Variety and Women in Film Emmy Celebration

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Kerry Washington, Lea Michele, Selena Gomez and more at a Starry Variety & Women in Film Pre-Emmy Celebration

 

 

The event: Given a host committee consisting of celebrities and top-level entertainment executives, the stars turned out en masse Aug. 23 for the Variety & Women in Film Television Nominees Party, powered by Samsung Galaxy.

The scene: Guests mingled beside ancient olive trees overhanging the patio of Gracias Madre in West Hollywood, as they enjoyed cocktails and – happily for the health-minded – some of the yummiest vegan hors d’oeuvres I’ve ever tasted.

A casual affair, twice-nominated Allison Janney of “Mom” and “Masters of Sex” took off her shoes.

The crowd: So many stars in so many generations: among Emmy nominees and others were Lea Michele, Selena Gomez, Ben Kweller, Christina Hendricks, Kerry Washington, Lena Dunham, Julianna Margulies, Lizzy Caplan, James Marsden, Sarah Paulson, Fred Armisen, Jason Biggs, Julie Bowen, Katie Lowes, Michelle Dockery, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Anne Heche, Ashley Madekwe, Carrie Brownstein and Cloris Leachman.

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More stars were Minnie Driver, Sharon Lawrence, Taylor Schilling, Taryn Manning, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kate Walsh, Jon Voight, Ariel Winter, Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin, Amandla Stenberg, Tony Goldwyn, Sarah Hyland, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Joe Morton, Angela Bassett, Nasim Pedrad and Amanda Crew.

Yet more were Bailee Madison, Sophia Bush, Padma Lakshmi, Ariel Winter, Kiernan Shipka, Kate Flannery, Dascha Polanco, Darby Stanchfield, Jaime Pressly, Laverne Cox, Madeline Brewer, Matt MGorry, Peyton List, Carrie Keegan, Cristin Milioti and James Tupper.

Still more were Allison Tolman, Dan Bucatinsky Karina Smirnoff, Alexandra Daddario, Bellamy Young, Betsy Brandt, Danielle Brooks, RJ Mitte, Rachelle Lefevre, Samira Wiley, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Carole Radziwill, Neil Marshall, Nicky Whelan, Yael Stone, Elisabeth Rohm, Pablo Schrieber and Selenis Leyva.

The chat: Declaring herself an opera afficionado, Kate Walsh of “Private Practice” said she’s looking forward to hosting the reception at the Los Angeles Opera’s season opening night, coming up Sept. 13, featuring Placido Domingo in La Traviata, a pre-opera reception and post-opera dinner and dancing.

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Dan Bucatinsky’s character may have been killed off in the last season of “Scandal,” but happily “Web Therapy,” the innovative, improvisational show he originally produced online, is back on television and he talked of an upcoming movie project, too.

The supporters: Crystal Light and Mercedes Benz served as the night’s premier sponsors.

 

Top photo: Women in Film president Cathy Schulman, (also president of Mandalay Films), center, with the women of “Scandal” at the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Celebration, powered by Samsung Galaxy; from left, Bellamy Young, Darby Stanchfield, Kerry Washington and Katie Lowes (photo, Mark Davis/ Getty Images for Variety)

Second photo: Selena Gomez catches up with William H. Macy, nominated for best lead actor in “Shameless,” at the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Celebration powered by Samsung Galaxy (photo, Michael Kovac/ Getty Images for Variety)

Third photo: From left, Dan Bucatinsky, Carole Radziwill and Lea Michele at the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Celebration powered by Samsung Galaxy  (photo, Jonathan Leibson/ Getty Images for Variety)

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Fourth photo: Sarah Hyland, left, and Michelle Monaghan, right, at the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Nominee Celebration powered by Samsung Galaxy (photo, Jonathan Leibson/ Getty Images for Variety)

Fifth photo: Best lead actress nominee for “The Good Wife” Julianna Margulies and Tony Goldwyn at the Variety and Women in Film Emmy Celebration powered by Samsung Galaxy  (photo, Jonathan Leibson/ Getty Images for Variety)

 

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Published Aug. 23, 2014 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA