The 2014 Emmy Awards: The Bests Of The Best From TV’s Biggest Bash

It was the start of the work week. We’d just spent the day filling and refilling up on coffee to recover from the hangover that was the VMAs (had you ever seen that much ass cheek in one place before that night?) when lo and behold the DVR flicked onto the second awards show in two days. Wait, what? The Emmys are on? On a Monday??? (Just kidding. We’ve known for weeks that they were going down. We just like to be dramatic!) That’s right. The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night on a Monday evening for the first time in decades, and we were more than happy for the weeknight distraction. Here’s our take on the bests of the best from TV’s biggest bash…

Best Hair: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Around 7:45PM last night, Cary Joji Fukunaga and his man-braids swept the internet off its feet. The 37-year-old Emmy winner had all of social media in a collective gasp as soon as he got up from his seat to accept his trophy for True Detective. “Who is THAT?!” we all exclaimed before Googling “cary joji fukunaga” and then “cary joji fukunaga girlfriend” immediately after. The bespectacled beauty’s Dutch braid pigtails made waves (pun totally intended) a la Jared Leto’s weird-bun-turned-ombre-masterpiece, and this morning we’re still talking about him and his ‘do. So what did we find out? He is half-Japanese and half-Swedish, he was romantically linked to Michelle Williams, and he can seriously snowboard. Oh, yeah, and the man’s an award-winning director. As if that head of hair wasn’t enough.

Best Going-Away Present: Breaking Bad

The critically acclaimed AMC series wrapped up its final season this past September, and Emmy voters definitely showed their appreciation. Breaking Bad nearly swept the acting awards (with Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Anna Gunn winning Best Actor, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress in a Drama, respectively) and beat out Downton Abbey, Game Of Thrones, House Of Cards, Mad Men, and True Detective to pick up the coveted prize of Outstanding Drama Series.

Best Introduction: Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler may not have been hosting last night, but that didn’t mean that she couldn’t join actual host Seth Meyers for a Weekend Update co-anchor reunion. And the best part of their bit together had to have been the beginning, his intro for her as she sat in the audience. With a straight face, of course, “Our first presenter asked to write her own introduction, so please welcome my beautiful and amazing and talented friend, Beyonce…” And Amy, who already had her eye on Camera Two, did her best sexy saunter to the stage.

Best John Travolta Impression: Gwen Stefani

Adele Dazeem may have entered our lives way back in January, but the internet doesn’t forget so easily. Gwen Stefani’s flub last night wasn’t nearly as bad John Travolta’s Oscar catastrophe, but her misstep (“Stephen Col-bort…”) began a series of events and became one of the most memorable moments of the night. First, Adam Levine’s reaction was pretty priceless, futilely correcting her as applause had already ensued. Next Jimmy Fallon took the miscue as his chance to Kanye the Colbert Report host (“She said it wrong, so there must be a mistake”). And finally, Colbert laughed off the incident backstage, saying “I think I might just change my name to Colborg,” while the rest of us wondered if Gwen Stefani can read / owns a television / knows if she’s the new Travolta, at least until the next awards night.

Best Reunion: Bryan Cranston and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

When Bryan Cranston and Julia Louis-Dreyfus presented together last night, we were already delighted by the Elaine and Tim Whatley Seinfeld mini-reunion. But it was even better when JLD acted like she couldn’t remember the now-prestigious Walter White actor, who mentioned quietly that they had had a kissing scene together. But then, moments later, all comic genius hell broke loose when the mustachioed Emmy winner was taken over by his Clark Gable persona and ambushed Louis-Dreyfus on her way to accept her Best Actress award and holding her in a looooong (Jimmy Fallon had to break it up) and now much-GIF-ed kiss makeout session. We can always look forward to a Julia Louis-Dreyfus win for nothing more than to see what she has up her figurative sleeves for an acceptance speech, and (nothing against the other nominees) we’re so glad she was able to triumph again last night. Because when she won, we all won.

