Viola Davis rocked silver sneakers when she was presenting and it was everything


One of my favorite presenting moments last night was seeing Viola Davis walking across the stage in silver platform sneakers like it was no big deal. I spent 10 minutes looking through Amazon and eBay for silver sneakers after that! I’m going to treat myself to some high top Reeboks when this week is over. I tweeted video of Viola strutting across the stage and Kaiser told me that she always walks like that. You don’t have to be all girly to be sexy as hell!

Embed from Getty Images

Viola worked a black and white Alberta Ferretti gown with a pointed bustline and a single draped shoulder. I really like the way the white fabric overlaps and comes up the side to make a one shoulder gown. Viola and her husband Julius are goals. They’ve been together 16 years! Viola was nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama, which went to Jodie Comer. Viola already has an Emmy, two Tonys and an Oscar!


Catherine O’Hara was also in black and white, in a checkerboard Greta Constantine dress. (Update: Thanks Crowhood for pointing out that this is a nod to her Schitt’s Creek character, who loves black and white looks.) Catherine was nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy, which went to Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag. Last night marked the first time Schitt’s Creek was Emmy nominated and all the cast attended together.

Embed from Getty Images

Embed from Getty Images

Presenter Naomi Watts was gorgeous in a black Dior ballgown with a belt and bustier bodice. I love the netting on this and the way the velvet belt is looped over itself. Remember when Naomi was Liev Schreiber’s plus one back when they were together and he was nominated all the time for Ray Donovan? She doesn’t get enough credit for keeping her business tight. There were rumors that their split was messy behind the scenes but we barely heard anything about it.



Kristen Bell was also in Dior, in an intricately beaded multi-color dress with stripes. The front looks like a dickie and I don’t like it. Also, she’s looking a bit altered and I hope it settles for her. Kristen presented with her former House of Lies costar, Don Cheadle, and they joked about how Don hasn’t won an Emmy or an Oscar. A few months ago I got confused and wrote that he’d won one for Hotel Rwanda, but that was wrong!



Kristen’s costar Jameela Jamil was in light blue Monique Lhuillier. I heard the E! commentators say that this was one of the big colors last night and it’s true we did see a few women in this color. Jameela said that she insists on doing her own makeup for The Good Place and on the red carpet, which explains some of her past looks. She does look great here though.



Photos credit: WENN and Getty

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

39 Responses to “Viola Davis rocked silver sneakers when she was presenting and it was everything”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Cindy says:

    Not a fan of the dress but that color looks gorgeous on Jameela.

    • EveV says:

      I agree that the color looks beautiful on Jameela but the dress is draped in a way that makes her look like she’s in the middle of getting undressed. Not a fan of it, overall. I also don’t like the lip color with that dress.
      Catherine’s hair is a little too light, imo, but I’m such a big fan of her on Schitt’s Creek that she can do no wrong for me.
      With a few minor tweaks, I think Kristen Bell’s dress could have been a knock out but as it is now, I don’t like it or the way it looks on her, very much.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      Yeah, I’m torn. It’s a great colour, but the cut makes it look like Jameela is about to fall out of the top of her dress. But then again, she’s so gorgeous that she looks great nearly falling out the top of her dress.

  2. Seraphina says:

    Every one looks great except the last two ladies. They need help with the boob area. I feel this is a theme lately: making the chest look droopy and exposed. And it does not flatter at all.

    Viola looks awesome. And I love her hair!

    • Diana says:

      Yes… she is millimeters away from a wardrobe malfunction. I actually think it is happening on her left boob! *our right*

      • Seraphina says:

        Ive looked online at other pics too. Just sad to see the chest area look neglected. And I think I spotted a half nipple peeking out on one lady.

    • Elisa says:

      Her boob area is a tragedy. Every time I see outfits like her’s I wonder:
      a) what do they see when they look in the mirror?
      b) do they have no friends / managers etc.?

  3. ichsi says:

    Viola looks fantastic, Jameela does as well but also like she’s a minute away from a wardrobe malfunction.

  4. aiobhan targaryen says:

    I like the color of Jameela’s dress but that is it. It looks too big and unshapely on her. She has worn much prettier dresses.

    I love the fit and styling on Viola. I missed her walking but I am sure it was as glorious as it always is.

    Not sure why Naomi was there because I skimmed this article. She does look good here. Classic dress , classic styling. I have no problems with her look here.

    Not really sold on Kristen’s dress though. Not really sure what it is about the dress as it is well constructed and I do like the beading. I do like that she has been consistently putting in the effort to look good on the red carpet.

  5. Erinn says:

    Viola is just amazing, no matter what she wears or does. She’s just someone who has SO much charisma.

    I actually like Kristen’s dress. It’s different for sure, but I think she pulls it off. I didn’t really think she’d tweaked anything, but maybe I’m just not good at spotting work. It just seems strange if she’d gotten work done to leave her eyes with natural lines.

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t notice any tweaking either, I think it might just be the hairstyle making her look a little different? I don’t care for the dress so much myself, but the work on it is interesting.

  6. CommentingBunny says:

    Viola’s hair is beyond gorgeous. Love every single thing about her look (and her)!

  7. CROWHOOD says:

    Catherine Ohara was wearing a nod to Moira Rose! I was So sad to see her other nominees because she absolutely deserves an Emmy for her Moira but Fleabag is the best show I have Ever seen. Maybe next year for their final season!

    • Celebitchy says:

      My bad I will update that. I only saw the first episode of Schitt’s Creek.

      • CROWHOOD says:

        No problem! The first few episodes are
        Kind of cheesy and banal but I encourage You to power through- it’s an excellent show.

