Emmys 2007: The Stars Party!
Supporting actor winner Jeremy Piven hugs it out with Entourage costars Emmanuelle Chriqui and Rex Lee after arriving at the HBO party close to midnight.
It's smiles all around for Ugly Betty costars America Ferrera and Vanessa Williams, who share a celebratory moment at the Entertainment Tonight/PEOPLE post-Emmy bash at Walt Disney Concert Hall. "She's phenomenal," Williams told PEOPLE of her costar (and best actress in a comedy winner). "We're really proud of her. She deserves it."
Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh and new husband Alex Young go cheek-to-cheek at the Governor's Ball at the Shrine Auditorium following the ceremony. Later, the two joined Walsh's costars at the ET/PEOPLE party where Walsh squealed and danced with her man as Duran Duran performed.
James Denton coaxes his Desperate Housewives costar Teri Hatcher onstage to sing the Wreckers's song "Leave the Pieces" during a set by Band from TV at TV Guide's bash at Les Deux. So, did Hatcher have to audition for the singing gig? "I literally just said, 'Hey, you should come sing with us,'" Denton told PEOPLE. "It was really simple. She's a really good singer."
HAVING A 'BALL'
First-time Emmy winner Jaime Pressly toasts her best supporting actress win at the Governor's Ball with her fiancé, deejay Eric Cubiche, while digging into their meal. Proudly keeping her award by her side, the My Name Is Earl star told PEOPLE: "I didn't expect to win ... I feel overwhelmed."
Grey's Anatomy costars Sandra Oh and Ellen Pompeo ditch their respective dates for a moment to indulge in some girl talk at the TV Guide party at Les Deux. Oh then hit the dance floor with an an updated version of the mashed potato while Pompeo cuddled up to fiancé Chris Ivery.
JOB WELL DONE
After good-naturedly poking fun at himself on the Emmys telecast and performing an enthusiastically received set at the TV Guide party, Kanye West puts his microphone down for the evening and escorts fiancée Alexis Phifer to the HBO soiree.
NO CLOSER TO RETIREMENT
Although his special Tony Bennett: An American Classic netted three awards, octogenarian Tony Bennett refuses to rest on his Emmy laurels and takes the stage to perform during the Governor's Ball at the Shrine Auditorium.
Tina Fey celebrated her big Emmy win over mango-and-Dungeness crab salad from Patina Catering at the Governor's Ball. While accepting the Emmy for best comedy series for her show 30 Rock, Fey joked about the show's low ratings, thanking her "dozens and dozens of viewers."
THE HIT MEN
Hopefully they're not plotting the best way to whack James Spader. The Sopranos stars Vincent Curatola, Steve Schirripa, James Gandolfini and Tony Sirico hold court at their table during the HBO party, celebrating their win for best drama – and mourning the passing of the hit Mob series.
THAT'S A WRAP!
Katherine Heigl wraps a successful evening at the Emmys – the Grey's Anatomy star won best supporting actress in a dramatic series – with a quick stop by the HBO after-party at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood before continuing down the party circuit.
Felicity Huffman and hubby William H. Macy go wild on the dance floor at the ET/PEOPLE party, as Duran Duran performed hits like "Hungry Like the Wolf." Earlier, the couple ran the Nautica Malibu Triathlon before dressing up for the awards and performing their marathon dancing session. "I really don't understand it myself," the Desperate Housewives star told PEOPLE, joking about their sweaty day. "Maybe we're just gluttons for punishment."
Also at the ET/PEOPLE party: a trifecta of Heroes – Milo Ventimiglia, Hayden Panettiere and nominee Masi Oka – rocked out as Duran Duran performed. "Duran Duran were awesome, man," Oka told PEOPLE. "We had a lot of fun!"
Entourage star Adrian Grenier goes head to head with longtime fans at the French-themed TV Guide party at West Hollywood hotspot Les Deux. Outside, the patio resembled the gardens at the Palace of Versailles, where roving models – in Marie Antoinette-style garb – and can-can dancers in skirts made of vegetables mingled with celebrity partygoers.
LOST AND FOUND
Best supporting actor winner Terry O'Quinn raises a glass at the TV Guide party, where all his fellow nominees (except an M.I.A. William Shatner) graciously congratulated him on his win. The best part of winning his first Emmy? "The fact that it made all my friends and family so happy, that's the
best part about it."
A VERY GOOD YEAR
Winner Helen Mirren glows – possibly from from the reflection of the three statues won by her television movie Prime Suspect: The Final Act – at the ET/PEOPLE party at the Disney Concert Hall. Mirren also collected an Oscar earlier this year for The Queen.