This ^^ is Alexis Bledel attending the Creative Arts Emmy Awards last Sunday. Overall, I’d say the dress is okay, but I’m not a huge fan. I do like the color and somehow it makes the lace less overwhelming. But the sheer with the high neckline – I feel like I’m seeing this everywhere. Plus the full sleeves weigh it down. I love her statement earrings, though. You can see them better at the end of the post. Her hair and makeup look great, though, so it balances the overall look.
Alexis received her very first Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Handmaid’s Tale. I loved Alexis as Rory on Gilmore Girls. Her portrayal was more layered than she gets credit for; conveying flaws under a polished veneer, while remaining stalwart as the emotional bridge between Lorelei and her parents. All of that is to say, I think Alexis is underestimated as an actress. She made kind of a lateral move character-wise in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. But then she surprised many of us with her damaged, philandering housewife on Mad Men. However, she blew me out of the water with her defiant yet vulnerable Ofglen in The Handmaids Tale. Apparently, she blew the Emmy voters away too because she won her category!
When Alexis Bledel took home her first Emmy Award on Sunday, she wasn’t sure what to feel first.
Speaking with ET’s Courtney Tezeno backstage after her thrilling win at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles, the 35-year-old actress gushed, “I’m surprised and really excited [and] a little emotional. It’s all the feelings.”
Bledel won the award for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Ofglen in The Handmaid’s Tale, and the star said she appreciates being involved in the acclaimed series.
“I’m so fortunate to be a part of such an incredible company of actors and to get to tell this story now is just such an honor,” Bledel shared. “People have had such strong reactions to it, and it’s been so interesting to talk about everything it brings up for people. To continue doing the work, to get to go back and keep doing the work is just so exciting.”
The Handmaid’s Tale has already won three of their 13 Emmy Nominations. Alexis wore a blue ribbon in support of the ACLU and in her acceptance speech discussed the show partnering with Change.org, pledging to, “to encourage us all to take action…sign up, speak up and stay awake.” She beat out some very impressive competition: Cicely Tyson/How to Get Away with Murder, Laverne Cox/Orange is the New Black, Shannon Purser/Stranger Things and Alison Wright/The Americans. Also nominated in this category was Ann Dowd for The Leftovers. Ann co-starred with Alexis in Handmaid’s as Aunt Lydia. You know who else won for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy? Sookie St. James! Melissa McCarthy picked hers up for her portrayal of Sean Spicer on SNL. That just leaves Jess/Milo Ventimiglia for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series on Sunday for a GG triumvirate. Real life husband and Mad Men co-star. Vincent Kartheiser was not present but Alexis thanked him in her speech and said they would be celebrating later.
Speaking of Handmaid’s, apparently, season two will have a full 13 episodes as opposed to season one’s 10. The word is it will be darker and more grim. More grim – how?! I’m still recovering from season one! *SPOILER* And now we know that Alexis’ Emily is coming back and being listed as a season regular. I am delighted she’ll be back but also confused and devastated. Do you think it will be through flashbacks or do you think Emily survived? I know her fate in the book. Gawd, Alexis gutted me during the trial and ‘judgment’ scenes – I don’t know if I can handle it. But I do think her Emmy was very well deserved and I am delighted for her. Go
Rory er, Alexis!
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