HBO’s Emmys 2014 After Party Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on August 27, 2014

Darlings, let’s close out our Emmys red carpet coverage by hanging around for a little while on the ugliest red carpet of them all! A place so magical, that it renders every single outfit displayed on it as eye-searingly ugly! It’s a magic carpet ride, kittens!

Seriously, it’s like the Partridge Family exploded or something.



Holland Roden in Catherine Deane
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If we had to describe this dress to a blind person we’d say “It’s bathroom-colored.” Aside from that, we got nothing. It’s fine. Doesn’t feel very fresh, though.



Jim Parsons in Giorgio Armani
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Happy nerd. Pants look a little long to us. In fact nothing really looks like it fits well.

Or maybe he’s just drunk.



Angie Harmon
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Lorraine Toussaint
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Ohhhhhh no. This is is disappointing. She gave such an amazing, sensual, charismatic performance on Orange is the New Black, and here she is, serving up Michelle Obama. It’s all right, but she could look a lot fiercer than this.



Jaimie Alexander in Armani
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Spent the night smirking over the fact that her dress was the only one that looked good on that carpet.

We dig the look, but we wouldn’t mind seeing that hem taken up an inch or two.



Idris Elba in Gucci
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We know he’s everyone’s fantasy right now, but he has a talent for making really expensive clothing look off the rack. You’d never know that was a Gucci tuxedo.



Malin Akerman in Martin Grant
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We literally recoiled from this.




Alexandra Daddario in Reem Acra
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Brava, darling. You wore the most naked naked dress of the night. You must have inspired thousands of double-takes.



Kelly Rutherford
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 It was sweet of her to stop by in the middle of her dental surgery, but really, she should get back into that chair pronto. What a trooper, though. Let’s hear it for Kelly, you guys.



Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Salvatore Ferragamo
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He’s adorable, but that jacket gap is too wide.



Anne Heche
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 Enh. Generic.



Jason Biggs
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Is there anything worse than someone smirking who has no good reason to be smirking?



Anna Camp in Lorena Sarbu
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“I don’t care if it is a cable network after-party, I AM GOING DRESSED AS A FUCKING PRINCESS, ALL RIGHT?”


Amy Brenneman in Alice + Olivia
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 She looks like the back half of a pantomime elephant costume.



Cary Fukunaga in Dolce&Gabbana
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Yet another ill-fitting tux.

He can get it.



Julie Benz
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 Gets the job done.



Judy Greer in Alice + Olivia
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 We kinda dig this, but it feels like it’s missing something. Thoughts?



Aaron Paul in Prada
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 One of the few well-fitted tuxes (although his sleeves are always a skosh long).




Kate Mara
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Ready to party. We have no issues. The shoes work better here than they did with the gown she wore earlier.



Kim Dickens
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Simple, but it looks good. Nice color on her.



Maria Menounos in Johanna Johnson
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 Girl, that’s some tacky-ass shit.



Sufe Bradshaw
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It’s kind hard to assess this under this lighting. It looks a little drab and serious to us.



Sarah Hyland in Paule Ka
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And leaving with your man.”



Kit Harington in Emporio Armani
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 This guy should give half his salary to the Game of Thrones cinematographers and editors. All we’re sayin’.



Rosanna Arquette
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Mob wife.



Lizzy Caplan in Roland Mouret
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This lady was totally on her A game the whole night. We’re ready to declare her the best-dressed person on television right now. It’s a great look, but the shoes really make it.










[Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa/, Celebrity Monitor/PacificCoastNews, Jennifer Graylock/]

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  • AllisonAndStuff

    Why did Holland Roden decide to dress like she’s about to sing “Let It Go” at any moment? She’s got the stupid side-braid any everything.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      She and Anna Camp look ready to do the stage version of “Frozen”.

      • NBG

        Or a five year old’s birthday party.

        • MartyBellerMask


      • Fun fact: Anna Camp has been dating Skylar Astin for a while. Sad to see he wasn’t included in this rundown.

  • deelup

    Areola Daddario.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      That is a truly creepy dress. She also looks like she’s wearing enough make-up for three people.

