- The 72nd Emmy Awards were held virtually on Sunday for the first time in history.
- Jimmy Kimmel hosted from the Staples Centre arena in Los Angeles, California.
- Though television’s biggest actors weren’t able to attend the event in person, some stars including Reese Witherspoon and Yvonne Orji wore stunning gowns at home.
- Others, such as Rachel Brosnahan, opted for pajamas.
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Television’s biggest stars were honoured at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the event from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California, while winners and nominees tuned in virtually from their homes around the globe.
As a result, stars including Jameela Jamil and Rachel Brosnahan took advantage of the casual setting and wore pajamas for the big night. Others, like Yvonne Orji and Reese Witherspoon, took the opportunity to wear their red-carpet gowns at home.
In July, executive producers for the show sent a letter to attendees that included a note about the show’s dress code: “Our informal theme for the night is ‘come as you are, but make an effort!'”
Here’s a look at what stars wore to this year’s show.
Zendaya dazzled in a two-toned dress and sparkly accessories.
Her Christopher John Rogers gown had short black sleeves, a rectangular neckline, and a purple, bubble-shaped skirt.
Jameela Jamil went for a casual yet glamorous look that included pajamas.
She also ditched her shoes and added a long-sleeved Markarian dressing gown with yellow, blue, white, and pink sparkles on top. Jamil said the dressing gown was inspired by her “The Good Place” character, writing: “It’s what Tahani would have wanted. And this is her day, not mine.”
Tracee Ellis Ross dazzled in a gold gown with a plunging neckline and very high slit in the front.
Ross posed in a gold-tiered halter gown from Alexandre Vauthier, which she paired with vintage Tiffany & Co. jewellery and Jimmy Choo shoes.
According to a press release shared with Insider, Ross’ look is going to be donated to the RAD charity auction, where 100% of the sales will go toward supporting former first lady Michelle Obama’s “When We All Vote.”
H.E.R., the only musician to perform at this year’s show, wore a Vera Wang ensemble.
The designer shared a photo of H.E.R. wearing the pink-and-orange cheongsam with yellow-tinted sunglasses and hoop earrings on Instagram. The musician also thanked Wang for creating the look on her page.
“So thrilled to be dressing the one and only H.E.R. tonight for the 72nd Emmys Awards!” Wang wrote on Instagram. “Sending love and light! XXV.”
William Jackson Harper matched with his girlfriend Ali Ahn and their dog Chico for the 2020 Emmys.
“The Good Place” star and his crew wore denim jeans and black T-shirts that said “good trouble,” a reference to late Georgia congressman and civil-rights icon John Lewis.
Mark Duplass, who stars in “The Morning Show,” mixed a tuxedo jacket with pajamas.
“Tonight’s look brought to u by old a– tux jacket from CYRUS awards season and Target’s limited Clark Griswold Christmas Jammies collection,” the actor wrote on Instagram.
“Insecure” star Yvonne Orji looked stunning in a red Azzi & Osta gown.
Makeup artist Drini Marie shared a video of the actress wearing her Emmys look on her Instagram story. Orji’s single-sleeve dress was covered in red sparkles and had a thigh-high slit.
Jennifer Aniston changed out of her cosy pajama look into a black gown to present an award live from the Staples Centre.
Aniston prepped for the awards show in a $US665 robe and pajama pants from Pour Les Femmes. She then changed into a black gown that she paired with a jeweled necklace and matching bracelet.
Rachel Brosnahan went for an elevated casual look in what she called “fashion pajamas” to watch the Emmys from the comfort of home.
The star of “The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel” wore fuchsia and black pajamas that were designed with red poppy flowers. She even had her dog, Winston, wear a matching bow tie.
Reese Witherspoon celebrated the nominations for her shows “The Morning Show,” “Big Little Lies,” and “Little Fires Everywhere”
Witherspoon celebrated from the comfort of her lawn in a black Louis Vuitton gown and jewellery from the same designer.
Paul Mescal from “Normal People” looked dapper in a Louis Vuitton suit.
The 24-year-old actor shared a black-and-white photo of the suit he was wearing to stay at home for the awards show.
Billy Porter wore a standout white suit with a long cape that extended behind him.
Yara Shahidi rocked a custom Prada gown to present an award during the ceremony.
The sleeveless, cream-coloured gown was covered in crystals, with a row of black feathers lined across the bodice. Shahidi paired the custom look with Cartier jewels, strappy sandals, and braided hair.
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- Jennifer Aniston prepped for the Emmys in a $US665 loungewear set and face mask before changing into a classic black gown
- William Jackson Harper wore matching ‘good trouble’ T-shirts with his girlfriend and dog for the 2020 Emmys, paying tribute to John Lewis
- Jameela Jamil went braless in pajamas with a sequin dressing gown for her Emmys look
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