In case you missed it, celebrities on this year’s Emmy red carpet could not stop yapping about the weather. It was 94 degrees in Los Angeles but felt like 92, which apparently is juuuust shy of anathema for celebrities, and the way they were talking about it, you’d think they were all going to melt into puddles of shapewear and high definition makeup.
So basically, there were two hours of, Oh my goodness, it’s so hot! Can you believe how hot it is? I’m wearing [insert designer here] leading up to Andy Samberg’s surprisingly delightful opening monologue, inside the air-conditioned auditorium, and you would think that would be it. No more weather talk, right?
Allison Janney won the Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy and immediately made an (admittedly charming crack) about her own sweat, tossing away her pink blotting cloth as she began her speech. The great thing about watching red carpet arrivals from the Emmys backstage site, hosted by former longtime Elle creative director Joe Zee, is that it offered more opportunities to see what actually happens on the step-and-repeat to get celebrities in photo-ready shape. Blotting paper that sucks up oil and sweat while leaving makeup intact is a biggie.