ICM Partners at Fig & Olive. BAFTA Los Angeles serves tea and conversation for this year’s boatload of British nominees from 2-5 p.m. on the rooftop of the London hotel. NBCUniversal’s evening event moves this year from its usual home at Spago to Boa Steakhouse. Showtime turns up the volume at the Sunset Tower with an intimate gathering featuring a perf by John Legend.
The star-packed party with a purpose unfolds on the lawn at Century City’s Century Park with the Evening Before benefit for the Motion Picture Television Fund. History provides the nightcap with its Soho House reception for the “Hatfields and McCoys” nominees.
On Sunday, after all the hardware is handed out, hardy Emmygoers will make the rounds of the usual suspects: HBO (Pacific Design Center), Fox, 20th Century Fox TV and FX (downtown L.A.’s Soleto), Comedy Central (Cecconi’s) and, last but never least, AMC (Lure Hollywood).