      • Erinn says:

        I only watched one I think, as well. But everyone around me tells me how amazing it is, so I think I’m going to power through the first couple and see how it goes.

  8. Chaine says:

    Kristen looks fabulous, such a unique dress, but face is just a wee bit less animated than it should be so I do agree she maybe had a little something done but not sure what? Love her earrings.

  9. Esmom says:

    Viola looks amazing, just perfect. Same with Naomi. She’s looked better ever since her divorce and I swear she doesn’t age.

    And here’s a piece of vintage celeb news I was thinking about last night — remember when she was with Heath Ledger? They seemed sweet together.

    I think Kristen looks really good, too. Classic and mod at the same time.

  10. Aven Sharp says:

    Am I the only one who sees the beaded chest piece with the flowers at the bottom and the fringe as an appropriation of Native American beadwork?

    • Cay says:

      I thought that too.

      • DebS says:

        “So much of what I do with Kristen is try and find brands that speak to her socially conscious side,” Chavez told InStyle via email. “This collection showed in Marrakech and was, in essence, a love letter from Dior to Morocco. It featured local artisans, encouraged multi-nationalism, and was developed by the house’s first female creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri. “- from her stylist to InStyle magazine

  11. Louisa says:

    I actually like Kristen’s dress…

    • megs283 says:

      I looovveeeeeee it!!!! It’s gorgeous, different, and intricate. I can’t imagine how much it would cost, assuming it is actually beaded the whole way down.

  12. Manda says:

    Schitts’ Creek is such a good show. It’s always so funny and has such moments of sweetness. Everyone should watch it for the cover of Tina Turner’s Your Simply The Best. I had tears!

    I also loved Fleabag, but it’s darker and sometimes left me feeling a bit down. But maybe I’m too sensitive.

    Both are wonderful shows.

    • CROWHOOD says:

      I agree. both comedies but in such different ways. I am a huge Catherine Ohara fan and think she absolutely is the best part of Schitts Creek but Fleabag is probably the best written and deeply moving shows I have Ever seen. An overwhelming volume of female talent- the best problem to have!

    • lucy2 says:

      Schitt’s Creek is more sweet than funny to me, though Catherine is hilarious in it. Moira and her wigs!
      I LOVED Fleabag, I watched both seasons in like a day. I’m excited to see what she’s going to do next. She had a great night, and it’s well deserved!

  13. Starkiller says:

    Viola and Naomi both look stunning, as always.

    Jameela could wear a potato sack and still look stunning, and her gown is beautiful, but I wish it fit her better—she looks like she is squeezing her right arm against her torso for dear life to keep the top from falling off. Also kind of disappointed she didn’t bring her sexy AF boyfriend along.

    • lucy2 says:

      I hate the fit of Jameel’s, it looks like they put it on her wrong or something. So awkward! I’m also not a huge fan of that minty green but it does look good on her.

      Viola is stunning, I love her dress, and the Schitt’s Creek ladies look excellent as well.

  14. morningjacket says:

    My hubs was watching the Emmy’s last night and had many things to say about human faces seeming a bit off due to the variety of cosmetic alterations folks may (or, I suppose, may not) have had. He is a creative director for a major brand and conducts photoshoots in LA, and his overwhelming complaint about the LA/Hollywood culture is that humans there no longer seem human. Yesterday he specifically referenced the trend for artificially enhanced derrieres. This is obviously a complicated issue; we should all exercise our agency to do what we want to do to feel good about ourselves, but I worry that caveat is a bit of false equivalency because much of how we feel is the result of unrealistic standards set by an industry incredibly out of touch with the day-to-day lives of the human population at large. Kristen Bell is so delightful, and part of me mourns that she–or any other–person feels a need, whether the locus is internal or external, to manipulate her face, but who am I? I worry about my weight all the time despite being a healthy weight/having excellent blood pressure and resting heart rate, etc. It’s a bog to wade through, all of these conflicting feelings about cosmetic alterations, body image, and the fear of the inevitability of aging. I often wonder if alterations and enhancements and unnatural aging will become the absolute norm for the human population. Sometimes I watch movies from decades past and marvel at the fact that people had human colored teeth, and sometimes imperfect bites. I have human colored teeth. Is that weird?

    • Life is Cheese says:

      Morningjacket, you aren’t weird. I love watching British shows and seeing real teeth, not blinding-white identical chicklet teeth. And every time I see gray hair or wrinkles on actresses I get happy.

    • Tosca says:

      I’m with you. Human-colored teeth are so much better. Those bright white smiles are so weird and distracting!

      And I agree with your sentiment – will all people start looking like weird art creations instead of humans? Probably.

  15. Astrid says:

    I really like Viola’s dress. And she looks awesome in it. Such a zest for life look. This is the first time in a while that I’m coveting something a star is wearing.

  16. Rocķy says:

    That lipstick colour on the last one. Am I the only one who can’t see anything else?

  17. shells_bells says:

    Schitt’s Creek is SO good. I love it so much and would love to have seen Catherine win. But I haven’t seen Fleabag yet… I’ve been meaning to but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

  18. CuriousCole says:

    Kristen’s was one of my favorite looks last night! The dress was beautiful and so different from everyone else’s (although I wish the bust had been executed differently) and the styling/accessories were perfect.

  19. Bread and Circuses says:

    I loooove Viola and Catherine’s black and white dresses. So striking in totally different ways!

  20. Maple says:

    I love that Jameela is showing the stretch marks on her breasts. Stuff like this has changed the relationship I have with my body and I’m so appreciative of these small acts.