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August 20, 2013

Performer Nominees Celebration in Universal City

Nominations Day delivered big surprises to an array of actors across the television spectrum. Many gathered last night for the Television Academy Performers Peer Group nominees celebration in Universal City, California. See photos.

  • Scott Bakula, Sofia Vergara, Jim Parsons and Jane Fonda at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Scott Bakula, Sofia Vergara, Jim Parsons and Jane Fonda at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

  • Dan Bucatinsky and Laura Dern at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Dan Bucatinsky and Laura Dern at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
  • Laura Dern, Jane Fonda, Dan Bucatinsky and Christina Hendricks at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Laura Dern, Jane Fonda, Dan Bucatinsky and Christina Hendricks at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Phil McCarten/Invision/AP
  • Lauren Parsekian and Aaron Paul at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Lauren Parsekian and Aaron Paul at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
  • Lily Tomlin, Kat Kramer, Glynn Turman and Karen Sharpe at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Lily Tomlin, Kat Kramer, Glynn Turman and Karen Sharpe at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
  • Patricia Bethune and Christian LeBlanc at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Patricia Bethune and Christian LeBlanc at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Phil McCarten/Invision/AP
  • Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
  • Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
  • Jane Fonda, Derek Hough, Dan Bucatinsky, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Jane Lynch and Sofia Vergara

    Jane Fonda, Derek Hough, Dan Bucatinsky, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Jane Lynch and Sofia Vergara

    Phil McCarten/Invision/AP
  • Bob Bergen and nominated actors at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Bob Bergen and nominated actors at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Phil McCarten/Invision/AP
  • Bob Bergen of the Academy at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Bob Bergen of the Academy at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Phil McCarten/Invision/AP
  • Jane Lynch and Lily Tomlin at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Jane Lynch and Lily Tomlin at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
  • Laura Dern and Jane Fonda at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Laura Dern and Jane Fonda at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
  • Bob Bergen, Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Bob Bergen, Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
  • Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
  • Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
  • Lily Tomlin and Bob Bergen at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Lily Tomlin and Bob Bergen at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP
  • Lucy Hood, Jim Parsons and Alan Perris at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Lucy Hood, Jim Parsons and Alan Perris at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Phil McCarten/Invision/AP
  • Jo Anne Worley at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Jo Anne Worley at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
  • Tony Hale at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Tony Hale at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
  • Performers Peer Group Committee at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Performers Peer Group Committee at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Scott Kirkland/Invision/AP
  • Aaron Paul at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Aaron Paul at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration

    Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

With the Primetime Emmy Awards just five weeks away, "Emmy Season" is now in full swing. Last night members of the Performers Peer Group converged in Universal City to acknowledge this year's nominees.

The event, hosted by Governors Bob Bergen and Lily Tomlin and the Performers Peer Group Executive Committee, was a festive affair notable for the esprit de corps exhibited by the member attendees.

The lobby of the Sheraton Universal Hotel was crowded with surprised tourist families, agog as they spotted lots of their favorite television stars strolling through on their way to the event. Nominees from comedies Modern Family (Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell), The Big Bang Theory (Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik), and dramas Newsroom (Jane Fonda) and Behind the Candelabra (Scott Bakula) were among those eliciting photo flashes from fans.

After a red-carpet welcome by dozens of members of various media outlets, the nominees were called to the stage by Bergen and Tomlin (both nominees themselves). Those greeted by enthusiastic applause included Jane Lynch (Glee), Tony Hale (Veep), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Laura Dern (Enlightened), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad),

Derek Hough (Dancing with the Stars), Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Asylum), and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal).

The Performers Emmy Celebration is the second of twenty-two events held by Peer Groups to recognize their nominees between now and the Primetime Emmy Awards. It's a very busy time for the Academy!

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards airs live coast-to-coast from the NOKIA Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22 (8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT) on CBS.

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