Hot stars, hot new cars, and hot new Hollywood venue. Those were the ingredients that went into making Audi’s pre-Emmy party a roaring success.
The luxury marque is the official automotive sponsor of the 2017 Emmy Awards and it kicked off the round of awards parties in high style by honoring top talent in TV with an exclusive red carpet and rooftop celebration at the new Highlight Room atop the Dream Hotel in Hollywood.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kathryn Hahn, Tessa Thompson, Justin Hartley and Ricky Whittle were chauffeured in 2018 Audi vehicles to the event, which went into the wee hours.
Perhaps the hot new Audi was a four-wheeled good luck charm for JLD. She of course went on to win a record-breaking sixth consecutive Emmy for her role as Selina Meyer in HBO’s hit comedy “Veep.”
Audi chauffeured many other nominees to the Emmy Awards ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA Sunday night in its role as official sponsor.
Audi always chooses a hot venue to hold its bash. Last year it was the West Hollywood by way of New York City restaurant hotspot Catch. This time, Audi chose The Highlight Room, the beautiful rooftop and pool area atop the new Dream Hotel, also an NYC import.
It’s the latest addition to the happening Cahuenga/Selma corridor, also home to Tao and Beauty & Essex.
A popular video photo booth was one of the big attractions at the event – people waited in line for up to half an hour– but it was the wraparound view of the Hollywood Hills in the environs of Los Angeles that had guests enthralled. The unisex bathroom even featured floor-to-ceiling windows with the drop-dead gorgeous view.
But of course it was the celebratory mood of the guests that made it a special evening.
In addition to JLD, Justin Hartley (This Is Us), Kathryn Hahn (Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series, Transparent),Tessa Thompson (Westworld) and Ricky Whittle (American Gods), they included Emmy nominees Milo Ventimiglia (Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series, This Is Us), Tony Hale (Supporting Actor Nominee, Veep), Kate Dennis (Outstanding Director Nominee, The Handmaid’s Tale) and Jean-Marc Vallée (Outstanding Director and Outstanding Limited Series Nominee, Big Little Lies).
Other VIP guests in attendance included Vanessa Kirby (The Crown), Matt Smith (The Crown), Jared Harris (The Crown), Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Westworld), Madeline Brewer (The Handmaid’s Tale), Kunal Nayyar (Big Bang Theory), BJ Britt (UnReal), Amanda Brugel (The Handmaid’s Tale), Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things), Joe Keery (Stranger Things), Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things), Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Scott Michael Foster (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow), Nolan Gould (Modern Family), Steve Levitan (Director/Creator/Writer/EP, Modern Family), Angela Lewis (Snowfall), Dana Brunetti (Producer, House of Cards), Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead), Marsai Martin (Black-ish), Omar Benson Miller (Ballers), Tom Payne (Walking Dead), Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family), Nathan Ross (Producer, Big Little Lies), Marcus Scribner (Black-ish), Iliza Shlesinger (Truth & Iliza), Alan Yang (EP, Master of None) and special guest DJ Zen Freeman.