2016 Emmys Open Post: Hosted by Kit Harington’s SadFace


Here is your annual Emmys Open Post, hosted by none other than Kit Harington’s SadFace. We’ve reached the moment where Game of Thrones is the best thing on television, the most groundbreaking storytelling, the most groundbreaking direction, and the biggest “water cooler” moments every year. I have no doubt that GoT will take home the big award tonight, Best Drama. But will this be the year that Emmy voters recognize any GoT actor other than Peter Dinklage? I hope so, because Season 6 was not really Dinklage’s year, it was Kit Harington’s year. Harington got his first-ever Emmy nomination for playing Jon Snow, and he joins the flood of other GoT actors nominated this year, including: Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams and yes, Peter Dinklage. Ol’ SadFace even wept when he learned of his Emmy nomination.

The E! Emmys Red Carpet starts at 6 pm, and ABC is also doing a live red carpet starting at 7 pm. ABC will probably get better access and interviews, but if you want classic, raw red carpet coverage, I would probably stick with E!. We’ll be devoting all of Monday’s coverage to the Emmys and Emmy fashion, and we’ll be starting bright and early, so come join us for all of our #HotTakes and sleep-deprived rambling! CB and I will also be tweeting tonight – you can follow me here at KaiseratCB and you can follow CB here at Celebitchy. Have fun, kids! Don’t play drinking games involving Jimmy Kimmel making awkward jokes.


Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, WENN, HBO.

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  1. Crox says:

    My Southeastern European country doesn’t broadcast The Emmys (unlike The Oscars) :(
    And because I’m not in the US, I can’t watch the free ABC broadcast either. Meh.

    I hate reading reports, it’s so much better if you can root for your shows in time. So just so you know, I envy you bunch ATM! But I0m keeping my fingers crossed for The Americans. Love Keri.

    Enjoy watching, you lucky bastards! ;)

    • Tina says:

      Keri’s wearing something white and which looks kind of shapeless. But Matthew looks bearded, hot and protective. I would really like for them all to win.

    • Poisonous Lookalike says:

      I don’t have a TV, so I’m not watching it live either, even though I’m in the US. We’ll both be refreshing this page together! :-)

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        Gotta say, I’m in LOVE with your screen name, Poisonous Lookalike. I think you deserve some kind of trophy for it!

      • Poisonous Lookalike says:

        Hahahaha, thanks! I don’t deserve anything for it, though; it’s the title of a Warren Zevon song of which I’m quite fond.

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        I know the song, but as a screen name on a gossip site it’s everything!

    • Imqrious2 says:

      Crox, next time, use a VPN like Hola (free as an extension in Chrome browser, or as a paid app with Safari) and then go to the abctv.com website (or app) to stream. Voila! 😊

  2. Marie says:

    I wish the Emmys would stop recognizing Emilia Clarke. I recently watched her movie with Sam Claflin and it was a masterclass in brow acting. I’m rooting for Lena Headey to win. Her Cersei deserves all the awards.

  3. Chef Grace says:

    That is a Build a SadFace Bear if I ever saw one.

  4. Teatimeiscoming says:

    I truly hope the Bastard of the North gets some recognition; maybe he’ll stop looking so constipated.

  5. Dragonlady sakura says:

    Leave poor Kit alone! He has resting sad face and can’t help himself. ☹️

  6. KB says:

    I’m pulling for Rami Malek and Mr Robot

  7. AmericanInOz says:

    Minnie Driver looks f’reaking AMAZING! Oh my god.

    • lilacflowers says:

      She did look amazing, even though I actually hated her dress. The lighter shade in her hair really looks good.

  8. Nibbi says:

    i do think he really deserves an award for the battle of the bastards episode

  9. lilacflowers says:

    Tim Gunn just praised Kit and Rami as well dressed.

  10. Lilacflowers says:


  11. Sue says:

    The better half of Tiddles arrived,solo 😏

    • Bonzo says:

      Did he arrive late enough that he didn’t have to get interviewed?? Hmmm….

