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Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington Threw a New Year’s Party at the Emmys 2020

Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon just said what we’re all thinking at the Emmys 2020: F-U to this year.

For anyone who’s beyond ready for 2020 to be over, you’ll appreciate Witherspoon and Washington’s bit. The Little Fires Everywhere actors gathered with their cast and crews for a socially distant party to celebrate the Emmys, which are virtual this year. (LFE is a nominated show.) They decided to have fun with their party’s theme, making it a New Year’s Eve bash, complete with 2021 hats and glasses. 

Why are they celebrating NYE several months early, you ask? “We’re ready for this year to be over,” Witherspoon said. Yup! Agreed! 

They even did a little midnight countdown. It was hilarious and, honestly, cathartic. I cannot wait to count down the end of this year for real. 

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“if reese witherspoon and kerry washington say 2020 is over then it’s over,” one fan wrote on Twitter.

“reese witherspoon and kerry washington are my new favorite duo #emmys,” posted another. Someone else wrote, “oh to be at reese’s and kerry’s new years party.”

This dialogue between Washington, Kimmel, and Witherspoon was particularly iconic: 

Little Fires Everywhere was nominated for several Emmys this year, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Washington. 

“Every episode, it’s ambiguous,” Witherspoon said about LFE to Variety. “You check your biases and then you also identify with certain people and then the next episode you’re like, ‘Wait, no.’ So we wanted to deliberately always switch points of view.”

“We just want people watching and talking,” Washington also told Variety. “Not with any particular agenda, but just watching and talking because these characters are kind of diving into the complexity of their lives and we want other people to be open to thinking about that for themselves.”

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Regina King and Uzo Aduba Wore Breonna Taylor Shirts to the Emmys 2020

King took home the Emmy this year for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series for her role in HBO’s Watchmen. In her speech, she passionately urged people to vote in the 2020 presidential election. 

“Got to vote,” she said. “I would be remiss not to mention that. Have a voting plan.” She also gave an emotional nod to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday (September 18), saying, “Rest in power.” 

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Regina King has been a longtime advocate for equality in Hollywood across the board. At the 2019 Golden Globes, she vowed to only produce projects where at least half the cast and crew is women. 

“I’m going to use my platform right now to say: In the next two years, everything that I produce—I am making a vow and it’s going to be tough—to make sure that everything I produce is 50% women,” she said in her speech. “And I just challenge anyone out there who is in a position of power—not just in our industry, in all industries—I challenge you to challenge yourselves to stand with us in solidarity and do the same.”

Aduba also wore a shirt with Taylor’s name, which was on display as she won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie. 

“Let’s go change the world,” she said as she accepted her award. 

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Regina King Wore a Breonna Taylor Shirt to the Emmys 2020

Regina King used her Emmys 2020 style choice to make a powerful statement: a T-shirt with Breonna Taylor’s face on it.

Earlier this year, Taylor was shot eight times by police officers after they forced their way into her home in the middle of the night. She was killed, and no one has been charged yet with her murder. Taylor’s death was one of the inciting incidents of the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement, which has been particularly focused on police brutality. 

King’s shirt prominently featured Taylor’s face with the message “Say her name,” which has become a battle cry of sorts that urges the world not to forget Taylor—or any victims of police brutality. 

You can see the shirt for yourself, below: 

King has worn it before, as seen in an Instagram post from earlier this year. “It’s been 150 days since Breonna Taylor was murdered in her sleep by Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove—and her killers have not been charged,” she wrote in the caption. “Too often Black women who die from police violence are forgotten. Let’s stay loud, keep demanding justice for Breonna and her family, and SAY HER NAME. This campaign and t-shirt was created by @phenomenal in partnership with the Breonna Taylor Foundation, to which all profits will be donated.”

The shirt is still available for purchase at phenomenalwoman.us for $45. 

Emmy Winners 2020: See Which Nominees Won a Golden Statue

Congrats to the 2020 Emmy winners! Though the awards looked a bit different this year with nominees attending remote for the first time, there were still so many incredible moments. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and featuring presentations from some of our faves—hello, Oprah, Issa Rae, America Ferrera, Gabrielle Union, and Lena Waithe—it was fun to see all the live reaction shots play out.

