Anna Gunn in Romona Keveza at the Emmys: striking or too fussy?

Breaking Bad took home the Emmy for outstanding drama series. (A full list of winners is here.) Unfortunately the awards for lead and supporting actor in a drama did not go to Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul, but they’ve both won Emmys for Breaking Bad multiple times. (Cranston won three years in a row and Paul won twice). Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn earned her first Emmy last night for supporting actress in a drama series. Rabid fans may “hate” Skyler for calling Walt on his sh*t, but I admire the character for that reason. The fact that anyone would blame Gunn for Skyler’s actions speaks to how effectively she plays the character. (You can see Gunn’s acceptance speech on YouTube.)

In terms of her fashion, Gunn wore a black lace and pale pink strapless Romona Keveza gown. She looks striking and I love her styling here. Her makeup is understated and the blush tones match her dress well. I especially like her drop earrings and ever so slightly messy updo.

In contrast, Gunn’s costar Betsy Brandt was a hot mess with Bride of Frankenstein hair in a bizarre tie-dyed cake topper gown. (I don’t have a designer ID on this, which is probably best for whomever designed it.) The thing that bothers me the most is that Brandt is not wearing purple. It’s an affront to Marie not to wear purple!

Also rocking Elvis hair, but with slightly more success, we have Vera Farmiga in Theyskens’ Theory. Farmiga was nominated for lead actress in a drama, for Bates Motel. That Emmy went to Claire Danes. Apart from her bizarre hair, I actually like Farmiga’s look here. I know many of you will disagree, and the dress could be more tailored, but I think it works. I really like the full skirt, the clean simple lines, and the modern geometric belt.

Finally we have Nashville’s Connie Britton in blue velvet and gold brocade Naeem Khan. This dress reads very tacky to me, like it should be curtains or a couch. Maybe it would work as an accent throw. Her styling is overdone, and I dislike the stacks of gold bracelets, her loose hair and matchy blue nails. Britton so rarely gets it right on the red carpet, which is a shame.

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  1. GiGi says:

    I hated Connie Britton’s dress until I saw it move – it was lovely in motion.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      She has a tough body shape to work with. Not trying to be judgy but she doesn’t have any curves or waist. Maybe she’s trying to distract from that. Dress seems OK to me – better than others!

      • ncmagnolia says:


        I adore Britton, but that doesn’t make me blind to any of her faults, because I love fashion as well. I’ve been both model and stylist…she has the PERFECT body to work with! Long, lean, not too busty, leggy. Not trying to throw shade at all, but she is a designer’s dream, figure wise.

    • emmie_a says:

      I actually like Connie’s dress. And the bracelets go along with the styling. Did you see her trying to walk to present the award? The dress must be super heavy because it looked like it was taking a lot of effort to lug the dress while walking.

  2. Lucy2 says:

    I loved Anna’s look and was so happy she won. Didn’t care for the other looks.

    • karen says:

      I haven’t seen a dress all night that I would wear. Even if it were FREE!

      Strapless gowns are a no-no. The colors were unflattering. Two tones cut you in half. All the gowns were awful. But I did like some of the hair styles. :)

  3. Anna says:

    I loved Connie’s gown on the runway last season, but the execution doesnt work for me here, or maybe the dress and the person simply dont match.

  4. GMarchetti says:

    Anna lost too much weight…

    • MrsBPitt says:

      The first thing my son said when he saw her was “wow, she looks so thin”…I thought she looked amazing, though, and was soooooo glad she won the emmy. She has made Skyler turn from a controlling wife, to a tough, partner in crime, to a woman that is having to deal with the fallout of her husbands crimes, in a strong, intelligent way!!

      • GMarchetti says:

        I think it’s really tricky to lose weight when you’re in your 40′s. Usually, women end up looking older than they are, and to me, that’s what happened to Anna.

        I know she got pregnant during season 3 and was a little “heavy” (not judging!) during seasons 4 and 5 (the first part), but she shouldn’t have lost that much weight. She looks great, but she seems 5 years older now.

        Again, that’s what I think, and I love her anyway, she’s gorgeous, tall, and I couldn’t be more happier that the finally won an Emmy. She really deserved it!

      • Monkey Towz says:

        She really deserved that Emmy. I don’t get the hate for her character at all.
        She was great on Deadwood as well. Have loved her for ages!

      • GMarchetti says:

        @Monkey Towz:

        I think most people hate her character because she’s always against her husband, and he’s the leading character that we all cheer for. But when it comes to spend his money, then she’s fine with it (and him).

        She’s a hypocrite and after last week’s episode, I lost all my sympathy for her.