    • MoHub

      You forgot her middle name: Navel

    • random_poster

      It certainly fit with what was memorable about the character she played in True Detective.

  • Aaron Paul is coming to brain you with his trophy.

    ” She looks like the back half of a pantomime elephant costume.”

    Now THAT’S creative.

    Whoever picked that carpet hates all celebrities with a fiery passion.

    • Kitten Mittons

      The more I look at those pants, with the elephant suggestion already in my head, I can only think of Dumbo’s “Pink Elephants on Parade.”

      • Kristi Mitchell

        They’re pink, they’re brown, they’re all around! They’re elephants on parade! I had the exact same reaction as I busted up at the elephant comment. 🙂

        • Kitten Mittons

          I was giggling and trying to think of what elephant would be plaid, and then it kind of hit me in the face. Glad I’m not the only one!

    • demidaemon

      Also eyeballs. It seems like evry year for this party the people at HBO go to their event coordinators, “Remember last year and how hideously high searing our backdrop and carpet was? You need to multiply that effect by 1000% or else you are fired. And the new cannon fodder on GoT. Real Cannon Fodder, though. *smirk.”

  • That is some really unfortunate lighting up in that step and repeat. Yikes.
    Malin Akerman is serving up some court jester realness. Not a good look.

    • Kent Roby

      Considering the wildness of the carpet and backdrops, I’m surprised they didn’t opt for strobe lighting to maximize the seizure-inducing potential. I need a nap and a sippy cup of vodka after viewing these photos.

      • livesarah

        Sippy cup of vodka! Lol!

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      That dress reminds me of a James Bond film, with blood dripping down the screen.

  • Sobaika

    Cary Fukunaga. Yes, honey. Yeeeessss.

    • VCR1

      Who is he? He’s dreamy!

      • Kathy

        He directed True Detective.

        • VCR1

          Thanks! Glad to see him in front of a camera!

          • Kathy

            You’re welcome. Who knew he’d be such a hunk?

          • Jecca2244

            The tan really helps too. I googled him when we were watching TD and he looks best IRL lol He’s stunning actually.

          • Anna

            I just googled him now, holy shit, I was not prepared.

        • Leah Elzinga

          ohh… and he directed Jane Eyre which I loved.

        • Henry Maler

          He also directed an excellent version of Jane Eyre a few years ago with Mia Wasikowska. He was fine back then too.

      • Frank_821

        Breaking Bad Director

        • Dany

          That’s Vince Gilligan

      • R.A.

        He also used to date Michelle Williams (I don’t think it lasted too long.)

        • VCR1

          Michelle Williams gets all the cute guys! Lucky girl!

    • RiceRiceBaby

      Aaaaamen! Holy shnikeys, that is a good looking man.

      • Lucía Gavello

        Yes and yes! That TD episode that he won for was EPIC and so are his man braids. The man has a FACE!

    • MartyBellerMask

      Mr Man Braids, winner of the night.

    • He can hit it with the lights on, AND the windows open.

  • tallgirl1204

    I like the green dress on Holland Roden– we were discussing on the previous red carpet rundown something about greens, and this is a good one for her. So, I guess I must dissent. (ducks)

    • Kent Roby

      I wonder if Korina from PR thinks that THIS dress is emerald green (bless her heart).

    • Snarkmeister

      I have to agree with TLo’s assessment. I mean, it’s not ugly or anything, but it is EXACTLY the same color as my bathroom.

      • sunnycalif

        Mine too!

  • Kitten Mittons

    Other than Lizzy Caplan, this is all pretty generic and yawn-inducing. Lizzy is putting them all to shame.

    A big honkin’ belt for Judy Greer?

    • Sarah

      A belt would work. I was thinking maybe a fabulous pendant? That might be too 70’s. A huge cuff? Whatever she needs, it appears we agree it should be big, and honking.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Some jewelry would definitely work. I’d say either a cuff and a belt, or a pendant and cocktail ring.

        But yes, big and honkin’ is a must.

      • gefeylich

        Needs A Big Bracelet.

        • kbshee

          Big shiny bracelet.

    • MissusBee

      Also Judy really is suffering from that background, which is absorbing her head, arms and shoulders would into the white spaces behind her so the dress looks disembodied. The sleek head (the obvious choice for for that neckline) isn’t helping. Basically she is camouflaging herself.

      • Kitten Mittons

        That backdrop is pretty unfortunate.

        • demidaemon

          That is a huge understatement. I don’t even think there is a word to describe how awful it is.

  • Abbey Rogue

    Jesse Pinkman and Lizzy Caplan are the only two people in this story that give me joy.

    • Freynika

      Thank you for that. I was really hoping he’d yell “yeah, bitch!” when he got his Emmy like he did at the Golden Globes.

  • PlethoraofBooks

    LizzY Caplan, thank you for being so spectacular!

    Jaime Alexander, I want that dress. But not in white (I’d be freaking out every moment).

    • EarlyXer

      I think Megan Draper wants that dress.

    • stonecoldcuddlewhore

      my short stubbiness is so sad I can’t wear a dress like that.

  • LostInThrace

    I think Judy needs a pendant necklace?

    • BLauDGaspode

      Everyone needs a pendant necklace.

    • another_laura

      Exactly my thought, darling.

    • Sarah

      Oh, snap. I just typed that. Shoulda scrolled…

  • sugarkane105

    Idris Elba’s shoes are tragic.

    • decormaven

      Are they Clark Wallabees in black?

      • BKagainwiththesweatpants

        BLACK Walter White shoes???? Oh, hell no!

      • Raspberry2012

        That’s what I thought! It’s hard to tell exactly because they’re so dark, but I thought the same thing.

    • Anna Vasquez

      That’s why so many of us commenters are volunteering for the Undress Idris Elba Campaign. Somebody needs to get him out of his ill-fitting attire.

      • IAmJ

        Aka the Undris Elba Project. (Sorry, I know, I know.)

        • Anna Vasquez

          No, this is brilliant and I’m pissed I didn’t think of it first!

  • dustinrhodes

    Cary Fukunaga: YES, PLEASE.

    • Fred Vaughn

      Get it, get it!!

  • VCR1

    Cary Fukunaga is so good looking–the braids kinda ruin it for me, but I’ll just pretend I don’t see them!
    Lizzy Caplan–wow!

    • sugarkane105

      OMG I didn’t see the braids the first time EW EW

      • VCR1

        I know… I wish he didn’t have the same hairstyle as a 10 year old girl! It’s disappointing!

      • demidaemon

        I actually find the braids kind of sexy.

    • MartyBellerMask

      On the contrary. ….

  • Nancer

    I NEED Lizzy Caplan’s shoes. Not to wear. Just to have. I would put them on a shelf and just look at them They’re the best!

  • marlie

    Oooh. Lorraine Toussant’s dress is way too tight and way too high-waisted in the bodice. It’s almost like she’s wearing the top of a child’s dress.
    Cary Fukunaga is HOT.
    Lizzy Caplan wins this round. None of the other looks floored or impressed me.

    • Kitten Mittons

      Lorraine deserves better than that. The fit kills it for me. Well, that and the marabou clutch. I could deal with the rest of it if it were done well.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I like Lorraine’s hair.

  • Paigealicious

    Rosanna Arquette wearing shoes that match Christina Hendricks’ and Kiernan Shipka’s from the earlier event?

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Whis Rosanna Arquette even there?

  • &theJets

    Good gosh, do you guys just spend the entire day laughing? You are just a hoot!

  • Pamdela

    Good lord, why does Kit Harrington suddenly look like Shia LeBoeuf? That’s just terrifying.

    • Anna


  • Karen B

    I don’t think Jason Biggs is smirking, I think that’s just his face.

    • Sarah

      I think he’s always smirking, and that’s why it’s his face.

    • MartyBellerMask

      Resting Smirk Face?

      • demidaemon

        Resting Douche Face.

  • “This guy should give half his salary to the Game of Thronescinematographers and editors. All we’re sayin’.”

    Praise for being honest, Sirs. PRAISE.

  • doodley

    It appears that Kate Mara forgot her pants. I hope someone told her before she sat down.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      She also forgot her hairbrush.

    • Boulderista

      Not only I did she forget her pants but she’s wearing the ugliest show she could find.

