Despite the Creative Arts Emmy winners being an incredibly diverse bunch (everything from Game of Thrones and Frozen Planet to Two and a Half Men and The Penguins of Madagascar grabbed the golden girls), there was one topic that united nominees, presenters, crew, and media alike — the unbearable triple-digit heat.
“It feels like they are holding this awards show on the surface of the sun,” Once Upon a Time’s Jennifer Morrison told EW when she arrived on the red carpet at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles Saturday. “At least [they could have sprung for] a tent. It’s just not nice. No one looks good in this much sunlight.”
Mad Men mastermind Matthew Weiner agreed to spearhead a petition, which may or may not have been suggested by a desperate and melting magazine reporter, to move the show to a cooler month. “Traditionally, it’s been held at this time of year to kick off the fall season, but our show has never been a part of that so it doesn’t hold sentimental value for me,” he quipped. “For as long as I have been attending Emmy festivities, it has never not been hot. I blame global warming, and that’s not going anywhere so maybe we should consider pushing it to a cooler time of year.”
Marc Shaiman, a nominee in the outstanding original music and lyrics category for his work on Smash, seconded the motion, if only for clothes comfort. “This heat is something else and there are no good warm-weather options in men’s formalwear. The ladies can wear almost nothing and get away with it. They’re so lucky.” READ FULL STORY »