Emmy Awards 2012 Articles

Emmy Hairspray & Taffeta: Ashley Judd

September 24, 2012 15:00:38 Posted at September 24, 2012 15:00:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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In 1998, Ashley Judd walked across the stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in a white dress slit waaaaay up and a flower by her ear and it became an Oscar moment. People still wonder whether or not she flashed the Academy. Back then Ashley Judd was an It girl. Back then they talked about Ashley Judd the way they talk about Jessica Chastain. Full Story

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Emmy Disappointing: Lucy Liu

September 24, 2012 14:53:16 Posted at September 24, 2012 14:53:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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When we talked last night in preparation for how we’d split up the style coverage, Lucy Liu was Duana’s Worst Dressed...as she shows up on every other list as the Best. Oh because it’s tight and silver and sparkled like a new toy on television. Versace, of course. And that’s part of the letdown. Full Story

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Emmy Photo Assumption: Aaron Paul feels too much

September 24, 2012 14:22:36 Posted at September 24, 2012 14:22:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It’s sweet that he does, really. It was very sweet, the very real tears shining in his eyes as he accepted his award. And then of course he turned to his fiancée Lauren and thanked her for loving him, and something about it saving his life, her looking at him the way she does -- words too intimate and personal to be shared on stage, surely, and it finally made sense, Maria’s constant handwringing about their relationship, specifically about how she worries that he might get hurt; that the to-be-wife might hurt him, or, more accurately, that he may be setting himself for the hurt, based of course, on our most reliable relationship barometer, ahem: Photo Assumption. Full Story

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Worst Undeserved Emmy Smugness – Jena Malone

September 24, 2012 14:09:39 Posted at September 24, 2012 14:09:39
Duana Posted by Duana
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When you show up at an awards show and you are the first on the carpet because, regardless of roles recently landed, you’re not that important and haven’t been for some time? When you scheme and campaign for a high-profile role, and everyone knows that you wanted it, and now you’ve got it and ostensibly are there as much to promote it as to support the other project you are in?  When that’s the case, maybe don’t be the most tight-lipped, smirking, “oh I just don’t like to talk about that stuff” brat on the carpet, because nobody cares yet, and they have all forgotten Saved anyway, and incessant hair-dyeing and general young-person-ness means you’re not at all a veteran just yet. Full Story

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Best Undeserved Emmy Acceptance: Jon Cryer

September 24, 2012 13:57:26 Posted at September 24, 2012 13:57:26
Duana Posted by Duana
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Look, nobody doesn’t like Duckie. We get it. He’s sweet, smart, funny - and that’s before we even get to the fact that he, by all accounts, kept showing up for work on Two and a Half Men even when the notion of “work” turned into an utter farce. I suspected he was a good dude -- it seems like he’d have to be, to get through that kind of thing and still stay on the show (contracts help here, too) --  and then when he won, I was sure of it. Full Story

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The Emmys doesn’t know Game Of Thrones

September 24, 2012 13:40:54 Posted at September 24, 2012 13:40:54
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Was Kit Harington at the Emmys? I don’t know, maybe, I’m not sure. Because they labelled Richard Madden as Kit Harington in a few of the photo agencies so he could have been there and it confused them or he was never there but they just haven’t bothered learning the names of the cast even though, AS I KEEP SCREAMING, they never seem to have a problem telling the difference between every famewhoring twat who’s trying to get a proposal on The Bachelor, God! And just as I was moaning about the lack of couture and proper styling at the Emmys, here comes the khaleesi in Chanel Resort (from this collection Full Story

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Emmy Sames: Sofia, Christina, Julia

September 24, 2012 13:29:45 Posted at September 24, 2012 13:29:45
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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On the one hand, stick to what works, especially with that body so mouth-watering. That would be Sofia Vergara. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a little boring, right? You knew she’d show up in something like this. And it’s fine. I mean there’s certainly nothing to sh-t on, and I guess you could say I’m just stretching for something to sh-t on, but it just feels so the same and not that that fresh -- a shrug, which, if you think about it, if a shrug is your reaction to Sofia Vergara, well, something is missing. Full Story

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Worst Emmy Shut-Out: Lena Dunham & Girls

September 24, 2012 13:18:21 Posted at September 24, 2012 13:18:21
Duana Posted by Duana
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I liked Lena Dunham’s new haircut a lot more than I thought I did, didn’t you? I did think, though, that it looked a lot better in the nominee packs than it did on the carpet. The dress, on the other hand, not so much. The best word I can think of to describe it is “sedate”, which just doesn’t seem to fit for the woman who opened the show naked with a birthday cake. Full Story

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Best Emmys Torch-Pass: Mad Men’s Out; Homeland’s In

September 24, 2012 13:02:12 Posted at September 24, 2012 13:02:12
Duana Posted by Duana
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Two things can happen when a show sweeps an entire subsection of categories like Homeland just did: either fans who aren’t watching jump in and catch up on this new phenomenon so they can be a part of the club, or they sniff  that obviously it’s already “too popular” and agree to miss out. Full Story

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The Emmys 2012

September 24, 2012 12:40:43 Posted at September 24, 2012 12:40:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Duana’s coming in later with some thoughts on the industry significance of the Emmy Awards. I’m here with the superficial. Like what they wore and why people in television insist on dressing themselves as second class citizens. The Emmys have the advantage of not being placed around any other awards shows; they’re not jammed together with the Golden Globes, the SAGs, the Critics’ Choice, the Grammys, and, of course the Oscars. Full Story

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Emmy nominations 2012

July 19, 2012 14:47:41 Posted at July 19, 2012 14:47:41
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As expected Mad Men received the most nominations: 17. But American Horror Story also received 17. Really??? What is it with industry people and Ryan Murphy anyway? It’s awesome for Connie Britton, obviously. And still, even though I know I should be over it by now, if Connie Britton is to be associated with any show that receives 17 Emmy nominations in one year, it really should have been Friday Night Lights. Full Story