Amy Poehler is already the queen of comedy and of award shows, having hosted the Golden Globes two times in a row now with best friend Tina Fey.
At last night’s Emmy Awards, she also ruled the red carpet in a stunning sequined dress by Irishman Don O’Neill.
The Kerry-born fashion designer’s label THEIA is quickly becoming a red carpet favorite, making stars from Oprah to Carrie Underwood look extra glamorous.
Poehler and her stylist Karla Welch paired O’Neill’s art deco-inspired silver goddess gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and chic tousled tresses. The look has been the toast of many "Best Dressed" lists, from Vogue to Harper's Bazaar.
Perhaps Poehler's decision to go with the Irish designer was a nod to her Irish heritage on her father’s side. (He is also of German, Portuguese and English descent.)
Though Poehler didn’t walk away with the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (awarded to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for VEEP), she did land some of the biggest laughs of the night.
When host Seth Meyers (a good friend of Poehler’s and former fellow SNL cast member) called the Parks and Recreation star to the stage to announce the first award of the evening, for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, he said “Please welcome my beautiful and talented friend Beyonce!”
Poehler then dead-panned her way through the announcement, saying “I am honored to announce the first award of the evening: Best Onscreen Orgasm in a Civil War Reenactment.”
Later, she and Meyers riffed hilariously on how to introduce True Detective stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, including “Please welcome two men who also have no idea what happened at the end of True Detective” and “The only actors in Hollywood not rumored to be starring in season two of True Detective.”
'Breaking Bad' swept the Emmys, much to the delight of creator Vince Gilligan and star Bryan Cranston, with 'Modern Family,' 'American Horror Story' and 'Sherlock' also doing very well. Here’s a full list of major category winners:
Outstanding Drama: 'Breaking Bad'
Outstanding Comedy: 'Modern Family'
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, 'Breaking Bad'
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, 'The Good Wife'
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul, 'Breaking Bad'
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn, 'Breaking Bad'
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, 'The Big Bang Theory'
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 'Veep'
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, 'Modern Family'
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Allison Janney, 'Mom'
Outstanding Miniseries: 'Fargo'
Outstanding TV Movie: 'The Normal Heart'
Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Benedict Cumberbatch, 'Sherlock'
Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, 'American Horror Story: Coven'
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Martin Freeman, 'Sherlock'
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Kathy Bates, 'American Horror Story: Coven'
Outstanding Reality Competition Program: 'The Amazing Race'
Outstanding Structured Reality Program: 'Shark Tank'
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: 'Deadliest Catch'
Outstanding Variety Series: 'The Colbert Report'
Outstanding Host for a Reality Program: Jane Lynch, 'Hollywood Game Night'