Not necessarily of attending the awards show, as I never dreamed that would be a possibility...but of hanging out with some of the best writers in movies and television for an entire evening.
This was all made possible by my friends Meredith Forbes and John Marshall, who invited me to the Writers Guild Awards East in New York City as their guest. Which they could do because John was HEAD WRITER and EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the awards show this year.
|Seriously. So cool.|
The day of the awards, I ran around the city with Meredith, first getting our lashes done, then getting our hair styled, then hanging out at the Edison Ballroom during a sound check and rehearsal:
|Where the show was held. Scenes from the Godfather were filmed here.|
Although not during the awards show.
While the real talent was rehearsing, I took the opportunity to see what it would be like to be onstage. And even in my pretend world I am someone who presents an award rather than wins one.
I should be analyzed.
|Colin Quinn made a joke in his opening monologue about how|
the award resembles female genitalia. Me standing with a picture
of the award at that height is not an accident.
After rehearsal, Meredith and I got dressed and went outside so we could get the full experience of entering the show via the red carpet:
|See? Not orthopedic. But I will need orthopedic shoes after|
wearing these all night...
It was an incredible night. Not only were there are million amazing writers in attendance, there were also some performers lending their star power to the event, including Ethan Hawke, Keri Russell, Kate Mulgrew, Colin Quinn, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Rhys, and the aforementioned Archie Panjabi.
|John and Meredith. John's gorgeous suit is by Alexander McQueen.|
Meredith's gorgeous dress is by "Le Closet" (pronounced Clo-ZAY) as she likes to refer to
clothing she already owns
And trite as it may be, although I did not come away with an award at my first red carpet event, it was an honor just to be invited.
That's awesome. The Writer's Guild is one award show I would want to attend. ESPECIALLY since it was hosted by Colin Quinn.
PVP - Colin Quinn was great. He replaced Kamau Bell who was supposed to host and I really can't imagine anyone doing a better job than he did. Sometimes things happen the way they are meant to.
It is a good thing you did not tell me about the liquid restriction. I would've texted you pictures of waterfalls all night along (all night...).
Wow, so fun to hear about your night! You look gorgeous. And the shoes? Perfect!
I can totally see you up there accepting an award in the not so distant future!
Tante - Meredith would have loved you. Then I could have whined about my orthopedic shoes AND having to get unpinned and repinned. I was literally a prisoner to my jumpsuit. (And thank you for the Lionel Ritchie. You know he's my fave.)
Anne - I know awards shows are nothing new to you -- but you actually WIN awards when you attend. One of these days the coolness will rub off...
Did I win anything?
Christian - Cut it out with the false modesty. You know that you won. And that I accepted your award. And that they could not fit the name of your blog on the engraved gold plate...
Awesome experience! Great suite... and killer - not orthopedic at all - shoes. And really, it's all about the shoes. Congrats on the invite and being a part of it all.
Ashli - Thanks for that -- I thought the shoes were awesome and then they looked so grandma like in that photo -- needed a different angle, for sure.
Now I just need many more reasons to wear them. Note to self: get fabulous life.
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