Emilia Clarke addressed the Game of Thrones season 8 backlash at Emmys 2019
She spun the reaction to the show's divisive finale into a positive
Getty Images37/40Mandy MooreThe 'This is Us' actor could've led a masterclass in metallics in this Rodarte gown, which complemented the lustrous shine of her brunette locks.Getty Images38/40Kristen BellBoxy necklines are always a winner when it comes to formalwear and Bell accentuates the sophistication via this long-sleeved Solace London gown, whose stark white shade makes quite the impact.
Getty Images39/40Heidi KlumIt would be hard for the German model to wear something that doesn't make her look like a Greek statue. With a cinched-in bodice and a sweeping train, this satin Zac Posen gown is no different.Getty Images40/40Alexis Bledel
Battenberg cake gets a sartorial re-imagining in this Delpozo gown, whose pastel lemon and pink shades come together in tender tandem.Getty Images1/40Allison JanneyShe might've been battling bronchitis, but the 'I, Tonya' actor still managed to turn up looking radiant in a fuchsia gown by Prabal Gurung.
Getty Images2/40Chrissy MetzThe 'This is Us' actor was a vision in this custom emerald green gown by John Paul Ataker.Getty Images3/40Sandra OhThanks to her leading role in the acclaimed series 'Killing Eve', Oh is having a moment. Proving her style credentials on arrival, the former 'Grey's Anatomy' star donned a plunging burgundy satin gown by Ralph and Russo.
AFP/Getty Images4/40Jessica Biel and Justin TimberlakeHollywood couples get no better than Biel and Timberlake, who once again prove that they are quite literally the perfect pairing, romantically and visually. While the 'Can't stop the feeling!' singer kept things slick and simple in a black tuxedo, The 'Sinner' actor evoked regal charm with a muted strapless gown by Ralph and Russo.
Getty Images5/40Ann DowdTrading Gilead for Hollywood, the 'Handmaid's Tale' actor channelled a melancholic aesthetic on the beige carpet via a billowing silhouette and dark, solemn florals.Getty Images6/40Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearneyThe late-night TV host opted for a classic black tuxedo with all the trimmings (waistcoat, bow tie, shiny shoes), while McNearney's gown added a splash of sunshine to the duo's overall aesthetic in a lemon pleated gown.
Getty Images7/40John LegendNavy blue never looked so good. Tailored to the nines and paired with a bow tie, the 'Jesus Christ Superstar' performer wore his formalwear with aplomb.Getty Images8/40Alison BrieSwitching her wrestling garb for a slightly more upscale ensemble, Brie really did 'GLOW' her way down the beige carpet in a canary yellow column gown by Miu Miu, complete with Swarovski crystals and cut-out detail on the waist.
Getty Images9/40Rachel BrosnahanTaking home the award for lead actress in a comedy series, the 'Marvellous Mrs Maisel' star was the epitome of Chris de Burgh's 'Lady in Red', wearing a stunning scarlet gown by Oscar de la Renta complete with off-the-shoulder detail.
Getty Images10/40Jonathan Van NessThe 'Queer Eye' TV personality pulled no punches when it came to his red carpet look. The 70s flared Stella McCartney suit is given a flamboyant upgrade via a sheer Prada blouse that has a whiff of Marie Antoinette about it thanks to its high-neck. The deep violet clutch by The Row is the cherry on top.
Getty Images11/40Stefani RobinsonWearing one of J.Mendel's more fairytale-like creations, the 'Atlanta' writer offset the girlish glamour of her puffy tulle skirt with a slick of dark burgundy lipstick.Getty Images12/40Evan Rachel WoodYou'd be forgiven for thinking the 'Westworld' actor could've been a little more experimental with her occasionwear. But the subtle hints of a floral headpiece uplift her all-black tailored look by Altuzarra with an ethereal nymph-like charm.
Getty Images13/40Millie Bobby BrownThe 'Stranger Things' star knows a thing or two about red carpet events by now, having been attending them since the tender age of 12. Now 14, the teenager is a total pro, as illustrated by this millennial pink princess frock by Calvin Klein.
Getty Images14/40Claire FoyFew could pull off the severity of stiff cream satin, but Foy manages to flourish under such circumstances. Keeping accessories and hairstyling to a minimum, the British rose radiates with natural beauty.Getty Images15/40Elisabeth Moss
Sporting a peachy sun-kissed glow, the 'Handmaid's Tale' star opted for a black strapless gown by Vera Wang, allowing her blonde tresses to rest comfortably in gentle waves on her clavicle.Getty Images16/40Thandie NewtonPrior to picking up the award for outstanding supporting actress, the 'Westworld' actor scooped a sartorial accolade in a fitted fuchsia gown hot off Brandon Maxwell's New York Fashion Week runway.
