Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Emmys

Oh my heavens, weren't the Emmys terrible? I don't know how a tv show honoring excellent tv shows can be such a bad tv show... And I understand that reality tv programs really have the numbers and the viewers, but do the Emmys need to be focused around them? Should the guy from America's Funniest Home Videos be hosting the 60th Annual Emmy Awards? I don't think so. Award winners don't have time to say a proper thank-you because of all of the time taken up by a ridiculous "reality host competition"? That doesn't make sense. New producer please. The Emmys should celebrate real excellence, like my two favorite tv shows which won awards, 30 Rock and Mad Men (I wrote about Mad Men below on July 24th). The only one missing from the mix was Ugly Betty. Love Ugly Betty. You laugh, you cry, and it's all in spectacular Technicolor. I think it is a real gift to be able to create a funny, funny entertainment like that. It just makes people feel good. I envy the talent of someone who can create a really funny tv show.

Well, what saved the day at the Emmys? Fashion, that's what. There were some good looks on the red carpet. Many of the dresses were kind of boring, and kind of old looking for young actresses. There were, typically, a lot of bright color one-shoulder gowns. I like women who wore something different.

Here are some of my favorites. They happen to be three Desperate Housewives, looking not at all desperate.

Here is Housewife Eva Longoria Parker in Marchesa. It's different, it's short, it's flapperish, it has a giant bow. I like her hair cut short and slicked back, and her killer pointed high heels. It's a real departure from the safe looks on the red carpet, and I think it's great.

This is Housewife Marcia Cross in Elie Saab. This is a very 50's silhouette with a full skirt, again, a very different shape. Beautiful tulle and lace. Very Grace Kelly in Rear Window. I think the color is pretty on her with her red hair, and this 50's shape kind of reflects her conservative character on Desperate Housewives. Or, was she having a Mad Men moment?

Housewife Felicity Huffman in Reem Acra. I think she looks great here with a blunt hair cut over one eye. It's sharp and modern. And a little train on her dress adds a lot of glamour in the back. It's a nice line from top to bottom.

I loved seeing Elizabeth Moss on the stage when Mad Men won the Emmy for best drama. She plays Peggy, the anxious, ambitious copywriter. This is what she looks like on Mad Men:

Here she is at the Emmys. Wow!

She must wear not any makeup on Mad Men; that's brave. I think Elizabeth should have been nominated and won an Emmy -- she's really good on Mad Men. Instead, Dianne Wiest from In Treatment won for best supporting actress in a drama, and she wasn't there. Elizabeth will be on Broadway this fall in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, also starring Jeremy Piven from Entourage, who also won an Emmy. Elizabeth Moss is definitely an actress to watch.

1 comment:

Zane Wooder said...

I always wonder how they decide who wins?