      • DeltaJuliet says:

        OK, I am about 5 episodes behind on BB but I keep reading about the “hate” for Skyler and I just don’t get it? I mean, she’s not always the nicest person but seriously people, she is married to a PSYCHOTIC MURDERER. He has lied to her repeatedly, threatened her, intimidated her and he’s pretty much INSANE. Talk about some misdirected anger.

      • Monkey Towz says:

        @GMarchetti, That’s a valid point. I think my love for the actress blinds me a bit from her character’s flaws.

      • Lauren says:

        Who cheers for Walter White? Other narcissistic sociopaths? I don’t think he is intended to be the hero of the show in any sense. I liked Skylar better when she was giving Walt a hard time for his behavior. I started disliking her when she became a hypocrite by getting involved in the illegal activities – particularly when she encouraged Walt to kill a certain other someone! Nevertheless, a good portrayal by the actress.

    • Lauren says:

      Responding to your comment down-thread –

      I always thought she had a baby at some point too, but she didn’t? Both of her daughters were born pre-Breaking Bad. Not that it matters, weight fluctuates, health issues cause weight gain, whatever I guess.

      Anyway, yeah she is looking super skinny. I actually don’t think it ages her that much. And she’s naturally very thin, or, anyway, she used to always be super thin. I think it’s her body type, tall and skinny. My mom has basically the same figure.

  5. Dorothy#1 says:

    I loved Connie’s dress, but I’m a big velvet fan. :)

    • GlimmerBunny says:

      Me too! It looks orient-inspired to me, which is always a look I adore.

      • megs283 says:

        Me 3! In fact, it’s the only look I like in this post. To each her own. :-)

        I think maybe a different neckline would have made her look less boxy…?

  6. Kiddo says:

    I don’t love Anna Gunn’s dress, it’s not awful, but I have to confess thatI don’t like pink and black as a combination to begin with. However, her face looks incredibly beautiful. More so than she has ever looked on the show.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I dislike the dress, but her face and hair are beautiful.

      Other women all had either crazy hair, ugly dresses or both.

    • Lauren says:

      I don’t love the dress, not what I would pick, but it’s kind of the best she’s ever looked. It works so well for her.

      So happy for her win and that she looked amazing too!

  7. Celine says:

    I love Anna’s dress, hair, makeup and styling – the whole package. She looks amazing and not the least bit try-hard.

  8. Deb says:

    Anna was by far best look of the night

  9. Megan says:

    I thought Anna looked beautiful and I am so happy for Breaking Bad! Anna was for sure one of the best dressed of the night.

    What oh what was Connie Britton wearing? I love her but she looked like she was wearing an extremely ugly rug. She has been in Texas and Nashville to long!

  10. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Whoa-she’s lost a ton of weight huh?

    She looks amazing but I hate the Skylar character so much that I have trouble looking at her. I know that’s not fair but I can’t help it.

  11. jbear75 says:

    loved connie britton!! I dont think most people could ever wear that outfit but she looked beautiful in it. Like a. . .persian [rug] goddess.

  12. tifzlan says:

    Connie Britton is the best and she will always be Mrs Coach in my heart.

  13. Leila in Wunderland says:

    I like Anna Gun’s dress.

  14. Shelly says:

    Anna looked beautiful. I really like her hair and makeup. And she so deserved to finally win.

    Poor Betsy Brandt. She deserved better.

    Connie’s red carpet choices always look cheap and tacky. I don’t get it. She is so gorgeous, her hair is gorgeous, why can’t her stylist find something that flatters her?

  15. Grant says:

    Anna Gunn is my best-dressed of the night. Hands down.

  16. Shannon says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Anna Gunn in this. Also I’m 100% with you on Skyler

  17. TherapyCranes says:

    I hate Anna’s character on the show but I think she does an exceptional job of making me hate her. For that she totally deserves an emmy. Vera Farmiga is such a beautiful woman.

  18. Kris says:

    I love Connie Britton and I think she can do no wrong, but the more I see this dress the more I don’t like it. The teal is beautiful but the fabric not so much. I think Anna Gunn looks AMAZING.

  19. Lisa says:

    I kept thinking this was Gillian Anderson when I saw her on tumblr last night!

  20. apsutter says:

    Anna looked beautiful and I was psyched that she won.

  21. bijlee says:

    Congrats Anna! She should win another next year. I love her and feel for her the same way I do betty. I will defend them both till my death. But the hate directed at this woman is freaking ridiculous. And people are batsh-t crazy.

  22. anet says:

    now that is a beautiful blonde. and yes, love the unique dress line!

  23. Kosmos says:

    Not even being familiar with Anna, I thought she looked stunning and carried herself well, which is just as important as the gown. She exudes grace and confidence. Although I LOVE Connie Britton, I did not love her dress, ugg.