emmyshead Where To Find Celebs On Emmy Weekend

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The glitz and the glamour that accompanies awarding television’s finest is almost upon us: yes, folks, it’s nearly Emmy-time! Even better: Glee’s caustic coach Sue Sylvester (otherwise known as Jane Lynch) hosts the 63rd annual Academy of Television & Arts awards on September 18 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Although may not be able to secure a golden ticket to the show and find yourself watching from home, you can still do some star spotting in the interim. Here’s where your favorite TV actors and actresses will be hanging out come Emmy weekend! – Laura Schreffler


8764 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 432-2000
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Audi and David Yurman will fete Emmy-nominated actors Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Walton Goggins (Justified) and Melissa McCarthy (Mike and Molly/Bridesmaids) at this chic pre-show bash on September 11. In addition to honoring the actors and eating some delicious Italian food, Audi will also be making a donation to Tuesday’s Children, a 9/11 family service organization.

The London Hotel

1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(866) 282-4560
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This pre-Emmy bash benefiting nonprofit organization Art of Elysium is being thrown by one of Los Angeles’ chicest magazines, so you can well imagine the celebrity attendees will be just as sleek. September issue cover stars Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy will host the event; Elijah Wood will play guest DJ. Throw in a rooftop setting and you’ve got the makings of one serious party on September 15.

The Four Seasons

300 South Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 273-2222
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Everyone and anyone – celebrity-wise, of course – will hit this haute Beverly Hills hotel for late night cocktails and early afternoon brunches. The day you must stop by, however, is September 16, when your favorite HBO stars will be on hand to score some freebies at the HBO Luxury Lounge, which is sponsored by L’Oreal Paris Beauty and SolsticeSunglasses.com. You’ll have to be extra vigilant in your star seeking, lest you fail to recognize to recognize them behind their Carreras!

Boa Steakhouse

9200 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 278-2050
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A steakhouse doesn’t typically sound like a swinging idea of a hotspot, but then, you probably haven’t been to Boa. This year, one of the best parties celebrating the ladies of TV, the EW & Women in Film fete, is happening at this West Hollywood meat-ery on September 16. 1,000 candles will reportedly light up the entrance to the party, which features a beauty bar for the gorgeous gals like Julie Benz, Angela Kinsey, Jaime King and Brooke Burke lucky enough to attend.

Sky Bar

8440 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 650-8999
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If you love Showtime’s Dexter to death, you’re in luck: the network’s stars will be partying here come September 17. In addition to stars Michael C. Hall and Julia Stiles, Nurse Jackie herself, Edie Falco, will attend the poolside pre-Emmy party at West Hollywood’s Mondrian Hotel.


176 North Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 385-0880
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You’ll see a lot of peacocks preening at NBC’s pre-Emmy bash Sept. 17, and they won’t all be the network’s logo, either. Head to the Wolfgang Puck’s Beverly Hills-based eatery to catch a glimpse of nominated stars like 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey, The Office’s Steve Carrell and Parks & Recreation’s Amy Poehler.


9291 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 278 3344
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Those Brits like to keep things classy, which is why the folks at BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles) have chosen to host their annual tea party here. Expect to see BAFTA chairman and American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe, as well as Modern Family’s Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet as well as Alfre Woodward and Kevin McHale in attendance for tea time September 17.

The Nokia Theatre

777 Chick Hearn Court
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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This will be the 63rd annual Emmy awards will be held September 18, but, as you know, the real action is backstage. Should you bypass security and sneak into The HP TouchSmart Gift Lounge, you’ll be likely to see stars like Will Arnett, Zooey Deschanel, Julianna Margulies and Sofia Vergara pick up goodies from HP, Nespresso, New Balance, Sedu, Ron White and AMC Theatres.


214 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-1507
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This year, Vibiana is home to one of the best Emmy bashes around: Entertainment Tonight’s post-show party September 18. This year the party will be even better: it’s headlined by Stevie Nicks, who recently released, In Your Dreams, her first studio album in a decade. Now that’s something to “Dance” about!

The LA Convention Center

1201 South Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 741-1151
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Don’t be so shocked! Sure, the LA Convention Center isn’t a conventional place to have a late night of clubbing, but most of the actors who attend this year’s Emmy’s will filter through its halls to briefly attend the Governor’s Ball. Catch them early though – chances are the celebs won’t be staying long; it is a late night of partying, after all!

The Pacific Design Center

8687 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 657-0800
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This happens to be the party spot of the night, as it’s where HBO’s post-show bash will be. That means Entourage’s Adrian Grenier as well as True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard and Ryan Kwanten will all be in attendance! Bring binoculars.

Mr. C

1224 Beverwil Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
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This LA-based outpost owned by Giuseppe Cipriani will host the post-Emmys AMC stars, who you know are going to be celebrating hard if last year’s ceremony is any indication. The stars of Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead will all be on hand to join in the revelry at this private event, so expect some mod 1960s style to pass by your eyes .

  1. ahh, i soooo wish i lived closer…i’d be stalking these places like crazy!

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