‘Veep,’ ‘Thrones’ stars celebrate Emmy wins at HBO party

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE TELEVISION ACADEMY - Armando Iannucci, center, and the cast and crew of "Veep" accept the award for outstanding comedy series at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO was on fire at the Emmys with a record 14 wins, and the network’s stars appropriately celebrated at a flame-filled after-party following the ceremony.

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE TELEVISION ACADEMY - Armando Iannucci, center, and the cast and crew of "Veep" accept the award for outstanding comedy series at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
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“Veep” co-stars and Emmy champs Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale posed for photos — including selfies — underneath a mammoth rotating fire sculpture erected outside the Pacific Design Center. The leading comedy actress and supporting comedy actor winners were all smiles despite the sweltering heat at the outdoor soiree.

“Is it hot enough? I don’t think it’s hot enough,” joked Louis-Dreyfus to Hale and Emmy nominee Kerry Washington.

Louis-Dreyfus later clapped along as the event’s Latin-flavored house band covered the Buster Poindexter rendition of “Hot Hot Hot” while partygoers noshed on dishes like corn tortellini and beet and quinoa salad.

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On the other side of the fiery event, “Game of Thrones” cast and crew such as Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gwendoline Christie and Sophie Turner celebrated their fantasy show’s four wins. Maisie Williams was the most comfortable of the clan, swapping stilettos for sneakers underneath her pink gown.

“Grrrrrr,” the 18-year-old actress grunted while posing for photos with her well-worn kicks.

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Other nominees holding court underneath the party’s blazing centerpiece included “Girls” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star Adam Driver and “The Newsroom” leading man Jeff Daniels.

Later in the evening, Emmy winner Hale joined his “Veep” co-star Anna Chlumsky on the party’s dance floor, where the pair grooved to a DJ spinning dance tunes alongside bongo players. “Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch briefly boogied nearby before returning to hang out with his cast mates.

Other attendees at the HBO after-party included Alan Cumming, Billy Eichner, James Corden, Derek Hough, Kate McKinnon and Viola Davis, who chatted at a table with Niecy Nash late into the night as Davis’ new Emmy stood guard.

Follow AP entertainment writer Derrik J. Lang on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/derrikjlang

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