This year’s list of nominees featured an array of incredibly talented women, from first-time Emmy nominees Zendaya and Shira Haas to staples like Tracee Ellis Ross. Needless to say, each of these women have rightfully earned their nominations. But did your faves take home the prize? See, below, in the complete list of Emmy winners 2020.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Issa Rae, Insecure

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

Don Cheadle, Black Monday

Ted Danson, The Good Place

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek (“Happy Ending”)

Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil, What We Do in the Shadows (“Collaboration”)

Tony McNamara, The Great (“The Great”)

Stefani Robinson, What We Do in the Shadows (“On the Run”)

Michael Schur, The Good Place (“Whenever You’re Ready”)

Paul Simms, What We Do in the Shadows (“Ghosts”)

David West Read, Schitt’s Creek (“The Presidential Suite”)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

James Burrows, Will & Grace (“We Love Lucy”)

Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek (“Happy Ending”)

Gail Mancuso, Modern Family (“Finale Part 2”)

Daniel Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (“Marvelous Radio”)

Matt Shakman, The Great (“The Great”)

Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (“It’s Comedy or Cabbage”)

Ramy Youssef, Ramy (“Miakhalifa.mov”)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Mahershala Ali, Ramy

Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

William Jackson Harper, The Good Place

Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek 

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Betty Gilpin, GLOW

D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place

Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek

Yvonne Orji, Insecure

Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Dead to Me

The Good Place

Insecure

The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Schitt’s Creek

What We Do in The Shadows

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” 

Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America

Shira Haas, Unorthodox

Regina King, Watchmen

Octavia Spencer, Self Made

Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jeremy Irons, Watchmen

Hugh Jackman, Bad Education

Paul Mescal, Normal People

Jeremy Pope, Hollywood

Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

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Constance Wu: 7 Things You Might Not Know About The Crazy Rich Asians Star

She Turned Down A Bruce Willis Movie In Order To Do The Sundance Screenwriters Lab

Normally, if you’re an up-and-coming actress and you’re provided a chance to star in a new Bruce Willis movie, you’d jump at the opportunity. It might not make you a household name, necessarily, but it’s certainly good exposure and it puts you in a film with a semi-guaranteed audience, at least. Nevertheless, while Constance Wu was offered a role in one of the famous actor’s movies (in which film of his, it’s unclear), she turned it down to participate in the Sundance Screenwriters Lab alongside Yung Chang and Christopher Yogi. Through this educational experience, Wu learned how to direct and run a set. While this role was (probably) a decent-paying gig, this teaching experience — which she participated in for free — gave her an invaluable chance to meet and work with fellow Asian artists.

Emmys 2020: All the Beauty Looks You Have to See

Somehow, the Emmys 2020 ceremony is already here. While the awards were a little different this year—attendees live-streamed from their homes—one thing we could still count on was incredible beauty looks. Presenters, performers, and those accepting awards may have been tuning in from their living rooms, but that didn’t mean the hair and makeup was any less jaw-dropping than years past. In fact, it just gives us plenty of beauty inspiration for our own (less glamorous) video calls. 

From Yvonne Oriji’s powerful message through her hair to a dewey look on Rachel Brosnahan, the Emmys 2020 “carpet” finally gave us something to get excited about. We rounded up all the biggest moments from the night—get ready to stan.

Below, all the Emmys 2020 hair and makeup looks you need to see. (And for more information on the Emmys, click here.

Jennifer Aniston Put Out a Fire at the 2020 Emmys—and Twitter Had Mixed Feelings

Jennifer Aniston definitely made an impression at the Emmy Awards this year. The 2020 Emmys are obviously a little odd this year, with all the nominees at home and Jimmy Kimmel is performing as host to an audience of cardboard cutouts…except for Aniston

The Morning Show actor helped Kimmel present the first award of the night where they marked the occasion by, um, disinfecting the envelope to an inch of its life. You know, to really hammer home that the awards show is taking place in the midst of a global pandemic, in case those of us at home forgot. 

“That’s a little extreme, Jimmy,” Aniston noted as he sprayed the disinfectant, to which he replied, “You never know where the accountant’s hands have been.”

The joke was pretty benign (if a little insensitive) until Kimmel decided to take things a little further by straight-up setting the envelope on fire for good measure while Aniston struggled with the extinguisher. 

So, here’s the thing. Not only are COVID-19 jokes a little tasteless during an awards show where A-list celebs don thousands of dollars worth of evening wear and jewels in their own living rooms to accept awards (which I love, don’t get me wrong), it’s definitely pushing it a bit to start setting things on fire as devastating wildfires ravage the West Coast. 

Don’t take it from me, ask the Internet! “I can’t believe they’re making light of all the people that have died from covid,” one user wrote, while another implored, “PLEASE DO NOT START FIRES IN LA thankyousomuch.”

Of course, some were just happy to see 2020 portrayed so succinctly.

It was a quick moment, with Jennifer Aniston realizing quickly that she would need to be home in order to receive her Emmy, should she win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for The Morning Show, but it definitely made an impact!

So was it insensitive or a perfect metaphor? Either way, we’re clearly in for a wild night.

Emmys 2020 Red Carpet: All the Fashion, Dresses & Outfits

The Emmys 2020 red carpet was non-existent this year, but the fashion moments were interesting nonetheless. 

Considering the event took place remotely with a very unusual set up, it’s only natural to think the situation would mean only pajamas and business-from-the-wait-up attire. While there was some of that, many of the 72nd Emmy nominees dressed up as if it were a normal year. In short, this might be the most fascinating roundup of Emmy outfits of all time. So whether you’re reliving them all or need to catch up on the best-dressed list, we’ve pulled all the style moments here for your viewing pleasure. 

