Little Fires Everywhere and Scandal actress Kerry Washington arrived at the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles today in a slinky, satin gown by Italian designer Etro. The plunging cowl neckline was cinched at the waist with a corset and the 44-year-old added drop earrings by De Beers jewellers and a crimson lip.
Inside the ceremony at LA Live, Washington took to the stage to present the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, and to honour the late actor Michael K. Williams who tragically passed away inside his Brooklyn penthouse on September 6. Williams was nominated in this category.
“The nominees for this next award astounded us with each of their uniquely remarkable, memorable performances this past year. But I would like to take a moment to mention one nominee in particular, Michael K. Williams,” Washington said. “Michael was — it’s crazy to say Michael was — a brilliantly talented actor and a generous human being who has left us far too soon.”
“Michael, I know you’re here because you wouldn’t miss this. Your excellence, your artistry will endure, we love you,” she continued, before announcing Tobias Menzies as the winner of the award. Menzies plays Prince Philip in Netflix hit The Crown. Tonight, the actor also beat out The Handmaid’s Tale’s O-T Fagbenle, Max Minghella and Bradley Whitford, The Mandalorian’s Giancarlo Esposito, Perry Mason’s John Lithgow, and This Is Us’ Chris Sullivan.
Washington had posted to her Instagram page just last week to remember Williams. “So heartbroken. Thank you for the beauty and joy you brought to the world,” she wrote. “Sending love and prayers to your friends, family and everyone who adored you, me included. We adore you Sir.”
More to come.