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EW Staff
September 23, 2013 AT 06:15 AM EDT

After the party is the after party! We hit the best bashes in town to find out what the stars were up to after winning (… or not winning) those golden trophies.

First up, the Governors Ball at the L.A. Convention Center:

++ Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie) and Lena Dunham (Girls) had a squeal-filled girl moment before the ball. This after Lena gave her a standing O after her win. Adorb!

++ Forget The Mother. The security guards at the Nokia wanted to meet Lily. Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother), who brought hubby Alexis Denisof as her date, got stopped by security guards to take a pic on her way out.

++ Love was in the air! Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) had her arm over her new beau.

++ Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) asked by waiter to show her Governors Ball ticket…and she just won an Emmy.

++ Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) was waiting for her car after the ball and the sprinklers turned on.

++ Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals) is so boss, she got golf carted to her car.

On to the HBO party at Pacific Design Center:

++ Winner for best actor in a drama Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) gets a big congratulatory cheer in the middle of the party.

++ It’s a Firefly/Game of Thrones geek overload: Nathan Fillion (Castle) and George R.R. Martin (who traded his signature captain’s hat and suspenders for a black tux) chatting.

++ Michael J. Fox and his wife holding hands, heading out on the early side.

++ New HBO meets old: Aaron Sorkin (The Newsroom) chatting with Robert Wuhl (Arli$$)

++ Will Arnett (Arrested Development) skipping the buffet to mingle with fellow Bluth brother Jason Bateman.

++ Aaron Paul talking to Damon Lindelof [insert your own Breaking Bad-meets-Lost series finale joke here]

++ Best actor in a miniseries or movie winner Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra) holding court with a table of friends and admirers.

++ Claire Danes (Homeland) and choreographer Derek Hough are carrying their respective Emmys through the party — that’ll help cut through a crowd!

++ Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) stops to take a cell phone photo with a fan.

++ The Good Wife costars Julianna Margulies and Christine Baranski share laughs and drinks.

++ 30 Rock costars Jane Krakowski and Maulik Pancholy do a lap.

And at the FOX party..

++ Modern Family showrunner Steve Levitan catching up with Jessica Lange (American Horror Story).

++ A very pregnant and very beautiful Morena Baccarin (Homeland) hanging with her TV daughter Morgan Saylor.

Over at the Netflix party at the London in West Hollywood:

++ House of Cards costars Kevin Spacey and Kate Mara (alongside her boyfriend Max Maghella) holding court in one of the “huts” set up at the party while Jason Bateman’s reserved tent goes unoccupied (we spotted him at the HBO do — scandal!)

++ Laura Prepon (Orange Is The New Black) brought a female friend as her date for a girls’ night out.

++ Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) brought gal pal Angela Kinsey (The Office) and they were spotted having fun in the photo booth. Rajskub tells us she didn’t even ask her husband to be her date!

— Reported by: Meeta Agrawal, Katie Atkinson, Sandra Gonzalez, James Hibberd, Dan Snierson, Tim Stack, and Tanner Stransky

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