For many celebrities, life after dark seems to be composed of incessant fetes, especially after an event like the 67th Primetime Emmys, when there are plenty of parties to hit, from HBO to Fox to AMC.
Amazon Prime put on its own after party for the first time, a good move since the streaming video network’s “Transparent” nabbed two awards for Best Directing for a Comedy Series and Best Lead Actor. However, the carefree nightlife is just another Hollywood illusion, according to “Transparent” star Carrie Brownstein. As she arrived at the post-Emmy celebration at The Standard, Downtown L.A, she said, “You know what? I go right back to shooting ‘Portlandia,’ so not a lot of decompression will be happening tonight.”
For castmate Judith Light, the schedule was even tighter. “I got in last night at midnight,” she said. “I’m rehearsing a play in New York with Keira Knightley. They let me out just for this, but I have to get up at 4 a.m. So I’m looking forward to kissing everybody, congratulating everybody, and going home to bed.”
Among those who could stay up late was 16-year-old Emily Robinson. “I’m so excited to see all of my friends, the cast, crew, and everyone who made this experience awesome,” she said. But in order to catch them, she’d have to move swiftly. Both Jill Soloway and Jeffrey Tambor, who were greeted with applause as they arrived on the red carpet, carried their awards straight to the rooftop soiree while uttering apologies. “Oh I’m so sorry, we have to go,” said Soloway. “We’ve got to go in, we’ve got to go in,” said Tambor. Inside, a few hundred people were waiting with Champagne to toast the winners.
“I’ve actually played Jeffrey Tambor’s love interest twice,” said Amy Aquino. “So I’m really excited to see him and congratulate him.” Amy Landecker had plans to make a beeline straight for Soloway. “To see her being the only woman in those categories tonight is incredible,” she said. “I’m just so struck by her. She’s changing the landscape of TV.”