Michelle Williams won in a great, colorful Louis Vuitton at the Emmys

Michelle Williams attends The 71st Emmy Awards - Arrivals  in Los Angeles

Honestly, I love everything about Michelle Williams these days. I now see her as one of the best actresses of her generation, that’s how good she was in Fosse/Verdon. Her style has finally changed too – she dressed like a sophisticated woman in her 30s, as opposed to a Civil War ghost or her usual virgin-widow-bride style. Louis Vuitton does so many women dirty, but they really gave Michelle a great dress for the Emmys: it’s simple and beautiful and it suits her. The color is great on her too.

Michelle ended up winning the Best Actress Emmy for the Fosse/Verdon miniseries. Well-deserved, again – she was phenomenal in it. In her speech, Michelle spoke about how she received equal pay and equal respect at every part of the production:

Great speech. Her date was her BFF Busy Philipps too:

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Emmy Awards 2019 Press Room

Props to Lin-Manuel Miranda for producing Fosse/Verdon and for recognizing that to tell the story of Bob Fosse, they needed to tell the story of Gwen Verdon.

Emmy Awards 2019 Arrivals

Here’s Leslie Bibb & Sam Rockwell – Rockwell was sort of robbed of the Emmy for playing Bob Fosse so brilliantly, but it all evens out – I did not think he deserved the Oscar a few years back, so there. Leslie is in Georges Hobeika. Super-blah.

Emmy Awards 2019 Arrivals

And finally, the other piece of the Fosse/Verdon puzzle: Margaret Qualley, who was also excellent in it. She wore this plain AF Chanel gown. Blah.

Emmy Awards 2019 Arrivals

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  1. Caity says:

    Her speech was wonderful, and it was obvious she’d done her homework about pay inequality. Her dress is lovely too

    • bananapanda says:

      Done her homework?! She was the most famous VICTIM of it. She’s been down to DC to testify in front of Congress about gender pay. She’s the reason women are dropping their agents (who really really fell down on the job for decades).

      It’s perfect that she’s getting recognition for this project – which restores and celebrates Gwen Verdon, a woman seriously done wrong by Fosse and the wider Hollywood community.

  2. Bex says:

    Michelle looked great and her speech was wonderful and it’s important to highlight pay inequity as she did, especially for WOC…and then she went backstage and spoke about how all her accolades hadn’t translated into financial security as if she hasn’t owned a multi million dollar NYC townhouse for years. I like her a lot but come on.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Owning a home doesn’t equal financial security. Im sure she is comfortable and can afford her mortgage but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have to continue to work in order to do so. She’s not making the kind of money her male counterparts are who can afford to maybe take a year off. Michelle has worked consistently and regularly and I suspect that is because of that very fact. She has spoken about making sure she has money set aside for Matilda’s college as well as her own retirement. Which I think is more what she was talking about in regards to financial security

      • Bex says:

        She is more than ‘comfortable’ to be able to afford a $3million+ home. Does she have to work constantly to sustain that sort of lifestyle? Probably (though she’s also said herself she hasn’t taken on anything since Fosse/Verdon because nothing she’s read has matched it artistically, so she’s not exactly rushing to find the next job for financial purposes as you suggest). Does she have to work constantly in order to live fairly well or save some money for retirement? Unless she’s horrifically bad at financial management, no. Of course she deserves to be paid what she’s worth, but it was tone deaf to follow up that speech with these backstage comments where she conveniently fails to acknowledge she’s part of the 1%. Wealth hoarding has a massively detrimental impact on the WOC Michelle pointed to in her speech who don’t get equally paid for teaching or social work or whatever else so I roll my eyes hard when feminists fighting for pay parity center rich white women getting richer. I think her intentions are good but it was a very privileged thing to say. It’s not impossible to strike a balance when advocating- Amy Adams has handled the subject gracefully in the past.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @Bex Just to give you a little background. Im a black woman. So I don’t need to be lectured on income inequality for WOC. I live it. My mother lived it and her mother lived it. The racial wealth gap is real and is only getting worse. The median net worth of black people in this country was only 9.5% of whites.

  3. JAC says:

    This was THE look of the night. Everything looks.just perfect. Best dress on the red carpet.

  4. Lisa says:

    Michelle looked great.

  5. Escondista says:

    Not feeling Michelle’s hair color but I AM feeling her messaging. She’s passionate about women’s rights and always has been.

