Regina King in Jason Wu at the Emmys: lovely and understated?

Regina King wasn’t nominated for an Emmy this year, which was surprising. It seems like she’s nominated for something every year! She has three Emmys, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Critics Choice Award and more. She presented this year and was in Jason Wu, in that light blue/green solid color which seemed to be trending. I love the unique details on this gown, like the overlapping gathered fabric at the waist, the ribbon harness and the tiny butterfly appliques at the neck. Her styling is so pretty too.


Nominee Betty Gilpin was also in Jason Wu, in a black strapless gown with silver polka dots and a tulle overlay. She said during her E! interview that she went to the same high school as Jason, which is cool.
She’s 33 and he’s 36 so they may have run into each other. She was very self deprecating on the red carpet, which is how she is in most interviews. The dress was pretty enough and she looked great in it, but her makeup was a little muted for a televised event.

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Christina Applegate was in a gray-blue Vera Wang with sheer overlay and a layer of tiny ruffles at the waist and neck. This is a bit complicated for my taste but it’s not bad. She was nominated for Dead to Me, a highly bingeable Netflix series co-starring Linda Cardellini. They’re filming the second season now.



Nominee Laverne Cox was in a huge ruffled and tiered Monsoori gown in lilac and black. This reminds me of something Rihanna would wear and also pull off. She brought ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio as her date to raise awareness for the Supreme Court hearing on October 8th on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the rescinding of which would make it legal to discriminate in the workplace. More on that here.



Nominee Anna Chlumsky was so pretty in an abstract print teal and pink J. Mendel gown. This dress was unique and I found it striking.

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  1. minx says:

    Oh I love Regina’s dress, hair, everything. She carries herself so well.

  2. Carol says:

    Loving the color of Regina King’s Dress and everything about it but the ribbons up the shoulders – makes me think of a back brace in disguise. Anna’s hair doesn’t match her dress IMO; I like both separately, but not together. Betty needed a good lipstick, but otherwise looks great. Christina and Laverne – bless their hearts.

    • ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

      I like the ribbons, but thought the butterfly appliqués a bit too much into twee land.

      • Eliza says:

        I think the brace takes away from the twee. So it balanced out. Without either it would have been a pretty, but plain, dress. It’s more interesting as is. It grew on me a lot

  3. Erinn says:

    Oh wow. I actually like a lot of the fashion here. Regina is a stunner. I’m not sure about the shoulder ribbons – I get what the point of them was, but it just throws it off a little bit. But overall, a really beautiful gown.

    Betty’s gown was really fun too – but I agree with Carol who posted above – a good lipstick could have helped it. I love the dress though – it’s beautiful.

    I love the colors of Laverne’s gown as well, but I’m not in love with the shape.

    Anna’s is really striking as well – it looks like she absolutely loves it too, which makes it seem a lot more fun.

  4. Josephine says:

    I would not have known that was Christina Applegate.

  5. Tiffany says:

    There is already talk that Regina is the best thing about Watchman so we should see her next year as a nominee.

  6. Jessica says:

    Wow… ah, what did Christina do to her face? I didn’t recognize her. She looks at least a decade older than her true age. She’s a Botox/filler don’t. So sad.

  7. Renee says:

    Regina King for the win! She looked gorgeous.

  8. Faithmobile says:

    Google Betty Gilpin interviews. She is an actress who is far more interesting than any character she plays. Dead to me may be binge-able but it had me in tears straight off, so I moved on.

  9. lucy2 says:

    I like all of these except for Christina’s.
    I LOVE Regina’s whole look, and her hair looks especially great. Does she have a show currently airing? I hope she always has her pick of great material, she’s a phenomenal actress.
    Laverne’s dress would not be good on most, but she pulls it off well, and always looks gorgeous.
    Anna’s is fun and different, I like it!

    I really love Betty’s dress, with the stars sparkling on it and trailing off. I do agree a bit more pop of makeup would have been good on her. She’s so great on GLOW, I really love where they’ve taken her character.

    • Doglas23 says:

      Regina is starting on HBO’s Watchmen series which is coming up I think early October. She’s gonna be amazing in it!

  10. WTF says:

    Wow, Christina Applegate looks weird. I wouldn’t have recognized her. And that dress isn’t doing her boobs any favors…..