Can I let you in on a secret? You might think that because I’ve been writing this red carpet (that was actually purple this year) post for the last 10ish years, that I not only wait for the Emmy’s (Oscar’s and Golden Globe’s) every year with baited breath, but actually
know when they are going to occur.
I’m not that organized. In fact I didn’t know the Emmy’s were happening tonight until my husband and I were reading the Sunday paper and noticed a story about the Emmy’s on the cover of
Shit. Are those tonight?
Because I really don’t have time for this. I just got back from an eight night one-third vacation, two-thirds business trip. I landed at LAX on Saturday at 8:30 AM (after waking up at 4:45 AM for a 7:00 AM flight from Indianapolis), got home around 10:00 AM and went to bed until noon.
Then instead of getting up and cleaning (because you know I came home to a dirty house), shopping (because you also know I came home to a house with no fresh food), and doing laundry (spoiler alert – there was plenty of that, that wasn’t mine too), I dragged my jet lagged ass to a country festival at the beach.
Of course I did.
Which is my very long-winded way of saying. I’m tired. Marley got home from work around 8:30 PM after a late Saturday night and a long shift Sunday and she’s tired.
Plus, WordPress has changed its format and I hate it and this post looks all wonky and I have given up caring. You get what you get and you don’t get upset, people. I do this for you (the five people who look forward to this post every year), but I can only do so much.
A special shout out and thank you to my friend Laurel and her daughter Lexi who texted me their comments last night. They were on point. (Marley and I might have to pass the torch to them soon.)
Okay. Enough of the blah blah blah. I present to you, my 2019 Emmy Red (Purple) Carpet Review.
Carice Van Houten I hated this dress when I first saw it, but the more I look at it, I kind of think it looks like a piece of art. It’s original and I say yes. Marley: It looks like someone who tried to make a modern art piece by following all the popular modern artists, but instead of getting into the Broad, they just got into their high school art show. Laurel & Lexi: Hard No.
Chloe Bridges Me: It’s pretty, but the leather texture of the bandeau and little flaps are just weird. Marley: Honestly, I think it’s really pretty, but the things below the belt are a little weird. The look like gun holsters, but considering the gun laws in our country it makes sense. Very high school chic.
Dascha Polanco She looks gorgeous, but that dress? Hard No. Marley: Who made that dress and for what reason? It reminds me of an ugly white and pink bear some high school dude gives you for Valentine’s Day. Laurel & Lexi: a one-year old’s birthday cake will be worn by the othrwise gorgeous Dascha Polanco. Pink is the new cake!
Robin Weigert Me: Gorgeous. I love this dress. Marley: I appreciate the style, but I think the pattern looks like it belongs in the pages of an adult coloring book for stressed out millennials.
Now how about some love (or some well deserved shade) for the awesome Game of Thrones ladies.
Gwendoline Christie Me: Her hair and makeup look stunning, but is she confused? Did she think she was on set for the do-over last season of GOT? Marley: She looks like a female pope. Laurel and Lexi: Shame on you, Gucci!
Maisie Williams Me: I love it. Marley: Aw, she looks cute, but I hate that dress. Why is it uneven like that. Did her cat attack it?
Emilia Clarke Me:Points for the pockets, but honestly the top of her dress looks like suspenders. Maybe she thought she was going to be on the cover of Playboy instead of going to an awards show. Marley: It looks uncomfortable, like you can’t sit down or bend over because the top will just fall off.
Sophie Turner Me: I think it’s pretty. I like the color and the details. Marley: It’s pretty, but it looks like she can only waddle in it. Laurel: It just looks ill-fitting to me.
Lena Heady Me: I think it’s gorgeous. It’s the type of dress I would wear, actually. Marley: Oh, why? It looks like wallpaper from the 40’s.
Julia Garner Me: That is one ugly and unflattering dress. Hell to the no! Marley: The sleeve is stupid and the cutout is weird. Who is this supposed to look good on?
And now, how about a shout out (or a shout at) to the ladies who wear pants.
Angela Bassett Marley: I think it’s a terrible outfit. It’s prisoner orange and why does she have a lolipop purse? I don’t get it. Me: Marley is wrong. This outfit is hot. Laurel & Lexi: Outfit, yes! Clutch, not so much!
Kerry Washington Marley: Is she a pirate or a waiter? That’s something you would wear to prom in the 80’s. Why? Me: Once again, my darling daughter is wrong. Kerry looks fab. Laurel & Lexi: Yes! Yes!
Clea DuVall Me: Classic. I love it. Marley: Simple. She looks nice. I don’t know what else to say about it.
Samantha Bee Me: I’m neutral on this outfit, but those shoes? Oh how I wish I could wear shoes like that. I want them. If only to stare at them in my closet every day. Marley: Every year someone wears a white tux and every year it’s still ugly.
Melanie Liburd Charlene & Marley: Wedding dress on top. Tuxedo on bottom. Marley: It’s 2019. If you can’t find a partner just marry yourself and wear that.
Pink and red – who wore it best?
Taraji P. Henson Me: I’m 50-50 on this one. But I’ll tell you what, she looks gorgeous! Marley: Why? It’s so ugly. She looks so pretty, but why would she want to be wearing that? It’s kind of a cape and the red is too orange to go with the pink.
Susan Kelechi Watson Marley: My biggest problem with all these dresses are the sleeves. Calm down with the sleeves. It’s like designers don’t know how to make a dress different, so they just go crazy and make stupid sleeves. Me: Marley is right. Take away those sleeves and that’s one gorgeous dress.
