60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyI don't know if it's because it was an anniversary year; I don't know if it's because of the recent financial crises and Hollywood is rallying to raise our spirits; I don't know if the stars were just aligned at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre. Whatever the reason, the Emmy Awards last night had one solid red carpet, from great to satisfyingly awful. Think lots of brights, plenty of glamour, a dash of wtf? and, yes, Phoebe Price. In other words, exactly what we need on a Monday morning. Laugh with me, cry with me, try to ignore Jimmy Kimmel's awful pre-show with me...after the jump!


The Good: 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyNever seen Cynthia Nixon look better than in this cool, clean sea green number. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyMary-Louise Parker channels total bombshell in cerulean. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyIt's rad to see Tina Fey owning it on the red carpet. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyJennifer Carpenter's gown shouts "red carpet" in a very satisfying fashion. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyYeah, Brooke Shields' gown verges on Barbie, but she pulls it off. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyFelicity Huffman is so buff! And her dress is lovely. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyAmerica Ferrera's been really working it lately. She looks adorable in New Look. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyTeri Hatcher does brights like nobody's business. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyOf course this shouldn't work. But of course it does on Padma Lakshmi. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyRose Byrne's folds and dainty 20s jewelry is one of my fave looks. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyYay! Jenna Fischer sheds the specter of Pam Beasley and looks genuinely lovely in this goddessy number! 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyChandra "Miranda Bailey" Wilson looks great out of scrubs. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyDesigners were at it tooth and nail to dress Heidi Klum. Seeing her in Armani, we can see why. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyIt's hard to get behind SVU, as the plots get increasingly lurid and exploitative. And yet, Mariska Hargitay looks so good in this sunny yellow! 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyOlivia Wilde looks like a dainty little princess. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyI love how Debra Messing has this second career of just being really well-dressed on the red carpet.
The Bad: 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyEva Longoria-Parker looks like a present. But not one you want. One that you're pretty sure is from your grandmother and full of elaborately-wrapped potpourri. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyOn the one hand, Julia Louis-Dreyfus looks fab. On the other, she's wearing a tangerine-colored vinyl bodice. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyThe sequined claws advancing on Kyra Sedgwick's bosom make me uncomfortable. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyWhy is Glenn Close wearing sunglasses? 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyTaraji P. Henson's silhouette looks pretty. Until you realize she's wearing some kind of cheetah-print over-corset. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyJennifer Love Hewitt looks much older/more Mattel-like than she needs to. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyVanessa Williams' gown reminds me of doll clothes where the scale of the print is just way off. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyWhy do Kathy Griffin's dresses frequently look so stiff and uncomfortable? Weird. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyKat Kramer is a public figure who was previously unknown to me before I started doing this column, and realized that she apparently makes a career of going to red carpets representing Barbies d'une certaine age. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyMindy Kaling is so friggin cute, why is she doing mature grande dame? 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyIn its own way, Kate Linder's getup is obviously the most awesome thing I've ever seen. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyIt seems to be all the rage amongst stylists like Steven Cojocaru to look as ludicrous as possible at all times. 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyI daresay Sandra Oh's gown, possibly made of strawberry pint containers, is very intellectually engaging. Color me a philistine.
The Ugly: 60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real UglyPhoebe Price does it again! It's like, no matter how wide the field, how stiff the competition, she emerges victorious! She's taking it all the way to the Oscars, baby.

60th Annual Emmy Awards: Very Good, Very Bad, Real Ugly

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