Nice to see that Margaret Qualley, 27, got an Emmy nomination for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her Netflix drama Maid. She’s one of those rare children of Hollywood stars (her mother is Andie MacDowell) who find second generation success in Hollywood. (It didn’t hurt that she inherited her mother’s model looks.) When she was promoting her 2019 film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Margaret showed up at my house for a photoshoot with director Quentin Tarantino for W Magazine’s Director’s Issue. It was right before Covid started! Margaret was here all day changing outfits and hair while being photographed in just about every room in the house. Once Upon a Time took place in 1969 so the location was appropriate. She was happy and delightful all day and she aimed to please. It paid off!
(Did you spot Kurt Russell in the middle photo?)
Photos: W Magazine
Our absolute FAVORITE outfit at The Emmys. We had never heard of 25 year old actress Emma Corrin before last night – turns out, she played Princess Diana in season 4 of The Crown. THIS is a modern woman not afraid to look different. First of all, please note her simple non-aggressive makeup. She looks natural and pretty – the polar opposite of a Kardashian. The simplicity of her Miu Miu dress is startling – no plunging neckline, no glitter, no provocative slits up to the hip. Just a beautiful futuristic silhouette, with a matching headpiece and gloves. We could live without the black nails, but they do add whimsy…
Designer Thom Browne must be delighted today because multiple Emmy winner Daniel Levy of Schitt’s Creek was the talk of the Emmys, thanks to his kilt suit. Not many men could pull off this look as well as Levy did. He was head to toe – including socks and boots, in Thom Browne, and the suit almost overshadowed his Emmy wins. No female attire at the event came CLOSE to causing as much conversation as Levy’s kilt. The kilt got a lot of airtime because Levy won an astonishing THREE Emmys – Best Supporting Actor, Best Comedy Series Writer, and Best Comedy Series Director for Schitt’s Creek. The show racked up nine awards total and set a new record.The kilt should have gotten one too.
Certain people were thrilled to hear that both Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were nominated for Emmys this year. It WAS a surpise when Brad was nominated for his guest appearance on SNL playing Dr Anthony Fauci. (It also fulfilled Fauci’s wish that Brad would play him) Brad is in a tough category – Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Among his competitors are Adam Driver and Eddie Murphy – both for SNL also. Jennifer Aniston got her first dramatic Emmy nomination for The Morning Show so she must be delighted. Keep in mind, Brad and Jen still have those die-hard fans hoping they will get back together. They won’t, although Brad and Jen ARE friends now- they still create excitement whenever they are in the same room …
For whatever reason, this particular version of The Emmys had more fabulous fashion than any award show in memory. There were plenty of gorgeous gowns, but we are smitten with Halsey’s unexpected, and valid, glamour.
Okay, we have to admit we love seeing Scarlett Johansson, 33, and Colin Jost, 36, as a couple. Scarlett has, indeed, made a few mistakes man-wise through the years. Her two year marriage to Ryan Reynolds was short and sweet, but he’s always seemed like a nice guy. Scarlett’s biggest mistake was 24 years older Sean Penn. He had her mesmerized for awhile, but luckily she wised up and moved on. Colin is smart (a Harvard grad) – he edited his school papers and got his writing job at SNL right after he graduated. And they LOOK right together (he always looks like he died and went to heaven!)
SO happy to see Sandra Oh become the first Asian woman to get an Emmy nomination for Leading Actress in Killing Eve! It so happens that the Killing Eve BBC series is a female led project with an amazing script about two women for a change – the men are all secondary characters. It’s interesting to note that Sandra said her character was NOT written for an Asian female – just a woman- and she was surprised to be invited to audition. Sandra pointed out how that NEVER happens – her ethnicity had always limited the roles she could audition for – thanks mostly to white men, of course. Our only Emmy complaint is that the brilliant Jodie Comer from Killing Eve (above, left) was not nominated – when you watch the series, you’ll see what we mean…
Thirteen can be an incredibly awkward age – but you’d never know it with Stanger Things nominee Millie Bobby Brown at the Emmys. She is sailing through the geeky self-conscious years with flying colors. Easily one of the Best Dressed at the award show, Millie wore a ballerina inspired pouffy dress that is simple and sweet. It’s not surprising that’s she’s signed with a modeling agency already. Millie is currently filming her first feature – Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Not bad for thirteen.
Elizabeth Moss has managed to do what no other Scientologist/actor has been able to achieve – a Best Acting award for A Handmaid’s Tale. This puts her at the top of the heap of celebrity Scientologists, but she’s not talking about it. And she’s not calling anyone a liar. Not only does Moss avoid the subject of Scientology altogether, but she did carefully comment that it “hasn’t impacted her success in Hollywood.” That means people don’t dislike her because of her beliefs, but it also means she doesn’t credit Scientology for HELPING her achieve success. Certainly she is very aware that Leah Remini ALSO won an Emmy for her anti-Scientology series that is revealing the sinister elements that might eventually take down the “church.” Suddenly Leah Remini and Elizabeth Moss are looking like potential enemies. Or maybe not.
It’s complicated when Alec Baldwin and his family come to Beverly Hills. Alec, 59, took his wife Hilaria, 33, and their three kids, Carmen, Leonardo, and Rafael, along with two strollers and two nannies, out for lunch and a walk. Alec is nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Emmy for his take-off of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. The whole family came to LA to cheer him on and he and Hilaria will hit a few pre-Emmy parties. Alec’s “Trump” character is already booked to open the new season of SNL.