Check out the gallery below for more highlights from the Emmy red carpet, awards show, and after parties…

Photos courtesy of AP Images, Buzzfeed, Getty Images, Hollywood Reporter, and Instagram

Click here for a complete list of the 2014 Emmy winners! Who were the winners and losers in your book? We want to know! Best and worst dresses? Best and worst moments? Rant and rave away…

The 2014 Tony Awards: The Bests Of The Best From Broadway’s Biggest Bash

Hollywood may be the destination darling for most major award shows, but the east coast gets the upper hand at least one glamorous night of the year that always has a decidedly New York state of mind. We are of course referring to the annual Tony Awards, a celebration that highlights the best and brightest of Broadway shows and their stars, which last night was held at the Radio City Music Hall and helmed by “Wolverine in tap shoes,” a Mr. Hugh Jackman. While most people may not be as familiar with plays and musicals as with movies and television (one colleague, who may or may not have been tied to a pole and flogged, actually uttered “They televise that?”), we here at GoJane are definitely fans and patrons of the theatre arts and would never let the Tonys slip by without giving them our unique brand of coverage. So here’s our take on the bests of the best from the 68th Annual Tony Awards…

Best Lap Dance: Neil Patrick Harris

Best Lap Dance -- Neil Patrick Harris

The legen-wait-for-it-dary NPH may not have reprised his now-usual role of Tony host (he’s won two Emmys for it), but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t onstage (as usual) and stealing the show (as usual). The actor was barely recognizable when he took the stage as a German transgender singer in a huge blond wig and tiny denim skirt. The gender-bending role from Hedwig And The Angry Inch would win him his first Tony, but we’re pretty sure the most memorable Neil Patrick Harris moment of the night came when he took off Samuel L. Jackson’s glasses and licked them before putting them back on his face. And SLJ wasn’t the only one to reap the benefits of sitting up close. Sting and Kevin Bacon both got a lap full of Neil, and he didn’t forget to lay a big one on husband David Burtka before finishing his set.

Best Newbie Who Is Really An Oldie But Goodie: Bryan Cranston

Best Newbie Who Is Really An Oldie But Goodie -- Bryan Cranston

Since his run in the critically acclaimed AMC series Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston has cemented his status as one of the most versatile actors of our generation (Malcolm In The Middle, anyone?), spanning television, film, and now stage. Last night he won a Tony Award for his Broadway debut as President Lyndon Johnson in the play All The Way, in which he wore prosthetic ears and transformed into a completely recognizable version of the historical figure. The trophy will sit on his mantle with the countless accolades he earned as Walter White, a role with which he will always have ties. Speaking of live theatre, he remarked, “When you can effect emotional change in the audience it’s like a powerful drug. It’s as strong as blue crystal meth.”

Best Beautiful Moment Ugly Cry: Audra McDonald

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If Lupita N’yongo was the princess of this year’s Oscars, Audra McDonald was the queen of this year’s Tonys. The Broadway diva (in the best sense of the word; you should hear her opera voice!) picked up her sixth Tony for her role as Billie Holiday, breaking a three-way tie she held with theatre greats Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris and making her the first person to win Tonys in four different acting categories. She reigned with one of the most touching acceptance speeches of the night. “I’m standing on Lena Horne, I’m standing on Maya Angelou, Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, and most of all Billie Holiday. You deserved so much more than you were given when you were on this planet. This is for you, Billie.”

Best Bespectacled Bros: Matt Bomer and Zachary Quinto

Best Bespectacled Bros -- Matt Bomer and Zachary Quinto (LA Times)

This photo is pretty self-explanatory. It’s really just here so we can stare at it. But speaking of twinsies…

Best Unintentional Twinsies Moment: Kevin Bacon and Ethan Hawke

Best Unintentional Twinsies Moment (NY Daily News)

We know Kevin Bacon gets around (you’ve played The Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon, right?), but we didn’t think his influence could be this potent. ‘Cause is it just us, or is Ethan Hawke slowly but surely morphing into Kevin Bacon? If one of them hadn’t worn that spectacular grey suit, we may have had a hard time figuring out who was who was who. And in case you’re wondering, Ethan Hawke was in Hamlet with Bill Murray who was in Wild Things with Kevin Bacon. Boom.

