Emmy Parties 2015: The Ultimate Guide

After last year’s unconventionally timed telecast on a Monday night in August, the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards are once again on a Sunday, back on the third week of September (the start to the television season). Likewise, the most beloved awards shindigs have returned to their traditional nights as well. Here’s where the small screen’s biggest stars will be wining, dining, donating and dancing off during the decadent week-long toast to primetime TV.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

“The Best in Television” Emmy Exhibit Opening: 5 p.m., The Hollywood Museum
A VIP reception will launch this exclusive showcase featuring the largest selection of costumes and props from this year’s nominated shows (like “American Horror Story,” “Orphan Black” and “Orange is the New Black”), on display through Nov. 1.

Television Academy’s Writers Nominee Reception: 7 p.m., Montage Beverly Hills Terrace
Writers Peer Group members, plus governors Chip Johannessen and Terence Winter, will toast their nominees at a festive cocktail soiree.

People Magazine’s “Ones to Watch” party: 8 p.m., Ysabel
The third annual event saluting Hollywood’s rising stars (and last year lured the likes of Kiernan Shipka and Tyler Ritter) moves from early October to the more-happening Emmy week.

Thursday, Sept. 17

Sublime Primetime Panel: 6:30 p.m., Writers Guild Theater
An all-star lineup of Emmy-nominated TV scribes, including Matthew Weiner and Jane Anderson, will share behind-the-scene scoops at this discussion moderated by Variety’s Cynthia Littleton and presented by WGA West, the WGF and Variety.

Television Academy’s Directors Nominee Reception: 7 p.m., Directors Guild of America Atrium
The Directors Peer Group, along with governors Fred Savage and Gail Mancuso, will don their best business attire and honor nominees at a classy cocktail reception sponsored by DGA.

Audi Celebrates Emmy Week: 7 p.m., Cecconi’s West Hollywood
Event producer Tony Schubert crafted a monochromatic white interior for this whimsical annual affair — where a “Modern Family” member or two notoriously take to the dance floor and talent is transported via luxury Audi models.

Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ty Burrell and Rich Sommer at the Audi party
Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland, Ty Burrell and Rich Sommer at the 2014 Audi Pre-Emmy Party

Streamy Awards: 7 p.m., Hollywood Palladium
Presenters including Paula Abdul, Mel B. and Kat Graham will recognize the most talented creators in the YouTube and online video worlds at this fifth annual event presented by Tubefilter, dick clark productions and VH1.

The Broad Museum Opening: 8 p.m., 221 S. Grand Ave.
Collectors Edye and Eli Broad will host a black tie dinner for 800 guests to celebrate the opening of L.A.’s newest contemporary art museum — which will house 2,000 works of postwar and modern art, and opens to the public Sept. 20.

Friday, Sept. 18

Television Industry Advocacy Awards Gala: 5:30p.m., Sunset Tower Hotel
Presenters like Jerry O’Connell and Emmanuelle Chriqui will honor television’s charitable leaders, like Laverne Cox, Jeffrey Tambor and Eva Longoria, at this inaugural evening with the Creative Coalition, TV Guide and TV Insider.

Heifer Intl.’s Beyond Hunger: A Place at the Table: 6:30 p.m., Montage Beverly Hills
Diane Lane, Susan Sarandon and Nikki Reed are among the prominent hosts and Michael McDonald will perform at this fourth annual dinner benefit aiming to empower women and enable girls’ education.

Television Academy’s Producers Nominee Reception: 7 p.m., Montage Beverly Hills Terrace
Governors Hayma “Screech” Washington and Tim Gibbons will lead the producers’ peer group in feting their nominated kin.

The Gersh Agency party: 7:30 p.m., the Beverly Hills home of Bob & Linda Gersh
Clients like Kyle Chandler, Jeffrey Tambor, Allison Janney, Adam Driver, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins and Angela Bassett will be mingling.

