Why It Pays to Be an Emmys Loser

Seems Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are as necessary for award shows as the trophies themselves. Not necessarily because the Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock stars win them — in fact, both were shut out in their category at the Emmys Sunday night, bested by Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus. But because they make them so goddamn entertaining.

Poehler and Fey don't even have to host the awards, as it turns out. Not only did both actresses prove to be the most entertaining part of the E! red carpet pre-show (Poehler's Carrie Underwood interview was only trumped by Claire Danes and Lena Dunham's almost-kiss), but the duo also helped save Neil Patrick Harris' ill-conceived monologue by offering some off-color hosting advice. ("Take your pants off and twerk it," they told the How I Met Your Mother star.)

But it seems Poehler and Fey were the most entertaining part of the post-show as well. According to E! Online, the stars — along with Mad Men's Jon Hamm, who was beaten out in the Outstanding Actor in a Drama category by The Newsroom's Jeff Daniels — threw an Emmys Losers party at Soho House in Los Angeles following the ceremony. And cheering up those who (often unjustly) lost wasn't the only good served at the event — though losers were admitted for free, winners had to pay a $1,000 fee, which was donated to World Wide Orphans (WWO).

Though the idea for the party was originally conceived by Kristen Wiig in 2012, Hamm, Poehler, and Fey decided to revive it and make it "bigger and better," according to Hamm. Said the actor, "We figured that the winners get celebrated enough so we thought it was about time that the losers get celebrated."

And Poehler and Fey do indeed deserve to get celebrated — but were their winning moments during the 2013 Emmys just a teaser for a possible Golden Globe hosting gig to come? On the red carpet, Fey admitted NBC had reached out, and Poehler said she and the 30 Rock star would discuss the possibility. And, seeing as the twosome stole a show they were barely a part of during the 2013 Emmys, here's guessing NBC has upgraded their numbers to speed dial. Because, really: