Emmys '22

Sheryl Lee Ralph in Brandon Blackwood
I recognized Brandon's bag immediately.
However, was stunned to find out he also designed the dress.
Not one of my favorite dresses of the night.
But let me tell you, it made a hell of an impact when she strutted to the stage
to pick up her award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

*ahem* Is this shit on?

I believe the reason for the impact was 1) her beauty and 2) her head styling from
the hairdo, hair accessories, jewelry to the makeup.
She also delivered an amazing speech.

Let's get into the Emmys 2022, which took place last night. Last time I did an Emmys recap was Emmys '19. Last time I did an awards recap was Oscars '20. At least I can blame the panorama for this. *sheepish grin*

Not gonna front, I made sure to record because I knew it wouldn't be possible to watch live since I was out celebrating my mom's birthday. Yet when I got home, roughly 1.5 hours of the show had passed and...I just fast forward through damn near everything. Fast forward the opening number. Fast forward Kenan's opening monologue. Fast forward the awkward jokes presenters are forced have to make before presenting the award. Fast forward the memoriam. Alladat. Fast forward. But I made sure to watch the opening of the envelope, announcement of the winners and some of the winners' speeches. 

With that being said, congratulations to Zendaya (youngest two-time Lead Actress winner), Sheryl Lee Ralph (even though I was personally rooting for her co-star Janelle James, who plays the principal on Abbott Elementary), Quinta Brunson for her writing on Abbott Elementary (started from Vine now we here!), Lee Jung-jae (no need for a 2nd season of Squid Game; no need, at all), Matthew MacFadyen (stay forgetting dude is English),  Succession, Julie Garner, The White Lotus (slightly overrated show; like, it was ohhhkayyy), and Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (haven't watched yet).

Alrighty, time for fashun.

Zendaya in Valentino
A classic strapless black dress...with pockets!
She looks beautiful.
No complaints.
Okay, one complaint. I've seen her in better.

HoYeon Jung in Louis Vuitton
I responded so much to this dress. It's so freakin' pretty.
However, is it a lil' bit too casual, simple for the Emmys?

Quinta Brunson in Dolce & Gabbana
One of her best red carpet looks.
Given her very petite stature,
sometimes the dresses worn on the red carpet tend to overwhelm her.
Not this time.

Molly Shannon in Christian Siriano
LOVE the styling and design and color.
The waist should be cinched in a bit more because it's giving shapeless.

Issa Rae in Sergio Hudson
She came through in that blunt bob 'do.
The hair color complements her skin gloriously.
Not sure I'm a fan of the dress. Can't go wrong with a classic monochrome.
But the bodice/waist design is a no for me. I see a smiley face.
And now, you see it, too.

Ayo Edebiri in Giambattista Valli
Too much train and floral embroidery (which is competing with the shoulder bows)
but doesn't matter because she looks very pretty.
Perfect hair styling and shoes.
Haven't watched The Bear because of a petty reason (I can't STAND Hulu's interface).
Still, I've only heard/read rave reviews.

Laverne Cox in Jean Paul Gaultier
From the neck up, it's perfection. Black tights and black heels, perfect styling.
She looks beautiful.
The dress, however?
I can get with the Madonna cone boobs.
But the exaggerated hips weren't necessary. Completely overdesigned.

Jerrod Carmichael cosplaying Puffy
When he won his award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special,
I gave a hearty laugh at this look.
Like dude was definitely channeling
Sean "Puffy aka Puff Daddy aka Diddy aka LOVE" Combs.
Come to find out, the fur jacket was worn in a music video by...Puffy.
He's legit wearing Puffy's jacket.

Amanda Seyfried in Armani Prive
Beautiful dress. Stunning, really.
Barely noticeable, the mesh wasn't needed.
But without it, the dress loses a bit of interest.

Megan Stalter in Norma Kamali
I see what she was trying to accomplish. Truly.
But nah, fam. This is tacky.
Also, if you're gonna do monochromatic,
go with different shades of the color.
Melanie Lynskey in Christian Siriano
She's wearing a prom dress. And not in a good way.
The color is pretty, tho.

Ariana Debose in Prabal Gurung
Pretty color. Way too many designs.

Sarah Paulson in Louis Vuitton
Sarah has come with her complicated fashun.
I'm digging it.
Even the belt which was definitely a last minute addition.
Cute haircut. The makeup could've been better.

And s/o to Brea who urged me to complete this recap tonight over happy hour earlier this evening. "I would know what happened at the Emmys if I had read your recap." 


*photos c/o Getty, NYT, Vanity Fair, and Page Six