Fug File: Awards & Galas

Fug Nation’s Best Dressed: Emmys 2016


Again, we limited this to people who went to the actual ceremony, rather than just a post-party. This was a surprisingly good red carpet, which is both relaxing and slightly unnerving.

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Emmy Awards Well Played: Viola Davis in Marchesa


This dress isn’t a world-stopper or a fire-started, but let’s be honest, here — they don’t all need to be. What it is, is fantastic on her:

68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

(With bonus points to Julius for the matching bow tie.) She looks gorgeous, comfortable, and elegant. I often say that Viola Davis is a great example of an actress who I never really worry about when it comes to the red carpet. No matter what, she is not going to show up wearing something totally terrible, and that is relaxing. I trust her implicitly, because she always looks like a beautiful adult professional and if that sounds like damning with faint praise, it isn’t. Beautiful adult professionals are in far too short a supply in the world, and I deeply appreciate them (this is the same reason I find cute men in reading glasses, like, changing your light bulbs without being asked incredibly sexy). She looks great in this, and also like a person who knew she probably wasn’t going to win, so there was no need to turn everything up to a 10 when she could show up and slay at about a 7. Conserve your energy. It’s what beautiful adult professionals do.

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Emmys Fugs and Fabs: Women in Metallics


Compared to previous awards shows, we didn’t get nearly as many metallics as we have in the past — Claire Danes was definitely the most memorable, mostly thanks to her aggressive dance with the bronzer but Laverne Cox came in a close second. But that doesn’t mean the red carpet was TOTALLY devoid of shine. Thank god.

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Emmys Fugs and Fabs: Women in White


We covered some already, like Tracee Ellis Ross and The Lady Dockers, but in all there were surprisingly few ladies who went the Leia route.

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Emmy Awards Fugs and Fabs: Women Wearing Blue


As a person who cannot stop wearing navy blue, this is a round-up near and dear to my heart. (Looking for someone else in noteworthy blue, like Shiri Appleby? We probably covered her earlier, so poke around!)

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Emmys Well Played: Judith Light in Alexandra Vidal


Judith needed better lipstick, but I can’t suggest that in any kind of real way, because she is the boss.

Priyanka Chopra at The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Arrivals in LA

I love that she’s serving some semi-contorted red-carpet posing drama. She wears it so much better than the pipsqueaks like Lea Michele. You have to earn your diva stripes in the trenches. Speaking of which: We live in a reboot culture. Fuller House is a thing that not only exists but is returning for another season. Whither a new Who’s The Boss? You KNOW Tony Danza is free. Alyssa Milano is around, Leah Remini and Halle Berry will obviously agree to reprise their roles from when they made that Living Dolls spinoff, and Katherine Helmond is still alive to play Mona. NOW IS THE TIME, AMERICA.

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Emmys Fugs and Fabs: The Rest of the Dudes


I cannot begin to express my delight at getting to watch an awards show that recognizes both Sterling K Brown and Keegan-Michael Key.

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