5 Best, Worst Dressed at the Emmy Awards
'Bedazzled trash bag' topped many lists
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2016 1:43 AM CDT
Updated Sep 19, 2016 5:33 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Once again, the Emmy Awards are being talked about almost as much for the dizzying variety of fashions on display as for the awards themselves—with a few outfits controversial enough to feature on some best-dressed lists while being named as major misses by others. A selection of critics' picks:

The Best

  1. Sarah Paulson. Her striking emerald green Prada dress had her at or near the top of many best-dressed lists, including that of the Los Angeles Times.
  2. Kristen Bell. She had what AOL calls an "organic and romantic look" in a floral Zuhair Murad gown.
  3. Angela Bassett. She was "confident and statuesque" in her yellow Christian Siriano gown, writes Cindy Kelly at USA Today.
  4. Priyanka Chopra "absolutely rocked the red carpet" in her stunning red number, writes Ann Tatko-Peterson at the Mercury News.
  5. Kerry Washington. Strapless cutouts while pregnant may not be for everyone, but she "definitely has the whole maternity glam thing handled," writes Nina Terrero at Entertainment Weekly.

The Worst

  1. Anna Chlumsky topped many worst-dressed lists with what New York calls a "pale-pink cocoon-with-a-cape" and AOL calls a "bedazzled trash bag."
  2. Laura Carmichael. Yellow and lavender was not a combination that worked for her, according to Yahoo and many others.
  3. Sarah Paulson. The gown that wowed some critics made her look like a "Christmas decoration gone wrong" to the Mercury News.
  4. Gwendoline Christie. Her dress gave out what E! Online calls "major prom vibes."
  5. Sarah Hyland. She had one of the night's most talked-about outfits and while it had its fans, the "embroidered corset and pants ensemble by Monique Lhuillier didn't quite come together, and the long train was also a bit of overkill," according to Entertainment Tonight.