Hollywood denizens have been partying all weekend leading up to Sunday's Emmy Awards ceremony. All the Rage has the skinny on a few of them in this and other reports.
The event: Entertainment Weekly hosted one of the splashiest pre-Emmy bashes Friday, honoring the 2013 Emmy nominees and attracting TV luminaries.
Familiar faces: Past and present Emmy nominees, stars of the new fall television season and industry figures — including Amber Riley and Kristin Chenoweth of “Glee"; Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, Kaley Cuoco and Melissa Rauch of “Big Bang Theory”; Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe of “American Horror Story”; Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet and Nolan Gould of “Modern Family”; Kieran Shipka, Jessica Paré and Harry Hamlin of “Mad Men”; Amanda Righetti of “The Mentalist”; Aasif Mandvi of “The Daily Show”; Nigel Lythgoe of “So You Think You Can Dance”; Marcia Gay Harden of “The Newsroom”; Jack McBrayer of “30 Rock” and Steven Bauer of “Ray Donovan.”
The setting: Fig & Olive Restaurant in West Hollywood, teeming with TV stars in a mingling mood and offering a photo booth that allowed guests to tweet their shots.
Quotes of note: “I feel a bit like I’m in rarefied air with so much talent in one room,” said Steven Bauer, who plays Avi on “Ray Donovan.” “I love being with my peers, especially the ones that are really doing great work.”
So will his show be among next year’s nominees? “Absolutely,” Bauer predicted, adding that he expects Jon Voight, a.k.a. Mickey Donovan, not just to be nominated in 2014 but also to win an Emmy.
And a side note: Having earned three nines Monday for her first number on “Dancing With The Stars,” Amber Riley of “Glee” attracted more than a few congratulations for her high-scoring cha cha. Clearly thrilled but modest, Riley pointed out that she wasn’t the first to score such accolades for her inaugural DWTS dance. Kristi Yamaguchi, she said, racked up a similar result in a previous season.
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