Emmy Awards 2012 Articles

Best & Worst at the Emmys: Julianne Moore

September 24, 2012 18:28:13 Posted at September 24, 2012 18:28:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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She is Duana’s best. And my worst. I want to cry over this, that she could be my worst. Because finally, FINALLY, Julianne Moore wins...and she’s wearing... well... let’s get into it then. Duana first: DUANA It was still my best of the night – and I just want to make the distinction here between “best” and “perfect”. Full Story

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Best Emmys Print: Julianna Margulies

September 24, 2012 18:12:01 Posted at September 24, 2012 18:12:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Oh we are probably fighting aren’t we? I love the colour and the print, I love the pockets, and I love that she, a television actor, took a pass on the Lhuilliers and Badgley Mischkas and Vera Wangs offerings and threw it down in Paris for proper couture and workmanship. Why shouldn’t a Best Actress Drama nominee wear Giambattista Valli (or, for that matter, Comedy too, Julie Bowen)? Why should that be restricted to the likes of Diane Kruger and the movie fashion girls etc with fewer nominations and definitely fewer trophies? Duana’s problem with Margulies, while she adored the dress, is that she the hair was too tight for her. Full Story

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Emmys Most Humourless: Claire Danes

September 24, 2012 18:02:19 Posted at September 24, 2012 18:02:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Claire Danes is like Kristen Bell for Duana now: a blind spot. Duana loves Veronica Mars so much she makes allowances for Bell. And since she loved MSCL so much and now Homeland, she wouldn’t hear it from me when I raged about Danes’s humourless face all night during the show. Also I guess we’re not supposed to talk sh-t about people who are carrying babies because mothers are holy and beyond reproach. Full Story

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Best Emmys Booyah: Amy Poehler

September 24, 2012 17:54:24 Posted at September 24, 2012 17:54:24
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I mean, were you worried, in any way? Did you think maybe there would be a situation where you would have to be concerned for Amy Poehler? Let me set your mind at ease: there is not. I admit now that my Twitter pun of “Holy Poehler” is not that cute but I was rather proud of it at the time. Full Story

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Emmys Best Tina Fey: the standing ovation

September 24, 2012 17:43:01 Posted at September 24, 2012 17:43:01
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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There are so many reasons to love Tina Fey. And we’ve been through so many of them on this blog. Last night she gave us one more. Or maybe just Duana and me. Did you see it during Michael J Fox’s standing ovation? Look, of course it sucks that he has Parkinson’s. Of course we all love him. Full Story

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Unexpectedly Awesome Elisabeth Moss at the Emmys

September 24, 2012 17:26:37 Posted at September 24, 2012 17:26:37
Duana Posted by Duana
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It is not the kind of thing you could describe.   There doesn’t seem, anyway, to be a way to describe “big-print black floral, think the early 90s, giant peplum” and make it sound good.  Add to that some brand-new bleached hair, and it really sounds like a recipe for disaster. Full Story

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Best Emmy Tolerance: Connie Britton with Hayden Panettiere

September 24, 2012 17:00:30 Posted at September 24, 2012 17:00:30
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Here’s what kills me about awards shows – the stars actually get to be responsible for their own appearances. They spend their workdays being manicured and groomed within an inch of their lives – I have seen wardrobe people adjust actresses’ camel toes – but on a big night like this, they indulge their own tastes, and I just picture the costume designers of the shows at home, watching the carpet, and screaming as their carefully constructed image is decimated in seconds. Full Story

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Emmys Most Boring: Kristen Wiig

September 24, 2012 16:46:46 Posted at September 24, 2012 16:46:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Did you hear how much louder they cheered for Kristen Wiig than anyone else in her category? I am becoming exhausted by all the Kristen Wiig love. And I am also becoming exhausted by her Mary Kate Olsen circa 2007 attempts on the red carpet. Her defenders might say it’s because she thinks she’s above it. Full Story

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Best Emmys Consistency: Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt

September 24, 2012 16:40:33 Posted at September 24, 2012 16:40:33
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I received only one text last night opining that Jon Hamm looked a little puffy.  While I concur that he wasn’t in full-on chiseled Don Draper form, I thought he looked fairly good. No matter how many times I look at him, I still suck in my breath a little. He’s beautiful. His partner Jennifer Westfeldt maybe was a little more on the facially-inflated side, but wore a pretty blue dress and reasonable hair. Full Story

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Emmys orange but maybe red: Ginnifer Goodwin

September 24, 2012 16:13:02 Posted at September 24, 2012 16:13:02
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When did you first learn that the whole "red carpet endeavour" was a little more complicated than just some stars putting on a dress and going to a party?  Years ago, right? You heard about the stylists and limo sequences and borrowing dresses and the whole thing and we’ve all known for years. Full Story

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Emmy Runway to Red Carpet: Nicole Kidman in Antonio Berardi

September 24, 2012 16:01:35 Posted at September 24, 2012 16:01:35
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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They put her in the front row in the best seat, giving her the clout of George Clooney, and then never cut away to her, even though she had her hand on Keith Urban's thigh quite often in an obvious display of "we are so together"ness. A waste.  What I was saying before about the movie star-tv star hierarchy is evident here: Kidman is a movie star, and she dresses like a movie star. Full Story

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On Emmy enunciation: Kerry Washington

September 24, 2012 15:37:45 Posted at September 24, 2012 15:37:45
Duana Posted by Duana
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Let’s start with the part where I started worrying about my job security.   Because when the absolutely fearless Joshua Malina started tweeting about the Emmys – calling Hayden Panetierre  Connie Britton’s “Puppet”, and expressing sorrow that the In Memoriam montage did not include Chris Brown – well, I could hear Lainey falling in love from across the country. Full Story

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Emmy Underwhelming: Michelle Dockery

September 24, 2012 15:24:46 Posted at September 24, 2012 15:24:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The lady needs a steamer. It would be hard to say no to a Louis Vuitton, I get it. Especially since the last collection (click here to see) seemed so heavily influenced by Downton Abbey. And maybe Michelle Dockery is still too new at the game to be assertive in these matters. Full Story

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