Variety and Women in Film Celebrate Emmy Nominees


The evening lit up with lovely stars as the annual Variety and Women in Film pre-Emmy celebration powered by Samsung Galaxy honoring the television nominees was held Saturday night at Gracias Madre on Melrose Avenue.

The ladies put on their best form, killer stilettos and sparkling smiles as they greeted on the entrance of the hall. Cameras all flashing, and they’re to give their best shots.

Partygoers dined on delicious vegan Mexican food.  They sipped cocktails al fresco sponsored by Crystal Light, and what a way to make a dramatic entrance by arriving at the party in Mercedes Benz S65 AMG Coupes.

The patio at the hip Mexican eatery on Melrose Avenue was packed with the industry’s biggest and most sought after names. The sizzling Laura Prepon was one of the first to arrive.  Lizzy Caplan who was first known to be a member of the Mean Girls was bombarded with well-wishers predicting her win Monday night. Julianna Margulies and her husband, Keith Lieberthal, chatted briefly with Anne Heche and James Tupper. The cast of Scandal  including Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young and Jeff Perry was thrilled to reunite with Dan Bucatinsky producer of All Over The Guy, and took several selfies to commemorate the moment.

Meanwhile, Fx’s The Americans double agent Nina Sergeevna played by Annet Mahendru revealed she’s heading back to work on the next season, she made no concrete comment on what’s in store for the comeback though. Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin shared a photo with Jon Voight. Cloris Leachman, true to form, photo bombed at every opportunity. Lena Dunham wrapped up the red carpet, before claiming a seat inside.

Other Stars Who Attended the Party

The star-studded crowd also included Modern Family  stars Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sarah Hyland and executive producer Chris Lloyd.  Orange is the New Black casts Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Laverne Cox and Taryn Manning were present. Of course Breaking Bad stars Betsy Brandt and RJ Mitte won’t miss the scene. Fargo star Allison Tolman and executive producer Noah Hawley were there along with Mad Men stars Christina Hendricks and Kiernan Shipka as well as Pablo Schreiber, Kate Flannery. The Big Bang Theory executive producer Bill Prady, Carole Radziwill, Sophia Bush, Angela Bassett, Carrie Brownstein, Selena Gomez, and Gary Newman also showed up on the said party.

The Host Committee

The host committee for the annual party included Bela Bajaria, Julie Bowen, Lizzy Caplan, Jennifer Caserta, Michelle Dockery, Minnie Driver, Nancy Dubuc, Lena Dunham, Christina Hendricks, Allison Janney, Paul Lee, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Lombardo, Julianna Margulies, Ryan Murphy, David Nevins, Gary Newman, Sarah Paulson, Abbe Raven, Peter Roth, Jennifer Salke, Ted Sarandos, Nina Tassler, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Dana Walden, Kerry Washington, Matthew Weiner and Robin Wright.

A lot more is expected at the Emmys Awards Night, more flashing, drama, scene stealers and a parade of our most favorite Hollywood stars. Enjoyed a lot at the pre-party? Wait till the main course get served!

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