Back from the Emmys 2015 (My Life as an Emmys Red Carpet Bleacher Fan)

Well, this is embarrassing!  I started writing this post the week after the Emmys and here it is almost 3 months later and I am finally finishing it up!  I have no idea what took so long!

The 67th Emmy Awards aired on Sunday, September 20th.  I recently shared here that I am a red carpet bleacher fan at the Emmys every year.  Long story short, I stand in line for a long time and then sit in the bleachers for a long time waiting for celebrities to walk past me.  They pass by quite quickly but I wave and yell like a fool and am usually able to chat or at least photograph some of them.  It is as hilarious, ridiculous, and as crazy as it sounds.  This year was crazy insane hot – like people passing out hot – which made it pretty rough!  This year first row seats went to Chase Sapphire Credit Card holders so we had to sit in the 2nd row (not complaining, they actually paid $165 for their seats).  The bleachers were split into 2 very long sections with 3 rows each, so everyone had a pretty good seat.  Our section was across from E!’s countdown show with Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski (filming below with Ross Matthews and Olivia Culpo – it was so hot that she fainted during a commercial break!).

Red Carpet Bleacher Fan - 2015 Emmys

Red Carpet Bleacher Fan - 2015 Emmys

The other section was across from Fox NFL Sunday with Terry Bradshaw, Curt Menefee, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, and Michael Strahan.

Red Carpet Bleacher Fan - 2015 Emmys

We were at the very end of a windy red carpet, past the media coverage (like Ryan Seacrest, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, etc), past the photographers, and past the 360 Glam Cam.  By the time the celebrities got to us, they were DONE – exhausted, insanely sweaty, tired, and rushing to get into the air conditioned theater.  There must have been a short cut to the theater because some stars that did red carpet interviews never made it past us.  Bleacher fans received a People Magazine swag bag filled with a magazine, make-up, some snacks, Emmys t-shirt, and an Emmys bottle.

Red Carpet Bleacher Fan - 2015 Emmys

Fox provided us with paper fans (which actually helped a ton) and McDonalds handed out Egg McMuffins and iced coffees.

Red Carpet Bleacher Fan - 2015 Emmys

Enough with the talky talk!  Let’s see some pictures, right?

Most of the day looks like this…

Red Carpet Bleacher Fan - 2015 Emmys

Most of the celebrities ran by like this (that’s Adrien Brody)…

Red Carpet Bleacher Fan - 2015 Emmys

And most of my photos turned out like this…

Adrien Brody - Red Carpet Bleacher Fan - 2015 Emmys

But some photos actually came out AND we even got to chat a bit with some of the celebrities!  Here are some faves:

Amy Poehler - Red Carpet Bleacher Fan - 2015 Emmys

Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation) Love her!

Amy Schumer - Red Carpet Bleacher Fan - 2015 Emmys

Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) Her people ended up posting a picture of us taking a picture of her on Instagram!  

Amy Schumer - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Angela Bassett - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Angela Bassett (American Horror Story) I seriously almost missed her!

Anthony Anderson - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) Whoa!  Terrible photo!  That’s his son behind him that did most of the interviews with him.

Ariel Winter - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Ariel Winter (Modern Family) She is always super friendly.  

Carson Daly - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Carson Daly Ha! Hilarious face his wife is making at us!  

Christine Baranski - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)

Colin Hanks - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Colin Hanks (Life in Pieces) Looks and sounds so much like his Dad.  

Don Cheadle - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Don Cheadle (House of Lies) So friendly!

Ed O'Neill & Jane Lynch - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Ed O’Neill (Modern Family) & Jane Lynch (Glee)

Edie Falco - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) I told you I take terrible pictures…

Ellie Kemper - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) Okay, so I really loved this dress.  So pretty in person.  Was definitely one of my favorites.

Fred Savage - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Fred Savage (The Grinder) Whoa, there’s another pissed wife!  Is it because Fred is just so happy to see me?

Gary Cole - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Gary Cole (Veep)

Heidi Klum - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Heidi Klum (Project Runway) GET OFF THE RED CARPET BIG BIRD!!!

Carol Kane - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Carol Kane (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) She almost snuck by too under her umbrella but someone spotted her.

Eric Stonestreet - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) He totally remembered us from a couple nights before when we were stalking, I mean, hanging out, by the Entertainment Weekly pre-party. 

Jonathan Banks - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul) Here he is pointing out what idiots we all are for being out in this heat.

Rico Rodriguez & Nolan Gould - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Rico Rodriguez & Nolan Gould - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Rico Rodriguez & Nolan Gould (Modern Family) Aren’t they fun???

Damian Lewis - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Damian Lewis (Homeland) Winky smiley face!