Best Red Carpet Color Mantra: Orange Is The New Black

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We saw quite a few dark dresses on the Tonys red carpet, but orange definitely emerged as an it color last night. We’re imagining these stars’ stylists all making the same joke: “Orange you glad we went with orange?”😀

Best LOL Moment: Jonathan Groff

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Only a few months ago, at the Academy Awards, John Travolta single-handedly turned Adele Dazeem into a household name. It was just too bad that she, like the alter-ego of a con artist on Catfish: The TV Show, never existed. Except maybe in his mind. Frozen star Idina Menzel may have laughed it off, but we’re sure RENT-heads and Wicked fangirls alike were waiting for some sort of misnomer redemption. Well, last night they got it, by way of the wick-edly talented (and adooooorable) Jonathan Groff, whose spot-on impression of John Travolta’s gaffe managed to be funny but good-spirited at the same time.

Best Fakeout: Hugh Jackman and Neil Patrick Harris

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Did anyone else get abnormally excited thinking that a Beyonce / Solange / Jay-Z spoof was imminent when Hugh stepped into an elevator with Neil and we were treated to the black and white security camera footage? Alas, it was only wishful thinking on our parts.

Best Post-Show Plans: James Monroe Iglehart

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While most award show attendees may find it most appealing to cap off the night with fancy drinks and tiny hor d’oeuvres, the larger-than-life winner of Best Featured Actor In A Musical had slightly different plans. James Monroe Iglehart, who dreamed of playing the Genie in Aladdin after seeing Robin Williams’ rousing rendition of Friend Like Me in the Disney movie, won his first Tony last night with his wife at his side. Their post-show plans in their black-tie attire? A late-night run to McDonald’s! “We do it after very important occasions. It keeps us humble. It keeps us grounded. We get a Big Mac and fries and we go back to the house and we kick it with our cats, and this lets us know that this is still real life.”

Check out the gallery below for more photos from the 2014 Tony Awards, and click here for a complete list of the 2014 Tony winners! Photos courtesy of NY Daily News, LA Times, Buzzfeed, and Tumblr.

The 2014 Golden Globes: Trends In High Places

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards were an action- and fashion-packed affair helmed last night by besties – and now trusty hosting duo – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. From Aaron Paul’s “Yeah, bitch!” to Emma Thompson’s bare feet and martini, the awards night earned its reputation as the biggest Hollywood party of the year, full of laughs, lauds, and of course looks.

What we cared about most? The fashion, obvi! Which turned out to be not-so-obvi. The only sure thing about this year’s fashion roundup is that there were way more wild cards than sure things, with multiple stars landing simultaneously on Best and Worst Dressed lists, their gowns a mixed bag of style, shade, and silhouette. Here are a few trends we gathered from last night’s red carpet and some key pieces from each that we think are worth a second-day look…

Red Zone

Emma WatsonSince the Golden Globes seem to deliver that kind of lighthearted, party atmosphere, some like to debate just how casual or formal one has to dress for this event to still hover in the realm of appropriate. Could an actress ever wear, say, pants to the show? Emma Watson says yes, and so do we, if the look is anywhere as stunning as hers. Watson wore a Dior silk crepe gown with a front slit which turned around to reveal a center strap, completely open back, and — surprise! — navy cigarette pants. It had a chic, effortless, modern-day Audrey Hepburn feel and must have been one of the most comfortable ensembles of the night.

Lupita Nyong’oA sprinkler mishap may have flooded the red carpet yesterday afternoon, but some of the actresses in attendance created their own crimson tide. One scarlet starlet who will only appear in the Best Dressed column (we’d put money on it) is Hollywood newcomer Lupita Nyong’o, nominated for her role in 12 Years A Slave. Nyong’o cemented her position as fashion it-girl with a flawless awards night performance in a standout of a dress that even stood the test of a carpet in the same shade. The sleek, cloaked, off-the-shoulder number by Ralph Lauren has us all wanting to join her on her caped crusade.

Julia Louis-DreyfusFrom up-and-coming to someone who has come and seen and is still conquering — TV and film double nominee Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Narciso Rodriguez. The funnywoman may have turned 53 today (happy birthday!), but her toned arms, shown off by her halter gown, seem to say otherwise. And she was a ceremony highlight, providing comic relief from below the stage as her fellow female SNL alums lovingly poked at her from above. (We’re betting hoping she was the only one who smoked an e-cigarette and ate a hot dog at the tables last night.)

