* Brave Kyra Sedgwick
broke a Hollywood taboo at the Emmys last night
by refusing to use a stylist to make her red carpet ready. The Closer
star, who is married to Kevin Bacon
, picked out her own designer outfit prior to the ceremony after calling up her favorite fashion giants and asking them to loan her a red carpet gown.
* On stage, winners of an Emmy Award are handed dummy statuettes. To claim the real thing, they have to sign in at the trophy table where the Emmys are guarded by security.
* Lisa Kudrow
, who was nominated for Best Actress in The Comeback
, used to date Emmy host Conan O'Brien
* Rescue Me
star Denis Leary
who was nominated for Best Actor In A Drama Series, is a distant cousin of Emmy host Conan O'Brien.
* The sweltering temperatures on the Emmy red carpet made it a challenge for the stars to keep themselves looking good, but it also claimed one journalist when an NBC reporter passed out on the red carpet. Emmy staffers responded by passing out water to other journalists covering the event.
* Alan Alda's
win for his role as Senator Arnold Vinick in The West Wing
brings the show's total Emmy Award wins to 26, tying the record held by Hill Street Blues
as the biggest drama winner.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)