  6. Jessica says:

    Lin-Manuel could not look any hotter if he tried. My God in heaven.

  7. Jess says:

    Loved michelle’s speech and her dress. And she was incredible as Gwen Verdon. She definitely deserved the Emmy.

    • Doglas23 says:

      She was amazing last night and as Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon. She definitely deserved the Emmy. I do feel bad for Amy Adams as I wish Sharp Objects was up for last years Emmy’s. This was a tough category and Amy killed it in that brilliant limited series. I still am haunted by the bathtub, body mutilation reveal scene and her discovering her sister was always the killer. All of the ladies in this category were terrific, it’s like a Jackson Pollack competing against Renoir (how can you really compare which one is better since they are so different?)!

  8. Starkiller says:

    Michell really needs to stand up straight or she’s going to have a humpback by the time she’s 40.

    That woman with Sam rockwell was so embarrassing on the red carpet, she kept interrupting the interviewer, she wouldn’t shut up, he kept trying to lead her away, he was so clearly humiliated, I felt so bad for him.

    • Tiffany says:

      That woman is Leslie Bibb who is a wonderful actress herself and those two have been together for well over a decade so I think Leslie is okay and Sam is as well.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “wonderful” may be a bit of a stretch. she’s OK. if she were “wonderful”, she’d be getting more and better parts. I think her most well known roles are the reporter that Tony Stark seduces in Iron Man, and Ricky Bobby’s wife in Talladega Nights.

        neither are really career-making roles.

        she looks much better as a blond.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @whatWHAT? Lol. That’s not how the industry works. There are tons of wonderful actors who don’t get a lot of work. Leslie Bibb has been around a long time and she IS a great actress. And those are NOT her most well known roles. Perhaps those are only the roles you know her in. A simple Google search could have helped with this. She did mostly TV since beginning her career and she will always be known to me as Brooke McQueen in Popular.

      • lucy2 says:

        I always liked Leslie and have been surprised she doesn’t work more. Looks like she’s done a bunch of series that were 1 season and done lately.

      • sammiches says:

        God, I used to love Popular SO MUCH.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        oh, is that “not how the industry works”? thanks for ‘splaining to me. not that I have intimate knowledge or anything.

        I realize that there are a lot of good actors that don’t get a lot of good work.

        however…she has connections. and she’s got an A-list husband.

        she has had work in good movies and blockbuster movies, and yet she has failed to move past supportive (albeit sometimes memorable and funny) roles. she doesn’t suck, but she’s not “wonderful”, IMO. and I’m aware of google. there’s an even better source for entertainment information, IMDB. that’s what I use, and I haven’t heard of much of her work outside the two movies I’ve mentioned. “Popular”? I had never heard of it. But, LO AND BEHOLD, I NOW KNOW OF IT, thanks to IMDB.

        a two-season show from a no-longer-existing-network where she was the biggest name? now I know why I had never heard of it. if that’s how YOU know her and remember her fondly, OK. but that doesn’t make her a “wonderful” actress.

    • MrsBanjo says:

      Considering she’s 39, that’s a lot of hunching she’d have to do to get a humpback by next year.

  9. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I love Michelle Williams but I wish Amy Adams had won this. But Michelle’s speech was AMAZING.

  10. Jessica says:

    Michelle is such a wet blanket. She’s depressing. Can she have some emotion / happiness … ever?

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Last time I checked being choked up/almost crying IS an emotion.

    • Cay says:

      Aren’t we past the time when we tell women to smile more? She’s a serious person, not effusive and bubbly. There’s nothing wrong with that. Not all women have to pretend to light up a room when they enter it and act like they are the center of attention (cough – Kristen Bell -cough). Just let her be who she is and accept that she’s a confident, talented woman, who may also be an introvert.

  11. SM says:

    Michelle looks great. Love the dress. Busy looks like scrambled eggs, burned and dropped on the floor. This dress is such a disservice to such a beautiful woman. The colour of her skin and dress together look like a car crash.

  12. Jane says:

    She was FABULOUS in Fosse Verdon. I wanted her to win so badly.

    • Bella Bella says:

      She was incredible as Gwen Verdon. And Sam Rockwell was brilliant as well. I wish there could have been a tie in his category. I mean, there were times when he embodied Fosse so well in voice and body, it was like he was channeling him.