As the sun rises over L.A. today, bizzers are gearing up for 72 hours of schmoozing and celebrating, interrupted only by a few hours of Emmy Award presentations at the Nokia Theater on Sunday evening. But here’s a sobering thought — after all that partying, the real action begins Monday with the formal kickoff of the 2011-12 television season.
Here’s a rundown of key Emmy weekend fetes:
When & where: 8 p.m., Milk Studios
Why: The “Boardwalk Empire” mob and other nominees will be out in force.
Host: Entertainment Weekly/Women in Film
When & where: 9 p.m., Boa Steakhouse West Hollywood
Why: To celebrate the distaff side of Emmy nominees.
where: 9 p.m., London West
Why: Party with Cam and Mitchell, aka “Modern Family’s” Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Host: BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea Party
When & where: 2:30 p.m., L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
Why: The chance to tell
Julian Fellowes how much you loved “Downton Abbey”
When & where: 6:30 p.m., Skybar
Why: Poolside schmooze with Edie Falco, Laura Linney, Michael C. Hall.
Host: The Evening Before
When & where: 8 p.m., the Lawn at Century Park
Why: Hobnob with A-listers and raise money for the Motion Picture and Television Fund.
When & where: 8:30 p.m., Spago
Why: Great grub and the chance to wish the new NBC regime well.
Host: Governors Ball
When & where: 8 p.m., West Hall, L.A. Convention Center
Why: It’s always the first stop of the night.
Host: “Entertainment Tonight”
When & where: 8 p.m., Vibiana
Why: A perf by Stevie Nicks and an 800-pound gift bag.
When & where: 8 p.m., Plaza at the Pacific Design Center
Why: To marvel at the state of the art in over-the-top biz bashes.
Host: Comedy Central
When & where: 8:30 p.m., the Colony
Why: Free drinks with “Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” troops
When & where: 9 p.m., Mr. C Beverly Hills
Why: End your night Rat Pack-style with the “Mad Men” gang.