  • Dany

    I want to smack the SHIT out of Jason Biggs. He is SO awful. Grr.

    Also, Kate Mara needs a new hairdo. Please.

    Bless Lizzy for saving me from this meh red carpet. Also,


    • scoobysnacks

      Did you see Biggs’ wife on E!’s post-show? Woman got on m’nerves. Honey, nobody cares who you are.

  • CaseyinNY

    I think Judy Greer needed a statement cuff, or some kind of wrist jewelry to tie her look together…

    • papillon

      I agree! Her arms are too bare.

      • BayTampaBay

        A jacket?

  • GillianHolroyd

    I feel like Kristen Wiig would’ve been better off wearing Julie Benz’ gown. Simple, classic, tailored, basic.

  • Anna

    I’m not familiar with him, but I’d like to get to know Cary Fukunaga better.
    Idris. Why you gotta make me cry by slouching like that?
    I recoiled from a lot of people, not just Malin Ackerman.
    Lizzy wins, love the shoes.
    ETA: I have NO CLUE why Lily Van der Woodsen was there but woman needs to go home, have some chicken soup and go back to bed, she looks like she has the flu. She brought her sheets with her though.

    • Sarah

      She looks like an escaped cult member. Save her!

      • Anna

        That works as well. An escaped cult member with the flu!

  • Grumpy Girl

    I think Judy Greer’s makeup is not right–or the lights or just completely wonking it out.

    I also think the option of “Or maybe he’s just drunk” could apply to a high percentage of these folks.

  • BayTampaBay

    What was Jessica Lange wearing? I expected to see her on some post as she won for AHS:Coven

  • Chuck Barthelme

    I’m kind of feeling the urge to pop the bubbles on Judy Greer’s dress. She looks good, but I’m still getting bubble wrap.

  • sundaynightaddict

    I never in a million years would have recognized Julie Benz with the dark hair (looks good on her, though). I adore that fabric – really transformed what would have otherwise been a totally unremarkable dress.

  • higgledypiggledy

    To answer TLo’s question: I like Judy Greer’s look, but I wonder if I might like it better with earrings in a contrasting color (red? orange?) and… maybe some big, fluffy hair? As is, it’s just a little too austere for the event, I think. Though for once, The Naked Shoes don’t bug. There’s enough interest in the skirt that the shoes should be simple.

  • another_laura

    I agree with you, T Lo on Idris Elba. Sloppy mess. (Of course, I’m not in the category of Kittens that are usually slavering over him, either, so I’m not forgiving.)

    • alyce1213

      I wouldn’t go so far as to say he’s a sloppy mess, it is the end of a long night, after all. A little undone, and still gorgeous.

      • Anna

        *sigh* Oh to be able to undo Idris at the end/beginning of a long night. His girlfriend is one lucky lady.

  • kalisa

    Kinda disappointed you no longer use the color description “old dirty bras.”

    • kerryev

      : ) They did yesterday, or possibly Monday. Something Emmys.

      • Gatto Nero

        Lucy Liu’s dress?

      • Kitten Mittons

        Regarding Lucy Liu’s dress, I think?

  • papillon

    Your commentary is spot on here. Although I don’t care for Lizzy’s look myself, especially not the shoes.
    I like your dress, Anna Camp, even if you look ridiculously overdressed.
    The men need more colour. Everyone but Sheldon is wearing black.

  • Karen B

    I think Judy Greer’s top is wrong – maybe she needs a v-neck halter instead? And definitely a bracelet.

    • Constant Reader

      I was thinking a bejeweled cardigan and maybe some mistletoe hanging nearby.

    • decormaven

      Statement earrings for sure.

  • Emily Smith

    So I’m just going out on a limb here, but I have the distinct impression you guys are not Kit Harington fans.

    • Victoria Ugarte

      I am. He looks drunk, but I can roll with that.

    • marlie

      I don’t know if that’s necessarily the case, but he’s one of those guys who relies far too much on his good looks, and rarely seems to put very much effort into red carpet looks. He also always looks miserable to be on the red carpet. I think he’s also saddled with a less-than-ideal hairdo, at least until the run of GoT is over.

