In between work today, I've been sneaking in peeks on who won what and who wore what for the Emmys this year. Ssshhh! But in my defence, it is extremely important in our line to find out the latest low-down and red carpet trends in Hollywood. I am gutted that my favourite TV series of the moment, Grey's Anatomy, didn't win a single award. I was really rooting for Sandra Oh for Best Supporting Actress. She's such a hoot in the show, with her dead-pan delivery and dagger stares.
Anyway back to the Emmys, it seems like we have an action-dominated winners' list this year with 24, Monk and Law & Order walking away with a few of the biggies. I guess soppy drama series are deemed as "lesser" by the judges. It took the last season of Sex and City to finally clinch the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for SJP and Cynthia Nixon.
I don't understand why. The writing on these shows are just as excellent and personally, i feel it's harder to write and act in a comedy. You can't be overly slapstick - it's not a cheesy Hong Kong movie! - and you've got to nail the pathos of the situations that the characters are facing.
I guess these so called "soppy" shows speak more to me . Yeah 24 is absolutely gripping but it doesn't quite affect me like a thoughtfully written episode of Grey's Anatomy does, such as the recently aired eppy about a bomb trapped in the the body of a patient. Btw, Christina Ricci was brilliant in that too.
Indignation aside, the Emmys are always fun to watch for the clothes and makeup. Am i imagining it or has Eva Longoria gone overboard with her tan session? Purple also looks set to be the hot colour for fall with a few actresses wearing violet gowns. But take a look at Evageline Lily on how to do it right. Do not attempt a dowdy, heavy purple in equally heavy fabric like velvet ala Ellen Pompeo!