Bowen Yang made all other shoes irrelevant with his first-ever appearance at the Emmy Awards. The actor and Saturday Night Live cast member attended the award show on Sept. 19 wearing quite the intergalactic footwear: a pair of metallic silver platform heels by Brooklyn-based brand Syro.
A classic Ermenegildo Zegna suit served as the foundation for Bowen’s outfit, which he also paired with a floral Tiffany & Co. brooch. Though he was certainly victorious on the red carpet, Bowen is also nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, making him the first featured player to do so in the show’s 46 seasons. Enjoy photos of his look ahead.
Billy Porter May Be Wearing Wings, but Flying Would Be a Challenge in Such Heavy Diamonds
Whenever Billy Porter hits a red carpet, you know you best reserve a solid four minutes devoted to admiring his look, likely with your eyes wide and your mouth gaping open. For the 2021 Emmys, he did not disappoint.
Porter scored a nomination for best actor in a drama for his show Pose this year, and, being that the series is coming to an end, he pulled out all the stops. Dressed in Ashi Studio Couture, his sculptural paneled “wings” were meant to go all the way down to the floor, but ended up being a bit more cropped. Because of this, Billy developed and practiced artful poses to show off all angles of the creation, playing on his Fairy Godmother theme from the new Cinderella remake.
Ahead, scroll to see Billy’s amazing look, which was capped off with a heavy diamond and emerald choker that dripped over his turtleneck, ornamental ear cuffs, and chunky bracelets and rings made for true royalty.
Michaela Coel Just Won Her First Emmy and Made History in the Process
Congrats are in order – Michaela Coel is officially an Emmy winner! At Sunday’s ceremony, the 33-year-old actress took home the award for outstanding writing in a limited or anthology series or movie for her impactful series I May Destroy You, becoming the first Black woman to ever win the category.
The HBO show, which follows the story of 20-something writer Arabella, who is drugged and raped after a night out with friends, is loosely based on Coel’s own sexual-assault experience in 2016.
“I dedicate this story to every single survivor of sexual assault.”
Coel – who is the showrunner, director, star, and writer of I May Destroy You – began her acceptance speech with a poignant message for fellow writers before dedicating her award to survivors of sexual assault. “Write the tale that scares you, that makes you feel uncertain, that is uncomfortable. I dare you. In a world that entices us to browse through the lives of others to help us determine how we feel about ourselves, and see in turn still the need to be constantly visible, for visibility these days seems to show equate to success. Do not be afraid to disappear, from it, from us, for a while and see what comes to you in the silence,” she said. “I dedicate this story to every single survivor of sexual assault.”
Watch Coel’s moving speech in full in the video below.