Keep scrolling to see every Emmys 2020 red carpet look from the night. 

Jennifer Aniston

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Tracee Ellis Ross

The cast of Schitt’s Creek

Zendaya

Yvonne Orji

Robin Thede

Jonathan Van Ness

Tiffany Haddish

Schitt’s Creek Just Became the First Comedy to Win All Four Main Acting Emmys

The Emmys 2020 ceremony looks a little different this year than past shows. It’s all virtual and socially distant, with celebrities tuning in from their homes as opposed to sitting as an audience. But one group who managed to get together, safely, was the Schitt’s Creek cast. The cast and crew for the popular comedy show all gathered for their own dinner party in Toronto, wearing masks and full glam. 

And it was a big night for wins, too. Schitt’s Creek was nominated for several awards this year and took home a handful, including Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series for Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, respectively. 

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“I will forever be grateful to Eugene and Daniel Levy for bestowing the opportunity to play a woman of a certain age, my age, who can fully be her ridiculous self,” O’Hara said during her speech. In his acceptance speech, Eugene Levy thanked his son, Daniel, for guiding the show from start to finish. 

Daniel Levy also won Emmys for writing, directing, and Outstanding Supporting Actor. “I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you,” he said to his father, Eugene, during his writing acceptance speech. He was also sure to give a shout-out to Issa Rae and the Insecure team for writing what he called some of the year’s most outstanding television. And we 100 percent agree. 

He thanked Eugene again in his acting acceptance speech, as well as O’Hara and Annie Murphy, who plays his sister, Alexis. “They led without ego,” he said. “To play David Rose, this has been the greatest experience of my life.” 

Dan Levy in his mask at the Schitt’s Creek Emmys party. 

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Murphy won for Outstanding Supporting Actress, too. “The six years I’ve spent working on this show have been the best six years of my entire life,” she said during her speech.

And, unsurprisingly, they took home Outstanding Comedy Series. Eugene called the show a “castigation of homophobia,” which…tea! 

“That’s a wrap, friends,” Dan wrote when Schitt’s Creek wrapped filming. “Don’t think my heart has ever felt more gratitude than it did last night. Thank you to everyone who made this little show happen.” 

He continued, “To my family, thank you for being patient with me while I fussed over every detail, big and small, for six life changing years. To our magnificent cast and crew, I am still trying to find the words to properly describe the breadth and strength of your talents and how much you’ve inspired me… To our fans, you’ve got a season made with a whole lot of love coming your way next year. And lastly, to Prince David, long may you f*cking reign.” 

For more info on the Emmys 2020, click here. 

Schitt’s Creek Is Totally Dominating the Emmys 2020

The Emmys 2020 ceremony looks a little different this year than past shows. It’s all virtual and socially distant, with celebrities tuning in from their homes as opposed to sitting as an audience. But one group who managed to get together, safely, was the Schitt’s Creek cast. The cast and crew for the popular comedy show all gathered for their own dinner party in Toronto, wearing masks and full glam. 

And it was a big night for wins, too. Schitt’s Creek was nominated for several awards this year and took home a handful, including Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series for Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, respectively. 

“I will forever be grateful to Eugene and Daniel Levy for bestowing the opportunity to play a woman of a certain age, my age, who can fully be her ridiculous self,” O’Hara said during her speech. In his acceptance speech, Eugene Levy thanked his son, Daniel, for guiding the show from start to finish. 

Daniel Levy also won Emmys for writing, directing, and Best Supporting Actor. “I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you,” he said to his father, Eugene, during his writing acceptance speech. He was also sure to give a shout-out to Issa Rae and the Insecure team for writing what he called some of the year’s most outstanding television. And we 100 percent agree. 

He thanked Eugene again in his acting acceptance speech, as well as O’Hara and Annie Murphy, who plays his sister, Alexis. “They led without ego,” he said. “To play David Rose, this has been the greatest experience of my life.” 

Dan Levy in his mask at the Schitt’s Creek Emmys party. 

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Murphy also won for Best Supporting Actress. “The six years I’ve spent working on this show have been the best six years of my entire life,” she said. 

“That’s a wrap, friends,” Dan wrote when Schitt’s Creek wrapped filming. “Don’t think my heart has ever felt more gratitude than it did last night. Thank you to everyone who made this little show happen.” 

He continued, “To my family, thank you for being patient with me while I fussed over every detail, big and small, for six life changing years. To our magnificent cast and crew, I am still trying to find the words to properly describe the breadth and strength of your talents and how much you’ve inspired me… To our fans, you’ve got a season made with a whole lot of love coming your way next year. And lastly, to Prince David, long may you f*cking reign.” 

For more info on the Emmys 2020, click here.