IT'S EMMY PARTY TIME

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Jeff Daniels accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his role on “The Newsroom” 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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Jeff Daniels accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his role on “The Newsroom” …

Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels and Ellen Burstyn were among the happy winners toting their trophies to the official after-party following Sunday's Emmy Awards.

A section of the Los Angeles Convention Center was transformed into an "Enchanted Forest," complete with trees sprouting from the floor, for the Governors Ball celebrants.

Hungry and thirsty guests indulged in filet mignon, short ribs and a special Emmy cocktail that tasted something like spiked lemonade. A rotating circular stage featured live bands and DJs playing dance music.

Winners had an extra incentive to hit the party: They could get their new Emmy statuettes engraved with their names at the "winners circle." They also received engraved bottles of wine.

Meanwhile, Emmy "losers" had a party of their own across town. Ten-time nominee Amy Poehler and nine-time nominee Jon Hamm hosted a private Losers Lounge at Soho House in West Hollywood.

Nominees including Jimmy Kimmel, Zooey Deschanel and Elizabeth Moss were welcomed freely, but winners such as Tina Fey (who sported a statuette for comedy writing) were asked to give to charity before joining the festivities.

Poehler and Hamm toasted the losers and recognized the winners, who raised more than $30,000, with personally engraved bottles of Johnnie Walker Scotch.

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