Before we get started, let’s acknowledge the obvious: Jon Hamm is an insanely handsome man. I think that very few people, when posed with the question “Would you trade your looks for Jon Hamm’s?”, would answer in the negative. However, at the 2011 Emmy Awards on Sunday night, he didn’t quite look his usual Hammsian self. In fact, he just looked … REGULAR HANDSOME (which, for him, equates to fugs).
It’s hard to tell exactly what went wrong on Sunday, but a natural starting point would be his hair. What did he DO to that luxurious mane of his, anyway? As we have seen in his many red carpet and acting roles, the man is capable of pulling off every hairstyle in the books, from a slicked down Brylcream special to just-out-of-bed-head. But at the Emmys, it looked like he had just stumbled upon a case of expired Vidal Sassoon mousse leftover from the 80s moments before the show and just went hogwild with that shizz in the limo. His most egregious offense, however, was not taking a pair of shears to that one piece of straggly hair that cascaded down his forehead like a reverse rat tail.
While the 2011 Emmy Best Dressed list might contain some undeniably gorgeous ensembles, the Emmy Worst Dressed List is equally long and illustrious. From Gwyneth Paltrow‘s midriff-baring goth prom dress to Paz de la Huerta‘s lavender lip gloss and runaway weave to James Woods‘ apparent Botox overdose, the stars were getting hot and sloppy at the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards. The question, of course, is: who was the hottest and the sloppiest?
Despite being up against super talented and perhaps just-as-worthy candidates in their respective categories at the Emmy Awards tonight, each of the winners pictured below won fair and square (to the best of our potentially naive knowledge). And yet, when photographed in the press room with their just-nabbed golden trophy, Melissa McCarthy, Peter Dinklage, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen (among others) rocked faces of guilt, sneakiness, and paranoia.
What gives, Emmy champs?! Nobody’s gonna still your hardware! See nine very suspicious actors below. [Photos: Getty Images]
The early highlight of tonight’s 63rd Annual Emmy Awards came when Rob Lowe and Sofia Vergara began announcing the nominees for the Best Actress in a Comedic Series nominees. After some mildly painful banter between these two ridiculously good-looking human beings, the two introduced the first of the category’s five nominees, Amy Poehler. Instead of sitting in her chair and nodding at the camera politely, Poehler got up from her seat and boldly strode on stage. For a moment there, it looked like a totally spontaneous incident, like Poehler was perhaps doing a bizarre nod to the opening moments of Zoolander, when Derek Zoolander mistakenly accepts the Male Model of the Year Award. Had Amy Poehler lost her marbles?
As it turns out, no. What at first glance seemed like something shockingly spontaneous turned out to be planned from the get-go, as the other nominees—Edie Falco, Tina Fey, Laura Linney, Melissa McCarthy (who ended up taking home the Emmy) and Martha Plimpton—took to the stage in a show of female solidarity that we can only assume was a response to the whole “Are women funny?” controversy that’s been raging on the internet over the last year or so. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon executive producer Mike Shoemaker confirmed that the moment was pre-planned on his Twitter feed, writing “My brilliant friend Amy Poehler pulled that whole thing together. What a great moment.”
But was it actually a great moment? Well, for what it’s worth, we thought it was a pretty outstanding moment. It was bold, it made a statement, it shook up an otherwise blah show, Amy Poehler is a freaking LEGEND, and really, so what if it was an act that of “defiance” that Emmy producers actually knew about in advance? However, we can also see the flip side of the coin, too: What made these five ladies think that THEIR category was any more special or important than the rest of the night’s nominees, and therefore particularly deserving of a standing ovation? We’ll leave it up to you guys to decide if in our poll below.
And the award for Biggest Diva goes too…Alec Baldwin in the Alec Baldwin Emmy joke controversy! The Daily News reports that the 30 Rock star bailed on tonight’s awards show after Fox cut a joke at the expense of their parent company News Corp and it’s CEO Rupert Murdoch. Apparently the joke involved a crack about Murdoch listening in on Baldwin’s phone call, a reference to the recent News of the World phone hacking controversy. “They edited out a line and he asked them to not air the segment,” a source reported. “He didn’t want to do something that had been edited afterwards because if it’s comedy and you take out a key line it just doesn’t work.” Also, because he’s Alec Baldwin.
