HollywoodLife.com has all the details on where the celebrities will be this weekend as they pre-party and get ready for Emmy night!
Emmy weekend is here! Sure, the ceremony is a blast, but the celebs are just as excited by the Emmy gifting suites and pre-parties as they prepare for the big event on Sunday night. Check out HollywoodLife.com‘s action-packed schedule to see where we’ll be rubbing elbows with stars like True Blood‘s Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer while they get beauty treatments and grab A-list swag before the big night!
FRIDAY AUGUST 27TH
What: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Performers Nominee Reception
Where: Spectra, Pacific Design Center
The Academy will celebrate this year’s nominees like Connie Britton, Kyle Chandler and Christina Hendricks by awarding them certificates at this annual Friday-before-the-Emmys bash that features dessert and drink from Duncan Hines, Beaulieu Vineyard and Grey Goose. Other co-sponsors include The HollywoodReporter, Infiniti, People magazine and United Airlines.
What: Entertainment Weekly and Women in Film 2010 Primetime Emmy Party presented by L’Oreal —
EW and WIF honor the 2010 female Primetime Emmy nominees like Amy Poehler, Claire Danes and Julianna Marguiles with the help of presenting sponsor L’Oreal and sponsor Vitamin Water. Hollywood luminaries along with past and present nominees are expected.
SATURDAY AUGUST 28TH
What: The Art of Elysium’s Second Annual Genesis Event
Where: Milk Studios, Hollywood
Genesis is a celebration of emerging talent. The evening will feature an original video art installation by Davida Nemeroff as well as live performances by Butch Walker with Jake Sinclaire, Fitz & the Tantrums and DJ Chris Holmes. Guests include Dianna Agron, Joe Mangienello and Bryan Greenberg.
What: BAFTA/LA TV Tea Party
Where: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles hosts its eighth annual TV Tea Party in celebration of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards; Nigel Lythgoe will attend.
What: MPTF Evening Before party
Where: Century Park, Century City
The Evening Before is held annually the night before the Emmy Awards to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund. This year’s theme is an end-of-summer barbecue, with Wolfgang Puck working the grill and rising DJ Michelle Pesce serving up the evening’s tunes for guests like Jon Cryer, Jane Lynch and Michelle Trachtenberg.
What: Showtime’s 2010 Emmy Nominee Reception
Where: Skybar at Mondrian
Showtime’s Matt Blank, David Nevins, along with Edie Falco, Toni Collette and the casts of “Nurse Jackie,” “United States of Tara” and “Dexter” are expected to nibble on Asia de Cuba appetizers, sip SKYY Vodka cocktails and listen to tunes spun by an in-house DJ.
SUNDAY AUGUST 29TH
What: 62nd Annual Governors Ball
Where: L.A. Convention Center, West Hall
The granddaddy of all the Emmy parties — 3,600 guests including George Clooney, the Kardashian sisters, Tina Fey, Lauren Conrad and Paris Hilton and are expected at what is recognized as the largest annual formal dinner in the United States — takes place in the L.A. Convention Center with food from Patina Catering, wine from Beaulieu Vineyard and spirits from Grey Goose Vodka. Patina will create confections using ingredients from official dessert sponsor Duncan Hines; the Culinary Institute of America will handcraft treats for the dessert lounges and parting gifts. Produced by Sequoia Prods., the theme, Celestial Heaven, is courtesy of designer Dwight Jackson.
What: Comedy Central Emmy Party
Where: The Colony, Hollywood
Comedy Central talent and the comedy community like Seth Macfarlane, Rashida Jones and Ty Burrell will come together to celebrate Emmy night at a new venue, the Colony, which features a Hampton-inspired outdoor lounge space and new takes on traditional summer cocktails. Guests will also be treated to an array of classic comfort food and a tasting menu filled with some of Katsuya’s best bites.