Taraji P. Henson - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Taraji P. Henson (Empire) She is pretty awesome!

Morena Baccarin & Padma Lakshmi - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Morena Baccarin & Padma Lakshmi (Homeland & Top Chef) Padma totally stopped and asked Morena to pose for us!

Andre Braugher & Pablo Schreiber - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Andre Braugher & Pablo Schreiber (Brooklyn Nine-Nine & Orange is the New Black) Andre seems genuinely so excited to be at the events and incredibly grateful when we recognize him.

Michael Kelly - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Michael Kelly (House of Cards)

Holland Taylor - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Holland Taylor Could.  Not.  Remember. Her. Damn. Name!!!  She has been in a ton of things!

John Oliver - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

John Oliver (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) I think that is Leslie Jones from SNL over his shoulder.  

Lisa Kudrow - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback) Total blurry picture but WAY better than all the other ones I got of her!

Will Forte - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) AAAHHH!!!  HIDE THE CHILDREN!!!

Jesse Tyler Fergusen - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Jesse Tyler Fergusen (Modern Family)

Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation) and Megan Mullally (forever Will & Grace in my head)

Terrence Howard - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Terrence Howard (Empire)

Jeffrey Tambor - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)

Kiernan Shipka - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) This dress was awful!

Tracee Ellis Ross - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett (Producer of everything, like Survivor & The Voice)

Allison Janney - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Allison Janney (Mom/Masters of Sex) This was a super pretty dress in person.

Kerry Washington - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Kerry Washington (Scandal) Aw man, horrible photo.  Everyone loved this dress but it really wasn’t my favorite.

Jaimie Alexander - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Jaimie Alexander (Blindspot) Perfect example of how different a dress can look in person versus on camera.  The colors were subtle and sparkled in the sunlight.

Melora Hardin - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Melora Hardin (Transparent / Jane from The Office)

Jeff Daniels - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Jeff Daniels (Newsroom) Newsflash: He is not very friendly.

Jessica Lange - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Jessica Lange (American Horror Story) Also not friendly.

Joan Cusack - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Joan Cusack (Shameless / Sixteen Candles) SO FRIENDLY.  She was so concerned if we had enough water and if we were melting in the heat!

Joanne Froggatt - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) LOVE HER! Amazing how much younger all of the Downton Abbey actors look in person!

John Stamos - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

John Stamos (Grandfathered / Full House) AAAAHHHHH!!!! HELLO!!!

John Stamos - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

John Stamos taking a picture of us. I stalked him for a few weeks but he never posted the picture.

Keegan-Michael Key - Red Carpet Bleachers - 2015 Emmys

Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele)

Kristin Schaal - Emmys Red Carpet Bleachers 2015

Kristen Schaal (Last Man on Earth & a million other things) She is so fun!  All I hear is Trixie from Toy Story 3 when I hear her.

Kyle Chandler - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Kyle Chandler (Bloodline but who could forget Early Edition?)

Laura Prepon - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Laura Prepon (I don’t watch Orange is the New Black so I’m going with That 70s show!) She is quite striking!

Lily Tomlin - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie, Laugh-In, and everything in between!)

Lorne Michaels - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live)

Maggie Gyllenhaal - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honourable Woman) She is so cute!  And so happy!

Marcia Gay Harden - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Marcia Gay Harden (Code Black)

Mindy Kaling - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project)

Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber (there for him in Ray Donovan)

Jordan Peele & Chelsea Peretti - Emmys Red Carpet Bleachers 2015

Jordan Peele (Key & Peele) & Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) They must be so fun to hang out with!

Phil Keoghan - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race) My buddy!  Always says Hi, usually stops and chats.

Property Brother - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

One of the Property Brothers? No idea which one.

Rob Lowe - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Rob Lowe (The Grinder and 80 million other things) SO STRIKING!!!

Sarah Paulson - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) She is super friendly too.  I don’t watch her scary show but she is always nice.

Sarah Hyland _ Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Sarah Hyland (Modern Family)

Stephen Merchant - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Stephen Merchant (Hilarious writer/actor, no idea where I actually know him from!)

Taryn Manning - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black) We saw her all 3 nights we were in LA.  She was at all of the parties!

Timothy Hutton - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Timothy Hutton (Turk 182!) No, he did not appreciate me yelling that.

Ty Burrell - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Ty Burrell (Modern Family)

Uzo Aduba - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)

Viola Davis - Red Carpet Bleachers - Emmys 2015

Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder)

So, those were my best photos (HA!).  I took a ton more but they were even worse.  We had a great time even though it was a thousand degrees (as in people were fainting).  It was nice to be so close up to the celebrities walking by, but it was out of the way and not everyone passed us.  It was just too hot for anyone to stop and chit chat.  Hopefully we can go again next year!


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