      • lilacflowers says:

        He was walking around the red carpet with Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman. I don’t think any of the three were interviewed by anyone.

      • Spidey says:

        Good move if so!

      • Dippit says:

        One Hiddleston supporting account tweeted well in advance that they had been told by three seperate journalists that Tom had indicated he wouldn’t do interviews.

        I agree, a wise move.

      • Bonzo says:

        Dippit, it was a good move, but if it weren’t for the Tiddlesplit, you know he would have been delighted to talk to journos.

        More fallout from an embarrassing summer fling with Miss Forever 13. Hope he learned some good lessons from it.

      • Dippit says:

        Bonzo, still wouldn’t put it past TS to be skulking somewhere for an after party.

      • Spidey says:

        It is n’t just that we know what all the questions would be, but that would actually detract from what the night was about, and not just for Tom. I think it was a wise move.

    • platospopcorn says:

      Is it just me or is he looking hella ragged?

    • Va Va Kaboom says:

      I think I’m reading too much into Kimmel’s quip that some of the audience hadn’t eaten since Labor Day, but wasn’t that the day Tiddles officially announced the split?

      • SusanneToo says:

        I took it to mean dieting to fit into their red carpet outfits.

      • Va Va Kaboom says:

        Ok, thats how I interpreted it too. But then read the comments about how haggard Tom looks and wondered if the joke was more nuanced than I originally thought. {Sheepishly putting away my tinfoil now}

      • lilacflowers says:

        Tom looks jet-lagged from a very long flight and his hair is growing out but not grown out enough, so he slicks it back, which I think adds to the tired appearance.

        I interpreted Kimmel as referring to people dieting to fit into clothes too.

  12. Tiffany says:

    Okay, Louie Anderson was kind of adorable. He was genuinely happy. Good for him.

  13. annie says:

    Could Julia Louis Drefuss (sp?) manage to look more unhappy when the SNL ( brilliant but can’t remember her name ) won?!? It’s
    ok to share the spotlight w/ other brilliant woman Julia!!

    • Poisonous Lookalike says:

      I just saw a headline that her father died on Friday. That may contribute to her look…

    • lilacflowers says:

      Her father just died. She broke down in tears during her own acceptance speech. She also had issues with SNL being a rather sexist workplace when she was there.

    • Colette says:

      WOW so that’s the first thing you assume is that she is jealous because that’s the ONLY reason she isn’t smiling.Andre Braugher didn’t smile when Louis Anderson won but I never assumed he was jealous.

      • annie says:

        she had a similar response when Tina Fey won an Emmy several years ago so this isn’t the 1st time I’ve seen her look less than happy at others accomplishments. I’m a huge fan of Julis so it gives me no pleasure

      • Bridget says:

        What is she supposed to do, paste a huge smile on her face when she loses?

      • annie says:

        There’s a difference between a huge smile and an insincere clap and what Julia displayed! I understand she disappointed but to be so openly disgruntled smacks of entltlement

      • SusanneToo says:

        They weren’t in the same category. Kate won for Best Supporting in Comedy. Julia won for Lead in Comedy. She could have been thinking about her father when the camera caught her. Or maybe thinking of not so happy times on SNL. At any rate, she didn’t lose to Kate.
        Her co-star Anna Chlumsky(sp.)was in Supporting.

  14. Va Va Kaboom says:

    I can’t decide if the fake-bake Claire Danes is sporting is truly as atrocious as I’m making it out to be or if its the addition of a gold sequined dress (tri-breasted no less) and super blonde hair that makes it seem like a glaring red carpet “don’t”. What name would Crayola even give that shade, “My So-Called Tan”, perhaps?

  15. AmericanInOz says:

    I love Kerry’s Washingtons whole “look” but I’m not sure I would love the dress on anyone else but her and her pregnant belly.

  16. Spidey says:

    Laura Carmichael is wearing the most hideous dress.

