Since 2003, BAFTA Los Angeles has hosted the TV Tea Party honoring excellence in Television. The party is held on the Saturday afternoon prior to The Primetime Emmy Awards in the gardens of one of Los Angeles' luxury hotels. As well as honoring the year's nominees and winners, the Tea Party also includes a silent auction to raise funds and awareness of our Community Outreach and Philanthropic programs including our Heritage Archive and Inner City Cinema programs.
The event is a must-attend event during Emmys weekend and provides a relaxed social atmosphere for our guests, who include television executives and celebrities, as well as Emmy Nominees and talent from the UK and the Commonwealth nations.
Getty Images for BAFTA LA2019 TV Tea Party
BAFTA Members, Emmy nominees and industry executives gathered Poolside at The Beverly Hilton Hotel to celebrate the year's achievements in TV on the weekend of the Primetime Emmy Awards 2019. Guests seen enjoying traditional scones and afternoon tea, included Ava DuVernay, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Fiona Shaw, Jared Harris, Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh, Joey King, Marie Kondo, Natasha Lyonne, Nathalie Emmanuel, Patricia Clarskson, Rachel Brosnahan, Stellan Skarsgard and many more. The afternoon raised funds and awareness for BAFTA's year round new talent programming in the US.
Getty Images for BAFTA LA2018 TV Tea Party
Emmy nominees and industry executives gathered at the the The Beverly Hilton Hotel to celebrate the year's achievements in TV on the weekend of the Primetime Emmy Awards 2018. Guests included Thandie Newton, RuPaul, Sandra Oh, Tatiana Maslany, Henry Winkler, Sarah Drews, Justin Hartley, Adina Porter, Madeline Brewer, Abbie Cornish and Jared Harris.
2017 TV Tea Party
Emmy nominees and industry executives gathered at the the The Beverly Hilton Hotel to celebrate the year's achievements in TV on the weekend of the Primetime Emmy Awards 2017. Guests included Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Evan Rachel Wood, Chrissy Metz, and Charlie Brooker.
2016 TV Tea Party
Emmy nominees and industry executives gathered at the The London West Hollywood to celebrate the year's achievements in TV on the weekend of the Primetime Emmy Awards 2016. Guests included Tatiana Maslany, Maisie Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Joanne Froggatt, Michael Kelly, Amanda Abbington, Millie Bobby Brown, Matt Walsh, George R. R. Martin, Allison Janney, and Jeffrey Tambor.
2015 TV Tea Party
The 2015 party took pace on September 19, 2014 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.Guests included Uzo Aduba, Tatiana Maslany, Michael Kelly, Armando Iannucci, Sophie Turner and Jonathan Banks.
2014 TV Tea Party
The 2014 party took pace on September 5, 2014 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. Guests included Chris O'Dowd, Stephen Merchant, Lizzy Caplan, Armando Iannucci, Cat Deeley and Minne Driver.
2013 TV Tea Party
The 2013 TV Tea was supported by BBC America and took place on Saturday, September 21 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Guests included; Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville, Girls star Allison Williams and True Blood actress Lara Pulvar.
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2012 TV Tea Party
The 2013 TV Tea was supported by BBC America and held on the rooftop of The London West Hollywood. Stars in attendance included Martin Freeman, Dominic Monaghan, Karen Gillan, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Aaron Paul, Damian Lewis and Julian Fellowes.
2010 TV Tea Party
The 2010 TV Tea Party held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, supported by BBC America and British Airways. The glamorous affair was attended by Cat Deeley, Michael Sheen and many more stars of the small screen.