The 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards took over the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles earlier this week, shifting to a Monday night to accommodate host network NBC’s football schedule. Hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che and Colin Jost, the evening's big winners included Game of Thrones, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story—and, of course, Oscars director Glenn Weiss, who proposed to his girlfriend in his acceptance speech.
But the celebrations really began more than a week before the September 17 broadcast, when the Television Academy handed out its Creative Arts Emmys over two nights, September 8 and 9. Those ceremonies—plus Monday night's main event—were followed by the Academy’s official Governors Ball after-party. This year, all three parties ditched the seated dinner approach, instead taking the form of a reception-style event at the outdoor L.A. Live Event Deck. Sequoia Productions handled starry-night-inspired design for the events, while Patina Catering served a small-plates menu to the 8,300 guests.
Other big brands hosted parties and suites throughout the week, with many taking over buzzy new venues including the Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood, Avra Beverly Hills, and the Nomad Hotel Los Angeles downtown. The city’s biggest event designers and producers were also on call, with Billy Butchkavitz being tapped for HBO’s lush “Garden of Eden” theme after-party, Sterling Engagements handling the Fox party's geometric-style decor, 15/40 Productions designing Hulu’s elegant bash, Event Eleven producing Entertainment Weekly's rose-filled event, and many more.
Other splashy parties came from Netflix, Audi, Bafta Los Angeles, Turner, the Hollywood Reporter, and more. Click through to see decor and details from these and other star-studded Emmy events.