Variety and Women In Film PreEmmy Party

Variety and Women In Film PreEmmy Party
Female Primetime Emmy Contenders, VIP TV Execs Converge on Variety & Women In Film’s PreEmmy Affair


No matter how many other PreEmmy celebrations took place Sept. 20 – and there were plenty of them – the night’s party-hoppers didn’t miss the chance to stop into Variety & Women In Film’s must-not-miss salute to the 2013 female Primetime Emmy nominees.

Held at Scarpetta at the Montage Beverly Hills, the party brought in a steady stream of stars, producers and top television executives. Such luminaries popped in all night for a bite of caviar and a chance to  congratulate this year’s Emmy contenders.

Readers can find my story about this party and others in the “All the Rage” section of the Los Angeles Times, as well as stories here about two other major affairs that same night: The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Performers Nominee Reception and Entertainment Weekly’s salute to past and present nominees.

More pictures from all these parties are on this website, along with additional photos and details from the Variety & Women in Film event below. 

Variety and Women in Film PreEmmy Party
As I, too, believe Cory Monteith deserves the special memorial tribute planned for him during the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, I asked Jenna Ushkowitz for her thoughts,  just as I had asked Dot-Marie Jones at an earlier reception. Ushkowitz plays Tina Cohen-Chang, while Jones plays coach Shannon Beiste on “Glee.”

Glistening in a gold strapless frock, Ushowitz also had words of praise for Monteith, as well as an understanding for the Emmy telecast’s need to reach out to her generation. Readers can find her exact words here.

Among many, many others attending this party were Jane Lynch of “Glee,” Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson of “Modern Family,” Elisabeth Moss, Kiernan Shipka, Jessica Paré, Linda Cardellini and Harry Hamlin of “Mad Men,” Sharon Lawrence and Sasha Alexander of “Rizzoli & Isles,” Nikki Reed of “The Twilight Saga,” Scott Bakula of “Behind the Candelabra,” Connie Britton of “Nashville,” Anna Chlumsky of “Veep,” Annet Mahendru of “The Americans,” Jon Cryer of “Two and a Half Men,” Dan Bucatinsky of “Scandal,” Karina Smirnoff of “Dancing With The Stars,” Laura Prepon of “Orange is the New Black,” Mehcad Brooks of “Necessary Roughness,” Michelle Trachtenberg of “Killing Kennedy,” Raquel Welch of “House of Versace,” Kat Graham of “The Vampire Diaries,” Sam Trammell of “True Blood,” Paula Malcomson of “Ray Donovan,” Jessica Szohr of “Gossip Girl,” Caitlin Fitzgerald of “Masters of Sex,” and fashion designer Zac Posen.

The high-powered host committee consisted of Primetime Emmy nominees and presenters Alec Baldwin, Julie Bowen, Connie Britton, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Jimmy Kimmel, Laura Linney, Julia Louis-Dryfus, Jane Lynch, Elisabeth Moss, Kerry Washington and Alfre Woodard; plus TV execs and producers Orly Adelson, Sarah Barnett, Mark Burnett, Jennifer Caserta, Charlie Collier, Roma Downey, Nancy Dubuc, Danica Krislovich, John Landgraf, Christopher Lloyd, Molly McNearey, Steve Mosko, Sue Maegle, David Nevins, Gary Newman, Jennifer Nicholson-Salke, Donna Pennestri, Abbe Raven, Ted Sarandos, Robert B. Sharenow, Nina Tassler, Dana Walden and Matt Weiner.

Presented by Yoplait Greek from General Mills, sponsors also included Ciroc Vodka, Gallo Family Vineyards, Brownie Brittle and the Montage Beverly Hills.

Variety and Women in Film PreEmmy Party

Top photo: NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Nicholson-Salke, left, with Jane Lynch of “Glee” at the Variety and Women In Film preEmmy party, presented by Yoplait Greek  (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/ Getty Images for Variety)

Second photo: Jenna Ushkowitz, a.k.a. Tina Cohen-Chang of “Glee,” weighed in on the controversy surrounding the salute to Cory Monteith at the Emmy Awards (photo:

Third photo: “Modern Family” co-creator Christopher Lloyd, second from left, with a trio of the show’s Emmy nominees, from left, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen at the Variety and Women In Film preEmmy party, presented by Yoplait Greek (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/ Getty Images for Variety)

Fourth photo: A double Emmy nominee Elisabeth Moss for “Top of the Lake” and “Mad Men” at the Variety and Women In Film preEmmy party, presented by Yoplait Greek (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/ Getty Images for Variety)


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Variety and Women In Film PreEmmy Party

Published Sept. 22 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA