Emmy Pre-Parties

Dana Delany - Emmy Pre-parties
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Emmy Pre-Parties

01 of 06

Christina Hendricks

Christina Hendricks - Launch of Tacori 18k925 Collection - 2009 Pre-Emmy Parties

Stars in search of Emmys jewelry got the chance to browse Tacori's new 18k925 collection during a party at L.A.'s Sunset Tower Hotel. Guests like bride-to-beChristina Hendricks-whose wedding rings were designed by Tacori-and Jennifer Finnigan joined host Ali Larter for the big reveal of the line, which combines 18-karat gold and 925 silver metal, a special mix of platinum and palladium. Jewelry worn by Larter during the event, which was sponsored by Veuve Clicquot and The Argyle Spa, was auctioned off to raise money for The Art of Elysium.

-With reporting by Kwala Mandel

02 of 06

Debra Messing

Debra Messing - The 2009 Emmy Awards Pre-Parties
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Self-confessed jewelry junkie Debra Messing (in Max Mara) was among the guests at a pre-Emmy dinner hosted by Kelly Katz and famed jeweler Martin Katz. "This is how I want to be all the time, every day," Messing gushed while she browsed Katz' new Everlon Knot collection. After a dinner of mini-burgers, short ribs and potato puree catered by Wolfgang Puck's Chinois, Messing and fellow guests like Jennifer Carpenter and Anne Heche got their just desserts-each was treated to a Martin Katz diamond micro band compliments of their host.

03 of 06

Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne - Emmy Pre-Parties
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Aussie actress Rose Byrne-who is up for an Emmy for her role on the legal drama Damages-was the woman of the hour at the Australians in Film pre-Emmy party, held at the Australian Consular General's residence in L.A.

04 of 06

Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter

Michael C. Hall - Jennifer Carpenter - Emmy Pre-parties
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Michael C. Hall

celebrated his Emmy nomination with Dexter co-star (and real life leading lady) Jennifer Carpenter at Showtime's pre-Emmy party at L.A. hot spot Craft.

05 of 06

Allie Grant and Mary-Louise Parker

Allie Grant - Mary-Louise Parker - Emmy Pre-Parties
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Also at Showtime's pre-Emmy party, Weeds co-stars Allie Grant and Mary-Louise Parker celebrated their show's six Emmy nominations. Parker herself is up against Tina Fey and Christina Applegate in the category of Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

06 of 06

Dana Delany

Dana Delany - Emmy Pre-parties
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Dana Delany

left her Desperate Housewives alter ego on the set and put her best ladylike foot forward when she attended BAFTA L.A.'s 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards TV Tea Party at the InterContinental Hotel.

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