Zoe Kazan Me: Did Gucci think they could do with a canopy bed cover what Scarlett O’Hara did with her drapes? Marley: Deep sigh. Do I even need to say anything? Do I really need to? I think the terribleness of it just speaks for itself. Laurel & Lexi: Hollywood royalty should not wear this. Again, shame on you, Gucci! Me: No one should wear this, Laurel. No one should wear this.
Marisa Tomei Marley: That’s so ugly. It looks like curtains. Me: Wrong! This is how you red and pink!
Mandy Moore The answer to the question above is Mandy. Marisa, you look gorgeous, but Mandy Moore wore it best.
And then there’s this…
Vera Farmiga Marley: I think it’s really pretty. I don’t love the puffy sleeves, but I like the pattern. Me: I am actually shocked Marley likes this. Even pink could not have saved this sad 1970’s wedding dress meets Little House on the Prairie in red.
And now the good…
Sandra Oh Marley: Sandra looks gorgeous. She look amazing. Me: Same Laurel & Lexi: Sadra Oh looks gorgeous – it’s the right shade of pink for her.
Julia Louis Dreyfus Me: Stunning Marley: Classic. Beautiful. She always wears good dresses.
Jameela Jamil Me: Beautiful. Love the color and the dress. Marley: It’s not the worst. I don’t really like the color on her, but it’s simple and I like that. Laurel & Lexi: Stunning. Surprised how much we love this color!
MJ Rodriguez Me: Pretty in pink. I love it! Marley: She looks great. The black bows make her waist look tiny.
Gwyneth Paltrow & Brad Falchuk Me: Can I be honest? I am not a Gwyneth Paltrow fan. Goop is pretentious hipster poop. But I am big enough to admit that I love this dress and she looks absolutely gorgeous. Marley: Other than the sleeves, which are dragging all over the floor and getting dirty, I like this dress. She looks really pretty. Laurel & Lexi: The Paltrows look gorgeous. Black & white for the win!
Jodie Comer Me: Beautiful Marley. I love it. I like how the slits line up. Laurel: She looks super sexy. I dream of her cleavage.
Indya Moore Me: She is beautiful, but everything about this dress is a hard no for me. Marley: Nope. She’s actually brave to wear that, I feel like she’s going to be giving a show. Laurel & Lexi: More fabric, less Star Trek next time. Such a gorgeous girl.
Laverne Cox Me: Is that a sombrero sewn onto the shoulder of that dress? Marley: She looks like a feather duster. Laurel: Laverne Cox looks gorgeous! Lexi: That dress is horrible, but she looks incredible. So, I think we are all in agreeance – Laverne, you are one hot, gorgeous creature, but that dress is a hard no!
Kristen Bell Me: She looks like a pharaoh. But also, I don’t hate it. Marley: I hate it. I hate it so much. I like the creativity and think it had good intentions, but it doesn’t work for me.
Amy Poehler Me: Oh, Amy. I love you so much, but seriously, girl. Just, no. This looks like a bad 1970’s disco reject. (Even that weird scarf is 1970’s.) I’m going to say it again – NO! Marley: It’s so ugly. It’s trashy gold. And what is with that weird black scarf/untied neck tie?
Kendall Jenner Sadly Marley missed this number, because I bet she would have had a lot to say about it. A whole lot. I will just say this: As Kendall was walking down that long red (purple) carpet I bet she was wishing her dress didn’t have the pleather bondage turtle neck attached. Me too, Kendall. Me too. Laurel & Lexi:
And the best of the best…
Zendaya Me: Beyond stunning. Marley: I think she looks really great. The dress looks like it was made for her. It makes her body look amazing. Laurel & Lexi: Love it or leave it, Zendaya looks stunning tonight.
Regina King Regina King can do no wrong. Stunning. Fabulous. Drop Dead Gorgeous. I love it, Love it, LOVE it!
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Me: Hands down, favorite dress of the night. Marley: At first I didn’t like it, but the more I look at it, I think it’s pretty. I really like the rose gold.
And now for the men…
Lin Manuel Miranda Me: So handsome. Yes, please. Marley: He’s wearing a suit. What about it. He looks like every boy at prom.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Me: that jacket is ugly. But also Jamie Lanister is one of my hot fantasy boyfriends, so I don’t care. Marley: Is he an Emmy?
Mahershala Ali Me: He looks great. Marley: I like the color. I think it looks good.
Ru Paul Marley: You know, it’s terrible, but it’s Ru Paul, so he’s allowed. Me: What Marley said. Laurel & Lexi: Ru is pulling this off. How does he do it?
Justin Hartley Me: Oh yeah! Marley: He looks good. It’s nice to see a tux that isn’t black. That’s a great shade of blue.
Steven Canals Me: Sigh… Marley: Again, with the sleeves.
Billy Porter Me: If you’re going to be fabulous, then I say be fabulous. Billy – you are fabulous! Marley: Hey, instead of bad sleeves, they changed it for stupid long pants. It looks like a kid who went into his parents’ closet and tried on one of their pants. I’m not even going to comment on the hat. Lexi & Laurel: Oh my!
And as always, unedited and likely with tons of mistakes (I mean in the way of grammar and typos – my opinions are spot on), that my friends, is a wrap.
Pictures lifted from
here. (Thank you.)