The Emmy Awards are finally taking place tonight after they were originally postponed due to the writers’ and actors’ strikes. While we’ve been so excited to see the best dressed stars, we can’t help but wonder who approved the Emmys photo backdrop and carpet color.
Um, What in the World Is Going on with That Emmys Red Carpet?!
Distracting is an understatement
As you can see from the photos, the backdrop (aka step and repeat) is extremely busy, featuring “Fox” and “Emmys” written in white and gold, respectively, against a black background. Fans were quick to point out that it's quite distracting and, admittedly, may be taking away from the stars who are posing on the carpet.
Speaking of the carpet, the Television Academy opted for a gray carpet (instead of red). One of the problems with the color choice? It doesn’t even look like a carpet—in fact, it almost looks like the celebs are posing on a concrete floor.
Of course, it’s important to note that there is another step and repeat that’s much easier on the eyes (see below). We don’t know why they didn’t exclusively use this less distracting background for photos, and we’ll probably never know.
We aren’t the only ones who noticed the, er, interesting background and carpet color. One Twitter user wrote, “I hate the emmy awards red carpet background, it’s so ugly.” Another added, “The Emmys red carpet is happening and I canNOT get over how ugly the step and repeat is this year. Like who greenlit this it's so busy and distracting.”
Unique backgrounds and carpet colors aren’t “new” for the Emmy Awards. In fact, during last year’s awards show, the Television Academy opted for a blue background and gold carpet. But unlike this year’s arrivals, the 2022 carpet complemented the stars’ dresses and made them pop.
Guess there’s always room for improvement.
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