Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception

Posted on September 23, 2012

Darlings, there are even MORE pre-Emmys dresses to rip! And these are all nominees, which means they’d cut every other bitch in attendance just to get that bowling trophy in drag!


Amy Poehler in BCBG Max Azria

This may be a personal best for her. Nothing like a breakup to get a gal out of her style rut.


Anna Gunn

Horrible. How can you leave the house knowing that your dress is so unflattering? Girl, that’s a fabric sack.


Brenda Strong in Naeem Khan

Sorry, but that’s just tacky.  T Lo rule: If your outfit is revealing your tanline, then your outfit is tacky.


Cat Deeley

Great dress and color. Cocker Spaniel hair.


Elisabeth Moss in Naeem Khan

Awesome. Another personal best.


Joanne Froggatt

Ooooh, Miss Anna, we just don’t like your hair and makeup here. What would the Dowager Countess say?



Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Tadashi Shoji

Great dress.


Julia Ormond

Terrible dress. Again: how can you not see that this is crazy unflattering?


Julie Bowen in Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti

Okay. Too matchy.


Loretta Devine

GURL! Bringin the crazy shit to the RC!

We must be really bored and/or disgusted with everyone else’s outfit, because we kind of love this on her.


Martha Plimpton

This dress would have worked in almost any color but this one. It’s hard to tell when faced with a wall of beige, but this is terrifically flattering on her.


Michelle Dockery in Erdem

Honey, you’re stunning. Why do you always look drab, boring, or too severe in your public appearances? Get it together.


Sarah Paulson in Naeem Khan

It’s a nice dress, but this look seriously needed some color.


Zooey Deschanel in Nina Ricci

Zooey is SO FUCKING PUMPED that it’s fall and she can wear black tights with EVERYTHING for the next 9 months!

Cute dress, though.


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos]

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  • To her credit, it does look like Michelle Dockery tried to be more youthful and fun in her dress choice here. It just didn’t work.

    • siriuslover

      Yes, but she looks tremendously put out at having to do so.

    • Am I a freak for liking her dress? It may not be Emmys-appropriate, but it might work for something else.

      • ASK26

        I like her dress but then again I like a lot of lace dresses

    • MilaXX

      Where? All I see is granny lace.

    • lovelyivy

       I think she could have carried it off if she had the attitude to work it. Too bad she looks like she’s on her way to a funeral.

  • TieDye64

    The only thing missing on Miss Loretta Devine is the electric blue eye shadow. I kind of dig it though. It’s better than boring.

    • meowing

      Gotta say, at least she’s bringing some personal style.  Whether it’s good style or bad style is up for grabs, but she certainly doesn’t look generic!

    • I absolutely love this look.  And paired with the geometric clutch, and I’m in heaven!!

    • I agree. It might not be MY look, but it’s one of the few outfits here that IS a look. Claim your crazy!

    •  I think the dress is gorgeous, and perfect for her but I hate the accessories from earrings down to horrible toe-post sandals.

  • Just wanted to say thanks for the posts guys! It’s some dedicated media moguls to spend this lovely weather serving up bad dresses and or shoes.  What is it with this beautiful ladies?  

  • siriuslover

    I can’t help it, I like Zooey Deschanel’s quirky style (of course, I like me some black tights, so I’m not much of a fashion consultant on this one).

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      I know…..I ducked my head when I read “SO FUCKING PUMPED” because I was really happy to take my tights out of the storage bin this weekend.  Oh Wolford, welcome back!

      • lonepear

        I just moved somewhere it’s foggy and slightly chilly all the time: 365 days a year, tights weather. Me and my drawer full of tights are ready.

        • VictoriaDiNardo

          Your skin is going to love you for that.  I recently met a woman who I thought was about 22; when she laughed at a joke about doing “the funky chicken” I asked her how she could know that reference.  Turns out she’s in her 40’s.  Her  explaination: “I’ve lived in Seattle my whole life”!

          • filmcricket

            Brb, moving to Seattle. Or Cornwall.

