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Kerry Washington oozes Old Hollywood glamour at the Emmy Awards

Daily Mail 19 September, 2021 - 07:39pm

By Carly Johnson For Dailymail.com

The Primetime Emmy Awards are currently underway in Los Angeles, with the biggest names in Hollywood hitting the pre-ceremony red carpet at L.A. Live.

And Kerry Washington did not disappoint as she posed for shutterbugs in a striking mermaid-style gown designed by Etro.

The 44-year-old actress' custom creation featured an elegant cowl neck and a corset waist.

Glamour: Kerry Washington posed for shutterbugs in a striking mermaid-style gown designed by Etro at the Emmys in Los Angeles 

The Scandal star accessorized with a pair of jeweled teardrop earrings, a diamond tennis bracelet, and several rings - all designed by De Beers.

As per her stylist Law Roach, Kerry strolled down the carpet in a pair of custom heels by Stuart Weitzman.

Washington's raven tresses were slicked back into a chic low bun that allowed her to show off her earrings.

As for makeup, the Little Fires Everywhere star rocked a softy smokey eyeshadow look and a bold red lip.

Sleek: Washington's raven tresses were slicked back into a chic low bun that allowed her to show off her earrings

Custom creation: As per her stylist Law Roach, Kerry strolled down the carpet in a pair of custom heels by Stuart Weitzman

A-list actress Kerry Washington looked resplendent as she posed for photos at this year's Emmy Awards red carpet.

The Scandal actress wore this bespoke silky silver slip dress from Italian luxury label Etro. She styled her look with sky-high Stuart Weitzman pumps and dazzling diamonds from DeBeers..

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Taking to Instagram, Kerry shared a stunning portrait taken inside her hotel room just moments before her red carpet arrival.

'#EMMYS ✨' captioned the actress, who boasts 6.4million followers on the platform.

Over the years, Kerry has earned Emmy nominations for her performances in the hit ABC drama series Scandal (which spanned from 2012 to 2018), as well as the limited series Little Fires Everywhere in 2020. 

The 2021 Emmy Awards are being held at L.A. Live's Event Deck, a space that offers indoor and outdoor locations for the big event. 

Presenter: Kerry presented the outstanding supporting actor in a drama series award to The Crown's Tobias Menzies

On his behalf: Since Tobias was not present at the ceremony, she accepted the award on his behalf

Strike a pose: Taking to Instagram, Kerry shared a stunning portrait taken inside her hotel room just moments before her red carpet arrival

The host is Cedric The Entertainer, 57, who promises to make the show more 'fun' and less 'stuffy,' he said during a press gather in Los Angeles this week.

The Television Academy has announced that the September 19 ceremony will once again be slightly different this year, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 73rd annual awards show that celebrates the best of television will have a 'limited' number of guests (about 500) and nominees on the red carpet as well as event staff.

And attendees have to show proof of vaccination and a negative test result.

The Academy said in a statement: 'Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of Emmy nominees, guests and media, the number of production personnel and staff must be limited at this year's 73rd Emmy Awards.'

They added that there will be a 'very limited red carpet for talent arrivals', and a virtual media center to 'allow media outlets to connect directly with Emmy winners as they are announced.'

The show must go on: The 2021 Emmy Awards will take place on Sunday evening at L.A. Live's Event Deck, a space that offers indoor and outdoor locations for the production

The show will also include several satellite events that the telecast will cut to when needed. 

The cast and producers of the smash hit series The Crown - starring Claire Foy and Gillian Anderson - are hosting their own Emmy ceremony in London. 

Top Chef and Jimmy Kimmel Live will also video conference in.

Celebrity guests are expected to include nominees Kaley Cuoco, who has been nominated for The Flight Attendant, Jean Smart who has won a nod for her role as a stand-up comedienne in Hacks and Allison Janney, who has been singled out for her turn in Mom.

Some of the presenters are Michael Douglas, Taraji P. Henson, Sarah Paulson, Beanie Feldstein, Seth Rogen, Mindy Kaling, Dolly Parton and actresses Awkwafina.

Jennifer Aniston has already said that she will not be attending the event as she wants to be as cautious as she can during the pandemic. 

The Crown and The Mandalorian lead the 2021 Emmys nominations, with 24 each.

The Netflix series, based on the British royal family, and Disney Plus' Star Wars spin-off racked up the impressive number of nods to bring Netflix's total to 129 with Disney Plus clocking up 71 nominations.

Marvel and Disney Plus' WandaVision followed with 23 nominations, while Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale received 21.

The Crown co-stars Olivia Colman, who plays Queen Elizabeth, and Emma Corrin (Princess Diana) will compete in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.

Their co-star Josh O'Connor is up for Lead Actor in a Drama Series, for his portrayal of Prince Charles.

He wants laughs: The host is Cedric The Entertainer, 57, who promises to make the show more 'fun' and less 'stuffy.' Seen on September 14  during an Emmy press day

He will compete with fellow British actor Rege-Jean Page, for his performance as the Duke of Hastings in Bridgerton.

And Bridgerton and The Crown are up for Drama Series, alongside The Boys, The Handmaid's Tale, This Is Us, Pose, The Mandalorian and Lovecraft Country. 

Mj Rodriguez will make history as the first transgender performer to pick up an Emmy nomination in a major acting category.

The 30-year-old star is nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Pose.

The nomination came after the Television Academy's Board of Governors announced that a nominee or winner of any acting category can request they be referred to as 'Performer' on their nomination certificate and Emmy statue, although the categories themselves relating to Actor and Actress won't change. 

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Jean Smart was recognized for Hacks

Kenan Thompson (Kenan)  

Kate Winslet was recognized for  her work in Mare Of Easttown

Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You)

Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)

Gillian Anderson in The Crown won Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Thomas Brodie Sangster (The Queen's Gambit)

Don Cheadle ('The Falcon and the Winter Soldier')

Yvette Nicole Brown ('A Black Lady Sketch Show')

Issa Rae ('A Black Lady Sketch Show')

Saturday Night Live won Outstanding Variety Sketch Series 

Celebrating America – An Inauguration Night Special (Multiple Platforms)

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)

The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd (CBS)

A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote (HBO Max)

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (Netflix)

Oprah with Megan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special (CBS)

United Shades Of America with W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness ('Queer Eye')

Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary ('Shark Tank')

Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons ('Top Chef')

'South Park: The Pandemic Special' (Comedy Central)

'Maggie Simpson In: The Force Awakens From Its Nap' (Disney)

'Once Upon a Snowman' (Disney Plus)

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