Pre-Emmy Awards Photo Gallery. Who Was Where…and With Whom?

The 66th Annual Emmy Awards are finally here and we’ll get the answers to who won, who didn’t win and whether Seth Meyers can effectively host an awards show! (He’s buddies with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, who have killed it repeatedly hosting the Golden Globes so he has some good peeps to get advice from, right?)

In case you missed it, I broke down the LGBT-ness of the Emmys so be sure to check out all the LGBT actors/actresses nominated as well as straight actors who are nominated for LGBT-centric roles. There are a lot of them this year!

But the weekend before the Emmys is always a slew of receptions and parties honoring the nominees and here are a few looks at the various parties that shone a little brighter with all this star power!

On Saturday, the Television Academy Arts and Sciences held an Emmy Nominee Reception:

Cameron Monoghan plays gay teen Ian on 'Shameless' (Getty)

Beau Bridges' heartbreaking portrayal as a closeted man on 'Masters Of Sex" earned him a nomination Pictured here with his wife Wendy. (Getty)

Nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson of 'Modern Family' (Getty)

Also Saturday, Entertainment Weekly held their annual pre-Emmy party at the Fig & Olive in West Hollywood.

Laverne Cox was everywhere this weekend...and looked amazing every time! (Getty)

Eye Candy alert - Jesse Metcalfe of 'Dallas' (Getty)

The Showtime Party was held last night at the Sunset Towers in West Hollywood:

Emmy winner Allison Janney and 'Masters Of Sex' co-star Teddy Sears (Getty)

Dan Bucatinsky from Showtime's 'Web Therapy' (Getty)

Variety’s Women In Film Emmy nominee Celebration was also this weekend:

Kate Flannery, Betsy Brandt, Bucatinsky, Ferguson, Justin Mikita (Getty)

Michaela Conlin plays bi-sexual character Angela on 'Bones' (Getty)

'Girls' Exec Producer Jenni Konner smooches with nominee Lena Dunham (Getty)

Dunham with 'Scandal' stars Kerry Washington & Katie Lowes (Getty)

Dan Bucatinsky and nominee Laverne Cox (Getty)

Though not affiliated with the Emmys, the MTV Video Music Awards were also held this weekend and a few of our faves from the Emmy nominated “Orange Is The New Black” made their way to the MTV stage in Los Angeles.

Emmy winner Uzo Aduba and nominees Laverne Cox and Taylor Schilling of OITNB at the MTV Awards (Getty)

The 66th Annual Emmy Awards air tonight at 8pm on NBC.

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