Hottest Emmys After-Party: Losers Party

Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler co-host

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 23, 2013 10:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – One bonus of not winning any awards last night at the Emmys: You didn't have to pay to get into Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler's Losers Party, an after-party held at Soho House. Winners, on the other hand, had to make a $1,000 donation to World Wide Orphans to get in, and more than $30,000 was raised. Some of the losers chipped in, too, E! reports; anyone who made a donation got a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue with a personal engraving. The idea was sparked by a gathering last year in Kristen Wiig's hotel.

"We called it the Losers Lounge because nobody that was there won and it kind of stuck," Hamm explains. "We were like, 'That was a really fun party. We should do that again, but we should do it bigger and better and invite our friends who aren't going to win either and we'll have a good time with it.'" How did Poehler get in on it? "Poehler and I are friends from a long time ago and every year when we would lose the Emmy we would kind of wink at each other and call each other loser for the rest of the night," he says. Spotted at the party: Tina Fey, Judd Apatow, Bill Hader, Zooey Deschanel, Jimmy Kimmel, Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers, and Elisabeth Moss, among many others. (Didn't watch the Emmys? Catch up on what happened here and here, watch the best acceptance speech of the night here, or read the terrible reviews here.)

Jon Hamm, left, and Jennifer Westfeldt arrive at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Jon Hamm, left, and Jennifer Westfeldt arrive at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler present the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series on stage at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler present the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series on stage at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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