Getty Images17/40Kirsten DunstSometimes all you need is a floor-length deep blue gown and blonde Hollywood waves to make a statement on the red carpet - and Dunst succeeds effortlessly, completing the look with sparkling diamond earrings and a peachy lip hue.
Getty Images18/40Chrissy TeigenNot an inch of Teigen's eye-popping ensemble remains unsaturated by sparkle. This Zuhair Murad creation comes complete with a thigh-high slit and a triangular neckline that brings an angular twist to Teigen's perennial goddess vibe.
Getty Images19/40Maya RudolphA romantic blend of black lace, the 'Bridesmaids' actor channelled a sombre mood with her midi Simone Rocha gown, adding only a sliver of colour to the look via a subtle rosy lip shade.Getty Images20/40Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch
Who needs to wear more than one shade when the hue is so egg-yolky vibrant and the silhouette so sharp? Cumberbatch may look dapper in his three-piece, but it's Hunter whose sartorial prowess prevails here.Getty Images21/40Vanessa KirbyNot usually one for pastels, Kirby beguiles in this fitted satin gown by Tom Ford, which, in a muted shade of rose, highlights the British actor's flawless complexion.
Getty Images22/40Dakota FanningDior Haute Couture can do no wrong and Fanning wears it with grace. This sea green pleated gown strikes a Shakespearean chord, thanks to the Alienist's 175 carats worth of jewellery by Lorraine Schwartz, proving that all that glitters is not gold, it's actually emerald.
Getty Images23/40Scarlett JohanssonA darling in Dolce & Gabbana, Johansson is the picture-perfect celebrity guest. Drop earrings - check; dynamic neckline - check; thigh-high slit - check. This look ticks all the boxes and even some circles too.Getty Images
24/40Sarah PaulsonOnly Oscar de la Renta could immerse you in a feathered fantasy so abundant without seeming trite. Quite rightly, Paulson lets her extroverted gown do the talking here, keeping her neck free from the distraction of jewellery and slicking her hair back in a simple bun.
Getty Images25/40Kit HaringtonThe 'Game of Thrones' star shunned occasionwear conventions by opting for a slim daytime tie as opposed to its ribbony counterpart. He did, however, still wear a black suit. So that's something.Getty Images26/40
Gwendoline ChristieLooking like the lady of the manor, Christie cut a statuesque silhouette in this glistening golden robed gown.Getty Images27/40Sarah SilvermanIn true runway ready fashion, Silverman cinched her voluminous Galia Lahav gown in at the waist with a simple black belt, giving every last poof of fabric either side the attention it deserves.
Getty Images28/40Emilia ClarkeA vision in Dior, Clarke opted for a darker and twistier look than normal which came complete with a heavily-laced bodice and ornamental floral embellishments.Getty Images29/40Amanda PeetThe US actor donned a forest green v-neck gown for the proceedings, complemented by a vibrant slick of red lipstick.
Getty Images30/40James Corden and Julia CareyCorden added a bolt of primary pleasure to his tuxedo with his jolly bright blue jacket. Meanwhile, Carey opted for a fitted fishtail gown with ornate lace sleeves.Getty Images31/40Nukaaka Coster-Waldau and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
While mustard is not a colour frequented by many at red carpet events, it works a treat here, particularly when worn alongside your wife's pale lime satin gown. Read more: The Independent »
Emmy winners 2019: the full listThe 71st Emmy awards pit the final seasons of Game of Thrones and Veep against newer shows Fleabag, Barry and Succession Yeah look, the winners are great and all, but was there any bleating from actors/actresses telling us how to vote and how orange man bad? If not, I'm not interested. I learn all my political policy from Hollywood hypocrites.
Emmys 2019: Fleabag and Game of Thrones win big at Brit-dominated awardsPhoebe Waller-Bridge’s comedy was the surprise victor while the final season of HBO ’s fantasy drama picked up the most awards Ok
Emmys 2019 – live: Stars arrive in Hollywood as Game of Thrones, Fleabag and Chernobyl prepare to battleEmmys 2019 – live: Stars arrive in Hollywood as Game of Thrones, Fleabag and Chernobyl prepare to battle
Emmys 2019: the winners, the speeches, the surprises – live!The biggest night in TV sees Game of Thrones aiming for victory with a record 32 nominations but can a divisive final season dominate the night?
Sophie Turner is a plane crash survivor in her new TV series. SophieT's first new role since Game Of Thrones has finally been revealed...
Countdown to 2019 Emmy Awards beginsGame of Thrones and Veep have a final chance of glory at Sunday's hostless ceremony in Los Angeles. Seriously- should we care about it? Game of Thrones should not even be nominated, unless it’s in the “best show ruined by a bad ending” category.