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Lena Dunham won the red carpet this year (by losing it)

It’s been 13 years since Björk laid an egg at the Academy Awards. And if the Oscars’, Emmys’, and Golden Globes’ red carpets are the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Gowns, that’s nearly 40 nights of appropriate and borrowed, jewel-toned and fish-tailed, corporate-sponsored parade floats accessorized with diamonds, security guards, and phonetically spelled designer names for E! Entertainment’s “mani cam” (MOH-neek Luh-HOO-lee-ay).

As award show arrivals have morphed into a shameless interstate billboard—stars can earn a cool million for their jewelry choices alone—red carpet fashion has in turn become a bland gated community filled with highly rehearsed Vanna Whites pretending they actually picked out their clothes. Nominees always look so…nice.

Then Lena Dunham arrived at the Emmys. READ FULL STORY

Billy Eichner talks the making of his Emmys segment

One of the standout moments from this year’s Emmys was undeniably the taped segment in which comedian Billy Eichner and host Seth Meyers ran around the streets of New York quizzing (or simply yelling at) people about the awards. And it wouldn’t have happened if Eichner had not decided to send a “ballsy” (his word) email to Meyers’ producer, Mike Shoemaker.

But thanks to Eichner’s initiative, the evening had a refreshing dose of absurdity. In the segment, which mimicked the structure of the recurring games on Eichner’s Billy on the Street, Eichner called out the Academy’s snubbing of Tatiana Maslany, Elisabeth Moss, The Mindy Project, and The Good Wife, screamed about the ceremony’s hottest races (“Dinklage versus Patinkin!”), and pushed someone who didn’t want to talk about Judging Amy aside.

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Will Cary Joji Fukunaga's man braids spawn copy cats?

Since Jared Leto didn’t walk the red carpet at Monday’s Emmys, another man’s locks had to be an object of obsession. Thank goodness True Detective director Cary Joji Fukunaga was on hand—and donning some excellent braids. Fukunaga won an award last night for directing the episode “Who Goes There,” but his hair emerged as the most talked about element of his appearance on the broadcast. Has the man bun given way to man braids?

The former has been around for longer than you think—The New York Times had a man bun trend piece back in 2012—and it shows no evidence of going out of style: Kit Harington trotted out the bun on the red carpet yesterday, while Leo DiCaprio donned one in his ice bucket challenge video. Still, Fukunaga’s braids sent corners of the Internet into a frenzy, perhaps heralding a new age of hipster men’s hairstyles. READ FULL STORY

A brief history of Lead Actress in a Comedy Emmy shenanigans

At the Emmys, lead actresses officially have the most fun. This year’s make out session between Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston is just the latest stunt pulled by the funny ladies nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category. Louis-Drefyus has been the main perpetrator of the category’s goofiness in recent years—but the legacy of shenanigans precedes her now three-year winning streak.  Let’s look back at the greatest hits. READ FULL STORY

Ranking the Emmy acceptance speeches

The Emmys honor the best performances on television, but the telecast is all about celebrating the best speeches. Here’s how we called it:

1. Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston, Lead Actor in a Drama Series: It was Cranston’s night. He had the perfect amount of humility (“Even I thought about voting for Matthew”), humor (“I love you, especially those scenes in bed,” he told Anna Gunn) and inspiration (find your passion, Sneaky Petes).  READ FULL STORY

Billy Crystal remembers Robin Williams during Emmys

Billy Crystal remembered Robin Williams, who died Aug. 11 at 63, during the Emmys memorial segment Monday evening.

Before Crystal’s tribute, the Emmys also remembered other stars who died this year, including Paul Walker, James Avery, Ann B. Davis, Shirley Temple, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lauren Bacall, and Sid Caesar, in a video segment that played as Sara Bareilles sang Nat King Cole’s “Smile” live.

The video segment ended on a photo of Robin Williams as Billy Crystal began his tribute onstage. “He made us laugh. Hard,” Crystal started. “Every time you saw him.” Crystal and Williams starred in 1997 comedy Fathers’ Day together and also both had supporting roles in 1996’s Hamlet. READ FULL STORY

Billy Eichner and Seth Meyers quiz New Yorkers about the Emmys

Billy Eichner took his screaming act to the big time during an Emmys segment with host Seth Meyers, running around the streets of New York to test strangers about their awards show knowledge. Strangely, not that many people care about Tatiana Malsany’s snub.

They got someone to actually donate money to the cast The Big Bang Theory, Billy really wanted to talk about Judging Amy, and someone thought Seth Meyers was actually Seth MacFarlane. Billy asked one woman: “You’re a lesbian, do you watch Orange Is the New Black?” She responded in deadpan fashion: “I do, but I’m not a lesbian.” READ FULL STORY

Julia Louis-Dreyfus celebrates Emmy win by making out with Bryan Cranston

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When Julia Louis-Dreyfus won an Emmy for her role in Veep for the third time, she didn’t head straight for the stage: Instead, she made a pit stop to furiously make out with Bryan Cranston.

Cranston once played a dentist (and Elaine’s love interest) on Seinfeld, something he and Louis-Dreyfus mentioned when they presented an award together earlier Monday evening, so it only made sense for the two to reunite. After a few seconds of aggressive kissing, Jimmy Fallon broke up the session and Louis-Dreyfus quickly headed to the stage to accept her award. That wasn’t the complete end of it though—during her speech, the camera switched to a shot of Cranston dramatically wiping his lips. Apparently Louis-Dreyfus wasn’t the only winner. READ FULL STORY

Sarah Silverman shows off her pot stash on the Emmys red carpet

Sarah Silverman wasn’t shy about the contents of her purse on Emmys night—she proudly showed off her pot on the red carpet. READ FULL STORY

Woman watches all the TV in EW's 24-Hour Emmys Binge Guide, lives

It is a massive undertaking that requires a Stevie Nicks dance party, forced insomnia, and the stamina to do a whole lot of sitting.

Dedicated fan Ellen Lloyd (@eel8) took up EW‘s challenge and livetweeted through an entire day’s worth of Emmy-nominated shows featured in the EW 24-Hour Binge Guide, with the Twitter time stamps to prove it. And Lloyd wasn’t messing around. Per the guide’s eating and drinking requests during various shows, Lloyd ate like the Dowager Countess during Downton Abbey with tea and Peppermint Milanos and drank like Scandal’s Olivia Pope (albeit in the form of a grape Popsicle in lieu of wine).

It wasn’t easy: Lloyd had to shirk off her distaste of Girls by watching the divisive “Beach House” episode, yet she managed to handle Dunham’s irresolute Brooklyn hipsters. It’s a feat to be admired, so Lloyd’s endeavor will henceforth be referred to in this post as “The Binge.” READ FULL STORY

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