      • Kayceed

        I just changed over my closet this weekend – this ritual makes me inexplicable happy.

    • Corsetmaker

      Me too. Plus she’s pale, she looks like she’s has similar shaped knees to mine (when they were thinner) and I’ve always hated my legs in a short skirt if they’re bare. If she dislikes a tan (real and fake) as much as I do then tights are her friend. Of course she could wear longer skirts to solve that – but then that’s why tights were invented!

    • Sobaika

      I’m a black tights fan too, but I think she defaults to this look way too much, especially when it’s not the right time/place.

    • I <3 tights too, but wtf?  It was in the mid 90s here on Sunday.  Today is the first day it wasn't 90something.  It was like, 88 or whatever.  Opaque hose is for cold weather.  Not for record-breaking heat.  I am crossing my fingers that the weather will dip even more tomorrow because I get to wear grown-up clothes and reeeeally want to break out my Wolfords.  It would be so wonderful…

      • siriuslover

        I’m in SoCal too, so I know how hot it is for sure. The weather IS supposed to break (supposedly down to the 70s) for most of the week, but go right back up at the end of the week. September and October really are the cruelest weather months in Souther California.

  • Zooey’s dress looks like the sleeves are jammed up in her armpits.  F——— to the return of the black tights


      Those tights give me anxiety like nothing else.

      • Little_Olive

        Yes. It’s not just the concept of tights, it’s THOSE super-dense, blacker-than-any-shoe tights. There is a limited range of outfits such contrast can be worked into. 

    • Lori

      Yup. There is something seriously weird going on with the top of Zooey’s dress. If that was fixed I think it would be cute, even with the ever-present tights, but instead it’s just odd.

      • I can’t with her dress. I had a skirt in that same fabric in 1992.

    •  At first glance I thought the photo was warped somehow. That dress does some seriously weird things to her proportions.

  • cam_lo

    i wanna see the boyssss. 

  • colleenjanel

    Elizabeth Moss looks amazing, but the lining is a tad too sheer, and frankly, it’s making me a little uncomfortable. I really don’t want to be able to make out anyone’s belly button on the RC.

    • Lori

      ITA. My response was, “Dang, she’s seriously way too naked.”

    • Kayceed

      I know – wowza! My first thought was, my, that dress is … anatomical.

    • VeryClaire

       I love the dress, she looks great. The blond hair is really washing her out, though.

    • No_Sew

       But she finally figured out the forehead-fix.  The well proportioned bangs + the new hair color really work.  I didn’t know it was her at first!  For the hair alone, she gets major snaps!

  • Scarlet39

    I don’t know, I don’t think I like how Elisabeth Moss’ boobs look in that dress. 

    • theblondette

       Agreed; plus she needs a bright lipstick or something to lift her face – that new blonde shade does drain her. Good fit on the dress otherwise, though!

      • filmcricket

        Yup, if she’s going to be that blonde, she needs colour either in the dress or on her lips. And yeah, she needs a strapless bra, as there’s clearly no support in the dress at all.

    • Agreed also. She needs a good strapless bra.

  • Zooey is a very pretty girl with a very strange figure.  She’s boy-straight, long-waisted and has unfortunate legs.  Sad.

  • Looks like Michelle Dockery and Krysten Ritter got their undergarments mixed up.

  • teensmom99

    Julia L-D has the one pair of great nude shoes-and they are right for her dress. Re Ormond and the Downtown girls: what’s up with these people who are so incredibly well dressed on their shows looking so bad on the RC.  I know that they  want to show that they have other looks and demonstrate their range, but usually they just look no where near as great as they look on their shows.  

  • butterflysunita

    I kind of love Loretta Devine’s outfit too.  If you’re going to look ridiculous on the red carpet, at least have some fun with it.  

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      Also, she’s wearing super-comfortable-looking thong sandals – good for her!