What: Entertainment Tonight Emmy Party at Vibiana
Where: Vibiana, downtown Los Angeles
Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper will perform at the ET party, taking place for the second year at Vibiana, while DJ Samantha Ronson will spin tunes. Guests like Lea Michele, Paula Abdul and Heidi Klum can expect a specially created Border Grill menu and bottles of Majesty Cabernet Sauvignon and Nuit Blanche from Bure Family Wines. A potential sugar overload, meanwhile, will be easily provided by Magnolia Bakery’s abundant dessert bar.
What: HBO Emmy Party
Where: Fountain Plaza at the Pacific Design Center
Qool DJ Marv, along with six tribal percussionists from Fire Groove, provide the musical atmosphere to accompany designer Billy Butchkavitz’s stylized Tarzan-and-Jane-meet-Palm-Beach jungle setting at PDC. Wolfgang Puck’s summer-inspired tapas will satisfy hungry partygoers like Alexander Skarsgard, newlyweds Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer and Adrian Grenier while Santa Margherita wine, Bavaria beer and VOSS Artesian Water will quench their thirst. Those who need — or want — a little touch up can visit the Laura Mercier Cosmetics Make-up Lounge and Oscar Blandi Styling Lounge.
What: 2010 Twentieth Television/Fox/FX Emmy Awards Party
Where: Cicada, downtown Los Angeles
“Gold Rush Glamour” is the theme of this year’s bash and it’s carried out in everything from a golden (not red) carpet to a chandelier spilling to the ground with thousands of crystals. The casts and creative teams of “Glee,” “Modern Family,” “House” and “American Idol” will celebrate to the sounds of live music from Samantha Shelton and disc jockey Noah Passavoy. Vintage drinks such as Manhattan sidecars, slow gin fizzes and dirty martinis will be circulating throughout the night.
To get ready for all the star-studded parties (and grab some serious SWAG) the celebs will check out these gifting suites:
What: P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Frozen Moments Gift Lounge produced by On 3 Productions
Where: Backstage at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Emmy host Jimmy Fallon and presenters like Matthew Morrison, Mariska Hargitay and January Jones are invited backstage to customize their own gift collection. In support of the donation P.F. Chang’s Home Menu will make to the Academy and its programs, each star who stops by will be asked to crack open a fortune cookie and reveal the favorite “frozen moment” of their career.
What: Debbie Durkin’s 4th Annual Eco Emmys Celebrity Chateau
Where: Private estate
Benefiting the American Red Cross and GreenWish.com, this gift suite featuring sponsors such as DelBondio Organic Wines, Nutritional Vegal Chocolates, Shop Green Bees Eco-Friendly Shoes and Celeste Brunel Art & Eco Bedding, will give guests like Carrie Preston, Nina Dobrev and David Boreanaz eco-friendly brands and pamper them with five-star beauty services.
What: 2010 Emmy HBO Luxury Lounge
Where: Four Seasons Hotel
HBO hosts its 8th annual Luxury Lounge featuring the L’Oreal Paris Beauty Suite with professional makeup artists, hair stylists, nail technicians and men’s grooming experts on hand to prepare guests like Steve Carrell, John Krasinski and Rutina Wesley for weekend festivities.
What: The GBK and Tic Tac Luxury Gift Lounge in honor of the 2010 Emmy Awards Nominees & Presenters
Where: SLS Hotel, Los Angeles
Luxury items — from trips, beauty products, fashion accessories and electronics — will be available for the taking. Nominees guests and presenters like Sharon Osbourne, Edie Falco and Melissa Joan Hart will receive, among other items, an Apple iPad and custom-made watches from Invicta Watch Group.
What: Kari Feinstein’s 2010 Style Lounge in association with Mike McGuiness
Where: Private Beverly Hills residence
The Creative Coalition, the beneficiary of the Style Lounge, will be onsite raising funds and shooting a PSA on media literacy along with the Girl Scouts of America, featuring celebrity and press attendees like Chelsea Staub, Felicity Huffman and Ryan Kwanten while at the Style Lounge.