Gleam Come True

Olivia WildeWith the glitz and glam of a Hollywood awards night, a little sparkle is inevitable, and these stars decided to shine, shine, shine. Olivia Wilde, who can do no wrong in our book (Jason Sudeikis, anyone?), took us to Emerald City and stunned in a glittery, bump- and body-hugging sequined Gucci gown, which was embroidered in crystals and included a low scoop back. It was the perfect color against her ombre hair, left loose and luscious, and proved that a mostly covered-up mom-to-be could still be the sexiest siren in the room.

Zooey DeschanelUnfortunately for Zooey Deschanel, who we can always expect to add a vintagey vibe to the red carpet, sparkle could not save her matchy-matchy Oscar De La Renta ensemble. The glittery tulle of her tea-length skirt may seem like the stuff of fairies and pixie dust, but paired with her embroidered cropped top and similarly embellished shoes, its effect is simultaneously childish and matronly, more so than anything worn by the expectant mothers in attendance.

Michelle DockerySimilarly colored Michelle Dockery also went with a sparkly, pale, Oscar De La Renta look with a high-low hem that’s tea-length in the front, but where Deschanel misses, Dockery delivers. The Downton Abbey star allows her dress to shine by keeping her ensemble clean and simple, going necklace-less and choosing shimmery satin pumps to peek out from under her skirt. The princessy end result is exquisite.

It Doesn’t Matter If You’re Black Or White

Cate BlanchettTrendy colors may come and go on the red carpet, but black and white remain classic choices, and as seen last night, winning ones. Regal beauty and awards show frequenter Cate Blanchett picked up her third Golden Globe in a delicate but striking Armani Prive dress, looking gorgeous and ethereal in the intricate floral lace gown and emitting both old and new Hollywood glamour.

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence may have gone home with another acting accolade last night, but her Christian Dior couture gown was not a complete winner. Even though the fittingly statuesque starlet could wear a garbage bag and still look good, it doesn’t mean she should, and her full white dress has since brought on comparisons to numerous household items, namely Hefty bags, tissues, and coffee filters. What we did love? Getting to see her beautiful shoulders, bared by her strapless neckline and short, boyish haircut.

Amy PoehlerFirst-time winner Amy Poehler also found black and white to be a lucky color combo when she won for Best Actress In A Comedy Or Musical after a massage and makeout sesh with Bono. (And the best thing about her winning? Tina Fey’s subsequent subtle little F-you to Taylor Swift.) Poehler may have stopped the show with her comedy (like her bit as Fey’s disgruntled teenage son, who wore Justin Bieber’s old haircut), but the real showstopper was the dress she wore entering the event — a belted, asymmetrical, cut-out number by Stella McCartney.

Colorblock Party

Amy AdamsAnother Amy who had a great night was Amy Adams, donning a flowy, two-toned Marchesa gown with an open back and a pluuuuunging ruby bodice not unlike the risque necklines sported for her award-winning role in seventies crime dramedy American Hustle. While the breezy attitude of the dress and jewelry was a breath of fresh air (love the extra long, strategically placed, dangling diamond pendant) the hair might have been a smidge too…prom. DIY prom updo, to be exact.

Sandra BullockGravity star and Best Actress nominee Sandra Bullock didn’t win as many good reviews in her tri-colored, candy-hued, and apparently wrinkle-prone Prabal Gurung dress, which featured a deep-V neckline and a full, high-low skirt complete with pink lining. Perhaps if she had dismissed the high-low hem, the look would have been more colorblock confection and less Mad Hatter tea party. The Oscar-winning actress deserves better, and we’re hoping to see it come Oscar night.

Julia RobertsAlso going for a two-toned look but not faring well at all was another Oscar winner, Julia Roberts, nominated at the Golden Globes for her role in play-turned-movie August: Osage County. We’re not sure why she decided to tuck a stuffy collared shirt underneath an otherwise polished Dolce & Gabbana dress (is she back to not shaving?), but it looked more like a piece from the awards show closet of Meryl Streep, who we all know can do whatever she wants and who this time smartly opted to go, well, shirtless.

Check out the gallery below for more photos from the 2014 Golden Globes and after parties…

Click here for a complete list of the 2014 Golden Globe winners! Who were the winners and losers in your opinion? We want to know! Best and worst dresses? Best and worst moments? Rant and rave away…

Photos courtesy of Huffington Post, NY Daily News, and E! Online

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