The cast of Reservation Dogs and series co-creator Sterlin Harjo presented Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series. They all look sharp, but Devery Jacobs BROUGHT IT in a Lesley Hampton gown and earrings from two-spirit design duo Indi City. Her whole look is an Indigenous story, and it’s not the beads and fringe people usually associate with Indigenous design.
This is fashion-forward couture, young and sexy and glamorous, and she especially stands out as one of the few women who went against the bold color trend for the evening. (Co-star Paulina Alexis went with a two-piece canary yellow gown from Naeem Khan.) Reservation Dogs is still in its first season so this is, hopefully, the first of many appearances at the Emmys on behalf of the show. If this is how Devery Jacobs is coming out of the gate as a presenter, I cannot WAIT to see what she does as a nominee.
Assuming, that is, that Reservation Dogs can sustain momentum till next year’s Emmys. There’s a little bit of a dead zone issue for shows that launch in early summer, right when the eligibility rolls over for the next year. (This could affect Loki, too.) But I hope it does, and that we get to see an even fuller representation of the Reservation Dogs crew—you know Zahn McClarnon would rock the red carpet, not to mention if Taika Waititi showed up to support the show. They were a breath of fresh air on a night that somehow managed to feel stale despite unprecedented inclusion and diversity of voices on television. TV has never been more interesting, but the Emmys only rarely showed glimpses of the breadth of storytelling happening right now. The Rez Dogs taking the stage and blowing their first major appearance together out of the water was a jolt in the arm for the ceremony.