Variety and Women in Film’s Pre-Emmy Party: 8 p.m., Gracias Madre
A starry host committee — including Uzo Aduba, Angela Bassett, Julie Bowen, Neil Patrick Harris, Ryan Murphy and Ted Sarandos — is enlisted to help salute this year’s nominated femmes at the stylish vegan spot.

Lena Dunham and Kerry Washington were on the host committee for Variety and Women in FilmHost committee members Lena Dunham and Kerry Washington at Variety and Women in Film’s 2014 Emmy party

UTA party: 7:30 p.m., the Brentwood home of UTA managing director Jay Sures
Network and studio friends, special colleagues and nominated clients, like Jill Soloway, Amy Schumer, Liev Schreiber, Will Ferrell, Will Forte and Alex Gibney, made the guest list cut.

WME party: 8 p.m., Hammer Museum
A room of heavy-hitting agents and clients such as Claire Danes, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Matt LeBlanc, William H. Macy, Bob Odenkirk and Amy Poehler could make serious history at the museum.

CAA party: Bouchon
A starry parade of nominees including Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Viola Davis, David Oyelowo and Julia Louis-Dreyfus will overtake Thomas Keller’s upscale Beverly Hills bistro.

Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party: 9 p.m., Fig & Olive
All of the eatery’s furniture and trees will be removed in favor of custom cushions and furnishings, plus hundreds of candles (alighting the vast sea of young stars — like Sarah Hyland, Taryn Manning and Kaley Cuoco — which pack this party wall-to-wall).

Taryn Manning, Lorraine Toussaint, Danielle Brooks, Dascha Polanco and Selenis Leyva of "Orange Is the New Black" at the Entertainment Weekly party at Fig & Olive. Taryn Manning, Lorraine Toussaint, Danielle Brooks, Dascha Polanco and Selenis Leyva of “Orange is the New Black” at the 2014 Entertainment Weekly Emmy party

Saturday, Sept. 19

Women Making History Awards: 10:30 a.m., Skirball Cultural Center
Viola Davis and Diane Warren are among the fierce females who’ll be honored by presenters including Maria Bello and Leona Lewis at the National Women’s History Museum and Glamour Magazine’s fourth weekend brunch.

ICM Partners Annual Emmy Brunch: 11:30 a.m., private residence
Many a mimosa will be raised for client nominees such as Tatiana Maslany, Edie Falco, Jeff Daniels, Christina Hendricks, Ty Burrell, Christopher Lloyd and Vince Gilligan.

Vanity Fair Social Club: 12-5 p.m., WeWork Hollywood
After several successful Oscar programs, this pop-up workspace and lounge is coming to Emmys to host panels (with industry folk like “Mad Men’s” Matthew Weiner and “Scandal’s” Tony Goldwyn) while offering up gifts and refreshments, also open noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

BAFTA/LA TV Tea Party: 2 p.m., SLS Hotel
Emmy nominees from the U.K. and surely a “Downton Abbey” resident or two will sip tea and champagne and munch on scones and cucumber sarnies at this posh afternoon party presented by BBC America.

Meanwhile, outside on the patio, young stars Sofia Wolfson, Kiernan Shipka and Joey King get some sun at the BAFTA/LA party.Sofia Wolfson, Kiernan Shipka and Joey King at the 2014 BAFTA/LA party

NBC party: 5 p.m., Boa
Forty-one nominations (and a tie with CBS for the third-most-nominated network) mandates ample eating and drinking — hence the smorgasbord of steak and raw bar buffets at this annual upscale event.

Television Academy’s Performers Nominee Reception: 6 p.m., Pacific Design Center
Performers’ Peer Group members and governors Bob Bergen and Lily Tomlin raise a glass to their nominated peers.

Showtime Emmy Eve Party: 7 p.m., Sunset Tower Hotel
Veteran party guests like Claire Danes, Liev Schreiber, Don Cheadle, William H. Macy, Edie Falco and Damian Lewis (who’s also starring in the cabler’s upcoming “Billions”) will enjoy a set by Jakob Dylan and Jade and mingle poolside.