      • demidaemon

        It’s also one of those hairstyles that needs a lot of TLC, which some guys just don’t want to do. ON TV, of course, it is going to look awesome because there is a whole team of people ensuring just that. I doubt he does much more than put some product in it and run a comb through it, if anything at all, when he is left to his own devices.

        • Victoria Ugarte

          Boyfriend has that hair and he keeps it short because without constant attention, it’s a fluffy frizzy mess.

          • demidaemon


      • Emily Smith

        I like the long curly hair, at least when it’s styled. I’m sure it’s a huge pain in the ass when he wakes up in the morning. I don’t mind it slicked back like this either. But I agree he’s dull as dishwater in his interviews, he needs to find some personality soon or he won’t be able to capitalize on the opportunity he’s got here.

  • Anna Vasquez

    Lorraine Toussaint scared the shit outta me so hard on OITNB that I’m convinced that dress is a deliberate move to lull us into a false sense of security.

    • cowper

      Beware the chintz. Be very afraid of the chintz.

  • KendraMR

    Cary Fukunaga can get it every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

  • Imasewsure

    The dress and the hair are really bad on mob wife Rosanna Arquette but it’s great to see a real face on a lady of a certain age (55) instead of the plastics that have become so rampant in Hollywood. A smile would be nice… but hey, at least she CAN smile…..

    • housefulofboys

      My thoughts exactly!

  • AlisonHendryx

    If Judy Greer had Maria Menunos’s top and a killer pendant, she’d look so hot. (ETA: her hair should be down, or at least not as severely up.)

    • Karen B

      Yes! I think this would work – Judy’s top doesn’t seem nearly as dressy as her skirt, I think is the problem.

      • AlisonHendryx

        It’s too office-Christmas-Party right now. Not enough HBO Emmy party.

  • RescueMe23

    I’d like a nice picture of Bryan Cranston – pretty please. He was HOT…

    • BayTampaBay

      TLo, and while you are at it, how about a picture of Jessica Lange…maybe Frances Conroy?

    • Google Images would surely suffice, right? TLo has done a crazy amount of work yesterday and today.

  • kerryev

    Can one of you many overqualified kittens explain ‘jacket gap’ to me?

    • BayTampaBay

      The gap under the last jacket button that is buttoned.

      • kerryev


  • Emily Giovanni

    I would have never been able to identify that lady as Darla. I mean Julie Benz.

    • skitzfiggitous

      I actually had to look it up. “Wait… I thought Julie Benz was the actress from Angel and Dexter. Who is THIS person?”

  • Michelle

    I NEED Lizzy Caplan’s shoes!!

  • MilaXX

    Cary Fukunaga is the internet’s new bae. That’s all I got.

  • decormaven

    That step and repeat and carpet should be save for the Big Bird Stroll. Honestly, it looks like crap from Rooms to Go Kids.

  • Constant Reader

    Malin Maria Akerman, how many times do I have to tell you? You’re beautiful, blonde, and you have a lovely figure. YOU HAVE IT EASY, yet you continue to look like a hot mess on the red carpet. Now go to your room and think about what I said.

  • decormaven

    Somebody send Lizzy Caplan’s style team a big bouquet of roses. Lady looked slammin’ all night. Very impressed.

  • alyce1213

    When I moved into my apartment about 15 years ago, yep, the bathroom tile was exactly the color of Holland Roden’s dress.
    Judy Greer’s top and skirt make her torso look too long. Top needs to be lower cut and skirt shorter for better proportion on her body.
    Anne Heche’s dress is generic, but very pretty. Not the best color for a fair blonde.
    Alexandra Daddario should send that awful thing to Kim K — it’s tight, naked-looking and cheesy. She’ll love it.

    For me, Jaime Alexander and Lizzy Caplan win the page.

  • Gatto Nero

    Judy Greer’s look needs a more edgy shoe and a great piece of arm or hand jewelry. The skirt is pretty great.

    • JenniferA

      I was thinking a pendant, like the good uncles keep saying should/is make a comeback, would be just the thing.

    • lunchcoma

      That was my critique as well. She’s got all that arm showing, and I think she needs a bold piece somewhere in that area.

