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My Latest Obsession: The Emmy’s

Emmy Awards

Emmy Awards

As I write this, the Red Carpet programming for The Emmy’s just started. While there are times when I just can’t make it through a full show without turning the channel and seeing what else is on (although this greatly depends on who is hosting and how invested I am with the medium that is receiving awards),  I LOVE watching the red carpet arrivals. I’ve fantasized about what it would be like to get ready for the show, the excitement of picking out a dress, selecting the shoes, draping myself in jewelry, sliding into a limo and then waving to the crowds (thank you to Rachel Zoe for letting me live part of this fantasy out by watching your show).

There will be plenty of coverage all over M.I.S.S. and the internets about who wore what, who looked the best and who looked the worst, but I thought it would be fun to do something a little different for this week’s column. Since there’s no doubt that I obsess over Red Carpet fashion, and since the winners of the Emmy’s won’t be announced for a couple of hours yet, let’s pick some winners based on the fashion of the show that is nominated (major categories only). I think those wardrobe peeps deserve some love for all of their hard work. Since we’re only reviewing a few categories, I will stay away from picking Mad Men to win every category (although that’s very hard to do!), so I’ll spread the love around to as many shows as possible. And the nominees are:

Outstanding Comedy Series:

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • Nurse Jackie
  • The Office
  • 30 Rock

The M.I.S.S. Fashion Emmy goes to: Glee. This one falls into the “no brainer” category. If you need any proof, go watch the Lady Gaga episode. Sue’s tracksuit is brilliant. Enough said.

Outstanding Drama Series:

  • Breaking Bad
  • Dexter
  • The Good Wife
  • Lost
  • Mad Men
  • True Blood

The M.I.S.S. Fashion Emmy goes to: Mad Men. I wrote a whole column a couple of weeks ago on how much I love this show and would love to live that world, so it should come as no surprise that the show is at the top of my list. It’s not often that you see a show where the men look just as amazing as the women in the show. I can’t wait to see how the fashion trends affect the characters as we march toward the end of the 60s.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
  • Steve Carell (The Office)
  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
  • Matthew Morrison (Glee)
  • Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory)
  • Tony Shalhoub (Monk)

The M.I.S.S. Fashion Emmy goes to: Jim Parsons. This one was a little tough for me. I love a man in a suit, so Baldwin was the initial favorite. I adore Matthew Morrison, but the cast of Glee already won, so he’s out. Jim Parsons sort of snuck up on me, but his geek chic won me over. I think it had a lot to do with him wearing a star sapphire lantern shirt (from the Green Lantern Blackest Night series) during an episode. The geek in me just can’t resist!

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Dramatic Series:

  • Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)
  • Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
  • Matthew Fox (Lost)
  • Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
  • Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
  • Hugh Laurie (House M.D.)

The M.I.S.S. Fashion Emmy goes to: Michael C. Hall. Have you seen how this man fills out a shirt? If I’m a sucker for a man in a suit, a man in a button-down (or a henley, or a tee) comes in a pretty close second. Bravo to the costume design team for the distraction of clothing, because how many serial killers do you know that look that good?

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

  • Toni Collette (United States of Tara)
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine)
  • Lea Michelle (Glee)
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

The M.I.S.S. Fashion Emmy goes to: Tina Fey. No, Fey’s costuming in the show doesn’t have the glamor of Betty Draper, and it wouldn’t necessarily make anyone’s best dressed list, but there is a comfort to her clothes that I just love. Oh, and being a gal who wears glasses myself, Fey’s inclusion of them instead of having Liz wear contacts gets my vote.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Dramatic Series:

  • Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)
  • Glenn Close (Damages)
  • Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit)
  • January Jones (Mad Men)
  • Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
  • Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

The M.I.S.S. Fashion Emmy goes to: Julianna Margulies. I think the costume designers do a fantastic job of showing how the scandal that Alicia Florrick is living through affects everything in her life, including her wardrobe. Sure, she’s a lawyer and has to be buttoned up, but she’s usually wears blacks, dark colors or grays. Not that I’m complaining! You’d find the same colors in my wardrobe and I didn’t live through a scandal. I love her coats and the tailoring on her suits (classic lines get me every time).

So, did my choices match yours? Hope you enjoyed the Emmy’s and we’ll do it all again for the Academy Awards!

Note: Next week, I will be enjoying a much needed vacation, so My Latest Obsession will be taking a break as well. Will be back on 9/13 with my next obsession (I have a feeling it will have something to do with beaches and cabana boys). Until then!

Graphics by: Michelle

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