William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman flank "Nurse JackieWilliam H. Macy and Felicity Huffman flank “Nurse Jackie’s” Edie Falco at the 2014 Showtime party

Face Forward Gala: 8 p.m., Millenium Biltmore Hotel
Kevin Frazier and Lu Parker are MCs, La Toya Jackson will be honored and Chaka Khan and Macy Gray will perform at the “Moulin Rouge”-themed sixth annual gala which helps victims of violence gain a fresh start through reconstructive surgery.

Motion Picture & Television Fund’s Evening Before: 8 p.m., Lawn at Century Park
With weighty hosts like Naomi Watts, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Parsons and Kevin Spacey, and J.J. Abrams, Mark Burnett, Dana Walden and Ted Sarandos leading the executive charge, the MPTF’s ninth annual gala might just drum up more than the $2 million raised last year.

Sunday, Sept. 20

The 67th Emmy Awards: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, Microsoft Theater
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andy Samberg will host and TV stars including Taraji P.Henson, Terrence Howard, Jimmy Kimmel, LL Cool J, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Amy Poehler will present at the awards program produced for the 13th time by Don Mischer Productions, airing live on Fox.

67th Emmys Governors Ball: immediately after the ceremony, Los Angeles Convention Center
This first stop for winners and nearly 4,000 guests post-Emmy telecast will feature a decadent three-course menu (of pear salad, beef tenderloin and brownie dessert) by Patina Catering; performance by Andrea Bocelli and David Foster; and Swarovski crystal-embellished décor by Sequoia Productions — all of which will bring the “Reigning With Radiance” theme to life.

HBO’s Post-Awards Reception: 8 p.m., The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center
Fire is what inspired Billy Butchkavitz’s red, orange and golden yellow décor (think shimmering flame sculptures and fiery ombre-patterned carpets), around which stars from the most-nominated-network’s crowning shows (“Game of Thrones,” “Veep”) will kick their heels to tunes by the 1950s Havana-style show band. (But will anyone take on reigning dancing champs Sofia Vergara and Derek Hough?)

Sofia Vergara and Derek Hough kicked up the HBO party shortly before 1 a.m. with some sexy dance moves.“Modern Family’s” Sofia Vergara and “Dancing with the Stars” pro Derek Hough kicked up the 2014 HBO party shortly before 1 a.m. with some sexy dance moves.

Fox Broadcasting Party, 20th Century Fox TV, FX, National Geographic Channel: 8 p.m., Vibiana
The network hosting this year’s broadcast is upping its party game, enlisting event maven Mindy Weiss, DJ Mia Moretti, mixologist Julian Cox and Redbird chef Neal Fraser, who’ll create signature crudo and Robata specialties for lively party guests like Taraji P. Henson, Claire Danes, Will Forte and the casts of “Modern Family” and “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”

Amazon Party: 8:30 p.m., The Standard Downtown L.A.
Jill Soloway and the “Transparent” cast will definitely be celebrating if the streaming service, whose 12 noms put it on the map for the first time, scores any inaugural wins.

AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV Party: 8:30 p.m., Boa
Approximately 600 industry guests will populate the trendy WeHo steakhouse, where the “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” casts came in full-force last year, and new contender “Better Call Saul,” with seven noms, is joining the party.

Supporting actor winner Aaron Paul with R.J. Mitte at the AMC partySupporting actor winner Aaron Paul with R.J. Mitte at the 2014 AMC party

Comedy Central Party: 9 p.m., Boulevard3 in Hollywood
Sleek décor, apps catered by Animal and tunes by DJs Chris Holmes and Cyrus will set the stage for the network’s hip, laid-back celebration of its 26 noms.

Netflix Primetime Emmy Celebration: 9 p.m., Chateau Marmont
With 34 nominations and popular partygoers from the casts of “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black,” Netflix’s notoriously exclusive soiree may be harder to keep confidential.

Host party: TBD
If the shindigs thrown by past hosts Seth Meyers and Neil Patrick Harris are any indication, whatever Andy Samberg has planned is bound to be an epic bash.

