Julia Louis-Dreyfus was in gold but didn’t make Emmys history last night

Veep didn’t take home any Emmys for its seventh and final season. It’s been nominated 59 times and has 17 wins, so I’m sure they’re not broken up about it at all. When the cast presented on stage Julia deadpanned that she thought she was supposed to present alone, which was awesome. Then when she presented with Tony Hale they joked about her loss while they were both in character and I loved it. Julia didn’t beat Cloris Leachman’s record for most acting Emmys but she has plenty of time. I’m sure she’ll get another starring role on a series, whether it’s cable or streaming.

Julia was in gold sequin Oscar de la Renta. She often plays it safe with her fashion so I loved to see her vamping it up. The color could have been a little bolder, but that’s minor. In her two purple carpet interviews, on E! and Fox, Julia admitted that she was nervous. You couldn’t tell at all when she was on stage. She’s such a seasoned actress.


Presenter and nominee Amy Poehler was also in gold, in a Greta Constantine jumpsuit with a black tie. I enjoyed seeing the pants and jumpsuits at the Emmys, but this is cut oddly. I like the top thought and think it would work separately with cigarette pants. Also she overaccessorized.



Nominee Natasha Lyonne was in a Gucci gold lamé look that just covered her head to toe. I might like this gown if the top wasn’t so fussy. It doesn’t need bishop sleeves AND a giant dippy bow. Also, I didn’t realize that Amy Poehler was a co-writer on Russian Doll, which was robbed. At least it got nominated in several categories. So many people gave up on that show after the first episode as the dialogue was too smarty pants, but I stuck with it on Hecate’s recommendation and am so glad I did.

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  1. mint says:

    I think gold washes Julia out. A bright lipstick would have been nice

  2. Seraphina says:

    I like them. They remind me of my Golden Dreams Barbie from the 80s. Shiny gold and very 80s. But the actress in the last photo looks rough. Not a good look.

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      I have that childhood memory effect regarding the red pink combi in the other post. So many emotions! I didn’t even know there were golden barbies though (hello from europe). I would have loved to have one and will be off to google them now!

  3. ichsi says:

    Russian Doll wasn’t robbed, it was up against Fleabag which was equally brilliant but has finished its run and therefore has no other opportunities to win. I absolutely loved the writing on RD and I pity the people who thought it was too smarty pants and their attention spans. Also I love Amy’s outfit, it’s like an eff you to sleazy male producers.

    • stormsmama says:

      “So many people gave up on that show after the first episode as the dialogue was too smarty pants, but I stuck with it on Hecate’s recommendation and am so glad I did.”
      my husband says it takes 4 episodes to really get hooked

      i started watching it but honestly was put off by all the smoking
      lol @ischi saying “I pity the people who thought it was too smarty pants and their attention spans.” I don’t need your pity. there are plenty of great shows. maybe i will revisit it. But i do not enjoy watching smoking…to me, it is a gross unhealthy habit and I wish it weren’t glamorized. No pity necessary thank you very much

      • Jerusha says:

        Don’t blame you. I could tolerate the smoking in Grantchester because it was set in the fifties when you even saw ads with doctors(or actors dressed as doctors)saying, “low tar, better for you.”
        Also, there’s too much good stuff out there to even have time to sleep, bathe, read a book, take a walk, whatever. I just got The Good Fight 3 from my library, so it’s next up for me. Such a great show, cast, writing, everything.

      • Whitecat says:

        I feel you. As a former smoker, this show was so uncomfortable to watch lol and i only lasted an episode. I may try again but there isn’t any urgency for me to do so.

    • Mo says:

      I found myself chanting “Fleabag, Fleabag” when they announced it, and then went “I’d be happy with Russian Doll” when it came along.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    JLD always looks great.
    I kind of like Amy’s, but the pants are too long to me. don’t care for Natasha’s .

  5. Chaine says:

    Omg 😮Natasha terrible getup! That is some Golden Girls go to Atlantic City wear there.

  6. Kalypso says:

    I came for the gushing over Phoebe Waller-Bridge, that utter goddess, and her exquisite Fleabag…. and NOTHING?! Where is my PWB? She looked absolutely stunning last night!

    • Louisa says:

      PWB and Fleabag’s are combined with Jodie Comer’s post!

      • Kalypso says:

        @Louisa Thank you for directing me at Phoebe, you may just have saved my day! My bad for trying to catch up on all the excitement on my mobile on a train I guess.

  7. Lena says:

    I can’t imagine the huge uproar if Russian doll won over Fleabag. No comparison and we’re lucky it didn’t.

  8. Jessie says:

    Too “smarty pants”. What a backhanded insult. I watched all of RD, and while I like and prefer intelligently written shows, I thought RD was horrible. I kept waiting for that moment when it all comes together for a purpose or at least a point because I love Natasha and almost everything she does. When it ended I was left feeling absolutely nothing. It’s dark and I guess a little edgy, but it’s missing the entire plot.

  9. Sof says:

    Natasha is wearing something her character would wear!
    I just finished watching Russian Doll, it took me a long time but I liked it.

  10. Louise177 says:

    Julia looked great. I haven’t seen Fleabag so surprised she lost. Especially for the final season. Veep was one of the few shows to never lose steam and ended great.

    Amy looks a mess. I would like Natasha’s dress more if the bow wasn’t so big.

    • Jerusha says:

      I haven’t seen Fleabag so can’t compare their performances, but it’s hard to imagine anyone better than Julia’s performance as Selina.

    • Mo says:

      If you saw Fleabag, you wouldn’t be surprised. It’s comedy which is incredibly funny and completely from a woman’s understanding and perspective. Love Veep, but it is a man’s show with a woman slotted into the lead.

      • Carol says:

        Yep. Fleabag and Phoebe were deserving of the wins. Loved Veep though. I think Fleabag is my new favorite show now that Veep’s over. BTW – JLD looked older than ever. Her body and dress were terrific though. She is always one of the better dressed in these kinds of shows.

      • Mo says:

        Coming back because I realized that I was missing something that was so different about Fleabag (and Russian Doll). There was a sense of hope that the characters could change for the better. They were foul mouthed, treated people badly, but it rejected the cynicism of Veep-style comedies. Characters were valued for when they reached beyond themselves and made sincere attempts to be better human beings. One of the underrated points of watching Fleabag is that the first season was meant to be standalone. But then the second season came along and Fleabag has grown from the first season. She is a better human being. Her cafe is doing better and she has provided a safe haven for the weirdos of her neighborhood.

        Fleabag won because it is finding a new way for comedy, neither the mawkishness of the standard sitcom, nor the nastiness of the “we’re horrible humans and anyone who thinks there is any other valid possibility is a fool” half hours. Let’s see who else can take this further.

  11. Charfromdarock says:

    I love JLD’s earrings!