  • Gatto Nero

    Sarah Hyland and Lizzy Caplan nailed both the red carpet and the after party.
    Bravissima, ladies.

  • merciblahblah

    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s jacket can gap all it wants. He makes my nether regions tingle.

  • Scott Miller

    Looks like Lizzy has a great white boob shark.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Judging by people’s expressions, this looks like the worst party ever.

    • Kitten Mittons

      The invite didn’t say it was a cash bar.

  • Mink Carlyle

    1. WTF was Angie Harmon thinking?
    2. WTF has Julie Benz done to her face? It doesn’t even look like her.
    3. Not a single pic of Matt Bomer in your entire Emmys coverage, TLo, when he was the best dressed man of the night? He already got royally snubbed by the Emmy voters, you didn’t need to pile on.

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I think maybe the god-awful hair color has something to do with Julie’s … look.

  • hughman

    True Story about Rosanna Arquette : I went to one of those “gifting” events for some MTV awards show a few years ago to help a friend who was running a booth there. The whole thing was in a big Beverly Hills mansion with a pool and lots of youngish actor/model/etc. people getting their pics taken. I walked by one area where they were giving pedicures and sitting in the middle was Rosanna with all these young girls flocking around her while she got her feet did. “CAN SOMEONE BRING ME SOME GODDAMN SUSHI?” she screamed at no one and everyone. There was no sushi being served at that event.

    • BayTampaBay

      I guess it is true that if you work in Hollywood you must part company with reality.

    • alyce1213

      I’m going to yell that next time I have a pedicure.

    • marlie

      I love your stories!

  • gefeylich

    THANK YOU for saying that about Harrington. Such a terrible actor and Michael Hutchence-wannabe on GoT; total badly-dressed skeeze off camera. Ugh, what is wrong with Rose Leslie?

  • Fitzperry

    Lizzy Caplan is still wearing my bracelets.

  • Beto

    Nobody noticed Idris Elba anaconda crawling down his pants? No one? Just asking.

    • TaurusKW

      Oh I noticed. I was just searching the page for “vpl” to see if anyone else noticed.

    • Laura Livingston

      It crawled down to his duck feet. Hungry, perhaps?

    • SistaT

      Oh, it was noticed. Recognized. Acknowledged. Appreciated.
      Excuse me while I roll up my tongue and put it back in my mouth.

  • Beto

    Kit Harington looks fugly here. Suddenly he’s not sexy anymore.

    • BayTampaBay

      Does he seem overweight here compared with his weight on GoT, is it just me or is it this picture?

      • Beto

        More like the picture.

  • Inspector_Gidget

    Is that really Kim Dickens? Unrecognizable if so.

  • Qitkat

    I watch waay too much TV, and yet, I don’t know who over half of these people are.

    • BayTampaBay

      Same here! so do not feel bad Quitkat.

    • papillon

      I don’t watch much American tv admittedly but I only know about 5 or 6 of these people.

  • Inspector_Gidget

    I feel like if you tried to criticize Judy Greer she’d just scream, YOU’RE NOT MY SUPERVISOR!


    • Kitten Mittons

      It just clicked in my brain that she is both Cheryl from “Archer,” and Fatty Magoo from “Sunny.” My mind, it is blown.

  • “It’s bathroom-colored.” HAH My old apartment had bathroom fixtures in that exact color. So now it’s “blue-potty-colored” to me, because that’s how one friend always joked about that super-dated bathroom.

    Judy Greer needs some big Mad-Men-hooker earrings. Those turtleneck dresses always need them.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      My cousin has the same colored bathroom, lol.

    • Steve Ek

      A big old chunky Verdura style bangle or two would help too.

  • frannyprof

    Cary Fukunaga is my new crush. Everbody needs to STAY AWAY from him.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      I saw him first. I’ll fight ya for him. Look out, I’ll fight dirty for a man with french braids.

      • frannyprof

        Maybe we can share him?! ;-p

  • crash1212

    Question. Is there some large back-stage changing room at the Emmys to which all these women scamper to change from the ceremony dress to the after party dress? Do they change in the bathroom. In the limo? Where do they change clothes?

