EMMY 2018: BEST DRESS CELEBS

Television’s biggest night took place earlier this week! The 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards were held in LA Monday night, hosted by Saturday Night Live funny guys Colin Jost and Michael Che.

I am also excited to see who wins an Emmy but, what I’m most excited about is arrivals and what the A-Lister’s are wearing on the red carpet. Here are the looks that made my jaw drop when these celebs graced the red carpet:

Issa Rae in a Pastel Blue Vera Wang Jumpsuit with plunging neckline

Chrissy Teigen in a Beaded Zuhair Murad Gown

Constance Wu in a Jason Wu Sequined Dress and Giuseppe Zanotti Heels

Emilia Clarke in an Embellished Dior Couture Gown

Heidi Klum in a Blush Pink Zac Posen Strapless Gown

Madeline Petsch in a color block Prada Gown – Love her on Riverdale

Natahalie Emmanuel in a Stella McCartney Gown

Sadie Sink in a White Cap-sleeve Hiraeth Dress

Dakota Fanning in a Green Pleated Dior Couture Gown

Taraji P. Henson in an Embellished Giambattista Valli Dress with thigh-high hemline

Ellia Kemper in a Peach J. Mendel Gown

Sarah Paulson in a Black Strapless Oscar de la Renta Gown with Plunging bodice and feather-adorned Skirt

Tatiana Maslany in a color block Christian Siriano Jumpsuit

Elizabeth Moss in a Black Strapless Vera Wang Midi with thigh-high slit

Jessica Biel in an Embellished White Ralph & Russo Gown

Kerry Russell in a Zuhair Murad Dress with Feather Skirt

Kristen Bell in a White Long-sleeve Solace London Column Gown

Mandy Moore in a Metallic Rodarte Midi

Rachel Brosnaham in a Oscar de la Renta Gown

Scarlett Johansson in a Off-the-shoulder White Sequined Balmain Gown

Millie Bobby Brown in a Blush Pink Off-the-shoulder Flower-printed Calvin Klein Ballgown

Penelope Cruz in Chanel

 

THE OSCARS 2018: ALL THE BEST RED CARPET LOOKS

Lupita Nyong’o in Atelier Versace

Viola Davis in Michael Kors

Tarjari P. Henson in Vera Wang

Zendaya Jean Batista Valli

Gina Rodriguez in Zuhair Murad

Allison Williams in Armani Prive

Tiffany Haddish in Traditional Eritrea Garb

Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton

Octavia Spencer in Brandon Maxwell

Sandra Bullock in Louis Vuitton

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein

Margot Robbie in Chanel

Gal Gadot in Givenchy

Jennifer Garner in Atelier Versace

Emily Blunt in Schiaparelli

Greta Gerrig in Rodarte

Betty Gabriel in Tony Ward Couture

Maya Randolph

 

BET AWARDS 2016: JESSE WILLIAMS STOLE THE SHOW WITH HIS SPEECH ON BLACK LIVES

Honoree Jesse Williams accepts the Humanitarian Award onstage during the 2016 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Jesse Williams stole last night’s BET Awards with his moving speech on Black Lives and this year’s election (celebs like Taraji P. Henson and Tracee Ellis Ross reminded attendees and viewers the importance of voting this year throughout the live award show). He is mostly known for his role on Grey’s Anatomy but, he won for his humanitarian work in the black community. I didn’t know that he was a teacher and Civil Rights Activist (continues to be) before he was cast on Grey’s Anatomy. Check out his moving acceptance speech below:

Peace peace. Thank you, Debra. Thank you, BET. Thank you Nate Parker, Harry and Debbie Allen for participating in that .

Before we get into it, I just want to say I brought my parents out tonight. I just want to thank them for being here, for teaching me to focus on comprehension over career, and that they make sure I learn what the schools were afraid to teach us. And also thank my amazing wife for changing my life.

Now, this award – this is not for me. This is for the real organizers all over the country – the activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do.

It’s kind of basic mathematics – the more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilize.

Now, this is also in particular for the black women in particular who have spent their lifetimes dedicated to nurturing everyone before themselves. We can and will do better for you.

Now, what we’ve been doing is looking at the data and we know that police somehow manage to deescalate, disarm and not kill white people everyday. So what’s going to happen is we are going to have equal rights and justice in our own country or we will restructure their function and ours.

Now… I got more y’all – yesterday would have been young Tamir Rice’s 14th birthday so I don’t want to hear anymore about how far we’ve come when paid public servants can pull a drive-by on 12 year old playing alone in the park in broad daylight, killing him on television and then going home to make a sandwich. Tell Rekia Boyd how it’s so much better than it is to live in 2012 than it is to live in 1612 or 1712. Tell that toEric Garner. Tell that to Sandra Bland. Tell that to Dorian Hunt.

Now the thing is, though, all of us in here getting money – that alone isn’t gonna stop this. Alright, now dedicating our lives, dedicating our lives to getting money just to give it right back for someone’s brand on our body when we spent centuries praying with brands on our bodies, and now we pray to get paid for brands on our bodies.

There has been no war that we have not fought and died on the front lines of. There has been no job we haven’t done. There is no tax they haven’t leveed against us – and we’ve paid all of them. But freedom is somehow always conditional here. “You’re free,” they keep telling us. But she would have been alive if she hadn’t acted so… free.

Now, freedom is always coming in the hereafter, but you know what, though, the hereafter is a hustle. We want it now.

And let’s get a couple things straight, just a little sidenote – the burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander.That’s not our job, alright – stop with all that. If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression. If you have no interest, if you have no interest in equal rights for black people then do not make suggestions to those who do. Sit down.

We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries, yo, and we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil – black gold, ghettoizing and demeaning our creations then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit. The thing is though… the thing is that just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real.

Thank you.