Emmy Winners, aka Best Dressed
And the winners are: Kathy Bates*, Marcia Cross, Blythe Danner, Eva Longoria, and Debra Messing, with the Male Honorable Mention going, as so often, to Kiefer Sutherland. Honorable Mention for Most Improved, By Far: I quite enjoyed Chris O'Donnell's little hair experiment, and after literally decades of bombing out on awards-show fashions, especially at the height of her fame (pity), Glenn Close has lately been getting the job done quite nicely, if a wee bit unadventurously.
Special, disappointed ire reserved for Alex Kingston, if this is indeed her. Alex used to have that wonderful, full, rich head of curly brown hair, which was so lovely and so distinctive in the very sea of Hollywood blonde to which she has now so dismally subscribed herself. (Hope it's just for a role.)
* Dishonorable mention #2 concerns that the above photo of Kathy Bates isn't from the Emmys at all, because of course the WireImage doesn't seem to have bothered taking a picture of the ol' gal, even though she looked positively splendid. Note: youth culture be damned, Kathy Bates is prettier than Mischa Barton.