By Jack Barnes
Tonight The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA hosted their annual Emmy Nominees Night at AVRA Beverly Hills, celebrating the 70th Annual Emmy Award contenders.
Guests in attendance included Darren Criss, Tiffany Haddish (2018 Emmy winner for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series), Samira Wiley (2018 Emmy winner for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series), Ricky Martin, Tracee Ellis Ross, Trevor Noah, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Jeffrey Wright, Judith Light, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Louie Anderson, Dascha Polanco, Busy Philipps, Sandra Lee, Sarah Drew, Thandie Newton, Kenyon Dixon, Casey Wilson, Cheryl Hines, Madeline Brewer, Mandy Patinkin, Amanda Brugel, Adam Pally, Adina Porter, Adrian Dev, Angela Sarafyan, Brandon Victor Dixon, Britney Young, Henry Winkler, Kelly Jenrette, Naomi Grossman, Rachael Harris, Ron Cephas Jones, Sam Richardson, Tichina Arnold, and Patricia Richardson.
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Highlights of the evening:
- The Hollywood Reporter Editorial Director Matt Belloni and SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris welcomed guests to AVRA where partygoers enjoyed the restaurant’s raw bar that included east and west coast oysters, Maine lobster, Gulf shrimp, mussels, and Littleneck and Cherrystone clams.
- Stars crowded around SAG-AFTRA’s signature Wisdom Wall to offer advice, share perils of wisdom, and show support for fellow artists and 2018 nominees.
- The evening brought together cast reunions for “ACS: Versace’s” Darren Criss, Ricky Martin, and Dascha Polanco, as well as “The Handmaid’s Tale’s” Samira Wiley, Madeline Brewer, and Amanda Brugel.
- Louie Anderson was “Baskets” of laughs as he danced and hopped his way down the carpet.