Baldwin’s win for Biggest Diva tonight was so unsuspected, he didn’t even have time think to have a speech prepared. Just kidding, OF COURSE HE DID. “I understand NewsCorp killing that joke,” Alec Baldwin tweeted. “If I were enmeshed in a scandal where I hacked phones of families of innocent crime victims purely 4 profit, I’d want that 2 go away, 2.” Maybe next year, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey and Liza Minnelli. Maybe next year.
This year’s Emmy’s brought a new meaning to the phase “red carpet”, as tons of the hottest women in television strutted their stuff in crimson couture. Was there a memo or something!? From Oscar-winner Kate Winslet, to Grammy-winner Lea Michele, and all-around rockin’ bod winner Sofia Vergara, the streets of Hollywood ran red with the gowns of these hotties! Check out these ten ladies who painted the Emmy’s red and vote for your fave! And good luck getting ‘Lady In Red’ out of your head.
The red carpet at tonight’s Emmy Awards contained very few duds and a whole lot of “dayum!” Underdog and relative red carpet rookie Aubrey Plaza took our crown for Best Dressed in her Juan Carlos Obando white gown and retro fabulous hair. The Vampire Diaries‘ Nina Dobrev was a close runner-up in a dramatic, hourglass supreme Donna Karan. Best Actress in a Comedy Series winner Julie Bowen dazzled in an uber deep v-neck Oscar De La Renta and we loved Amy Poehler‘s unique Peter Som navy frock.
Star of tomorrow and Best Dressed honorable mention Kiernan Shipka confirmed she will essentially be a teenager by the time Mad Men returns in an adorable metallic dress and glittery heels. Check out our 15 Best Dressed at the 2011 Emmys below! [Photos: Getty Images]
TV fans the world over are tuning in to the Emmys: the small screen’s biggest night! Although always full of famous faces, tonight is an especially star studded affair with some of the brightest movie stars crashing the red carpet at LA’s Nokia Theatre. Zooey Deschanel, Ashton Kutcher, and Oscar-winners Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet…Who let these guys in!? We can forgive em (we guess) considering Ashton and Zooey are staring in the most anticipated shows this fall (The New Girl and a Sheen-less Two and a Half Men), and Gwyneth and Kate are both nominated for the award. But it doesn’t matter if you’re actually a winner, as long as you’re dressed like one! Our favorites so far have got to be Vampire Diaries vamp Nina Dobrev in a redder-than-red-carpet gown, and Aubrey Plaza looking Old Hollywood hot in a white Marilyn-like number. And of course, bombshell Christina Hendricks destroyed the competition like we knew she would in a curve-hugging, high-slitted, low-necked silver dress. Check out the best (and the rest) in the gallery below!
If you thought the 2011 Emmy Awards might feature fewer Glee references than last year’s, you are sorely mistaken. Fox announced that comedienne Jane Lynch, best known for playing coach Sue Sylvester on the hit show, will host the ceremony this September. “Jane was my first—and only—choice as the host for this year’s Primetime Emmys, and I am glad she said ‘yes,’ said executive producer Mark Burnett in a statement. “I am tickled pink to be hosting,” said Lynch. “I’m looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit.” Yup, there ya go.
On top of performing with her Glee co-stars and host Jimmy Fallon as part of last year’s opening number, Lynch took home Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy (coincidentally, 2009 host Neil Patrick Harris won an Oustanding Guest Actor In A Comedy trophy last year for his Glee appearance). The nominations have yet to be announced, but we wouldn’t be shocked if she gets another shot at a trophy this year, too. Lynch is the first woman to host the show alone since Ellen DeGeneres last hosted in 2005, though Heidi Klum was one of the five hosts in 2008.