By Iris Salem
LOS ANGELES (CBS2) — Anticipation filled the air as a few lucky fans and hundreds of photographers, reporters and their cameramen awaited the arrival of television’s biggest stars on the Emmy Awards’ red carpet Sunday.
When Hollywood’s hottest did finally make it to the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Downtown, many were greeted by a roar of excitement by anxious fans seated in the bleachers.
There were cheers for Kim Kardashian, LL Cool J, Eva Longoria Parker, Susan Sarandon and the evening’s host, Jimmy Fallon, to name just a few.
“I’m happy to have my daughter as my date,” Sarandon told CBS2/KCAL9.
The Fashion Trends
From fun and flirty cocktail dresses to gowns with lace and trains, it was hard to miss the trends.
Purple was a big hit on this year’s red carpet. Christina Hendricks, Emily Blunt, Jane Lynch and Emily Dechanel were among the actresses sporting various shades of purple gowns.
“I meant to dress up so I got this Paul Smith suit. Look at this lining in here… fancy right? Metro-sexual,” said Phil Keoghan, host of “The Amazing Race.”
“I wasn’t even this dressed up for my own wedding.” Keoghan added.
Lea Michele, Naya Rivera, Jayma Mays and T.V. personality Mary Hart wore dresses with ruffles, which also seemed to be a popular choice, along with bedazzled purses and jeweled shoes.
Kim Kardasian garnered a lot of attention with her white Grecian-inspired gown and “Mad Men” actress January Jones was hard to miss in her electric blue corset dress.
“It feels good. It’s just that sitting is a problem,” Jones said of the Versace piece.
The weather was considerably cooler than last year’s Emmy Awards show, but portable fans and shades still seemed to be the accessory of choice for many stars looking for ways to beat the heat.
“It is hot… I saw the devil over there drinking the Gatorade,” Wanda Sykes said.
An Insider’s View Of Red Carpet Arrivals
Imagine hundreds of still photographers standing atop bleachers underneath intense red carpet lighting, each vying to get “the shot” on one of television’s most memorable nights.
Now picture a sea of reporters standing with their cameramen hoping to get that 3-minute interview.
Perhaps, at times.
Those times being when you realize you’re standing a few feet away from an actress whose character you’ve followed all season-long or the moment you meet your favorite childhood actor.
That and the fashion makes it all worthwhile.
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