A Victorious Verdict: “The People v. OJ Simpson” won big on Sunday night’s show. Thus, Fox and FX’s joint bash at the Vibiana was the party after the show. In the northeast corner of the patio at Ryan Murphy‘s table, Fox TV Chairman/CEO Gary Newman, winner Sarah Paulson, Murphy, and Fox TV Chairman/CEO Dana Walden took a victory lap.
“It was one giant, crazy, Hollywood party,” is how the O.J. Simpson prosecutor summarized her Emmys experience. Clark cited John Oliver and Amy Schumer as her standout celebrity introductions. She also told TheWrap she’s working on crime fiction and a pilot for NBC. Angela Bassett is at the far right.
Here’s a bigger company of those going home happy: Cuba Gooding Jr., FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, Sarah Paulson, Murphy, Newman, and Walden at the FX/Fox party which shut down streets and took over the Vibiana Cathedral. Heinekens flowed amongst champagne, chicken-fried steak and macaroni and cheese, as tunes like Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall” got a dance circle going, Louie Anderson relaxed in a throne-like chair on the patio, and “Fargo” breakout Jesse Plemons had a steady stream of greeters on the patio.
Married actors Ryan Michelle Bathe and Sterling K. Brown wore genuine smiles to the Governors Ball.
Also at the Governors Ball, Showtime chief Matt Blank hugs it out with Angela Bassett‘s victorious husband, Courtney Vance. Vance won for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.
Aziz Ansari landed the trophy for writing the “Master of None” episode “Parents”. On hand at the Governors Ball, brother Aniz Ansari (who has written for the show) and parents Shoukath and Fatima Ansari.
Can we hope to be celebrating “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Emmy wins in 2017? Less partying Larry David, more writing please!
At the Governors Ball, waiters stationed every few steps stood armed with Sterling Vineyards bottles ready to pour on the fly, but only winners (like top-prize nabber David Mandel for “Veep”) got to step in to the winners circle for a choice pour and a liquid parting gift.
“Game of Thrones” capped the telecast with a Best Drama win, and hit the HBO mega-bash at the Pacific Design Center in force. Inside the water-themed playground, showrunner David Benioff hung with lead Emilia Clarke and HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler. Clarke grabbed Tom Hiddleston for a cheek-smooch on the stairs as she was leaving and Tom was arriving around 11:25 p.m.
After an emotional acceptance speech on the heels of her father’s death days ago, perennial winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus gleefully crashed Jimmy Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney’s arrival pic at the Governors Ball.
JLD would get her own closeup at the HBO bash with network president Casey Bloys (left) and Plepler.
Netflix netted 9 Emmys in total, but their biggest win may be the coming out party for “Stranger Things”. The child stars slayed the industry crowd as the Emmy’s audience warm-up with a rendition of “Uptown Funk”. At the Governors Ball, Millie Bobby Brown and Caleb McLaughlin cozied up to “Unreal” nominee Constance Zimmer.
The scene at Amazon…
…where “Transparent” star Gaby Hoffman was ready to let loose after a long Emmys campaign season.
The night began with Kimmel handing Jeffrey Tambor a prop Emmy as a fait accompli in a monologue bit, and it ended with the real thing for the “Transparent” lead. His agent Leslie Siebert (right) is happy on the inside.
Bob and producer wife Naomi Odenkirk are no sore losers. They hit the after party scene.
No trophies for Matthew Rhys (with “Narcos” and “Game of Thrones’” actor Pedro Pascal) though strident defenders of “The Americans” still claim that it came out a big winner from the Emmys.
Lorne Michaels (with HBO’s Richard Plepler) finished off Emmys weekend at HBO, and a win in team SNL’s column with Kate McKinnon‘s victory in “Supporting Actress, Comedy”. Michaels’ Broadway Video also produced the graphics for the telecast itself.
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