The ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ cast pretended it was 2021 already

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The Emmys this year was a real mixed bag. I think nominees enjoyed chilling at home while they waited for their categories to come up. A few casts chose to hang out together to await the results, like the Schitt’s Creek cast and, inexplicably, half the Friends cast to represent The Morning Show. Maybe that was because the other half of The Morning Show, Reese Witherspoon, was in her own front yard with her show, Little Fires Everywhere. Reese and co-star, Kerry Washington, hosted their own party on the same night of the Emmys, only it wasn’t an Emmy party. The ladies decided to host a New Years Eve party because, like the rest of the world, they’ve had it with 2020.

Like many of us, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington are done with 2020.

The Little Fires Everywhere costars took in Sunday night’s virtual Emmy Awards from a backyard gathering with a New Year’s Eve theme, complete with sparkly sunglasses, champagne flutes and hats.

When host Jimmy Kimmel asked why, Witherspoon, 44, said, “Well, cause we’re ready for this year to be over.”

“You can do that? You could just end the year?” Kimmel asked.
“Well, yeah, I mean, we’re Emmy-nominated television producers,” Witherspoon joked, before Washington, 43, began a 10-second countdown to 2021.

[From People]

Like most bits, it wasn’t especially funny (you can see the clip below), but it was cute. The show was only nominated in two categories, Outstanding Limited Series and Kerry got a nod for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. They lost both, which wasn’t too much of a surprise, so the NYE angle to their gathering was a fun way to handle it. To their credit, the ladies seem to be having a good time with it. Reese looked on the bright side of not receiving any acting nomination for any of her shows this season by focusing on the positive, like her especially short Emmy commute. Neither let a virtual celebration stop them from pulling out the fashion stops, all of which are posted below. Kerry’s “Red Carpet’” floral Oscar de la Renta gown was delightful and I loved how her sleek bob really showed off her Monica Vivander earrings. For the NYEmmy party, Kerry slipped into a Dolce and Gabbana leopard print gown that she paired with Chopard emeralds. I’d give my eye teeth for either pair of earrings. Reese wore a LBD by Nicolas Ghesquiere from Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2020.

I really liked the Little Fires Everywhere adaption and I loved the book. I did think it was some of the best range I’ve seen from Reese. Kerry was excellent but I’ve always found her a versatile actor. I thought the series deserved more recognition but it was a very tough year because there was just a lot of great television. So I’m happy the show was recognized and I’m really glad the co-producers celebrated the victory of having turned out some quality programming. I know there’s talk of a sequel so maybe they’ll be back for another NYEmmy’s Party.

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  1. Darla says:

    Such a cute idea! I love it. I both long for and dread 2021. In my life, I’ve never had less of a clue what the next year will look like.

  2. Ohlala says:

    I ve absolutely no idea what next week will look like nevermind next year 😂😷
    It will be a looong winter…

  3. EMc says:

    I LOVE both of Kerry’s dresses so much!

  4. Snowslow says:

    What? I couldn’t keep on watching LFE because of Washington’s smell the fart acting. I was told here to give it another go but it was really painful to believe people were drawn to a character that has the same face of disgust all the time.
    It’s a shame because I love the premise and although Witherspoon has a way of always playing the same character, a little bit like Laura Dern, she nailed the scene when the two main characters get together in their house and she goes off on an introspective monologue. That scene is everything. But the one just before didn’t make sense to me – the conversation was so weird I don’t even remember what the group was discussing: abortion? It was non-sensical so it was the moment I let go of the series despite the monologue. I kept imagine Issa Rae doing the role, or Viola Davies, Regina King… Oh King would have been marvellous.

    • LeonsMomma says:

      Agree. Kerry is a better actress than what she did in LFE (agree with the smelling something bad face). I am blaming it on bad direction.

      Love all the dresses they are wearing!

  5. Lucy2 says:

    I love Kerry’s floral dress!
    Cute idea. I too am ready for 2020 to be done.

  6. Case says:

    I sincerely hope 2021 is all we want it to be. We’re putting a lot of pressure on next year. Which we probably should’ve learned not to do after this godforsaken year, even though “2020” held the promise of a new decade, new goals, and a futuristic world.

    But god, this crap has to get better eventually.

  7. Mina_Esq says:

    I love that Reese is still all in on Beyoncé with that Ace of Spades bottle clearly visible in the shot :)

  8. Renee says:

    I loved Little Fires Everywhere. The acting by everyone (including all of the kids) was excellent.