    • In_Stitches

       The styling was really smart.  Great hair, bag, earrings.  It’s unexpected, but it’s eye catching, flattering and formal so it’s appropriate; why not have some fun?  A flat sandal was the right way to go, I’m just not sure if that one was the perfect choice. 

  • JulieTy

    “T Lo rule: If your outfit is revealing your tanline, then your outfit is tacky.” Love that! Also, side boob (Brenda Strong).

  • Julie Bowen is usually wrapped so tight she could snap at any minute so it’s nice to see her looking more relaxed with her hair down.

    Cat Deeley and Eliz Moss, finally looking as good as they should although the latter could pump up the make up as long as she doesn’t default to bright red lips.

    Julia Ormond, scaring the kids.

    • charlotte

       “Julia Ormond, scaring the kids.” Sally Draper can tell you about it!

  • schadenfreudelicious

    not only can we see her tan lines, Brenda Strong appears to have a significant portion of her boobs being squished into her armpits in that dress…

    •  Amen! Julia Ormond’s hair pains me. She would look great in a shoulder length cut, and her hair would be happier for it.

    • l_c_ann

      I love your suggestion that just past cocker spaniel hair comes Cousin IT.

    • Also agree about Julia O’s hair. It’s VERY rare that hair of that length looks good, just because it’s been on your damn head so long that it’s bound to be fried/split/ragged. This is beyond anything conditioner can repair; girl needs a TRIM.

  • mom2ab

    Did all the hair stylists in Holllywood take the night off? 

  • marilyn

    Regarding Zoey:  You are mistaken that she will wear winter clothes.  Now that the spring lines are out, these crazy people will wear spring and summer clothes all winter.  I think it has to do with wanting to wear the new clothes first.  To this extreme.

  • Judy_J

    Elisabeth Moss looks fabulous, but I think she’s taken her hair a shade too light.  Julie Bowen’s dress looks like a bath towel.  Julia Ormond and Anna Gunn need to quit shopping for dresses in the garbage sack aisle.  Brenda Strong looks like a harem girl.  That is all.

    • All I will say is that at least Julia Ormond’s dress looks like it has some shape to it.  It actually looks like a dress.  Anna Gunn looks like she went to Mood, bought a couple of yards of fabric, and wrapped it around herself like we used to with the sheets as kids.

  • Those fucking tights! UGH!

  • While it may be fall, it’s 90 degrees in LA. I’d say the black tights are a tad premature.

  • MilaXX

    Did Anna Gunn and Julia Ormond buy their dresses from the same dull store?  I think Loretta Divine’s dress could work if it was restyled. Michelle Dockerty is wearing the ugliest thing I have seen in a long time. This must be a truly awful RC because I actually like Zooey’s look.

  • Julie Bowen’s dress brings to mind several plastic non-slip tub mats.

    • snarkykitten

      yeesh. You’re absolutely right

  • janierainie

    Is something wrong with Zoey’s legs? Why does she wear those tights, when she has to know they are way past the expiration date?

  • MilaXX

    30 mins into E! Red carpet coverage and they are working my nerves.

  • quiltrx

    I don’t think I’ve ever said this, but…Elizabeth Moss FTW!  That is a fabulous dress.

  • Elisabeth!  YOU ROCK!!

  • Oh Zooey, throw the black tights away girl. 

    • You heard her, Zooey.  The tights are past their prime!

  • snarkykitten

    I would have liked Elisabeth Moss’s look better if the bodice was a bit higher. As it is, with those stray black lines, it looks like it’s slipping down her body and trying to grip on for dear life.

  • Zooey needs to move on from the black tights, for crissakes!  What, is she constantly auditioning for Bridget Fonda’s role in “Singles 2”?

    LOVE Elizabeth Moss!  Glamourama!

    HATE the dress sacks on Anna Gunn and Julia Ormond.  Those dresses look like they came as part of a “Bed In A Bag” set!

  • granddelusion

    Michelle Dockery has never stunned me. She’s pretty, but very blah.

