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Admit it. You’ve probably practiced your acceptance speech in the mirror only… oh, 500 times. And now you’re just waiting to get nominated. And be the star of a highly-rated TV show (small little detail). But here’s the secret: Emmy Week isn’t only about the televised Award Show.
As I strolled down Beverly Boulevard in Beverly Hills, a pair of tourists in a rented white Mustang, top-down, of course, flagged me down: “Where are the stars?” they asked, while simultaneously drawing out the shape with their hands. And though I did my best to explain, in the five seconds before the light changed, that they were miles away from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the irony could not be overstated: The real Hollywood stars were actually right under those tourist’s noses, secretly tucked away behind the bushes of the Wallis Center, ready to celebrate and congratulate each other’s Emmy nominations in an intimate, unassuming, and elegant fashion.
Leslie Jones and Rachel Bloom, among others, join the fray.
Anthony Anderson and La La Anthony return as hosts.
Leading the pack are the usual shows in Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and Downton Abbey, while some new faces make their first appearances such as Better Call Saul, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Orphan Black