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EMMY AWARDS 2020

Zendaya & Regina King make history whilst Schitt’s Creek‘s sweeps the comedy section at last night’s Emmy Awards.

Returning to somewhat normal programming, last night all eyes in Hollywood were on the Emmy’s – who would win, what they’d wear, would they have to pretend laugh the whole night if James Corden was presenting? That kind of thing.

It was Jimmy Kimmel who steered the night, and he took to Twitter to defend the award show airing. “’Why?’ is a question I’ve been asked a lot this week and I get it. Yeah, it might seem frivolous and unnecessary to do this during a global pandemic… but you know what else seems frivolous and unnecessary? Doing it every other year.”

We couldn’t agree more, any distraction from COVID-19 is one welcomed by us all at Wonderland. So here we are, recounting the night’s best bits; from historic wins by the likes of Zendaya and Regina King that actually broke the record for most wins by Black actors at the Emmys, to New Year’s tea parties and virtual red carpet serves, get into our round-up below…

Zendaya Makes History

The girl on everyone’s lips, an icon we’ve stanned since her “Shake It Up” days. Zendaya made Emmy’s history last night as the youngest recipient to be awarded Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work as Rue in HBO’s Euphoria. I think the entire world could’ve called this after being swept up in the show’s dynamic storytelling last summer, and we couldn’t be happier for her. On the night, Zendaya dazzled in a gorgeous nipped-waist silk taffeta number by Christopher John Rogers, and a custom polka-dot gown from Armani’s Privé line.

Schitt’s Creek SWEEPS

Get a bucket and a mop… The Dan Levy-helmed show absolute tore up the comedy category, taking home trophies for best comedy series, lead and supporting actor & actress, directing and writing. Any more would have been overkill, right? The cast, which included a Valentino-clad Catherine O’Hara, were of course elated, with the sweetest tweet from Levy’s mum taken from April doing the rounds to celebrate such a victory.

Reese and Kerry Had A Tea Party

The stars of Little Fires Everywhere celebrated the Emmy’s by hosting their own tea party for the New Year. Yes, you read that right. The two are so sick of the shit show that has been this year, they’ve decided to skip Autumn and head straight to 2021, and we don’t blame them either. “You can do that? You could just end the year?” asked the show’s presenter, Jimmy Kimmel. “Well, yeah, I mean, we’re Emmy-nominated television producers,” Witherspoon replied. Happy 2021 everyone!

Regina King Continues To Be An Icon

Joining Uzo Aduba in honouring the life of Breonna Taylor, King accepted the award for Lead Actress in a limited series in a t-shirt bearing Taylor’s face with the BLM slogan “Say Her Name” – and a Schiaparelli Couture suit – reminding viewers that the policemen responsible for Taylor’s death are yet to be prosecuted. Like Zendaya, King also made history by tying the record held by Alfre Woodard for most acting Emmys won by a Black performer, accruing last night’s award for her portrayal in HBO’s superhero smash-hit Watchmen. Go get ‘em Regina!

Succession Scores Top Prize

Succession’s Jeremy Strong also had an extremely successful night, taking home the prize for best actor and best drama series on behalf of the media dynasty show. We also have to mention the menswear stunt of Cousin Greg, played by Nicholas Braun, who dazzled into a suit and croc combo that had many of the show’s fans thirsting on Instagram… what more could you want from a technically-not-red-carpet fit?

Tracee Ellis Ross Is The Best Dressed

Lead Actress for a comedy series nominee (Black-Ish) Tracee Ellis Ross gets her own news moment dedicated to her fabulous golden get-up at the awards ceremony. The stunning gown, designed by Alexander Vauthier for his couture line, features tiers of fabulous, rouged gold silk, paired with Jimmy Choos and jewellery from Tiffany’s. “Can’t say I miss the frenetic energy of the red carpet or wearing high heels,” Ross said on Instagram, “but boy do I miss a pretty dress!” Cynthia Erivo, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Anniston and Paul Mescal dazzled too, but we’ll leave you to decide who turned it out the most…

Sterling K Brown Wins Best Selfie Award

This Is Us star Sterling Brown managed to take the most iconic selfie of the night alongside the Emmys’ fake and actually quite unsettling audience, featuring cardboard cutouts of Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, a vintage-looking Jason Bateman and Billy Porter (turning it out in the most bodacious hat we’ve seen in a while). The star appeared in person to present the Emmy award for Oustanding Drama Series, and though not nominated himself, we give him the award for the best selfie. Congratulations Sterling!

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Bailey Slater
EMMY AWARDS 2020

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