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      I like thinking of them all changing in the limo on the way to the party.

  • Raspberry2012

    Lizzy Caplan was the only one who looked beautiful and wasn’t merely just okay. As for everyone else – what a disappointing bunch.

  • fungstyle

    Judy needs a pendant!

  • casinista

    Nikolaj can get it. Wow.

  • Gatto Nero

    So much Emmy critiquing today, gentlemen! I hope you’re counting down to tasty cocktails and a yummy dinner (cooked by someone else).

    • decormaven

      Truly. They have certainly served us some sumptuous fashion fare in the last two days.

  • Jacquelyn

    Lizzy Caplan! ALL HAIL.

  • megohd

    Lizzy Caplan is like the Lupita Nyong’o of television. Out of nowhere, she shows everyone how it’s done. And is impossibly beautiful.

  • group therapy

    Amy Brenneman is missing one of her shoes … and feet.

  • Miss wks

    You guys need to go a little easy on Amy Brenneman after losing her left foot in that tragic accident….

  • ashtangajunkie

    Jason Biggs is the reigning king of my Irrational Hate List so I couldn’t be kind even if he could wipe the smirk off of his face. Judy Greer needs not wear a sleeveless turtleneck.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Agree about the turtleneck. That skirt is is doing all the work. Between the plain, sleeveless black turtleneck and the lack of styling up top, she’s unbalanced.

  • Malin Ackerman is serving up some “Starr’s Banana Republic Challenge Entry” realness!

    • Shawn EH

      World’s sexiest pumpkin!

  • quiltrx

    Anna Camp looks like she comes with an extra pair of shoes, a plastic purse, and a hairbrush that matches the dress.

  • ErmengardeGreen

    Totally agree about Kit Harrington, but I love that Maria Menounos look and want to wear it out to something and just tacky up the place.

  • FibonacciSequins

    What a god-awful red carpet backdrop. And the lighting!

    Kit Harrington needs blotting, stat.

  • Alison

    I have a BIG LESBIAN CRUSH on Lizzy Caplan.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Am not a lesbian but totally understand this feeling.

      • Alison

        Am also not a lesbian, but would totally switch teams if she came a-knocking.

  • mickiemonkey

    Amy Brenneman’s missing foot is disturbing.

    • Gatto Nero

      The elephant stomped on it.

      • decormaven


  • lorepottter

    Now i have a girl crush with Lizzy Caplan

  • Melmmmendes

    Does anyone else remember Lorraine Toussaint as a defense lawyer on Law & Order? Her wardrobe and hair on that show were on POINT. She is beautiful.

    • nancymae

      Shambala Green!! I love the summa her.

  • Swiftlytiltingplanet

    I can’t with Kate Mara’s hair.

  • Shawn EH

    Judy Greer; that’s a hair down dress.

  • Richard Banger

    Janis Ian BROUGHT IT!

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    HBO’s red carpet backdrops get worse every year, I cringe in anticipation to next year’s attempt.

    • demidaemon

      You just know that this hideousness is always the tip of the iceberg. I dare not try to imagine what will come next year or I will have a seizure.

    • decormaven

      I looked back at photos from last year- so true. HBO must throw all its $$ at productions; its inhouse graphics (or the outside firm it uses for special event graphics) are sorely lacking.

  • paintedfish

    “If we had to describe this dress to a blind person we’d say “It’s bathroom-colored.” and “She looks like the back half of a pantomime elephant costume.” had me laughing so hard I thought I’d choke to death. As for Cary’s ill fitting suit, c’mere baby, let momma fix that.

  • Kaonashi

    I love love LOVE Lizzy Caplan’s shoes? What designer makes them?

  • mdcoon127

    Judy Greer’s ensemble would have been fab if it was floor length, or just above the ankles…

  • throwslikeagirl

    Is that ALL Idris Elba? Methinks it is. Impressive.

  • throwslikeagirl

    Love the Armani on Jaimie Whatsername. Not too long at all. Makes it elegant, especially with the very high heels, and her fab legs.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I’ve had a crush on Cary Fukunaga for a while, but the Emmys pushed it way up into the stratosphere. HOT AS HELL.

