's fifth annual post-Emmy party, held at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, drew its fair share of celebs but few actual
winners. Among the attendees: Frasier
's David Hyde Pierce
, NYPD Blue
bride Darva Conger
and Rich Hatch
, Ted McGinley
(Married, With Children
) and wife Gigi
, Malcolm in the Middle
's Frankie Muniz
, Sharon Lawrence
, former Punky Brewster Soleil Moon Frye
(now on Sabrina, the Teenage
), Weird Al Yankovic
and Ben Stein
Muniz arrived with Malcolm sibs Erik Per Sullivan, Justin Berfield and their
TV pop, Bryan Cranston. Although disappointed that their TV mom, Jane
Kaczmarek, didn't take home the Emmy, they were ecstatic about their show's
writing and directing wins. Cranston explained the excitement of being on a
hit show. "When you are paid to do a show that is so well written and
directed you look forward to going to work every day," he said. "For an actor,
it is hard enough to get on any show; you take it because it's a job and you
want to work. The luck to get on a good show is tremendous. The luck to then
get on a hit show is mind-blowing."
Muniz couldn't believe the show managed two Emmy victories so early in its
life. "We've only been on for pretty much a half a season and we already
have two Emmys," he said. "It's awesome."
As expected, Survivor's Boesch was unimpressed with his fame and all the
glitz and glamour that surrounded the night. "I don't care who knows me or
who don't know me," he said. Boesch made it clear that he didn't come out to
L.A. to chat it up with celebrities. "I had to come," he told TV Guide Online.
"I was told to come. I obey orders."
Conger, wearing a stunning, sparkly red dress, had some thoughts about Survivor's Hatch, fellow instant celebrity. "He strikes me as
being very well in control of himself and appears not to be too caught up in
all this," she told TV Guide Online. "And certainly coming form a little
perspective than I did, all I can say is he seems to have said the right
thing that he's not taking anything for granted. And I wish him health and
Everyone had their reasons for attending the party, whether it was the hope
of getting a chance to meet their favorite star or the free food. "I went
to the awards ceremony, this is the party after the awards ceremony, so I
thought I'd stop by," Pierce deadpanned.
Yankovic was looking forward to "some wacky, zany fun," adding, "I hope Bob
from my third-grade class is gonna be in there, but I kinda doubt it." A
Pietz pulled Yankovic aside at the bash to gush and tell him that she was a
big fan and thought he was "a genius."
Before the stars made it inside, there was a lot of speculation about what
the soiree would entail. Pierce offered this prediction: "There's a lot of
nudity and shoplifting."
Everyone agreed that ET was the place to be seen after the big show, although
Boesch was oblivious to that fact. "I didn't know half of them actors up
there," he admitted. But when he heard fellow reality-TV graduate Conger was
in the house, the old curmudgeon perked up. "She here? I might have to look