So, yeah, not as much hideousness as usual… but still just enough, eh?
Fug File: Awards & Galas
When we were compiling this — again, based on our Well Played picks, mixed with opinion in the comments section; it’s obviously somewhat subjective, but we try to be as fair as possible — I realized that on balance, it was not the MOST hideous Emmys in history. Who knew?
I have Marcia Gay Harden in that category of women who are Really Groovy Broads, the kind you’d like to bond with over exactly one too many martinis — along with Christine Baranski. And so I’m sad that she fell prey to Transparentosis.
Symptoms include taking leave of your senses, and dressing like a bad baseball-movie cliche where the Foxy Older Lady seduces the young buck who’s in town for the summer to impress the scouts… and gets so much scouting than he bargained for, and yes, if you’re thinking of either Stealing Home or Summer Catch, you are on my wavelength. Basically, a good rule of thumb might be to avoid dressing like any character who has seduced Wilmer Valderrama or Jonathan Silverman.
TECHNICALLY, some of these might be navy blue, but just go with it.
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Kerry here, though not a household name necessary, has appeared in The Walking Dead, and Believe, and such fare that would suggest she’s on plenty of casting people’s radars.
And now, unfortunately for her, she’s on ours. AND ON NOTICE. I seriously feel like, outside an interpretive dance performance called Spanx for the Memories, there is no place for this in in the world.
I’m not actually that shocked Modern Family won again for Best Comedy, because of all the nominees, it’s the most LIKE a traditional sitcom and the Emmys are nothing if not about voting for what’s familiar (I love Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but when she won for The New Adventures of Old Christine, I think no one was as surprised as she). I am bored of them picking what they know, but I also don’t want to them to go off the rails just for the sake of it — again, nothing against Andy Samberg, but his performance in Brooklyn Nine-Nine wasn’t especially Globes-worthy, and YET. So basically: Awards ceremonies are really just excuses to complain, and so, I invite you to join me and anyone else in the comments to vent your spleens about who should’ve won. Also, outfits. Let’s look at those too.
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