  17. StormsMama says:

    John Mayer jamming the blues yes please
    (Ugh sorry)

  18. Spidey says:

    Susanne Bier has won best director

  19. TIFFANY says:

    Yay Regina King. And hella yay for Sterling K Brown. He has been ‘that guy’ forever and now people will know his name.

  20. Ally8 says:

    ‘After the violent rape of Sansa Stark in Season 5, “geek girl” blogger Tafkar produced a “Statistical Analysis of Rape in Game of Thrones”: rape acts in Game of Thrones the TV series: 50; rape victims in Game of Thrones: 29; rape acts in the A Song of Ice and Fire books by George Martin: 214; rape victims in ASOIAF: 117.’

    This whole Globe and Mail article is fantastic: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/television/how-has-rape-become-such-a-common-trope-of-television-drama/article31931181/

  21. AmericanInOz says:

    I really hope the Academy steps up to the plate regarding diversity because I’m pretty sure the gauntlet has been thrown down this year

  22. TIFFANY says:

    Woohoo Courtney B Vance!!!!

  23. Lahdidahbaby says:

    So Hiddles didn’t get it. We knew it, yeah?

  24. Nev says:

    Kerry Washington, Michelle Dockery and Paulsen look amazing so far!

  25. Camille says:

    I’m so happy Hiddlesdick lost, yay! :D

  26. Bonzo says:

    I’ve actually found myself cackling at various times during this show. I can’t remember the last time that’s happened… perhaps when Billy Crystal last hosted the Oscars.

    • Dara says:

      Yup. Plus the television folk run a tight ship, the show really moved along but still seemed to give everyone their moment in the spotlight without having to cut anyone off too badly. All the presenters seemed on their game too. I was ambivalent about Kimmel hosting, but I thought he killed it.

  27. Zinjojo says:

    Rami could not be more adorable!

  28. Veronica says:

    Kit should smile more. A man always looks more handsome with a smile on his face.

  29. lucy2 says:

    I was really happy with the wins this year. Lots of new talent, and some long underrated people finally getting recognized. Very happy for Sarah, Sterling, and Courtney for the OJ series, and for Sarah mentioning the victims in her speech. Also really thrilled for Tatiana.
    I felt so sad for Julia! I can’t imagine grieving a loss like that and having to go to such an event.
    It still has a long way to go, but TV is just light years ahead of film when it comes to pretty much all aspects of diversity.

    • Carmen says:

      Very pleased the OJ series won so many major awards but disgusted that “Bates Motel” and “Penny Dreadful” were shut out. They got robbed.

  30. Loo says:

    Television has actually started to give actors of color a chance at playing good and complex roles.

  31. Georgia says:

    Is OJ Simpson series that good?

    • Sixer says:

      It kinda depends what you mean by “good”.

      I found it to be very good – well-scripted, well-acted, well-paced, good production values. A very efficient factual drama.

      But I didn’t find it particularly compelling. As a Britisher, I’m quite used to shows like this – the BBC makes a lot of them. High quality and nothing to criticise at all. Just missing whatever ingredient makes a show magic and/or special and/or unforgettable. I was quite surprised to see that it was being seen as a shoo-in for so many Emmys.

      But I may have had this reaction because I am British and the OJ case doesn’t strike quite the same cultural chord as it does to many people stateside?

      • lilacflowers says:

        I felt the same way.

      • rosalee says:

        We are addicted to BBC, Acorn and other programming from New Zealand and France..excellent writing, fabulous plots, sublime acting..and everyone on the screen look like real humans. But..#CLONECLUB RULES..now that I have that out of my system..I don’t watch network shows it’s cable or programs available on Apple tv.

      • Sixer says:

        Oh, don’t get me wrong, rosalee.

        The BBC makes some great stuff, it really does. But it also does make a lot of stuff as I described above – more um… worthy than inspiring?

      • msd says:

        Yes, I was disappointed by it too, and I’m not American either. It’s well acted and well made but I think I expected something I don’t know … edgier, more unusual? It reminded me of classic network miniseries from the 80s. It’s still worth watching but don’t expect groundbreaking TV because you’ll be disappointed.