Sweet Swag:

The Official Giving Suite ™ at the 67th Emmy® Awards, produced by Backstage CreationsSept. 19-20, Backstage at the Microsoft Theater
The Giving Suite — the only official, Television Academy-authorized suite of the 67th Emmy Awards — will raise over $150,000 for the Television Academy Foundation via brand activations. Celebrity presenters will be treated to gifts including Bose headphones, Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses, Nu Skin, Piper webcams, trips to The Mulia, Bali and fun engagements at Chapstick’s Kiss Cam booth.


Emmy host Seth Meyers supporting the Emmy Foundation autographing Container Store luggage at last year’s Backstage Creations Giving Suite

WOW! Creations Celebrity Gifting Suite: Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., penthouse of LUXE Rodeo Drive Hotel
Amidst a party atmosphere with live DJ, guests will peruse products from Radar watches to Wonder Jewelry to Rosalinde candles, taking home gift bags sponsored by Grande Maison of Beverly Hills and vacation packages to the Dominican.

Doris Bergman’s Sixth Annual Style Lounge & Party: Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fig & Olive
Emmy noms and guests will explore Italian-engineered Maserati Ghibli fashions, skin and haircare, jewelry collections, timepieces, fragrances and fashion-forward footwear, over fine cuisine and sweets, while supporting Wednesday’s Child charity.

Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge: Sept. 17-18, 12-6 p.m., Sunset Marquis
Fashion, beauty and travel treats from Modere, Chinese Laundry, Alinea, Skinn Cosmetics, Savvy Traveler, Bible LA clothing, Olivia + Joy Handbags, Soul Journey Jewelry, Mary Kral designs, Kiss Cosmetics, Honestly., Skinny Pop and more.

StyleLab’s Jewelry Suite: Sept. 17-18, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Beverly Hills
Guests will be gifted unique jewelry pieces, such as standout earrings and rare colored gems, from brands including Davani, John Ford, Kallati, Pure Grown Diamonds and L’Amour by Crisscut, with celebrity style expert Michael O’Connor on hand.

DPA Gifting Lounge: Sept. 17-19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., penthouse of LUXE Rodeo Drive Hotel
Nathalie Dubois has curated a worldly selection of fashion (Aaliyah Makoni accessories, Cinq Etoiles jewelry, Indian couture designer Sai Suman, M. Andrews shoes) and beauty (Gavee Gold skincare, Truth in Hand nails), plus refreshments.

Essie Emmy Celebration: Sept. 18, 11 a.m.. – 4 p.m., the Painted Nail
A team of celebrity manicurists will be giving red carpet manis in celebration of the awards.

Charmaine Blake 2015 Ultra Gold Gifting Suite: Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., The Mondrian Hotel
VIPs will walk away with watches, scarves, private jet company certificates, jewelry, caviar, anti-wrinkling cream, swimsuits, makeup, gift certificates to spas and more.

GBK & Pre-Emmy Celebration Celebrity Luxury Gift LoungeSept. 18-19, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Beverly Hills
Luxurious lifestyle and beautification tools, like Burke Williams skincare, GrandeLASH mascara, Lalo Fitness, Foto Spark photos and I.C.O.N. Hair.

Extra’s “Weekend of Gift Lounge” produced by ON 3 Productions
: Sept. 18-19, 10 a.m.- 10 p.m., The London West Hollywood 
Mario Lopez, Tracey Edmonds and Charissa Thompson will host guests at the suite featuring New Balance sneakers, BeautyRest mattresses, Hovertrax by Inventist scooters, Jamberry manicures, Le Mieux skin perfecters and on-demand valet parking services from Luxe.

Debbie Durkin’s Ecoluxe LoungeSept. 19., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Avalon Holywood
“Christmas in December” is the theme of this year’s suite, which will offer up goods from Jacob X Jordan, Burnetie, Chariot Travelware, Ammani jewelry, Fete Today and more, to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children – Los Angeles.

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