  • Nicole Chubb

    Wait… Amy Poehler and Will Arnett split???? 🙁

    • kimmeister

      I am likewise behind the times (and dismayed) as well.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    head cock, there, might ditch the stockings if she understood that under this kind of lighting they are just blending in w/ her shadow & doing to her legs precisely what she is wearing them to keep her legs from doing. the rest of her looks sorta weird here as well.

    everyone else looks okay, the only really memorable things being the earrings of loretta devine.

    edited to add:
    oh, i also love the naeem kahn bathing suit. the pool wrap over it is not so great.

  • margaret meyers

    Loretta Devine looks great, why are you doubting yourself?  She’s happy and she looks beautiful!
    Julia Ormond looks like a bag lady… and her shelter doesn’t have a blow drier.
    I don’t know who Brenda Strong is, but the swimming pool she just left doesn’t have a blow drier either. 

  • Spicytomato1

    Julia L-D FTW. Love that dress!

    The top of Brenda Strong’s dress looks like a bedazzled competitive swimsuit and that sarong bottom is so.wrong.

    Martha Plimpton’s hair looks like a 70-year-old’s who went in for her weekly set, and will be sleeping with TP wrapped around it to keep it “fresh.”

  • ASK26

    Anna Gunn and Julie Ormond are wearing the same shoes (and similarly poorly fitted sacks?)  and how are Elizabeth Moss’s shoes staying on?

  • Call me Bee

    Love Zooey because I love tights.  And cocker spaniels, too! 

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    TLo, thank you for railing against Cocker Spaniel Hair.  It’s driving me crazy.  I can’t even watch the news anymore because all these vapid newscasters have it.  You know their hair just looks horrible in back.  UGH.

    • Amy Ennis

      My hair is naturally curly cocker spaniel hair. To straighten it would be a frizzy disaster, so I would and do wear an updo any time the occasion does not call for cocker spaniel hair. These ladies should too. 

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Anna Gunn’s dress is great…as a modified habit for Franciscan nuns. 

  • afabulous50

    Elisabeth Moss – all I can see is nakedness.  Zoey – time to ditch those freakin’ tights you idiot.  And Loretta – I just, can’t.  JLD I love you honey – so glad you got your Emmy!

  • nancylee61

    Zooey and her sister Emily are opposites – Emily always looks like she is about 60 and Zooey looks like she is about 16. How old is she? I thought she was in her early 20s.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Loretta Divine looks divine. The ensemble is just over the top enough to be interesting and fun, but not enough to be scary. Brava La Divina!

  • Elisabeth Moss’s tits looks great.

  • kimmeister

    That has to be the plainest Naeem Khan dress I’ve ever seen on Sarah Paulson.

  • sorry, anna gunn, you look like a potato.

  • lundibleu

    I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again, but I want to take both the Deschanel sisters and their awesome bone structure, and dress them in vintage 20s/30s loveliness. 

  • guest2visits

    My favorites here are Elizabeth Moss and Cat Deeley. But there were quite a few very nice looks. All that lace looks surprisingly
    good on Michelle Dockery.

  • kim i

    the picture of zooey deschanel here almost compensates for how pissed off she actually looked in her photo at the awards themselves.   in the julia ormond cap, i think the key word is “crazy.”

  • Elizabeth M. could’ve used a little more lip color and when I scrolled from Michelle Dockery to the next pic, I thought I was seeing her again.  They don’t really love alike but in these pics looks very similar.
    Sad that Amy Poehler & Will Arnett are splitting-they seemed like a very cool & together couple, not to mention funny.

  • MarinaCat

    That dress totally flatters Elisabeth Moss’ figure.

    Refined to crude translation: her rack looks great.

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    The worst part about Zoey’s affinity for black tights is that it always accentuates the fact that she has rather shapeless legs. I’m guess that’s NOT what she was going for…

  • No to Julia Louis Dreyfus. SOrry, I do not like it. Michelle Dockery needs a hair stylist. Loretta Devine is THE SHIT!!!! Love her!

  • Presumptuous Insect

    No more GOB?  How sad.