  • l v

    That’s two in row for you, Lizzy Caplan. You go, Lizzy Caplan.

  • Insecure Bitch

    I think Idris Elba’s fashion strength is in outerwear. Man can rock a gorgeous coat. Also, still hot!

    • Aidan B

      I love watching him in Luther; he’s almost always wearing a coat in that show.

  • Filmjen

    Anna Camp should be positioning herself for world dominance right now. The scary princess vibe is not the way to go I don’t think. Kim Dickens, I love you and in my alternate universe you, David Simon and all the Treme folks would be celebrating an Emmy win right now. Plus, damn girl aren’t you like pushing 50? Amazing!

  • MartyBellerMask

    So disappointed that BCum & MFree were no-shows. 🙁 You’ve got think they’d give great acceptance speeches.

  • Michelle Lim

    Note to Lizzy Caplan: if you worked with a stylist on EMMY night, hang on to that sucker for dear life!!

  • Margaret Grace

    When I saw Holland Roland’s dress I immediately had to wrack my brain to figure out where I’d seen it before. Realized it’s a less interesting version of the teal Jenny Packham that Cathy Cambridge wore maybe a year ago (if only posts with URLs got approved!). It looks nice with her hair, though.

    Also: I owned Sarah Hyland’s dress in 2008. Nicole Miller made about 15 different version in that scrunched-bunched taffeta fabric.

  • drdirection

    Jason Biggs bugs

  • Maggie

    What Idris Elba needs is to work on his posture in photos.

  • Big Bear

    ‘She looks like the back half of a pantomime elephant costume.’

    It’s not mean if it’s true – and it’s totally true.

  • Tee

    Lizzy Kaplan looks great and the shoes are Ah-maze-ing! They’re perfect peeking out of a long skirt instead of worn with a skirt that barely covers the cooch.

  • Lilyana_F

    Here for Cary Fukunaga… Dayum!

  • LibKat

    Anybody think that Kate Mara looks like she had sex in the restroom and left wearing his jacket instead of her dress?

  • gloriana232

    Is Jaime Lannister wearing SKINNY TUXEDO PANTS? They’re hugging his shins mighty close.

  • Nataki Vickers

    Judy Greer needed some sparkly shoes.

  • LadyVimes

    Call me, Nikolaj.

  • Verascity

    “This guy should give half his salary to the Game of Thrones cinematographers and editors. All we’re sayin’.”

    The shade, the shade of it all.

  • Mr. J.

    I’m amazed at how few of these people I recognize or know about…I am so out of it! Actually, it’s kind of nice.

    Though when it comes to Nikolaj…..

  • Ugh, fucking Larry.

  • librarygrrl64

    “Is there anything worse than someone smirking who has no good reason to be smirking?” He bugs.

  • Kerry McCombs

    Cary, Cary, Cary. YES. He CAN get it! His surfer bro speech pathology is totally incongruous with his look. LOVE.

  • lilibetp

    How about a big necklace for Judy Greer?

  • lilibetp

    Re Kit Harrington should give half his salary to the Game of Thrones cinematographers and editors…
    …and costumers and hairstylists and makeup artists.

  • Mailbtch

    I guess my romance with Kit Harrington is based on photoshopping and hair and makeup trickery 🙁

  • SuzyQuzey

    If it hasn’t been said yet, that first dress is a knockoff of a Jenny Packham dress previously worn by the Duchess of Cambridge.

  • Therese Bohn

    Holland Roden’s gown is remarkably similar to a Jenny Packham turquoise gown that Cathy Cambridge wore in 2012. Of course, on Duchess Kate, it was fawned over as a dynamic, sexy breakthrough. You can see TLo’s take on it in the article here titled: Cathy Cambridge’s Eleganza from May 14, 2012
    I admit this version by Catherine Deane doesn’t quite cut it, but I bet it looked better in person.

  • crashtestbonnie

    Holy crap when did Darla go brunette?? That ain’t right…

  • Jacqueline

    Lizzy was by far the fiercest of the evening. But I’m surprised they let all of the Showtime and Netflix stars party with the enemy.