TV’s biggest night – the 2012 Emmy Awards took place last night in Los Angeles and of course, many stars strutted their stuff on the red carpet. It was steaming hot and I’m just not talking about the weather – which was tropical.
So if you’ve missed the show or who wore what, here are the highlights.
On the red carpet front, it was great to see so much colour being worn. Everything from bright almost neon yellow (Julianne Moore, Claire Danes, Julie Bowen) to metallic and silver (Lucy Lu, Kerry Washington). But I still have my hits and misses:
HIT – Best Dressed
Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) was striking in reddish-orange Monique Lhuillier gown. She looked like she was wrapped in roses and her black pixie haircut was perfect for this dress. Wearing red or orange on the red carpet – when you get it right – is a stunning effect.
HIT – Sexiest Dressed
Heidi Klum (Project Runway) wins hands down in my book, although some may say Sofia Vergara gave her some stiff competition in a greenish-blue Zuhair Murad curve-hugger. Klum looked iridescent in a sexy seafoam Alexander Vauthier gown with a high side slit which showed off her stunning legs. I couldn’t help but wonder “Seal, what were you thinking – how could you let this gorgeousness get away from you???“
MISS – Worst Dressed
For me, it’s a tie. Between Julianne Moore (Game Change) in a canary-yellow Dior dress which just wasn’t flattering (especially in the bust) and Lena Durnham (Girls) in a a boxy navy Prada gown. Saying this pains me greatly, because I think she’s super-talented and I love her show. And Prada is my personal closet fave so it hurts to see this fashion-fail on many levels. Could it be Lena doesn’t have a stylist yet?
HIT – The Emmy host
Now on to the show itself. Jimmy Kimmel was spot-on as host. Starting with the skit where he was being comforted by the Emmy mominated actresses for Best Comedy. Kimmel was crying in the women’s washroom 20 minutes before airtime because he had too much botox on his forehead and silicone filler on his lips.
Kimmel didn’t want to wait until he’s dead to be appreciated, so he had an “In-Memoriam” montage to himself with a slow version of One Direction‘s “What Makes You Beautiful” sung by Josh Groban – complete with piano. Classic.
HIT and MISS – Most surprised
Jon Cryer for his win for Best Actor in a Comedy series for Two and a Half Men. I was surprised too. After past nods as supporting actor, even Cryer was stunned to have beat out Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Louie C.K. (Louie’s).
“Don’t panic people – something has gone terribly wrong” Cryer said as he got up on the stage. But let’s face it, in a year where he had the Charlie Sheen meltdown and new leading man to deal with, perhaps this Emmy is some sort of recognition for holding the show together.
HIT – Best Speech
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep). When she got up on stage, she made it seem that she and fellow nominee and Amy Poelhler mixed up their thank-you speeches. With Poehler in on the joke, it was a very funny moment.
MISS – Biggest shut-out
Mad Men. Seventeen noms and zero wins. Ouch!!!
Modern Family. Hit because it’s awesome. A miss because it was so predictable. The start of the Emmy’s was all about this show: actor, actress, director… The end of the Emmys was just as it began, with Modern Family named as Best Comedy Series. After three seasons, the show is still going strong and personally, I’m a huge fan.