The glitterati descended on the crimson rug at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in its best bib and tucker. We take a look at those who made the cut and those who didn’t. Plus, highlights from the glitzy night...
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday were a kaleidoscopic treat of television glitz, fashion extravagance and glorious firsts with Jon Hamm, Viola Davis and Game of Thrones sweeping most of the top honours.
Sarah Hyland of The Modern Family fame stunned us in an off-shoulder, floor-grazing gown
Apart from the coveted awards, the red carpet was of eye popping and gorgeous couture as well. hitlist gives you a lowdown...
1. Emma Roberts
There’s something about an understated yet elegant look that manages to turn more heads than an in-your-face ensemble. Julia Roberts’ niece looked all grown-up and chic, perfectly capturing the vibe of old-school tinseltown glamour immortalised by the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.
2. Lady Gaga
No meat or guns hanging off of this gown. It was a simple, tasteful number that Gaga carried off with an air of self-possession. The Bad Romance hitmaker meandered from her usual edgy style and gave us a pleasant surprise by keeping it low-key and managed to look quite lovely too.
3. Sarah Hyland
The Modern Family star wore a rich, wine coloured Zac Posen gown for the Emmys and more than rocked the classy look. While the fitted bodice of the dress complimented Sarah’s look, we quite like the dramatic drop down sleeves. She finished the look with her dark blonde curls in a messy shoulder length bob.
4. Padma Lakshmi
The television personality made a stunning appearance in a citrine coloured satin dress and finished the look with ruby lips and diamond danglers. We do wish the plunging neckline wasn’t as low cut, but the overall look was quite fetching.
1. Heidi Klum
This Versace creation looked like a copy of Big Bird’s outfit on a bad day. Not even the super hot Klum could make it work. With a sheer mullet hem and a fringed long butterfly sleeve on her right arm, the whole ensemble was just too confusing and ended up looking drab.
2. Julianne Hough
Not everyone can carry off the Goth look with ease, let alone making it work on the red carpet. While the look per se requires some amount of edge, Hough’s otherwise all too bubbly and sunny appearances suit her much better.
3. Joanna Newsom
A few minutes into the event and we already had ourselves some fashion buzz, but not in a good way. Host Andy Samberg’s wife had us wondering if her gown came with an attached chair — and that’s putting it politely.
4. Maggie Gyllenhaal
We give her brownie points for the choice of designer. But even Oscar de la Renta couldn’t salvage this crumpled gown worn by The Honourable Woman’s star.
The awards night was witness to emotional moments, laugh-out-loud jokes and more
>> After eight tries, Jon Hamm bagged his first ever Emmy for his hard hitting, womanising role of Don Draper in the iconic Mad Men series — he had been nominated seven times earlier. Almost as if taking a dig at himself, he got down on all fours, crawled on to the stage and began his acceptance speech with “There has been a mistake, clearly.” The actor got a standing ovation from the audience, including his contemporaries.
>> Viola Davis made history as the first African American to win an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her incredible role of a defense attorney in How To Get Away With Murder. In an emotional acceptance speech, she said, “The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity.”
>> The night’s surprise winner, however, came in the form of a dark horse of a TV mini-series called Olive Kitteridge. It won six Emmys.
>> It was the first time since it began in 2011 that Game of Thrones won the Best Drama Series award, apart from scooping up the trophy in 11 other categories.
>> Julia Louis-Dreyfus after her win as Outstanding Lead Actress for Veep managed to toss in a joke. Claiming to quote the Veep, she said, “What a great honour it must be for you to honour me tonight,” before adding a sarcastic line: “Oh, Donald Trump actually said that.”