Inside the Hottest Emmy After-Parties: Governors Ball, HBO, Fox and More
Governors Ball, L.A. Convention Center:
Though lead comedy Emmy winnerJeffrey Tambor was the belle of the 67th Emmy Awards Governors Ball, the 71-year-old actor had his own star sighting at the after-party. “Oh my God, that’s Andrea Bocelli!” he exclaimed, running to get a better view of the famous tenor’s performance.
Located directly across from the Microsoft Theater, the Ball — this year themed “Reigning with Radiance” and boasting 30-feet tall chandeliers and decor embedded with 45,000 Swarovski crystals — is the first stop for partygoers. In addition to the performance by Bocelli, who was joined by David Foster on piano, the evening featured a three-course meal by Patina Catering and a station where Emmy winners could get their names engraved on their statues.
The mood inside was high-energy and festive. Upon entering the ballroom, comedy actress winnerJulia Louis-Dreyfus of “Veep” embraced hostAndy Samberg, complimenting him on a job well done. Lead actor in a miniseries/movie Richard Jenkins said he was still in shock — not only over his win, but by the fact hisHBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” took home a total of six awards. With two statues for outstanding writing and best comedy, “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci joked that he could do weightlifting exercises with his Emmys.
Even those who didn’t take home the gold were in high spirits, including John Oliver, who was seen chatting with several “Daily Show” writers. And though “Mad Men” lost the top prize to “Game of Thrones,” creator Matthew Weiner could not have been more thrilled for his leading man, Jon Hamm, who finally won an Emmy for his final season as Don Draper. “It’s long overdue,” Weiner said, echoing the sentiments of many in the room. “And it’s wonderful.”
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