By Chad Schlegel
September 20, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

When the last statuette is handed out, the REAL party begins. EW staffers are on the lists at some of Hollywood’s hottest post-Emmy parties. Scroll down to see what they’re seeing and hearing, and please pardon any typos — we told them they could start drinking after the broadcast.

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