Silver seemed to be the precious metal of choice for those seeking Emmy gold at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night. Among the most head-turning takes on the metallic trend were Sarah Paulson’s fresh off the New York Fashion Week runway Carolina Herrera dress for spring and summer 2018 and Tracee Ellis Ross’ Chanel haute couture number that was a sea of silver crystals up top and white feathers down below.
Other notable silver stunners included Laverne Cox in Naeem Khan, Regina King in a fall 2017 Galia Lahav haute couture gown and Anna Chlumsky in a form-fitting liquid silver gown custom made for her by Sachin & Babi.
“I asked them for something in the precious-metal-that-could-be-mined-from-the-earth vein,” she said on the red carpet, and the label delivered to great effect.
On a night when the Primetime Emmys and the stars in attendance relentlessly skewered President Trump and his administration, Kate McKinnon, who nabbed the Emmy for supporting actress in a comedy series for her work on “Saturday Night Live,” was notably subdued in the press room after her win.
She never spoke more than a sentence or two at a time and shied away from saying anything overtly political, other than repeating the fact that she was a fan of Hillary Clinton, whom she famously portrayed during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
What did she think of Sean Spicer appearing onstage that night?
Don Roy King took a single, salient question in the press room after winning the Emmy for directing in a variety series for his work on "Saturday Night Live," his seventh win since 2010.
Why is comedy so important in the current fraught political climate? (This, by the way, is perhaps the single most-asked question of the entire night at the Emmys thus far.)
In response, King said, “I have been proud of the show … which I think is designed to make people laugh. But this year it felt different, more important, like we were holding people accountable, doing some healing.
Black is safe. Black is classy. And the black tuxedo for men is more than a century old. Yet some fashion-forward men gave the look a welcome update.
Emmy host Stephen Colbert wore a midnight blue two-button shawl collar wool and cashmere tuxedo as well as a classic black tux from Giorgio Armani, while nominees such as Bob Odenkirk and Geoffrey Rush wore midnight blue tuxedoes also from Giorgio Armani.
Chris Sullivan of "This Is Us" stepped out in a top hat and blue plaid dinner jacket from Brooks Brothers. Donald Glover made his amethyst jacket and trousers look like a modern classic.
Ryan Murphy's deliciously catty FX series "Feud: Bette and Joan" earned 15 nominations and two wins at the Creative Arts Emmys.
However, the limited series, which chronicles the storied rivalry between actresses Joan Crawford (portrayed by Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon), has embroiled Murphy and FX in a legal battle with two-time Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, the still-living actress played by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the anthology series.
In June, a day before her 101st birthday, De Havilland sued Murphy and FX, alleging that her depiction in the eight-episode drama was unauthorized. The "Gone With the Wind" star makes four major legal claims in her lawsuit, saying the series violated her common law and statutory rights of publicity, her right to privacy and unjust enrichment. She took particular issue with Zeta-Jones' gossipy narrative in the episode about the 1963 Oscars.