[Inside HBO's 2011 Emmy after party via] Jon Hamm, Cloris Leachman, Emily Blunt, and nearly 4,000 others sit down for dinner together at the Governor's Ball; Padma Lakshmi, Stevie Nicks, Steve Buscemi and more party with Entertainment Tonight; stars and crew of "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" celebrate wins at Mr. C; half of Hollywood turns out for HBO's annual mega-bash at the Pacific Design Center—Sunday was one of the busiest nights of party hopping in town and we have all the details on the best post-award show fetes in this Emmy edition of Last Night's Parties.
Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 Governor's Ball
Where: LA Convention Center Who Was There: Cloris Leachman, Amy Poehler, Timothy Olyphant, Anna Paquin, Chris Pratt, Anna Faris, Rashida Jones, John Stamos, Jane Lynch, Kristen Wiig, Joel McHale, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lorne Michaels, Tina Fey, Zooey Deschanel, Jane Krakowski, Ian Somerhalder, David Borneaz, Chris Pratt, Andy Samberg, John Krasinski, Julie Bowen, Michelle Forbes, Nina Dobrev, Stephen Moyer, Elisabeth Moss, Seth Meyers, Emily Blunt, Jon Hamm, Margo Martindale, Megan Mullally, Micahel Bolton, Rachael Taylor, Rashida Jones, Tina Fey. Other Details: Quite possibly "the largest sit-down dinner in the United States," The Governor's Ball brings together an enormous who's who of popular and critically acclaimed television bigwigs and stars for a 3,800 seat dinner party. With the theme of "mod illusions," the West Hall of the LA Convention Center was temporarily transformed into a trippy-yet-elegant banquet hall, although workers have probably already torn down the decor and started laying in the wheelchair ramps and urine-proof seat liners for this week's somewhat less elegant AARP Convention. I guess Cloris Leachman can just stick around? [Cloris Leachman photo via]
15th Annual Entertainment Tonight Emmy Party
Where: Vibiana Who Was There: Padma Lakshmi, Steve Buscemi, Rob Lowe, Brooke Burke, David Borneaz, Chelsie Hightower, Mayim Bialik, Jason Ritter, Craig Robinson, Rich Sommer, Sofia Milos, Stevie Nicks, Loretta Devine, Kyle Richards, Kathy Griffin, Anna Trebunskaya, Dee Wallace, Mark Steines, Kevin Frazier, Jessica Lowndes, Phil Keoghan, Pauley Perrette, Bonnie Somerville, Craig Robinson, J. Alexander, Jaime Bergman, Leonard Maltin, Mark Salling, Nancy O'Dell, Samantha Harris, Sarah Drew, Steven Cojocaru. Other Details: David Borneaz and his awesome "Forrest Gump" haircut joined a packed house at downtown event space Vibiana for Entertainment Tonight's long-running and much anticipated post-Emmy bash. And as might befit a swankier party with a somewhat older average guest age, the night was capped with a live performance from Stevie Nicks, who, for those of you under 40, was the lead singer of Fleetwood Mac and is, despite the name Stevie, a female. [David Borneaz, Jaime Bergman photo via]
AMC Emmy Afterparty
Where: Mr. C Who Was There: Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Aaron Paul, Charlie Collier, Bob Odenkirk, Christina Hendricks, Matthew Weiner, Vince Gilligan, Robert Kirkman, Sarah Silverman, Elisabeth Moss, Common, Brenda Strong, Betsy Brandt, Anson Mount, Aaron Staton, Jennifer Westfeldt, Kiernan Shipka. Other Details: Sometimes, the guest list is more about quality than quantity, which was certainly the case with AMC's largely in-house post-Emmy bash. With plenty to celebrate ("Mad Men" and creator Matthew Weiner took home their fourth 'Outstanding Drama Series' in a row) the stars and creative teams of one of cable TV's great success stories took over swanky Mr. C to toast their good fortune. Remember ten years ago, when all AMC showed was Shawshank Redemption over and over again? [Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Aaron Paul photo via]
FOX, Fox Television and FX Celebrate The 2011 EMMY Nominees
Where: Fig & Olive Who Was There: Cloris Leachman, Michael Clarke Duncan, Naya Rivera, Sofia Vergara, Jane Lynch, Darren Criss, Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland, Terri Seymour, Seal, Heidi Klum, Ed O'Neill, Lea Michele, Josh Sussman, Julie Bowen, Nolan Gould, Harry Shum Jr., Dianna Agron, Anna Torv, Alex Breckenridge, Amber Riley, Dana Walden, Gary Numan, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Matt Prokop. Other Details: As the broadcast host of the 2011 Emmys, Fox had their pick of the guests for the nominee celebration, which included the megahit casts of 'Glee' and 'Modern Family,' as well as the closest thing America has to royalty, Seal and Heidi. Yes, we do realize that neither of them were actually born in America, are you really going to make a big deal out of it?
[Seal, Heidi Klum photo via]
HBO 63rd Annual Emmy Afterparty
Where: Pacific Design Center Who Was There: Claire Danes, Steve Buscemi, Jon Hamm, Mark Wahlberg, Chris Rock, Anna Paquin, Judy Greer, Michael C. Hall, Olivia Munn, Kyle Chandler, Sofia Vergara, Sasha Grey, Julia Stiles, Jeremy Piven, John Stamos, James Woods, Gail Simmons, Julie Bowen, Michelle Forbes, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sam Trammell, Kerry Washington, Stephen Moyer, Michael B. Jordan, Guy Pearce, Aziz Ansari, Alan Cumming, Aimee Teegarden, Ashley Fink, Cara Buono, Claire Danes, David Spade, Dianna Agron, Harry Shum Jr., Jennifer Westfeldt, Kathy Griffin, Kevin McHale, Kiernan Shipka, Melissa McCarthy, Olivia Munn, Sarah Hyland. Other Details: Anybody who thinks celebrities don't work hard must not be paying too much attention to the overlap on these guest lists. These poor souls clearly had to attend thousands of after parties, including this epic reception at the Pacific Design Center, or, if you're as low-class as I am, you might know it better as the police station from Demolition Man. In any case, half of Hollywood made it out to this one, including actors named Michael Jordan and Kevin McHale, who my dad would be extremely disappointed to learn were not the legendary Hall of Fame basketball players. [Steve Buscemi, Kerry Washington photo via]